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Table 6 Fidelity level (FL) of medicinal plants cited for 25 or more times

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

Sl. no. Medicinal plant Ailment category Lpa Lub FLc(%)
01 Abroma augusta Female sexual disorders 55 57 95.74
02 Adhatoda vasica Respiratory complaints 48 53 90.57
03 Aegle marmelos Gastrointestinal disorders 110 110 100.00
04 Aloe barbadensis Gastrointestinal disorders 62 72 86.11
05 Ananas sativus Helminthiasis 120 120 100.00
06 Andrographis paniculata Gastrointestinal disorders 51 62 82.26
07 Asparagus racemosus General health 46 61 75.40
08 Averrhoa carambola Helminthiasis 86 86 100.00
09 Azadirachta indica Dermatological problems 90 90 100.00
10 Bombax ceiba Sexual stimulant 77 77 100.00
11 Calendula officinalis Urinary and rectal diseases 37 48 77.08
12 Carica papaya Gastrointestinal disorders 102 102 100.00
13 Cassia fistula Nervous system 45 49 91.84
14 Centella asiatica Gastrointestinal disorders 62 75 82.66
15 Citrus grandis Fever 106 106 100.00
16 Coccinia cordifolia Diabetes 55 61 90.16
17 Cuscuta reflexa Liver disorders 51 67 76.11
18 Cynodon dactylon Dermatological problems 48 59 81.36
19 Emblica officinalis Gastrointestinal disorders 72 85 84.71
20 Hyptis suaveolens Gastrointestinal disorders 48 59 81.36
21 Musa paradisiacal Hematological disorders 34 47 72.34
22 Ocimum tenuiflorum Respiratory complaints 105 105 100.00
23 Piper betel Diabetes 39 55 70.91
24 Syzygium cumini Diabetes 92 92 100.00
25 Terminalia arjuna Heart diseases 97 97 100.00
26 Terminalia bellirica Hair growth 55 65 84.62
27 Terminalia chebula Gastrointestinal disorders 77 77 100.00
28 Zingiber officinale Inflammation and pain 95 95 100.00
29 Ziziphus mauritiana Gastrointestinal disorders 38 44 86.36
  1. aThe number of use reports cited for a given species for a particular ailment category
  2. bThe number of informants cited the species for any ailment category
  3. cFidelity level