Antioxidant activity of combination of garcinia manggostana pericarp and hibiscus sabdariffa calyxes

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Abstract

Garcinia mangostana (GM), belongs to Garcinia family, it is an indigenous plant from Indonesia that has been known for its fruit, and the fruit pericarp just becomes as waste. Roselle calyxes (RC) from the Hibiscus sabdariffa Gaertn. were frequently used in folk medicine in the middle-east and some Asian countries for the promotion of good health. The purpose of this study was focused on utilization of mangostana pericarp (MP) with RC to make herbal tea formula in the tea bag. We prepare three formulas with different concentration of MP and RC. The antioxidant activity of these formulas, were measured by DPPH method. Hedonic test is also performed in this study to measure public acceptance for taste, aroma and color of the best formula. The result showed that the combination of MP and RC in formula with the composition 1.5 g of MP and 1.0 g of RC possessed the highest antioxidant activity (IC50 = 148.1 μg/ml). This formula also contains 60 mg stevia extract which is preferable for the panelist in the hedonic test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of PharmTech Research
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Antioxidant activity
  • Garcinia mangostana
  • Herbal tea
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa

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