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Table 3 Informant consensus factor (FIC) for different ailment categories.

From: Indigenous use and bio-efficacy of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa District, Central Nepal

Ailment Number of taxa (Nt) Number of use reports (Nur) Informant consensus factor (FIC)
Gastro-intestinal ailments 20 41 0.53
Fever and headache 18 45 0.61
Musculo-skeletal problems 6 16 0.67
Weakness and dizziness 4 10 0.67
Cuts and wounds 11 48 0.79
Cough and cold 9 44 0.81
Respiratory problems 4 26 0.88
Dermatological infections 4 39 0.92
Menstrual disorders 2 21 0.95
Ophthalmological problems 1 5 1.00
Tooth ache 1 10 1.00
Kidney problems 1 2 1.00
Total 81* 307 -
  1. *Some taxa were reported in more than one ailment category (see Table 2).