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Table 2 Uses of Medicinal Plants on Nyiru

From: Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. Nyiru, South Turkana, Kenya

  Species used Percentage
Malaria 27 38
Fever 24 30
Wounds 23 30
Soup (strength in adults) 22 28
Stomach problems 16 20
Sore throat 10 13
Toothbrush 9 11
Abortion/Exple placenta 6 8
Chest problems/Cough 6 8
Cough (children) 5 6
Eye problems 5 6
Tuberculosis 5 6
Gonorrhoea 4 5
Polio 4 5
Strength (children) 4 10
Joint and muscle pain 3 4
Cold 2 3
Parasites 2 3
Pneumonia 2 5
Pregnancy 2 3
Snakebite 2 3
Swollen breasts 2 3
Dysentery (Children) 1 1
Liver problems 1 1
Stomach (children) 1 1