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Table 4 Categories of diseases and their respective most cited plant species in the Mahafaly region of SW Madagascar

From: Effects of socio-economic household characteristics on traditional knowledge and usage of wild yams and medicinal plants in the Mahafaly region of south-western Madagascar

Diseases and use category Most cited species
Digestive disorders Aloe divaricata A. Berger, Cedrelopsis grevei Baill.
Muscular_Skeletal Neobeguea mahafaliensis J.-F. Leroy, Cedrelopsis grevei Baill.
Eye problems Tamarindus indica L., Jatropha mahafalensis Jum. & H. Perrier, Fernandoa madagascariensis (Baker) A.H. Gentry
Wound/Injury/Swelling Tridax procumbens L., Tabernaemontana sp., Croton geayi Leandri
Ear infections Citrullus lanatus (thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai, Cynanchum grandidieri Liede & Meve
Flue/Fever Ocimum canum Sims., Croton geayi Leandri
Skin disorders Lemuropisum edule H. Perrier
Post delivery care Erythroxylum retusum Baill. ex O.E. Schulz, Salvadora angustifolia Turill, Loeseneriella rubiginosa (H. Perrier) N. Hallé
Toothache Zanthoxylum tsihanimposa H.Perrier, Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Venereal infections Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers., Euphorbia tirucalli L., Blepharis calcitrapa Benoist
Respiratory system disorders Cynanchum perrieri Choux, Indigofera compressa Lam.
Malaria Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp., Indigofera tinctoria L.
Sprains Aloe divaricata A.Berger, Delonix floribunda (Baill.) Capuron
New born care Coffea grevei Drake ex A. Chev, Pentatropis nivalis subsp. madagascariensis (Decne.) Liede & Meve
Circulatory system disorders Opuntia sp. (Raketamena)
Woman genital hygiene Ximenia perrieri Cavaco & Keraudren, Operculicarya decaryi H. Perrier, Cedrelopsis grevei Baillon
Cosmetic/Hair care Ficus trichopoda Baker, Cedrelopsis grevei Baill.
Body tonic Erythroxylum retusum Baill. ex O.E. Schulz, Neobeguea mahafaliensis J.-F. Leroy, Operculicarya decaryi H. Perrier
Nutritional disorders Tamarindus indica L., Adansonia za Baill., Operculicarya decaryi H. Perrier
Livestock disease Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.