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Table 3 Phytochemical tests of natural mucoadhesive agent

From: Screening of polysaccharides from fruit pulp of Ziziphus mauritiana L. and Artocarpus heterophyllus L. as natural mucoadhesives

Identification test Name of the test ZM gum AH gum
Test for carbohydrates Molisch test + +
Test for proteins and amino acids Ninhydrin test
Test for mucilage Ruthenium red test + +
Test for starch Iodine test + +
Test for alkaloids Dragendorff’s test
Test for glycosides Keller-Killani test
Test for tannins Ferric chloride test
Test for flavonoids Shinoda test +