Extracts of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyces have been shown to have various medicinal properties, some of which have been reported to be due to anthocyanins present in the calyces. To study whether these claims are valid, it is necessary to produce an extract with a high anthocyanin content and to have available a method to identify and quantify the individual compounds in the product. A method of extraction and purification has been developed based on a polyamide column chromatographic purification step. Using this method, anthocyanin concentrates were produced containing from 57 to 64% of delphinidin-3-sambubioside plus cyanidin-3-sambubioside. A rapid, efficient and validated HPLC analytical method was developed and used for the analysis of the anthocyanin concentrate.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Natural Product Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Hibiscus sabdariffa
- Polyamide purification
- Validated HPLC analysis.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Plant Science
- Drug Discovery
- Complementary and alternative medicine