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Table 3 Classes of phytochemicals present in the plant extracts

From: Assessment of phytochemical content, polyphenolic composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of Leguminosae medicinal plants in Peninsular Malaysia

Plants Part Tannin Terpenoid Alkaloid Steroid Saponin Flavonoid
A. auriculiformis F - + + - + -
  L - + - + + -
B. kockiana F + - - + - +
  L + - - + - +
B. purpurea F - + + + + +
  L - + - + + -
C. pulcherrima F + + - + - +
  L + + - + - +
C. tergemina F + + - + + +
  L + + - + + +
C. surattensis F + + - - - +
  L + - - - - +
L. leucocephala F + - + - - +
  L + - - + + +
P. pterocarpum F + + - - + -
  L + + - + + -
S. saman F + + + + + +
  L + + - + - -
  1. Note: "+" = present; "-" = absent