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Table 5 FIC values for illness categories treated with plant-based medicinal foods by the non-institutionally trained siddha practitioners in Tiruvallur district

From: A study on food-medicine continuum among the non-institutionally trained siddha practitioners of Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, India

Illness categories Abbreviations used N UR % UR N t % T N C N VC F ic
Analgesics Ana. 18 3.94 14 13.46 14 3 0.235
Anabolic Anb.
Blood ailments Blo. 29 6.35 18 17.30 18 8 0.379
Bone fracture Bon. 2 0.43 2 1.92 2 0 0.000
Coolants Coo. 18 3.94 14 13.46 14 3 0.235
Dermatological ailments Der. 5 1.09 4 3.84 4 1 0.250
Diabetes Dia. 35 7.67 24 23.07 24 6 0.323
Eye ailments Eye. 9 1.97 8 7.69 8 1 0.125
Fatigue Fat. 14 3.07 14 13.46 14 0 0.000
Fever Fev. 2 0.43 2 1.92 2 0 0.000
Gastrointestinal ailments Gas. 90 19.73 36 34.61 36 26 0.606
Gynecological ailments Gyn. 20 4.38 13 12.50 13 4 0.368
Headache Hed. 1 0.21 1 0.96 1 0 0.000
Heart ailments Hea. 21 4.60 15 14.42 15 4 0.300
Hemorrhoids Hem. 20 4.38 8 7.69 8 6 0.613
Hypertension Hpt. 13 2.85 10 9.61 10 3 0.250
Hypotension Hpo. 8 1.74 8 7.69 8 0 0.000
Hypothyroidism Thy. 3 0.65 3 2.88 3 0 0.000
Jaundice Jau. 2 0.43 2 1.92 2 0 0.000
Kapha ailments Kap. 32 7.01 17 16.34 17 10 0.483
Liver ailments Liv. 4 0.87 3 2.88 3 1 0.333
Male reproductive ailments Mal. 28 6.14 21 20.19 21 6 0.259
Neural ailments Neu. 2 0.43 1 0.96 1 1 1.000
Obesity Obe. 8 1.74 8 7.69 8 0 0.000
Psychological ailments Psy. 8 1.74 7 6.73 7 1 0.142
Urinary ailments Uri. 18 3.94 11 10.57 11 5 0.411
Vadha ailments Vad. 11 2.41 9 8.65 9 2 0.200
Weakness Wea. 35 7.67 19 6.50 19 15 0.470
Analgesics Ana. 4 3.076 4 10.526 4 1 0.000
Anabolic Anb. 11 8.461 5 13.157 5 2 0.600
Blood ailments Blo. 4 3.076 2 5.263 2 2 0.666
Bone fracture Bon. 2 1.538 1 2.613 1 1 1.000
Coolants Coo. 6 4.615 5 13.157 5 1 0.200
Dermatological ailments Der.
Diabetes Dia.
Eye ailments Eye. 3 2.307 3 7.894 3 0 0.000
Fatigue Fat. 7 5.384 6 15.789 6 1 0.375
Fever Fev. 6 4.615 3 7.894 3 2 0.166
Gastrointestinal ailments Gas. 2 0.769 2 2.613 2 0 0.000
Gynecological ailments Gyn. 19 14.615 10 26.315 10 4 0.500
Headache Hed.
Heart ailments Hea. 7 5.384 7 18.421 7 0 0.000
Hemorrhoids Hem.
Hypertension Hpt. 1 1.538 1 5.263 1 0 0.000
Hypotension Hpo.
Hypothyroidism Thy. 1 1.538 1 5.263 1 0 0.000
Jaundice Jau.
Kapha ailments Kap. 30 23.076 16 44.736 16 9 0.482
Liver ailments Liv.
Male reproductive ailments Mal. 11 6.923 8 21.052 8 3 0.714
Neural ailments Neu.
Obesity Obe. 2 1.538 2 2.613 2 0 0.000
Psychological ailments Psy. 2 1.538 2 2.613 2 0 0.000
Urinary ailments Uri. 3 2.564 2 2.613 2 1 0.500
Vadha ailments Vad. 11 8.461 8 23.684 9 2 0.222
Weakness Wea.
  1. NUR number of use reports, % UR % of use reports, Nt number of taxa, % T % of taxa, Nc number of claims, Nvc number of valid claims, no UR and Fic value was not calculated