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Research Article

Efficacy of Achyranthes aspera (L.) as a Molluscicidal Bait Formulation against Fresh Water Snail Biomphalaria pfeifferi

Table 1

Results of phytochemical screening tests on A. aspera leaf hydroethanolic extract. Here their relative abundances are expressed as +++ for more abundant, ++ for moderately abundant, + for trace, and – for none.

PhytoconstituentsScreening testsObservation

reducing sugarsFehling’s test+
proteinsBiuret’s test-
saponinsfroth/foam test+++
total phenolics5% FeCl3 test++
tannins10% FeCl3 test-
gelatin test-
flavonoidsreaction with H2SO4 in ammonia+++
alkaline test (KOH)-
alkaloidsWagner’s test++
terpenoidsSalkowski reaction+
steroidsLiebermann-Burchard reaction+

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