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Table 3 List of ten medicinal plants cited by more than 75% of the informants

From: Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia

Scientific name Ailment No. of informants % of total
Aloe pirottae Tropical ulcer, Eye disease, Colon problem (SIBRI), Malaria, Snake bite, Gallstone and Insect repellent 48 96
Azadirachta indica Malaria, Fungal infection, Intestinal worms 47 94
Hydnora johannis Haemorrhage, Diarrhoea, Swollen body part (GOFLA ) , Wound, and Mouth infections 45 90
Tamarindus indica Stomachache/parasite, Malaria, Dysentery, Wound, Fever and Haemorrhoids 44 88
Balanites aegyptiaca Snake bite, Premature ejaculation, Influenza, Malaria and Wound 42 84
Acacia albida. Stomachache, diarrhoea, Haemorrhage, Cough, pneumonia, Postpartum complications and Kidney disease 41 82
Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. oleracea Gastritis, peptic ulcers, Constipation, and fungal infections 40 80
Acacia nilotica Mouth infection, Toothache, Bad breath (Halitosis), Dysentery and Haemorrhoids 39 78
Acacia senegal Eye disease, Backbone pain, Constipation and Stomachache 38 76
Asparagus leptocladodius Kidney & liver disease, Vomiting of children (Emesis) 38 76