Musk

What other names is Musk known by?

Almizcle, Cerf Porte-Musc, Chevrotain Porte-Musc, Chevrotain Porte-Musc de Sibérie, Deer Musk, Moschus moschiferus, Musc, Porte-Musc de Sibérie, Tonquin Musk.

What is Musk?

Musk is a chemical from the musk gland of the male musk deer. The chemical is used to make medicine.

People take musk for stroke, coma, nerve problems, seizures (convulsions), heart pains, and sores.

In foods, musk is often used with nut, caramel, and fruit-type flavors.

In manufacturing, musk is used in fragrances and perfumes.

Don't confuse musk with musk root (Ferula sumbul).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Stroke.
  • Coma.
  • Nerve problems.
  • Convulsions.
  • Heart pains.
  • Sores.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of musk for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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