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Table 11 Matrix ranks of six multipurpose medicinal plants in the study area

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia

Plant species name Medicine Cash income Fuelwood Food Forage/ fodder Construction/ building Shade Total Rank
Carissa spinarum 5 4 5 4 4 2 1 25 2nd
Cordia africana 4 5 3 5 5 2 3 27 1st
Croton macrostachyus 4 1 2 0 1 2 5 15 6th
Ficus sur 2 3 2 5 4 2 5 23 4th
Mimusops kummel 2 4 1 5 2 2 5 21 5th
Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata 3 5 5 0 4 5 2 24 3rd