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Are these plants useful ? Abelmoschus moschatus, Abutilon indicum , Abroma augustum

#1 User is offline   AhSeng 

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Anyone knows about these plants ? Abelmoschus moschatus , Abutilon indicum , Abroma augustum

Any use for Abelmoschus moschatus, musk okra ? I've some seeds, should be this species but I have to plant it to observe in greater detail. It is a weed , its leaves and stem seems to be coarse. I like its flowers, fade each day though.

Abutilon indicum. Is this a popular plant for medicinal use or little used type?

Abroma augustum. This plant grows vigorously and fast. Its seed pods have hairs which is pricky, may cause dermal reactions, make me think whether I should plant it. It is a full sun plant. Is this plant commonly used for medicinal purposes ?

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 11:44 AM

I have Abelmoschus moschatus 'Mischief' which I grow purely for ornamental purpose. The stem & leaf stalks have very fine soft "hairs", neither coarse nor pricky.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:36 PM

Quick question: Thuja or arborvitae - the ones you see often at nurseries. The foliage/needles very elaborate one.
This plant has medicinal properties??
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

View PostChatbud, on 26 August 2013 - 01:36 PM, said:

Quick question: Thuja or arborvitae - the ones you see often at nurseries. The foliage/needles very elaborate one.
This plant has medicinal properties??


I think is Platycladus orientalis. The type that grows like flat shape one. It seems used as auspicious symbol in traditional marriage of a particular dialect group.
My mum used to soak the leaves of this type in brandy, used to treat my balding head, I tried a few times only. Don't like the smell of liquor on my hair. Yes, it may have other medicinal uses besides that, I do not know the details.
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