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Table 5 Consensus agreement about uses of medicinal plants for ailment categories

From: Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant species used by communities around Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda

Ailment category Ntaxa Nur Fic
Blood system disorders 11 2 0.9
General conditions 14 9 0.4
Arthritis & Inflammation 29 20 0.3
Infection 52 36 0.3
Neurological & nervous system disorder 16 12 0.3
Sexually Transmitted & venereal diseases 5 4 0.3
Skin infections 69 49 0.3
Gastro intestinal disorders 51 40 0.2
Gynaecological issues 64 50 0.2
Respiratory tract infections 34 27 0.2
Erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer 15 12 0.2
Immune & energy boosting 12 10 0.2
Diabetes 6 5 0.2
Headaches and fatigue 11 10 0.1
Painful body parts 4 4 0
Childcare 10 10 0
Muscular skeletal 9 9 0
Abnormalities 1 1 0
Psychiatric disorders 3 3 0
Body odour 9 9 0
Poisonous animal bites 12 12 0
A taxa may fall in more than one ailment categories    
  1. Key: Ntaxa - Number of species in each use category
  2. Nur - Number of use reports, Fic - Informant consensus factor