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Table 2 Diversity of medicinal plant use

From: A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya

  Family No. of medicinal plant species %
1. Mimosaceae 8 7.4
2. Euphorbiaceae 7 6.5
3. Asteraceae 6 5.6
4. Lamiaceae 5 4.6
5. Apocynaceae 5 4.6
6. Rubiaceae 5 4.6
7. Fabaceae 4 3.7
8. Cucurbitaceae 3 2.8
9. Capparidaceae 3 2.8
10. Combretaceae 3 2.8
11. Anacardiaceae 3 2.8
12. Ebenaceae 2 1.9
13. Olacaceae 2 1.9
14. Solanaceae 2 1.9
15. Verbenaceae 2 1.9
16. Caesalpiniaceae 2 1.9
17. Rhamnaceae 2 1.9
18. Sapindaceae 2 1.9
19. Acanthaceae 2 1.9
20. Asclepiadaceae 2 1.9
21. Asparagaceae 2 1.9
22. Balanitaceae 2 1.9
23. Boraginaceae 2 1.9
24. Vitaceae 2 1.9
25. Portulacaceae 2 1.9
26. Canellaceae 1 0.9
27. Rutaceae 1 0.9
28. Cyperaceae 1 0.9
29. Aloaceae 1 0.9
30. Araliaceae 1 0.9
31. Crassulaceae 1 0.9
32. Loganiaceae 1 0.9
33. Oxallidaceae 1 0.9
34. Polygonaceae 1 0.9
35. Rosaceae 1 0.9
36. Zygophylaceae 1 0.9
37. Agavaceae 1 0.9
38. Annonaceae 1 0.9
39. Bignoniaceae 1 0.9
40. Convolvulaceae 1 0.9
41. Flacourtiaceae 1 0.9
42. Hyacinthaceae 1 0.9
43. Meliaceae 1 0.9
44. Musaceae 1 0.9
45. Myrsinaceae 1 0.9
46. Nyctaginaceae 1 0.9
47. Podocarpaceae 1 0.9
48. Proteaceae 1 0.9
49. Salvadoraceae 1 0.9
50. Amaranthaceae 1 0.9
51. Poaceae 1 0.9
52. Sterculiaceae 1 0.9
53. Tiliaceae 1 0.9
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