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International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

Table 1 Preliminary qualitative phytochemical screening of MEPH

From: Evaluation of sedative and anxiolytic activities of methanol extract of leaves of Persicaria hydropiper in mice

Phytochemical constituents Tests Inferences
Alkaloids Mayer’s test +
Dragendorff’s test +
Flavonoids Lead acetate test +
Carbohydrates Molisch’s test +
Fehling’s test +
Glycosides Modified borntrager’s test +
Tannins Gelatin test +
Saponins Frothing test +
Foam test +
Steroids Libermann burchard’s test +
  1. Key: + present