Food and medicinal properties of hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa & Hibiscus rosa-sinensis).

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This study is based on the cultivation and scope of Hibiscus species, namely, Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis and Hibiscus sabdariffa. The objective was to find out the history of the production of Hibiscus, usage in different centuries, the most suitable regions for cultivation in India, various nutritive content, different health-related properties and benefits, new products that had been introduced, and abstract on what future may hold for the flowers. The study contains information on the antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-cancerous properties along with several benefits like hypolipidemic effect, blood pressure-lowering effect, anti-diabetic activity, effect on lipid metabolism, antihypertensive effect, etc on the concerned flower. We have looked into the limitation of the flower, the need for urgent preservation methods to extend the shelf life of the product. As per our findings roselle leaves are used for their, antimicrobial, emollient, antipyretic, diuretic, anti-helminthic, sedative properties and as a soothing cough remedy.

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Suprabha Dey
Avilash Roy
Ankit Paul
Neha Saha
Anupama Tarafdar
Saikat Mazumder


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