Phytochemical studies were carried out in different parts of three Acacia species viz. A. catechu, A. nilotica and A. leucophloea, using chromatographic and spectrophotometric analyses. Various extracts like absolute alcohol, aqueous alcohol, hydroalcohol, and water extract, were compared both qualitatively and quantitatively. The different extracts showed that they are rich sources of phenolic compounds. The various parts, such as bark, heartwood, and leaf of A. catechu and A. nilotica, showed almost similar chemical profiles.
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