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Table 11 Comparative analysis of the uses of medicinal plant species recorded in this study with other similar studies undertaken in different places

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used against human ailments in Gubalafto District, Northern Ethiopia

Sample no Study area and references Total no. of species reported No. of similar uses No. of dissimilar uses Percentages of new uses reported in the present study
1. Loma and Gena bosa Districts, southern Ethiopia [68] 158 16 24 15.19
2. Seharti Samre District, Southern Tigray, Ethiopia [38] 87 25 27 31.03
3. Guji Oromo Tribes in Abaya District, Borana, Oromia, Ethiopia [10] 43 8 11 25.58
4. Harla and Dengego valleys, eastern Ethiopia [79] 83 2 14 16.87
5. Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia [32] 51 1 11 21.57
6. Gondar Zuria District, Northwestern Ethiopia [37] 42 12 16 38.10
7. Libo Kemkem District, Northwest Ethiopia [63] 149 34 35 23.49
8. In and around Fiche District, Central Ethiopia [50] 106 11 43 40.57
9. Debre Libanos Wereda, Central Ethiopia [78] 77 9 32 41.56
10. Bench ethnic group of Ethiopia [61] 35 1 15 42.86
11. Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia [46] 112 16 39 34.82
12. Maale and Ari ethnic communities in southern Ethiopia [29] 128 15 18 14.06
13. Mana Angetu District, Southeastern Ethiopia [40] 203 4 41 20.20
14. Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia [65] 135 8 41 30.40
15. Wayu Tuka District, Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia [47] 103 8 16 15.53
16. Wonago Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia [42] 58 9 13 22.41
17. Amaro Woreda, Ethiopia [45] 56 13 16 28.57
18. Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia [70] 80 7 39 48.75
19 Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia [73] 106 10 22 20.75
20. Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia [59] 67 12 16 23.88
21. Ethiopia [75] 35 2 5 14.29
22. Sekoru Woreda, Jimma Zone, Southwestern Ethiopia [76] 27 3 15 55.56
23. Asgede Tsimbila district, Northwestern Tigray, northern Ethiopia [77] 68 8 23 33.82
24. Gindeberet District,Western Ethiopia [55] 26 6 11 42.31
25. South africa [62] 46 2 2 4.35
26. Abeokuta areas of Ogun State, Nigeria [36] 58   6 10.35
27. Igede people of Nigeria [1] 90 3 3.33
28. Ogun state of Nigeria [60] 36 2 5.56
29. Gomari Airport Ward, Jere local government area, Borno State, Nigeria [30] 22 3 13.64
30. Southwestern Nigeria [72] 143 1 7 4.9
31. Nakapiripirit, Pallisa, Kanungu, and Mukono in Uganda [64] 262 1 0.38
32. Uganda [53] 103 12 11.65
33. Maasai of Southern Kaijiado District, Kenya [2] 41 1 1 2.44
34. Kikuyu, Central Kenya [3] 58 3 5.17
35. Sabaots of mt.elgon Kenya [48] 107 3 15 14.02
36. Eastern Desert of Egyp Wadi El-Gemal National Park [51] 70 3 4.29
37. Beregadougou and Fabedougou, Cascades Region, Burkina Faso [33] 95 4 4.21
38. Bhopal district, India [49] 79 7 8.86
39. Coochbehar district, West Bengal, India [9] 46 3 6.52
40. Keelakodankulam village, South India [67] 70 3 4 5.71
41. Irula Tribe of Hasanur Hills, Erode District, India [71] 70 6 8.57
42. Nandi, Kenya [57] 44 2 3 6.82
43. Conakry and Dubreka, Guinean [34] 67 3 4.48
44. Kadipur village of Chuadanga District, Bangladesh [58] 33 1 3 9.09
45. Sylhet Division, Bangladesh [69] 107 3 2 1.87
46. Province of Camagüey, Cuba [74] 123 2 1.63
47. Izmir Province, Turkey [56] 33 1 3.03
48. District Mirpur, AJK, Pakistan [66] 29 2 3 10.35
49. Tabarkins, Northern Italy [80] 53 1 8 15.09
50. Itapoa, Southern Brazil [35] 109 3 2 1.83
51. Dek Island in Ethiopia [81] 60 15 10 16.7
52. Zay people in Ethiopia [82] 33 7 6 18.18
53. Dheeraa town, Arsi Zone, Ethiopia [83] 83 13 16 19.28
54. Around Alamata, Southern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia [84] 25 9 7 28
55. Mecha Wereda West Gojjam Zone of Ethiopia [31] 102 16 30 29.41
   Total average mean percentages of new uses 17.85