Anthocyanin-rich extract from Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx counteracts UVC-caused impairments in rats

Ozkol H. U. , Koyuncu I., Tülüce Y., Dilsiz N. , Soral S., Özkol H.

PHARMACEUTICAL BIOLOGY, cilt.53, ss.1435-1441, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/13880209.2014.980586
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1435-1441


Context: Ultraviolet radiation (UV) was reported to cause oxidative stress. Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae) calyx is commonly used in traditional Asian and African medicines and possesses strong antioxidant capacity due to its anthocyanin (ANTH) content. Objective: This study researched the possible protective role of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx extract (HSCE) in UVC exposure of rats.