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Table 5 Preference ranking of medicinal plants reported for treating atopic eczema

From: Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Medicinal plants for atopic eczema Informants labelled A to O
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O Total score Rank
Allium sativum L. 6 5 6 7 4 4 5 6 7 6 4 5 4 5 7 81 2
Asparagus africanus Lam. 1 2 3 2 1 3 1 2 1 7 3 1 1 7 1 36 6
Clematis hirsuta Perr. & Guill. 3 4 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 2 32 7
Croton macrostachyus Del. 4 3 4 5 7 5 4 4 3 4 7 3 5 6 3 67 4
Datura stramonium L. 5 7 5 3 6 7 6 5 6 3 5 4 6 3 5 76 3
Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G. Don) 7 6 7 6 5 6 7 7 5 5 6 6 7 4 6 90 1
Solanum anguivi Lam. 2 1 1 4 3 2 2 1 4 2 2 7 2 1 4 38 5
  1. N:B-Scores in the table indicate ranks given to medicinal plants based on their efficacy. Highest number (7) given for the medicinal plant which informants thought most effective in treating atopic eczema and the lowest number (1) for the least effective plant.