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Table 5 Phytochemical analysis of different parts of Sphaeranthusindicusextracted in various solvents

From: Comparative assessment of antimicrobial and antioxidant activity between whole plant and parts of Sphaeranthus indicus Linn. (Asteraceae)

PhytochemicalWhole plantLeafInflorescenceStemRoot
AlkaloidHEAMetAqHEAMetAqHEAMetAqHEAMetAqHEAMetAq
Mayer’s test
Hager’s test
Wagner’s test
Tannic acid
Marquis test
Phenol                    
Ferric chloride test++++++++++
Lead acetate test++++++++++
Gelatin test
Flavonoids                    
Alkaline reagent test++++++++++
Lead acetate test++++++++++
Terpenoids                    
Salkowski test+++++++++++++++
Tannin                    
Ferric chloride test++++++++++
Gelatin test
Cardiac glycoside                    
Killer killiyani test+++++++
Salkowski test+++++++
  1. H- Hexane, EA – Ethyl acetate, M-PF – Methanol polar fraction, Aq- Aqueous