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Table 2 Swertiamarin and gentiopicroside contents in different Gentiana spp.

From: Comparative analysis among three Taiwan-specific Gentiana species and Chinese medicinal plant Gentiana scabra

Samples Content (mg/g)a
Swertiamarin Gentiopicroside
G. scabra (GS) 2.52 ± 0.03 A 30.25 ± 0.12 C
G. davidii var. formosana (GDF) 2.66 ± 0.12 A 49.42 ± 2.17 A
G. arisanensis (GA) N. D. N. D.
G. scabrida var. punctulata (GSP) N. D. N. D.
Gentian dried root 1 (DR1) 1.06 ± 0.03 B 41.17 ± 1.62 B
Gentian dried root 2 (DR2) N. D. 9.13 ± 0.1 D
  1. aValue are means ± standard error, n = 3. Means followed by the same letter are not significantly different at 5% level by LSD (least significant difference) test.
  2. N.D.: Not detectable.