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Table 5 Main fidelity levels for Marquesan cosmetopoeia

From: Ethnobotanical survey of cosmetic plants used in Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)

Cosmetic use Plant species NIUE NIE Fidelity level (%)
Hydration Ageratum conyzoides 17 20 85,0
Perfume Ageratum conyzoides 19 20 95,0
Perfume Ananas comosus 11 11 100,0
Healing Calophyllum inophyllum 13 20 65,0
Hydration Cananga odorota 18 20 90,0
Perfume Cananga odorota 20 20 100,0
Deodorant Citrus aurantiifolia 21 23 91,3
Healing Cocos nucifera 23 28 82,1
Hydration Cocos nucifera 27 28 96,4
Intimate hygiene Cocos nucifera 19 28 67,9
Perfume Cocos nucifera 27 28 96,4
Medicinal care Cocos nucifera 20 28 71,4
Hydration Curcuma longa 21 25 84,0
Perfume Curcuma longa 17 25 68,0
Hydration Gardenia taitensis 20 25 80,0
Perfume Gardenia taitensis 19 25 76,0
Hydration Jasminum grandiflorum 10 15 66,7
Perfume Jasminum grandiflorum 14 15 93,3
Hydration Mentha spp. 13 16 81,3
Perfume Mentha spp. 16 16 100,0
Hydration Ocimum basilicum 18 21 85,7
Perfume Ocimum basilicum 19 21 90,5
Hydration Pandanus tectorius var. tectorius 12 13 92,3
Perfume Pandanus tectorius var. tectorius 12 13 92,3
Perfume Premna serratifolia 12 16 75,0
Intimate hygiene Rauvolfia nukuhivensis 10 11 90,9
Perfume Rauvolfia nukuhivensis 10 11 90,9
Healing Santalum insulare var. marchionense 18 27 66,7
Hydration Santalum insulare var. marchionense 25 27 92,6
Perfume Santalum insulare var. marchionense 19 27 70,4
Anti-cold sore & canker sore Syzygium malaccense 11 16 68,8