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Ambrette (graines) extrait CO2-se
Product-No.: 044.001

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Hibiscus abelmoschus – Seeds, dried

By supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide, no solvent residues, no inorganic salts, no heavy metals, no reproducible microorganisms [1].

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Hibiscus abelmoschus is mainly used in Southeast Asia. Folk medicine uses the seeds there for snake bites, cramps, cramp-like stomach and intestinal diseases and for loss of appetite. In Chinese folk medicine the drug is used to treat headaches [2].*

The musk seed CO2 extract is used to flavour e.g. desserts, chocolate, pralines, confectionery, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages such as liqueurs and bitters [2].*


The common name of Hibiscus abelmoschus in India is Musk Dana or musk seed, as the smell has a certain similarity with animal musk. The characteristic musky scent of the seed oil is mainly caused by the ketone ambrettolide. The Musk Seed CO2 extract has a musky and amber-like, sweet, floral, woody scent profile with slightly animal leg notes. The product can be used in chypre, unisex and oriental perfumes, for example. As a fragrance, the extract is also suitable in other cosmetic products. Moreover, the extract has antibacterial effects e.g. against Bacillus subtilis and Streptococcus aureus [3].*

[1] P. Manninen, E. Häivälä, S. Sarimo, H. Kallio : Distribution of microbes in supercritical CO2 extraction of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oils : Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung / Springerverlag (1997) 204: 202-205
[2] Wolfgang Blascheck u.a. (Hrsg.) : HagerROM 2017, Hagers Enzyklopädie der Arzneistoffe und Drogen : Suttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft Stuttgart, 2017
[3] Arokiyaraj S, Choi SH, Lee Y, Bharanidharan R, Hairul-Islam VI, Vijayakumar B, Oh YK, Dinesh-Kumar V, Vincent S, Kim KH : Characterization of ambrette seed oil and its mode of action in bacteria : Molecules. 29
20(1):384-95, Dec. 2014

* Statements summarise literature evidence and have informative character. They might be derived from in vitro or animal tests and thus not be substantiated for humans. Statements have not been evaluated by competent authorities and do not refer to finished products. The marketer of any finished product containing any FLAVEX extract as ingredient is responsible for assuring that the claims made for his product are lawful and comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country in which the product is to be sold.