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Table 1 Results of preliminary phytochemical screening of Dissotis rotundifolia leaves.

From: Antidiarrhoea and toxicological evaluation of the leaf extract of Dissotis rotundifolia triana (Melastomataceae)

Secondary metabolites  
Alkaloids  
Dragendorff's reagent +
Wagner's reagent +
Mayer's reagent +
1% picric acid reagent +
Anthracene derivatives  
Combined anthraquinones -
Free anthraquinones -
Tannins  
Phenazone test +
Iron complex test +
Formaldehyde test +
Modified iron complex test +
Saponin glycosides  
Frothing test +
Haemolysis test +
Cardiac glycosides  
Keller killiani test +
Lieberman's test +
Legal test +
Kedde test +
Cyanogenetic glycosides  
Sodium picrate test paper -
  1. Key:
  2. - = absent; + = present