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Table 3 Frequency citations of Tamarindus indica uses

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices in tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) use and conservation in Eastern Uganda

Use Tamarind part(s) used Butaleja (n = 17) Tororo (n = 43) Total FC* per use RFC** Percentage citation
Beverage Fruit pulp 17 43 60 1 100
Food (snack) Fruit 17 42 59 0.98 98.33
Windbreak Trees 12 41 53 0.88 88.30
Oral hygiene (toothbrushes) Branches 11 42 53 0.88 88.30
Shade Trees 15 37 52 0.87 86.70
Flavouring Fruitpulp 11 24 45 0.75 75
Aesthetic/recreation purposes Trees 12 32 44 0.73 73
Firewood and charcoal Trunk, branches 2 36 38 0.63 63
Teaching/learning aid Seeds 0 28 28 0.47 46.70
Food preservative Fruitpulp 4 20 24 0.40 40
Source of income Trunk, fruit, branches 2 21 23 0.38 38.30
Construction Trunk, branches 2 19 21 0.35 35
Feed for livestock Leaves 1 20 21 0.35 35
Tool handles and clubs Branches, trunk 2 15 17 0.28 28
Mulch Leaves 2 14 16 0.27 26.70
Support for plants Trees 2 9 11 0.18 18
Ethnoveterinary uses Leaves, stembark, rootbark 2 7 9 0.15 15
Ethnomedicine for humans Leaves, stembark, rootbark 3 5 8 0.13 13
  1. FC*Frequency of citation
  2. RFC** Relative frequency of citation = Frequency of citation (FC) divided by number of respondents (n = 60)