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Table 6 Comparison of medicinal plants used by Meccan women (MW) identified at the species level (n = 95) with the inventories from selected literature sources. NA indicates that a source did not provide vernacular names or therapeutic uses

From: Medicinal plants used by women in Mecca: urban, Muslim and gendered knowledge

Reference (rural/urban) Total number of species listed New citations by MW Species with different vernacular names Species with different therapeutic uses
Abdulafatih 1987 (rural) [59] 61 81 (85%) 84 (88%) 85 (89%)
Al-Sodany et al. 2013 (rural) [41] 165 82 (86%) NA NA
El-Ghazali et al. 2010 (rural) [58] 47 87 (92%) 88 (93%) 90 (95%)
Ghazanfar 1994 (not specified) [36] 260 43 (45%) 53 (56%) 55 (58%)
Total literature 486 39 (41%) 48 (51%) 79 (83%)