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Table 7 Comparison of the uses of all common species inventoried in Table 6 to worldwide uses

From: Medicinal plants used to treat the most frequent diseases encountered in Ambalabe rural community, Eastern Madagascar

Scientific name Present study Rabearivony et al. [7] Rakotonandrasana [39] Razafindraibe et al. [8] Quansah [19] Nicolas [38] Worldwide
Aeschynomene sensitiva Sw. Malaria       
Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum. Cough      Cough  
Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn. Stomach-ache    Malaria   Malaria  
Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. Diarrhea      Diarrhea Diarrhea [43, 44]
Canarium L. Diarrhea       
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don Malaria Stomach-ache   Stomach-ache    Malaria [45], diarrhea, dysentery [46], diarrhea [44]
Citrus aurantium L. Stomach-ache Cough   Cough, malaria   Cough Diarrhea [44]
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f. Cough       Malaria [47], dysentery [48]
Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don Diarrhea, malaria, stomach-ache Stomach-ache      
Curcuma longa L. Stomach-ache Malaria   Malaria    Cough [49]
Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H. Rob. Stomach-ache       
Danais terminalis Boivin ex Drake Diarrhea       
Desmodium ramosissimum G. Don Cough, diarrhea Diarrhea      
Elephantopus scaber L. Diarrhea, stomach-ache   Diarrhea   Dysentery   Diarrhea, dysentery [43]
Entada gigas (L.) Fawc. & Rendle Diarrhea Diarrhea      
Eriobotrya japonica (Thunb.) Lindl. Cough Bilharzia      Cough [50]
Exacum quinquenervium Griseb. Diarrhea Malaria      
Ficus polita Vahl Stomach-ache Stomach-ache      
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir. Diarrhea Diarrhea   Diarrhea    Malaria [47, 51]
Kalanchoe prolifera (Bowie ex Hook.) Raym.-Hamet Cough, malaria Cough   Cough    
Lantana camara L. Diarrhea, stomach-ache Malaria      Dysentery [43], cough [52], malaria [51]
Litchi chinensis Sonn. Diarrhea, dysentery, stomach-ache    Diarrhea   Bilharzia, diarrhea  
Lygodium lanceolatum Desv. Stomach-ache Diarrhea    Stomach-ache   
Macaranga obovata Boivin ex Baill. Diarrhea       
Maesa lanceolata Forssk. Diarrhea       
Manihot esculenta Crantz Diarrhea       Diarrhea [52]
Mauloutchia humblotii (H. Perrier) Capuron Cough Cough      
Mollugo nudicaulis Lam. Malaria, stomach-ache Cough, diarrhea, malaria   Cough, diarrhea, malaria    
Musa paradisiaca L. Diarrhea, dysentery Diarrhea   Diarrhea   Diarrhea Diarrhea, dysentery [36, 53], diarrhea [54], malaria [47], cough, diarrhea [52]
Oxalis corniculata L. Cough       Diarrhea, dysentery [36]
Paederia thouarsiana Baill. Stomach-ache       
Petchia erythrocarpa (Vatke) Leeuwenb. Malaria    Malaria    
Psidium cattleyanum Sabine Diarrhea Diarrhea   Diarrhea    
Psidium guajava L. Diarrhea, dysentery    Diarrhea, dysentery, malaria Diarrhea, dysentery Cough, diarrhea, dysentery, malaria Dysentery [36], diarrhea, dysentery [43, 53, 55], diarrhea [56, 57], cough, diarrhea [46], diarrhea, stomach-ache [50], dysentery, stomach-ache [52]
Raphia farinifera (Gaertn.) Hyl. Diarrhea       
Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn. Stomach-ache Cough, stomach-ache      
Senna alata (L.) Roxb. Bilharzia       Diarrhea [44]
Sorindeia madagascariensis DC. Diarrhea, stomach-ache Stomach-ache Stomach-ache   Diarrhea   
Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. Malaria, stomach-ache Stomach-ache      Diarrhea [56], malaria [45, 51]
Zea mays L. Stomach-ache      Cough