Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2536-7064
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/JBBD
Start Year: 2016

Hibiscus sabdariffa - uses, nutritional and therapeutic benefits - A review   |   Article Number: 61AE0DCA1   |   Vol.8 (2) - April 2023

Received Date: 26 February 2023   |   Accepted Date: 28 March 2023  |   Published Date: 30 April 2023

Authors:  Onyeka Benjamin Onyeukwu* , Dumebi Chidinma Dibie and Ogochukwu Tracy Njideaka

Keywords: Antioxidants, Hibiscus sabdariffa, roselle, beverages, calyces

Hibiscus sabdariffa is a shrub that belongs to the family Malvacea. Over 200 different species of Hibiscus exist worldwide. Hisbiscus sabdariffa has been noted to have a high nutritional potential, particularly in the leaves, calyces, and seeds. The Roselle calyx, which is used to make a variety of beverages, has been said to contain a significant amount of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, protein, lipids, carbs, and other nutrients. There are reports on the plants' antioxidant, antihypertensive, hepatoprotective, nutritive, and antihyperlipemic qualities. Reviewing the uses, the nutritional worth and therapeutic benefits of Hibiscus sabdariffa is the goal of this paper.

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