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Table 3 Categories of ailments and Informant Consensus Factors (FIC)

From: Qualitative and quantitative ethnobotanical study of the Pangkhua community in Bilaichari Upazilla, Rangamati District, Bangladesh

Use category. In brackets, local name of illness used by the informants and local people Number of taxa (Nt) Number of use reports (Nur) Informant consensus factor
Digestive system disorders: diarrhea (patla paikhana), gastritis (gastic, petod gas), dysentery (bikar, amasha), carminative (hozmi, petod gas komibo), digestive (hozomi), ulcer (petod gha), vomiting (bomi), indigestion (hozom n hoile), piles (arsha), constipation (paikhana kosha), anthelmintic (krimir osod), dyspepsia (hozom n hoile), laxative (paikhana norom goribellai). 49 141 0.66
Respiratory disorders: cough (kof), colds (thanda), pneumonia (newmonia), bronchitis (jolkhashi), tuberculosis (jokkha), asthma (shash kosto), whooping cough (khungri khas). 39 109 0.65
Cancer (kancer) and tumors (tumar) 7 18 0.64
Malaria (maleria) 5 11 0.60
Snake and dog bites (hap and kutta kamor) 4 8 0.57
Skin diseases: eczema (kaur), ringworm (dad), boils (fura), scabies (chulkani), burns (pora), cuts (kata) and wounds (khoto/gha). 24 55 0.57
Sexual and menstrual disorders: leucorrhoea (shet shrab), dampened sexual desire (sex barabelllai), impotence (bondha), pain during menstruation (masik kale betha), sexual disabilities (bikolango) 10 22 0.57
Pain: Abdominal pain (tolpetod betha), backache (pit betha), earache (kanot betha), headache (matha betha), joint pain (girad betha), rheumatic pain (bater betha), sore throat (golat betha), stomachache (pedot betha), toothache (dat betha). 18 39 0.55
Urinary disorders: dysuria (proshaber somot betha), kidney problems (kidnir somossa), urinary tract infections (proshaber rastat gha) 6 11 0.50
Jaundice (jondis) 7 18 0.64
General disorders: fever (jor), high blood pressure (pressure bari gele), colic (shul betha), stimulant (uttejok), conjunctivitis (chokh utha). 22 58 0.63