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Table 1 Phytochemical screening of Morinda citrifolia fruit juice

From: In vitro activity of Morinda citrifolia Linn. fruit juice against the axenic amastigote form of Leishmania amazonensis and its hydrogen peroxide induction capacity in BALB/c peritoneal macrophages

Chemical constituents Reactions Results
Anthraquinone NaOH +
Flavonoids AlCl3 +
Alkaloids Mayer +
Bouchardat +
Hager +
Triterpenes and steroids Anhydride acetic and sulfuric acid +
Saponins Foam index +
Coumarins KOH +
Phenolic compounds FeCl3 +
Tannins Gelatin +
Anthocyanins HCl +
NaOH +
Chalcones HCl +
NaOH
  1. According to Costa (1992) [12] and Matos [13]
  2. (+) presence; (−) absence