hibiscus sabdariffa

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hibiscus sabdariffa
Used Part.

The flowers (chalices and epicálices)

Active Principles.

Abundant organic acids: hibiscus (15 - 23%) malic, citric, tartaric, ascorbic; anthocyanins (1 - 2%) hibiscina, delphinidin; phytosterols; pectin; mucílagos abundant.

Drug Action.

Vitamin, aperitif, digestive, colagogo, demulcent, diuretic, laxative, spasmolytic; Vasoprotectives, peripheral vasodilator, tranquilizer. Is widely used as a corrective organoleptic by adding to a colorful red teas and a nice refreshing flavor acidulous. In the countries of origin (tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, America and Asia) the infusion is a social drink.


Gastrointestinal spasms, constipation, loss of appetite, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, dyskinesias Hepatobiliary, gastroenteritis. Hypertension, capillary fragility, varicose veins, haemorrhoids. Anxiety, insomnia. Colds, flu.


Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: One tablespoon per cup dessert. Three or more cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops two or three times a day, at the beginning of meals.

Dry extract (5: 1) 100 - 400 mg, one to three times a day.


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James, A; Duke, Ph. D. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. 5. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1987, pp. 228 - 9 520, 557.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Vanaclocha, B. Applied Fitoterapia. Valencia: M. I. Official College of Pharmacists, 1995, pp. 318 - 9.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, p. 200.

WICHTL, M. Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceutical. A Handbook for Practice on a scientific basis. Stuttgart: Medpharm Scientific Publishers, 1994, pp. 266 - 7.

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