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Table 4 Preference ranking of most preferred medicinal plant species based on overall effectiveness to treat human ailments

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

Species name Respondents (Traditional healers) Score Rank
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15   
Aloe pirottae 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 74 1
Balanites aegyptiaca 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 72 2
Tamarindus indica 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 3 5 71 3
Azadirachta indica 4 3 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 68 4
Acacia albida 5 4 5 5 3 5 5 3 3 5 4 3 5 3 4 62 5
Hydnora johannis 5 5 5 3 3 3 5 5 3 5 4 3 4 3 5 61 6
Portulaca oleracea 4 3 3 2 3 2 4 3 3 5 4 3 3 3 4 49 7
Acacia robusta 5 4 3 3 1 2 3 2 4 5 4 3 2 3 4 48 8
Withania somnifera 5 4 2 2 3 2 5 2 3 4 4 3 2 3 4 48 9
Cucumis dipsaceus 5 4 3 3 4 2 2 2 3 2 4 3 2 3 4 46 10