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Table 3 Rank-ordered list of folk herbal remedies according to category of ailments for which they were employed.

From: Folk medicine in the northern coast of Colombia: an overview

Category Uses reports (Ur) Number of plants uses (Npu) Informant Agreement Ratio (IAR)
Skin affections 285 11 0,96
Inflammation 165 7 0,96
Respiratory tract diseases 215 12 0,95
Gastro-intestinal system disorders 122 11 0,92
Central nervous system complaints 55 7 0,89
Infections 35 6 0,85
Ear ailments 14 3 0,85
Urinary ailments 14 3 0,85
Other syndromes 85 15 0,83