Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 46–50 | Cite as

Antidyslipidemic and Antioxidant Activities of Hibiscus rosa sinensis Root Extract in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Rats

  • Vishnu Kumar
  • Farzana MahdiEmail author
  • Ashok Kumar Khanna
  • Ranjana Singh
  • Ramesh Chander
  • Jitendra Kumar Saxena
  • Abbas Ali Mahdi
  • Raj Kumar Singh
Original Article


The antidyslipidemic activity of Hibiscus rosa sinensis (Malvaceae) root extract has been studied in alloxan induced diabetic rats. In this model, oral administration of root extract (500 mg/kg bw. p.o.) for 15 days resulted in significant decreased in the levels of blood glucose, plasma lipids and reactivated post heparin lipoprotein lipase activity in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Furthermore, the root extract (50–500 μg) when tested for its antioxidant activity, inhibited the generation of super oxide anions and hydroxyl radicals, in both enzymic and non enzymic systems in vitro. The results of the present study demonstrated antidyslipidemic and antioxidant activities in root extract of H. rosa sinensis which could be used in prevention of diabetic-dyslipidemia and related complications.


Hibiscus rosa sinensis Anti-dyslipidemic agent Natural antioxidants Post heparin lipolytic activity Alloxan induced-diabetes Hypoglycemic agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vishnu Kumar
    • 1
  • Farzana Mahdi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ashok Kumar Khanna
    • 2
  • Ranjana Singh
    • 3
  • Ramesh Chander
    • 1
  • Jitendra Kumar Saxena
    • 2
  • Abbas Ali Mahdi
    • 3
  • Raj Kumar Singh
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryEra’s Lucknow Medical College & HospitalLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Division of BiochemistryCentral Drug Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  3. 3.Department of BiochemistryC.S.M. Medical UniversityLucknowIndia
  4. 4.Department of BiochemistryShri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health SciencesDehradunIndia

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