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Table 2 Ethnobotanical consensus index for traditional medicinal plant use categories

From: Valorizing the 'Irulas' traditional knowledge of medicinal plants in the Kodiakkarai Reserve Forest, India

Illness category Number of use-reports (Nur) Number of Taxa (Nt) Informants' consensus index factor (Fic)a
Dermatological 12 3 0.82
Diabetes 7 1 1.00
Fever 12 4 0.73
Gastrointestinal 17 5 0.75
General health 61 19 0.70
Hydorcoele 6 1 1.00
Infection 13 4 0.75
Jaundice 6 1 1.00
Leprosy 5 1 1.00
Pain 46 14 0.71
Respiratory 8 2 0.86
Spiritual 13 2 0.92
  1. aFic = Nur-Nt/(Nur-1), providing a value between 0 and 1, where high value indicates a high rate of informant consensus.