Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2018 / Article / Tab 8

Research Article

Use and Conservation of Medicinal Plants by Indigenous People of Gozamin Wereda, East Gojjam Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach

Table 8

Fidelity level of traditional medicinal plants cited by informants against the corresponding human ailment.

Plant species Diseases treatedFL values (%)

Plumbago zeylanicaWounds77100
Prunus africanus Wounds88100
Solanum anguivi Lam.Eczema1010100
Withania somniferaFibril illness55100
Verbena officinalisStomachache and intestinal parasite121580
Rumex nepalensis Blood pressure and stomachache182475
Brucea antidysenterica Diarrhea, wound and leishmaniasis152075
Laggera tomentosaCommon cold and toothache253571.42
Carica papayaGastritis, malaria, and diarrhea254555.56
Rhamnus prinoidesTonsillitis, skin infection, and dysentery204050

FL = fidelity level; = number of informants who independently cited the importance of a species for treating a particular disease; = total number of informants who reported the plant for any given disease.

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