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Table 6 FL value of medicinal plants

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia

Species and Family Local name Therapeutical uses Fidelity level (FL)
Carissa spinarum L. Apocynaceae Agam evil eye 100%
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Benth Rutaceae Limbche evil eye 100%
Acokanthera schimperi (A. DC.) Schweinf. Apocynaceae Yemerz Enchet 'kusil, yetat merz' 100%
Calpurnia aurea (Alt.) Benth. Fabaceae Digita diarrhea 100%
Ficus thonningii Blume. Moraceae Chibha 'ayn bar teza' 100%
Cyphostemma junceum (Webb) Decoings ex Wild & Drummond Vitaceae Etse Zewe snake bite 100%
Sansevieria erythraeae Mattei Dracaenaceae Algeti/chiret 'sinfete wesib' 100%
Zehneria scabra Asteraceae Hareg Ressa (Este Sabek) 'mich', 'kintarot' 86%
Stephania abyssinica (Dillon. & A. Rich.) Walp. Menispermaceae Kib Kitel/Etse Eyesus stomachache/'kuruba', babies' sickness 80%
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Herit Phytolaceae Endod 'wef beshita', 'kusil' 75%
Verbena officinalis L. Verbenaceae Atuch stomachache, evil eye, snake bite 73%
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. Lamiaceae Dama Kesse 'mich', 'kusil' 67%
Croton marcostachyus Del. Euphorbiaceae Bissana gastrointestinal disorder, 'wef beshita' 63%
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex A. Nees) T. Anders Acanthaceae Sensel (Smiza) evil eye, 'wef beshita', 'kuruba' 63%
Capparis tomentosa Lam. Capparidaceae Gumero evil eye, 'satan beshita, 'tesbo beshita' 57%
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich. Curcurbitaceae Yemidir Embuay stomachache, 'kuruba', 'chiffea', 'majrat getr', 'nessr', rabies, 'wef beshita' 50%
Plumbago zeylanicum L. Plumbaginaceae Amira coughing, 'kurtimat', cancer, swelling 40%
Dorstenia barnimiana Schweinf. Moraceae Work Bemeda cancer, rabies, syphilis, 'wef beshita', 'yeahya kintarot', 'mushuro' 22%