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Table 4 Phytochemical screening of active extracts with selectivity index values greater than two

From: Selective activity of extracts of Margaritaria discoidea and Homalium africanum on Onchocerca ochengi

Class of Compound H. africanum Extract HLH M. discoidea Extract MRH
Saponin - -
Anthraquinones - +
Sterols + +
Terpenoids + +
Alkaloids - -
Flavonoids - -
  1. +: present; -: absent. The codes of the extracts are: MRH = hexane extract of M. discoidea roots; HLH = hexane extract of H. africanum leaves