herbals hibiscus



Scientific:Hibiscus sabdariffa


• hypercholesterolemia
• atherosclerosis


• diabetic nephropathy
• nephrotoxicity due to chemotherapy (cisplatin)
kidney stones


• wound healing (topically)
• cancer


• antigout
• nephroprotective
anxiolytic (mild)
sedative (mild)


• organic acids (citric acid, malic acid, and tartaric acid)
• mucilage
• polyphenols
• anthocyanidin (cyanidin and delphinidin)
• tannins


• ACE inhibitor
• Inhibits α -amylase and α -glucosidase
potassium sparing diuretic


• generally considered safe to consume long-term
• LD50 >5000 mg/kg (i.e. very safe)


• cisplatin - hibiscus may reduce nephrotoxicity
• hydrochlorothiazide - may potentiate diuretic effects


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