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Table 5 Fidelity levels (FL) of plant species used for various uses by key informants

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

Medicinal Plant species Therapeutic uses Ip Iu FL %
Bauhinia galpinii Sexually transmitted infections 4 4 100
Mimusops zeyheri Sexually transmitted infections 4 4 100
Raphionacme hirsuta Sexually transmitted infections 16 21 72
Pollichia campestris Management of HIV-AIDS 6 6 100
Melia azeadarach Management of HIV-AIDS 12 12 100
Adansonia digitata Management of HIV-AIDS 9 12 75
Geigeria aspera Stomach related infections 18 18 100
Tragia dioica Stomach related infections 8 8 100
Solanum aculeastrum Stomach related infections 12 12 100
Solanum mauritianum Stomach related infections 21 21 100
Solanum supicum Stomach related infections 6 6 100
Securidaca longipedunculata Aphrodisiac for men 20 29 69
Hypoxis haemerocallidea Aphrodisiac for men 10 20 50
Cannabis sativa Vaal sick 7 11 64
Tallinum caffrum Heart related infections 6 6 100
Schotia brachypetala Diarrhoea 6 6 100
Strychnos spinosa Diarrhoea 6 8 75
Acacia karoo Diarrhoea 6 6 100
Urginea sanguinea Blood purifier 7 19 37
Jatropha erythropoda Blood purifier 10 10 100
Withania somnifera Gynaecological complaints 14 14 100
Ipomoea albivenia Gynaecological complaints 6 6 100
Securidaca longipedunculata Headache 9 29 31
Cannabis sativa Headache 4 11 36
Neorautanenia mitis Footache 12 12 100
Nerium oleander Toothache 2 4 50
Sida cordifolia High blood pressure 6 6 100
Vitis vinifera High blood pressure 3 5 60
Azanza gackeana Painful joints 3 3 100
Kirkia acuminata Fractured bones 4 4 100
Aloe marlothii Ethno-veterinary infections 3 6 50
Urginea sanguinea Ethno-veterinary infections 7 19 37
Cassia abbreviata Diabetes 3 18 17
Pterodiscus kellerianus New born babies 18 18 100
Ehretia rigida New born babies 7 7 100
Grewia flavescens New born babies 6 8 75
Jartoha zeyheri Eye infections 14 26 53
Elephantorrhiza burkei Eye infections 10 36 27
Ximenia americana Asthma 4 11 36
Dichrostachys cinerea Vomiting 4 7 57
Gymnosporia senegalensis Vomiting 4 15 27
Cynodon dactylon Tonsillitis 3 3 100
Ziziphus mucronata Tonsillitis 3 4 75
Catharanthus roseus Skin infections 7 11 63
Terminalia sericea Skin infections 10 23 43
Aloe marlothii Skin infections 3 14 21
Gardenia volkensii Chest complaints 3 4 75
Cassia abbreviata Anti-poison 3 18 17
Blepharis diversispina Deceased’ wife 23 29 79
Cucumis hirsuta Deceased’ wife 26 26 100
Ziziphus mucronata Sores and wounds 1 4 25
Carissa edulis Sores and wounds 3 13 23
Peucedanum sulcatum General medicine 11 11 100
Ipomoea alba General medicine 11 11 100
Ipomoea spp General medicine 3 4 75