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Title: Hibiscus sabdariffa Linn.–An overview
Authors: Mahadevan, N
Shivali
Kamboj, Pradeep
Keywords: Hibiscus sabdariffa
Lal-ambari
Patwa
Red sorrel
Herbal tea,
Herbal medicine
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. 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
Page(s): 77-83
ISSN: 0972-592X
Source:NPR Vol.8(1) [January-February 2009]

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