Formulation of Tablets of Rosella Petal (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Extract With Gum Arabic as a Binder
Rosella petals (Hibiscus sabdariffa) have antioxidant activity from anthocyanins, which are part of the flavonoids that produce the red color of the petals. Rosella petal extract can be made into chewable tablets for consumption. The purpose of this study was to produce chewable tablets of rosella petal extract using gum arabic as a binder. This was experimental quantitative research. Chewable tablets of rosella petal extract were made in 3 formulas with various concentrations of gum arabic: F1 (10%), F2 (15%) and F3 (20%). The chewable tablets were prepared by the wet granulation method. Variations in the gum arabic concentration as a binder can influence the physical properties of the tablets produced, including hardness, friability and taste response. If the concentration of gum arabic is larger, it will make the tablet harder and lessen the friability of the tablet.
Keywords: chewable, rosella, petals, gum arabic
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