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Table 4 Factor of informant consensus for therapeutic uses of medicinal plant species in the Loja province

From: “Horchata” drink in Southern Ecuador: medicinal plants and people’s wellbeing

Therapeutic uses of medicinal plantsa Number of medicinal plant species Number of use citations by market vendors FICb
1 Antibronquitic 1 78 1.00
2 Cholagogue 1 93 1.00
3 Hemostatic 1 27 1.00
4 Stimulant 1 81 1.00
5 Blood circulation 2 115 0.99
6 Antispasmodic 4 178 0.98
7 Restorative 9 179 0.96
8 Vulnerary 7 137 0.96
9 Antidiarrheal 9 175 0.95
10 Astringent 3 39 0.95
11 Hoarseness 2 15 0.93
12 Tonic 11 137 0.93
13 Antiseptic 9 97 0.92
14 Cardiotonic 10 119 0.92
15 Blood pressure 2 12 0.91
16 Febrifuge 9 86 0.91
17 Digestive 21 182 0.89
18 Hepatic 21 184 0.89
19 Stomachache 20 164 0.88
20 Carminative 13 89 0.86
21 Sedative 26 173 0.86
22 Antiflu 17 95 0.83
23 Diuretic 30 169 0.83
24 Analgesic 36 185 0.81
25 Depurative 8 35 0.79
26 Antitussive 6 23 0.77
27 Hypertensive 2 5 0.75
28 Hypolipemiant 2 5 0.75
29 Emmenagogue 4 12 0.72
30 Anti-inflammatory 47 133 0.65
31 Hypoglycemic agent 2 3 0.50
32 Hypotensive 3 5 0.50
  1. a The therapeutic uses follow the categories proposed by Rios et al. [25] and were applied to the 71 medicinal plant species sold at 31 traditional markets at Loja province, Southern Ecuador
  2. b FIC= Factor of Informant Consensus