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Table 1 Preliminary phytochemical results for Dichrostachys cinerea and Commiphora africana

From: In vitro and in vivo studies on anti-malarial activity of Commiphora africana and Dichrostachys cinerea used by the Maasai in Arusha region, Tanzania

Phytochemical constituents DCM extracts MeOH extracts
CAS CAB DCS DCB CAS CAB DCS DCB
Alkaloids  ++   + 
Steroids + ++ +++  ++   + 
Cardiac glycosides  +  +++ +++ +++ +++
Flavonoids +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++
Tannins +++ +++ +++
Triterpenoids +++  ++  +++  ++ 
Saponins +++ +++ +++ +++ +++  ++   +  +++
  1. CAS: Commiphora africana whole stem; CAB: Commiphora africana stem bark; DCS: Dichrostachys cinerea whole stem; DCB: Dichrostachys cinerea stem bark; (+++): strongly present; (++): moderately present; (+): weakly present; (−): absent