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Table 3 Major types of human health problems of the study area, number of plant species used and informant consensus factor values

From: Ethnomedicinal plants used to treat human ailments in the prehistoric place of Harla and Dengego valleys, eastern Ethiopia

Major health problems of the study areas List of plant species used and no. of citation in the bracket Total no. of use citation Fic value
Gastritis and heartburn/pyrosis Cadia purpurea (8) 8 1
Constipation Jatropha curcas (10), Portulaca oleracea (19), Ricinus communis (11) 40 0.95
Haemorrhage Pouzolzia parasitica (11), Ziziphus spina-christi (7) 18 0.94
Intestinal parasite Azadirachta indica (11), Dodonaea angustifolia (9), Kleinia squarrosa (3) 23 0.91
Skin cyst & tumor Caralluma speciosa (3), Gloriosa superba (4), Plumbago zeylanica (15), 22 0.90
Diarrhoea Craterostigma plantagineum (4), Pouzolzia parasitica (5) 9 0.88
Kidney infections Acalypha fruticosa (4), Coccinia sp. (12), Melhania zavattarii (2) 18 0.88
Eye and ear Aloe mcloughlinii (6), Datura stramonium (5), Kalanchoe marmorata (6), Leucas minimifolia (3), Ocimum lamiifolium (7) 27 0.81
Wound and external infections Asparagus africanus (5), Caralluma speciosa (3), Cucumis prophetarum (7), Dodonaea angustifolia (4),Gossypium hirsutum (3), Grewia bicolor (3), Jasminum grandiflorum (5), Kalanchoe marmorata (4), Leucas stachydiformis (4), Lawsonia inermis (6) 44 0.79
Skin itching, fungus, inflammation Acanthospermum hispidum (4), Aloe harlana (8), Asparagus africanus (3), Caralluma speciosa (3), Commelina stephniniana (5), Commicarpus sinuatus (4), Cucumis dipsaceus (7), Dodonaea angustifolia (2), Erucastrum arabicum (2), Gomphocarpus purpurascens (3), Grewia bicolor (3), Heliotropium steudneri (3), Opuntia ficus-indica (10), Pouzolzia parasitica (4) 61 0.78
Swollen body part locally called gofla Aloe harlana (6), Kleinia pendula (3), Caralluma speciosa (3), Cucumis ficifolius (13), Cucumis prophetarum (4), Euclea racemosa (3), Eulophia petersii (5), Erianthemum aethiopicum (3), Kleinia squarrosa (3), Maerua triphylla (2), Prunus persica (2), Punica granatum (3), Richardia tingitana (4), 54 0.77