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Table 4 Consensus agreement about uses of medicinal plants for important ailment categories

From: Ethnobotanical knowledge of the lay people of Blouberg area (Pedi tribe), Limpopo Province, South Africa

Ailment category Ntaxa Nur Fic
High blood pressure 3 10 0.78
Joints 1 3 1
Fractured bones 1 4 1
Anti-poison 1 3 1
Aphrodisiac 4 37 0.92
Diabetes 1 3 1
Eye infections 3 30 0.93
Asthma 1 4 1
Tonsillitis 2 6 1
Chest complaints 1 3 1
Gynaecological complaints 6 37 0.86
vomiting 2 8 0.86
Headache 2 13 0.92
Vaal sick 1 7 1
Stomach ache 14 114 0.88
New born infections 7 47 0.88
Diarrhoea 7 43 0.86
Tooth ache 1 2 1
Skin infections 5 28 0.85
Sores and wounds 3 7 0.67
General medicine 6 46 0.89
Ethno-veterinary infections 9 44 0.81
Blood purifier 5 35 0.88
Management of HIV-AIDS 15 110 0.80
Heart infections 3 16 0.87
Foot ache 4 39 0.92
Deceased’s wife 2 49 0.98
Sexually transmitted infections 24 209 0.89
Some taxa falls in more than one ailment categories