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Table 1 Results of phytochemical screening for the different plant extracts

From: Solvent effects on phytochemical constituent profiles and antioxidant activities, using four different extraction formulations for analysis of Bucida buceras L. and Phoradendron californicum

Phase Secondary metabolite Plant extracts
B. buceras P. californicum mesquite P. californicum Oak
Hexanic Alkaloids
Carotenes +++ +++ +
Tripterpenes/steroids +++ ++ +
Quinines
Lactonic groups +++ +++ +
Lipids and/or essential oils + +
Ethanolic Alkaloids
Tripterpenes/steroids ++ ++ +++
Quinines ++
Lactonic groups +++ ++ +
Reducing compounds ++ ++
Saponins +++ ++ +
Phenols/tannins +++ +++ +++
Amines and/or amino acids + +++ +++
Flavonoids/anthocyanins ++ ++ +
Cardiac glycosides +
Aqueous Alkaloids
Saponins ++ ++ +++
Phenols/tannins +++ +++ +++
Reducing compounds + ++ ++
Flavonoids/anthocyanins + +++ +++
  1. –, absent; +, low in abundance; ++, moderate in abundance; +++, high in abundance