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Table 5 Informant consensus factor (ICF) for categorized ailments

From: Ethnomedicinal survey of various communities residing in Garo Hills of Durgapur, Bangladesh

Category No. of species % Of all species No. of use reports % Of all use reports Informant consensus factor (ICF) Most frequently used plant species
Gastrointestinal disorders 36 24 860 25.73 0.96 Aegle marmelos
Fever 09 6 210 6.28 0.96 Citrus grandis
Respiratory complaints 13 8.67 237 7.09 0.95 Ocimum tenuiflorum
Diabetes 11 7.33 190 5.68 0.95 Syzygium cumini
Liver disorders 07 4.67 102 3.05 0.90 Cuscuta reflexa
Dermatological problems 25 16.67 620 18.55 0.96 Azadirachta indica
Urinary and rectal diseases 09 6 160 4.79 0.95 Calendula officinalis
Inflammation and pain 12 8 225 6.73 0.95 Zingiber officinale
Hematological disorders 02 1.33 55 1.65 0.98 Musa paradisiaca
Sexual stimulant 02 1.33 79 2.36 0.99 Bombax ceiba
Hair growth 02 1.33 37 1.11 0.97 Terminalia belerica
General health 04 2.67 114 3.41 0.97 Asparagus racemosus
Nervous system 04 2.67 65 1.94 0.97 Cassia fistula
Helminthiasis 07 4.67 150 4.49 0.96 Ananas sativus
Female sexual disorders 05 3.33 108 3.23 0.96 Abroma augusta
Heart problems 02 2.67 57 1.71 0.98 Terminalia arjuna
Total 150a   3343    
  1. aEach species may be listed in several categories