Uricosuric effect of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) in normal and renal-stone former subjects.

@article{Prasongwatana2008UricosuricEO,
  title={Uricosuric effect of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) in normal and renal-stone former subjects.},
  author={Vitoon Prasongwatana and Surachet Woottisin and Pote Sriboonlue and Veerapol Kukongviriyapan},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={491-5}
}
AIM OF THE STUDY The Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) was investigated for its uricosuric effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS A human model with nine subjects with no history of renal stones (non-renal stone, NS) and nine with a history of renal stones (RS) was used in this study. A cup of tea made from 1.5 g of dry Roselle calyces was provided to subjects twice daily (morning and evening) for 15 days. A clotted blood and two consecutive 24-h urine samples were collected from each subject three times… CONTINUE READING

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