Which active ingredients are found in hibiscus?

Numerous anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins and organic acids

Hibiscus contains different organic acids (hibiscic acid, protocatechuic acid and citric acid), anthocyanins (delphinidin- 3-sambubioside also called hibiscin is the main one), flavonoids and PACs (Proanthocyanidins).

  • Anthocyanins – anthocyanosides (1.5%)
    • Delphinidine 3-O-sambubioside (hibiscin 85%)
    • Cyanidine 3-O-sambubioside (gossypicyanin)
    • Delphinidine 3-O-glucoside
    • Cyanidine 3-O-glucoside
  • Organic acids (15-30%)
    • Citric acid, Malic acid, Protocatechuic acid
    • Hydoxycinnamic acid (chlorogenic acid), hydroxybenozoic acid
    • Flavonoids, flavonols, flavons
  • Fructose