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Table 3 Fidelity Level (FL) values for medicinal plants used by the Karen

From: Ethnomedicinal plants used for digestive system disorders by the Karen of northern Thailand

Category Most preferred species used against digestive disorders (FL(%))
Diarrhea Punica granatum (100.00), Psidium guajava (95.45), Musa sapientum (81.58), Leea indica (50.44), Ensete glaucum (50.00), Celastrus paniculatus (46.15), Ochna integerrima (33.33)
Gastric ulcer Dillenia pentagyna (84.62), Engelhardtia spicata var. colebrookeana (81.25), Curcuma longa (70.63), Croton kongensis (42.31), Ziziphus cambodiana (36.36)
Flatulence Zingiber montanum (90.20), Zingiber ottensii (81.75), Boesenbergia rotunda (65.00), Kaempferia parviflora (31.82)
Laxative Senna occidentalis (87.18), Euphorbia heterophylla (72.22), Senna alata (70.59), Tamarindus indica (62.75)
Jaundice Gymnopetalum integrifolium (90.91), Dendrocalamus strictus (75.00), Croton robustus (56.25), Flemingia macrophylla (46.15), Mussaenda sanderiana (44.19)
Mouth ulcer Melastoma malabathricum (76.92)
Geographic tongue Melastoma malabathricum (23.08)
Constipation Ochna integerrima (2.38)
Stomachache Acorus calamus (6.09)
Appetite stimulant Mussaenda sanderiana (4.65)
Food poisoning Ensete glaucum (7.14)
Carminative Zingiber ottensii (10.95)
Toothache Mussaenda sanderiana (4.65)
Hemorrhoid Ziziphus cambodiana (9.09)