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Generic: Abelmoschus
treats Lice and Hypertension

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This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration ( J. Kathryn Bryan, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).


DISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to Selected references are listed below.

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Brunold C, Deters A, Knoepfel- Sidler F, et al. Polysaccharides from Hibiscus sabdariffa flowers stimulate proliferation and differentiation of human keratinocytes. Planta Med. 2004;70(4):370- 373.

Chang YC, Huang HP, Hsu JD, et al. Hibiscus anthocyanins rich extract- induced apoptotic cell death in human promyelocytic leukemia cells. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 6- 15- 2005;205(3):201- 212.

Chen JJ, Huang SY, Duh CY, et al. A new cytotoxic amide from the stem wood of Hibiscus tiliaceus. Planta Med 2006;72(10):935- 938.

El Basheir ZM, Fouad MA. A preliminary pilot survey on head lice, pediculosis in Sharkia Governorate and treatment of lice with natural plant extracts. J.Egypt.Soc.Parasitol. 2002;32(3):725- 736.

Frank T, Janssen M, Netzel M, et al. Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanidin- 3- glycosides following consumption of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. extract. J Clin Pharmacol 2005;45(2):203- 210.

Herrera- Arellano A, Flores- Romero S, Chavez- Soto MA, et al. Effectiveness and tolerability of a standardized extract from Hibiscus sabdariffa in patients with mild to moderate hypertension: a controlled and randomized clinical trial. Phytomedicine. 2004;11(5):375- 382.

Hou DX, Tong X, Terahara N, et al. Delphinidin 3- sambubioside, a Hibiscus anthocyanin, induces apoptosis in human leukemia cells through reactive oxygen species- mediated mitochondrial pathway. Arch Biochem Biophys. 8- 1- 2005;440(1):101- 109.

Kim MS, Kim JK, Kim HJ, et al. Hibiscus extract inhibits the lipid droplet accumulation and adipogenic transcription factors expression of 3T3- L1 preadipocytes. J.Altern.Complement Med. 2003;9(4):499- 504.

Lin HH, Huang HP, Huang CC, et al. Hibiscus polyphenol- rich extract induces apoptosis in human gastric carcinoma cells via p53 phosphorylation and p38 MAPK/ FasL cascade pathway. Mol Carcinog. 2005;43(2):86- 99.

Muthu SE, Nandakumar S, Rao UA. The effect of methanolic extract of Tamarindus indica Linn. on the growth of clinical isolates of Burkholderia pseudomallei. Indian J Med Res 2005;122(6):525- 528.

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Tseng TH, Kao TW, Chu CY, et al. Induction of apoptosis by hibiscus protocatechuic acid in human leukemia cells via reduction of retinoblastoma (RB) phosphorylation and Bcl- 2 expression. Biochem.Pharmacol. 8- 1- 2000;60(3):307- 315.

Varavithya V, Phongkitkarun S, Jatchavala J, et al. The efficacy of roselle (Hibicus sabdariffa Linn.) flower tea as oral negative contrast agent for MRCP study. J Med Assoc Thai 2005;88 Suppl 1:S35- S41.

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Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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