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Table 4 Phytochemical analysis of six crude plant extracts

From: Screening of crude extracts of six medicinal plants used in South-West Nigerian unorthodox medicine for anti-methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus activity

  Screened plants.
Components B. ferruginea (leaf) A. conyzoides (leaf) T. avicenioides bark) P. discoideus (bark) O. gratissimum (leaf) A. wilkesiana (leaf)
Alkaloids ++ ++ ++ +++ ++ ++
Tannins ++ ++ +++ +++ +++ ++
Saponins ++ ++ +++ +++ ++ ++
Anthraquinone    + + +++ +
Cardiac glycosides - - - - -  
Cyanogenic glycosides - - - - - -
Flavonoides + + + + + +
Reducing and non-reducing carbohydrates - - +++ +++ +++ -
  1. Parenthesis = Plant part
  2. +++ = Appreciable amount
  3. ++ = Moderate amount
  4. + = Trace amount
  5. - = Completely absence