Hibiscus sabdariffa is commonly named as “red sorrel” or “roselle”. It is a medicinal plant. Roselle is rich in organic acids including citric, malic, tartaric and allo-hydroxycitric acids. The plant is also known for its Beta carotene, vitamin C, protein and total sugar. Roselle, having various medically important compounds called photochemical, is well known for its nutritional and medicinal properties. It is valued for its mild laxative affect.
Roselle is also known for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic actions. Different extracts from Roselle plays a crucial role in treating different medical problems including many cardiovascular disorders, disease and cancer. The plant also act as an anti-oxidant and used in obesity management.