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Table 10 Results of informants consensus factor (ICF) for most prevalent human illnesses in Megera and adjacent kebeles

From: Medicinal plants used by traditional healers to treat malignancies and other human ailments in Dalle District, Sidama Zone, Ethiopia

Ailment treated

List of plants used [Species (number of reports)]s

Total number of species

Total number of reports

ICF

‘Miche

Ocimum lamiifolium (20), Salvia nilotica (20)

2

40

0.97

Jaundice (liver disease)

Juniperus procera (6), Peponium vogelii (5), Podocarpus falcatus (13), Rumex abyssinicus (17), Stephania abyssinica (3)

5

44

0.91

Wounds

Pentas lanceolata (6), Plectranthus punctatus (15), Solanum aculeatissimum (8), Solanum dasyphyllum (7), Vernonia auriculifera (12)

5

48

0.91

Malaria

Croton macrostachyus (14), Peponium vogelii (5), Solanum nigrum (5), Vernonia amygdalina (11)

4

35

0.91

Sudden illnesses (lammootta’ or dingetegna’)

Aloe sp.(12), Rumex nervosus (3), Prunus persica (5)

3

20

0.89

Helminthiases

Hagenia abyssinica (16), Hypoestes forskaolii (3), Phytolacca dodecandra (5), Plectranthus garckeanus (5), Rumex nervosus (4), Vernonia amygdalina (10)

6

43

0.88

Malignancies/cancer

Bersama abyssinica (9), Buddleja polystachya (3), Clematis simensis (7), Clerodendrum myricoides (4), Dovyalis abyssinica (13), Ekebergia capensis (5), Millettia ferruginea (6), Olea capensis (11), Pentas lanceolata (2), Myrsine melanophloeos (4), Ricinus communis (2), Sideroxylon oxyacanthum (15), Zanthoxylum chalybeum (10), Zingiber officinale (3)

14

94

0.86