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Table 2 Ethnobotanical consensus index for traditional medicinal plant use categories.

From: Consensus of the 'Malasars' traditional aboriginal knowledge of medicinal plants in the Velliangiri holy hills, India

Illness category [84] Number of Taxa (Nt) Number of use-reports (Nur) Informants' consensus index factor (Fic)a
Jaundice 2 14 0.92
Fever 3 5 0.50
Repel evil sprit 5 31 0.87
Respiratory 6 27 0.80
Infections 6 14 0.61
Dermatological 14 51 0.74
Pain 16 65 0.76
Gastrointestinal 18 41 0.56
General health 25 86 0.71
Wounds 6 15 0.62
Total b 101 249 -
  1. aFic = Nur-Nt/(Nur-1), providing a value between 0 and 1, where high value indicates a high rate of informant consensus.
  2. bA taxon may be listed in several of the categories of medicinal usage.