Author(s): R.Meera, P.DeviandK.Nagarajan
The main function of the fibrinolytic system is to dissolve fibrin clots in circulation. This system is composed of inactive precursor plasminogen which can be converted into plasmin by the proteolytic enzyme tissue type plasminogen activator (tPA). Fibrinolytic properties have been determined in a variety of plant material. The following study involves the isolation of fractions and fibrinolytic effect of the aqueous extract of Hibiscus rosa sinensis. The RBC cell count was examined under microscope by haemocytometer.The result showed that the aqueous extract of Hibiscus rosa sinenisdisplayed significant fibrinolytic activity.