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Table 5 Preference ranking of 5 selected medicinal plants on their degree of treating malaria as perceived by 12 local healers

From: Medicinal plants used in traditional medicine by Oromo people, Ghimbi District, Southwest Ethiopia

Respondents Lepidium sativum Croton macrostaychs Allium sativum Carica papaya Vernonia amygdalina
*R1 5 5 8 5 0
R2 2 4 6 7 3
R3 0 6 4 5 5
R4 8 5 5 7 2
R5 5 9 3 6 3
R6 4 5 6 4 6
R7 2 6 5 3 5
R8 6 5 5 5 5
R9 5 7 7 6 7
R10 2 8 8 4 8
R11 3 8 6 4 6
R12 4 9 5 6 5
Total 46 77 68 62 51
Rank 5th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
  1. *R = Respondent.