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Table 3 Fidelity level (FL) values of medicinal plants cited by four or more informants for being used against a given ailment

From: Ethnobotanical study of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plant use by traditional healers in Oshikoto region, Namibia

Medicinal plant Local name Therapeutic uses Number of Informants FL value (%)
Euclea divinorum Omudime Bleeding 5 100.00
Erythropheum africanum Mupako Mental illnesses 4 100.00
Baphia massaiensis Omulyambambi Fertility or impotence 4 100.00
Kohautia angolensis Omutingulula Intestine cram 8 100.00
Asparagus nelsii Okawekamuthithi Eczema 8 100.00
Clerodendrum ternatum Shanyu Eczema 5 100.00
Ricinus communis Olumono Epilepsy 4 100.00
Unidentified Xhangau Diarrhoea 4 100.00
Diospyros lycoides Oshimumu Bleeding, Worms 6 83.33
Boscia albitrunc Munkudi Chicken pox, Syphilis 4 75.00
Ximenia caffra Ompeke Gonorrhea, Culture bound syndrome, Fertility 6 66.66
Pergularia daemia Eriko Mental illnesses, Fertility or impotent, Snake bite 6 66.66
Dregia macrantha Ondhingulula Mental illnesses, Fertility or impotent, Erectile dysfunction 8 62.50
Croton gratissimus Ongonyo Tetanus, Lightening burn 5 60.00
Pterocarpus angolensis Uguva Leg pain, Coughing, Bleeding 7 57.14
Acacia ataxacantha Mukoro Headache, Bleeding, Pneumonia 7 57.14
Kleinia longiflora Elangelamwali Mental illnesses, Fertility or impotent, Colloid 6 50.00