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|Title:||Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn.–An overview|
|Keywords:||Hibiscus sabdariffa;Lal-ambari;Patwa;Red sorrel;Herbal tea,;Herbal medicine|
|IPC Code:||Int. cl.8— A61K 36/00, A61P 3/06, A61P 9/12, A61P 39/06|
|Abstract:||Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn. is an annual herbaceous shrub, cultivated for its flowers although leaves and seeds have also been used in traditional medicine. The calyces of the plant are used as a refrigerant in the form of tea, to make jellies and jams. The plant is reported to contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates, flavonoids, acids, minerals and vitamins. The plant has been reported to have antihypertensive, hepatoprotective, antihyperlipidemic, anticancer and antioxidant properties. The present paper is an overview on its phytochemical and pharmacological properties reported in the literatur|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.8(1) [January-February 2009]|
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