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Table 4 Preference ranking of medicinal plants used for treating gonorrhoea

From: An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia

  Informants labeled A to J
Medicinal plants A B C D E F G H I J Total score Rank
Acokanthera schimperi (A. DC.) Schweinf. 4 7 5 4 7 5 2 1 2 1 38 4
Crabbea velutina S. Moore 2 5 4 2 4 7 3 2 3 2 34 5
Euclea divinorum Hiern 7 6 6 7 5 3 5 6 4 7 55 1
Gnidia stenophylla Gilg 3 3 3 6 6 4 6 3 6 4 44 3
Ricinus communis L. 5 4 7 5 1 6 4 5 5 5 47 2
Solanum incanum L. 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 7 7 6 32 6
Surregada procera (Prain) Croizat 6 1 1 1 3 2 7 4 1 3 29 7
  1. Key-Scores in the table indicate ranks given to medicinal plants based on their efficacy. Highest number (7) for the medicinal plant which informants thought most effective in treating gonorrhoea and the lowest number (1) for the least effective plant.