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Table 3 Diseases based on categories and informant consensus factor (ICF)

From: Ethnobotanical investigation on medicinal plants in Algoz area (South Kordofan), Sudan

  N t N ur ICF
Respiratory system diseases 8 31 0.77
Blood system disorders 14 116 0.88
Urinary system 17 156 0.89
Gynaecological diseases 12 86 0.87
Muscoloskeletal system 15 90 0.84
Dermatology 19 64 0.71
Digestive system disorders 48 292 0.84
Parasite infections 22 126 0.83
Endocrinological system (diabetes) 16 89 0.83
Abnormalities 9 45 0.82
Poisonous animal bites 8 77 0.91
Pain 10 43 0.76
Eye diseases 2 3 0.50
General health 4 13 0.75
Envy eye 12 89 0.86
  1. Respiratory system diseases: cold, cough, flu, asthma, measles and ear infection. Blood system disorders: hypertension, anaemia and spleen problems. Urinary system: kidney disorders, kidney stones, urine retention and haematuria. Gynaecological diseases: uterus inflammation, menstruation, syphilis, postpartum, prostate and sexual weakness. Muscoloskeletal system: rheumatism, back pain and foot pain. Dermatology: skin diseases, skin allergy, wounds, eczema, leprosy and dandruff. Digestive system disorders: stomachache, flatulence, acid reflux, diarrhoea, haemorrhoids, dysentery, laxative and jaundice. Parasite infections: bilharzia, malaria, giardiasis and helminthiasis. Endocrinological system: diabetes. Abnormalities: swellings. Poisonous animal bites: scorpion sting and snake bite. Pain: headache and toothache. Eye diseases: improved eyesight, eye infection. General health: tonic
  2. N t number of taxa, N ur number of use reports