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Table 3 Quantitative indices of sources other than herbal: CI (cultural importance); RI (relative importance); RFC (relative frequency of citation)

From: Traditional knowledge about plant, animal, and mineral-based remedies to treat cattle, pigs, horses, and other domestic animals in the Mediterranean island of Sardinia

Sources Indices Ranking
CI RI RFC CI RI RFC
Lard 0.32 0.60 0.35 1 1 1
Salt 0.20 0.53 0.23 2 2 2
Copper sulphate 0.19 0.37 0.18 3 6 4
Ozzu casu a 0.19 0.48 0.17 4 3 6
Ashes 0.16 0.39 0.22 5 5 3
Brewer’s yeast 0.14 0.23 0.17 6 15 5
Ozzu brujadu b 0.10 0.33 0.12 7 7 7
Clay 0.09 0.44 0.10 8 4 8
Cuttlefish bone 0.09 0.32 0.10 9 8 9
Needle 0.09 0.19 0.10 10 16 10
Ozzu seu c 0.09 0.32 0.10 11 9 11
Scissors 0.06 0.17 0.07 12 18 13
Seawater 0.06 0.28 0.05 13 13 19
Sugar 0.06 0.29 0.07 14 10 14
Frammentalzu d 0.04 0.16 0.05 15 19 15
Knife 0.04 0.28 0.05 16 11 16
Ozzu porchinu e 0.04 0.28 0.05 17 12 17
Red hot iron 0.04 0.16 0.05 18 20 18
Urine 0.04 0.16 0.05 19 21 20
Acetylsalicylic acid 0.03 0.15 0.03 20 22 21
Beeswax 0.03 0.15 0.03 21 23 22
Brine 0.03 0.15 0.03 22 24 23
Coffee 0.03 0.15 0.03 23 25 24
Creolin 0.03 0.15 0.03 24 26 25
Cow’s milk 0.03 0.27 0.03 25 14 26
Petroleum 0.03 0.15 0.03 26 27 27
Soap 0.03 0.15 0.03 27 28 29
Water 0.03 0.15 0.03 28 30 30
A bath in the river 0.01 0.14 0.02 29 31 31
Beer 0.01 0.17 0.07 30 17 12
Blood of rabbit 0.01 0.14 0.02 31 32 32
Butter 0.01 0.14 0.02 32 33 33
Cicatrene 0.01 0.14 0.02 33 34 34
Coal 0.01 0.14 0.02 34 35 35
Coke 0.01 0.14 0.02 35 36 36
Ethyl alcohol 0.01 0.14 0.02 36 37 37
Galloping 0.01 0.14 0.02 37 38 38
Iodine 0.01 0.14 0.02 38 39 39
Lead acetate 0.01 0.14 0.02 39 40 40
Leech (Hirudo medicinalis) 0.01 0.14 0.02 40 41 41
Lime 0.01 0.14 0.02 41 42 42
Goat milk 0.01 0.14 0.02 42 43 43
Mud 0.01 0.14 0.02 43 44 44
Naphtha (diesel oil) 0.01 0.14 0.02 44 45 45
Peg 0.01 0.14 0.02 45 46 46
Penicillin 0.01 0.14 0.02 46 47 47
Pig tail 0.01 0.14 0.02 47 48 48
Pins 0.01 0.14 0.02 48 49 49
Pumice stone 0.01 0.15 0.03 49 29 28
Red-hot spike 0.01 0.14 0.02 50 50 50
Rope made of hair (from goat) 0.01 0.14 0.02 51 51 51
Rough stone 0.01 0.14 0.02 52 52 52
Silver coin (Five liras) 0.01 0.14 0.02 53 53 53
Warm clothes 0.01 0.14 0.02 54 54 54
Waxed thread 0.01 0.14 0.02 55 55 55
Wet clothes 0.01 0.14 0.02 56 56 56
  1. aFat obtained by boiling the milk cream with flour
  2. bReused motor oil
  3. cDried peritoneum of sheep
  4. dMother yeast for bakery
  5. eFat from lard