Table 2

Total phenolic, flavonoid and ascorbic acid contents of plant extracts

Plant name

Total phenolic content

mg GAE/g plant extract1

Total flavonoid content

mg QEE/g plant extract1

Total ascorbic acid content

mg AA/g plant extract1


Cleome icosandra

166.13 ± 0.56

172.23 ± 0.08

0.98 ± 0.218

Rosa damascena

142.23 ± 0.09

151.32 ± 0.51

0.82 ± 0.092

Cyperus scariosus

128.83 ± 0.32

118.93 ± 0.23

0.39 ± 0.017

Gardenia gummifera

82.72 ± 0.03

87.32 ± 0.13

0.49 ± 0.029

Abies pindrow

76.82 ± 0.13

63.82 ± 10.71

0.47 ± 0.079

Valeriana wallichii

72.13 ± 0.51

74.32 ± 0.21

0.55 ± 1.012

Holarrhena antidysenterica

69.12 ± 0.35

60.42 ± 0.34

0.42 ± 0.077

Anacyclus pyrethrum

62.89 ± 0.43

38.89 ± 0.52

0.37 ± 0.12

Orchis mascula

12.52 ± 0.57

12.11 ± 1.20

0.33 ± 0.073

Asphodelus tenuiofolius

15.74 ± 0.98

11.98 ± 0.74

0.14 ± 0.091


1Results are mean ± SD from three sets of independent experiments, each set in triplicate

Kalim et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2010 10:77   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-10-77

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