Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) also known as roselle has attractive flowers used worldwide to make drinks, jams, jellies, sauces, chutneys, wines and preserves, as well as for traditional medicines to treat colds, toothaches, urinary tract infections and hangovers. Hibiscus flowers contain organic acids (citric acid, ascorbic acid, maleic acid, hibsicic acid, oxalic acid, tartaric acid), phytosterols, polyphenols and anthocyanins with anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-hypertensive, diuretic, antiurolithicatic, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, hepatoprotective, renoprotective, antitumour, and immunomodulatory properties that make hibiscus useful in preventing chronic disease associated with oxidative stress such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, cancer and inflammatory diseases of liver and kidney.
Riaz, G. and R. Chopra, A review on phytochemistry and therapeutic uses of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2018. 102: p. 575-586.
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