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Research Article

Ethnobotanical Study of Indigenous Medicinal Plants of Jazan Region, Saudi Arabia

Table 3

Informant consensus factor (ICF) values of category of ailments.

Category of DiseasesSpeciesPercentage of all species (%)Use citationAll use citation (%)ICF

1Skin and hair problems756012818.40.42
2Gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) disorders 735812117.40.40
3Urogenital diseases53428111.60.35
4Blood and cardiovascular disorders2822385.50.27
5Scorpion stings and snake bites4435588.30.25
6Skeletomuscular (SM) disorders4334568.00.24
7Diseases caused by protozoa3024385.50.22
8Diabetes2520314.40.20
9Respiratory and throat diseases3629426.00.15
10Nervous disorders1714192.70.11
11Ear, Nose, Eyes and Mouth (ENEM) diseases3730405.70.08
12General health conditions (GHC)4435456.50.02

Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) disorders include diarrhoea, dysentery, dyspepsia, gallbladder, stomach pains, liver problems, pancreas problems, oedema, etc.
General health conditions (GHC) include pains, headache, allergies, fevers, sun burns, flu, colds, astringents, appetizer, analgesic, body energizer, tranquilliser, and laxative.

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