Table 2

Total phenolics, flavonoid and extraction yield of methanol extract and soluble fractions of T. leptophylla
Plant extracts Total phenolics (mg gallic acid equivalent/g) Total flavonoid (mg rutin equivalent/g) Extraction yield (%)
Methanol extract 121.9±3.1c 59.6±1.5c 11.5±1.6d
n-Hexane fraction 54.9±2.8a 15.8±0.9a 5.4±1.3b
Chloroform fraction 78.0±1.1b 26.0±1.9b 4.3±0.4a
Ethyl acetate fraction 80.0±5.2b 60.9±2.2c 6.1±0.8b
n-Butanol fraction 80.9±2.9b 55.0±2.5c 4.8±1.1a
Residual aqueous fraction 49.9±4.1a 14.9±0.4a 8.2±0.9c

Each value in the table is represented as mean ± SD (n = 3). Values in the same column followed by a different letter (a-d) are significantly different (P < 0.05).

Saeed et al.

Saeed et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:221   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-221

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