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Table 6 Preliminary phytochemical investigation of the crude extract and the solvent fractions of leaves of Rhamnus prinoides using chemical test methods

From: Evaluation of the in vitro antibacterial activity of the solvent fractions of the leaves of Rhamnus prinoides L’Herit (Rhamnaceae) against pathogenic bacteria

Metabolites tested Crude extract Solvent fractions
Chloroform fraction Methanol fraction Aqueous fraction
Alkaloids + - + -
Saponins + - + +
Tannins + + + -
Anthraquinones + + - -
Polyphenols + + + -
Terpenoids + + + -
Flavonoids + + + -
Cardiac glycosides - - - -
  1. + = present, - = absent