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Table 2 Informant consensus for diseases treated with medicinal plants used by the population in two municipalities of the Xingó region (Northeastern Brazil)

From: Medicinal plants popularly used in the Xingó region – a semi-arid location in Northeastern Brazil

Categories ICF* Number of uses mentioned Number of plant species
Problems of the respiratory system 0.350 64 42
Problems of the digestive system 0.210 71 56
Infectious diseases 0.160 45 38
Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous cellular tissues 0.125 9 8
Problems of the circulatory system 0.120 51 45
Problems of the genitourinary system 0.100 66 60
Problems of the nervous system 0.070 28 26
Undefined pains and illnesses 0.030 35 34
Diseases of the blood and hematopoietic organs 0.000 20 20
Diseases of the endocrine glands, nutrition, and metabolism 0.000 13 13
Diseases of the skeletal, muscle, and connective tissues 0.000 13 13
Parasite-related diseases 0.000 8 8
Neoplasies 0.000 7 7
Sexual impotence 0.000 5 5
Sexually transmitted diseases 0.000 5 5
Problems of the visual system 0.000 2 2
  1. * ICF: Informant consensus factor