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Table 1 Result of phytochemical screening of extracts of Red Maca.

From: Red maca (Lepidium meyenii) reduced prostate size in rats

Tests Ethanolic extract Methanolic extract
Alkaloids   
Dragendorff test + +
Mayer's test + +
Flavonoids   
Shinoda test - -
Steroids   
Liebermann-Burchard test + +
Anthraquinones   
Bornträger test - -
Tannins   
Gelatin/Ferric Chloride test - +
Saponins   
Froth test + +
Sesquiterpene Lactones   
Ferric hydroxamate test - -
Vainillin test - -
Coumarins   
Ferric hydroxamate test - -
Vainillin test - -
Cardiotonic glycosides   
Raymond test + NA
Cardenolids   
Kedde test NA -
  1. -, test negative; +, test positive; NA, not available