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Table 8 Index of relative importance and dynamic of use of the most cited species

From: Factors affecting the use of medicinal plants by migrants from rural areas of Brazilian Northeast after moving to a metropolitan region in Southeast of Brazil

Species Number of citations Number of informants Dynamics* Index**
Aloysia gratissima 5 2 M, I 0.40
Anadenanthera macrocarpa 6 3 M, R 0.50
Bacharis trimera 9 3 M, I 0.33
Cajanus cajan 8 4 M 0.50
Calea pinnatifida 5 2 I 0.40
Chenopodium ambrosioides 7 3 M, D 0.43
Cymbopogon citratus 8 4 M 0.50
Foeniculum vulgare 10 4 M 0.40
Lippia alba 7 6 M, I 0.86
Mentha arvensis 6 4 M 0.66
Mentha pulegium 6 4 M, I 0.66
Persea americana 6 3 M 0.50
Phyllanthus niruri 5 4 M, I 0.80
Phyllanthus tenellus 5 4 M, I 0.80
Plectranthus amboinicus 5 3 M 0.60
Rosmarinus officinalis 5 3 M, I 0.60
Ruta chalepensis 5 1 M 0.20
Ruta graveolens 9 2 M 0.22
Sambucus canadensis 6 2 M 0.33
  1. *M = maintained; I = incorporated; D = discontinued
  2. **Index of relative importance = number of informants/number of citations