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Table 5 Results of preference ranking of medicinal plants reported for treating livestock Diarrhoea

From: Ethnoveterinary plants of Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Medicinal plants for diarrhoea Informants labelled A to O
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Total score Rank
Dodonea angustifolia L. f. 1 3 3 2 2 3 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 7 7 47 5
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Ait. F. 2 1 2 3 1 1 5 3 1 3 1 4 2 3 2 34 6
Zingiber officinale Roscoe 6 7 6 5 5 6 4 4 5 7 5 7 6 4 4 81 3
Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach 3 2 1 1 3 4 2 1 2 2 3 2 3 1 1 31 7
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. 4 4 4 6 4 2 3 6 7 1 4 1 1 2 3 52 4
Rubus steudnerii Schweinf. 5 6 5 7 6 5 7 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 6 82 2
Embelia schimperi Vatke 7 5 7 4 7 7 6 7 6 6 7 6 7 6 5 93 1
  1. N:B-Scores in the table indicate ranks given to medicinal plants based on their efficacy. Highest number (7) for the medicinal plant which informants thought was most effective in treating diarrhoea and the lowest number (1) for the least-effective plant.