Preparation and validated analysis of anthocyanin concentrate from the calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa

Lubomir Opletal, Lucie Chocholousova-Havlikova, Tomas Siatka, Lucie Cahliková, Miroslav Locarek, Badreldin H. Ali, Priyadarshini Manoj, Aishwarya Ramkumar, Yousuf M. Al Suleimani, Mohammed Al Za'Abi, Turan Karaca, Abderrahim Nemmar

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-45
Number of pages2
JournalNatural Product Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


  • Anthocyanins
  • Calyces
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa
  • Malvaceae
  • Polyamide purification
  • Validated HPLC analysis.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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