Anthocyanins of Hibiscus sabdiffera Calyces from Sudan

Lucie Cahlíková, Badreldin H. Ali, Lucie Havlíková, Mirek Locárek, Tomáš Siatka, Lubomír Opletal, Gerald Blunden

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Extracts of the calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa are widely used in folk medicine to combat many illnesses. The active constituents of the extracts have been shown on several occasions to be anthocyanins. In our current studies the biological activities of an extract of H. Sabdariffa calyces purchased in Oman, but grown in Sudan, are being compared with those of the anthocyanins isolated from them, and, for this, the anthocyanin profile of the extract needed to be ascertained. Although several anthocyanins were detected by UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS, delphinidin-3-sambubioside (major) and cyanidin-3-sambubioside were predominant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalNatural Product Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • Anthocyanins
  • Calyces
  • Cyanidin-3-sambubioside
  • Delphinidin-3-sambubioside
  • Hibiscus sabdiffera
  • Malvaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Plant Science
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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