Diversity of medicinal plant use (D)

D = 1/∑ Pi^{2}, where Pi^{2} is equal to the number of times a species was mentioned by informant ‘i’ divided by the total number of informants answer.

Simpson’s Reciprocal Index [32], adapted by [33]. Measures how many medicinal plant species an informant uses and how evenly his uses are distributed among the species.

Species use value (UV
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UV_{S} = ∑ UV_{is}/n_{i}, where UV_{is} is the sum of the total number of use citations by all informants for a given species and ni is the total number of informants.

Evaluates the relative importance of each plant species based on its relative use among informants [34], adapted by [35].

Family use value (FUV)

FUV = ∑UV_{s}/n_{s}, where ∑UV_{S} is the sum of species use value (UVs) within a family and n_{s} the number of species within a family.

Evaluates the use importance of a given plant family [34].
