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Table 5 The six most acclaimed medicinal plants based on informant citation

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

Scientific name Ailments claimed to treat No. of citations Percentage Rank
Zehneria scabra Diarrhea, wound, febrile illness and swelling 60 57.14 1st
Stephania abyssinica Human and livestock anthrax, tonsillitis, rabies and stomachache 55 52.40 2nd
Otostegia integrifolia Stomachache, hen’s coccolida, epidemic diseases and common cold 40 38.10 3rd
Verbascum sinaiticum Stomachache, diarrhea, evil eye & evil sprit 32 30.47 4th
Capparis tomentosa Evil eye, and epidemic diseases 27 25.71 5th
Achyranthes aspera Tape worm, wounds, excessive menstrual flow, tonsillitis, bleeding, bone fracture, and eye problems 25 23.80 6th