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Table 9 Informant consensus factors for categorized diseases

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the Hawassa Zuria District, Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia

No. Category name and abbreviations Reported diseases No. of usage report No. of taxa ICF
1 Gastrointestinal ailments (GIA) Diarrhea, abdominal pain, swelling of stomach, stomachache, tape worms, amoeba, cholera, gastritis, vomiting, constipation, liver disease, toothache, indigestion 418 101 0.76
2 Dermatological infections/diseases (DID) Wound, chirt, quaqucha, ‘bugunji,’ itching, skin disease, bijajo (hand wound), dandruff 132 28 0.79
3 Skeletomuscular system disorders (SMSD) Leg pain, leg swelling, back pain, bone fracture, anthrax, swelling, black leg 67 18 0.74
4 Respiratory systems diseases (RSD) Tuberculosis, tonsillitis, coughing, sneezing, common cold, cold, and asthma 81 27 0.68
5 Genito-urinary ailments (GUA) Gonorrhea (STD), ‘kintarot,’ urine problem, kidney disease 69 22 0.69
6 Poisonous bites (PB) Rabies, Snake bite and Spider poisoning 25 8 0.71
7 Cardiovascular system diseases (CSD) Hypertension, heart disease, low blood pressure 20 7 0.68
8 Endocrine/metabolic/nutritional (EMN) Diabetes, weight loss, goiter, weight gain 124 30 0.76
9 Sensory neuron disease (SND) Cancer, tetanus, headache, brain pain, ‘azurit,’ and typhoid 297 41 0.86
10 Fetal disease pregnancy related (FD) Abortion, fontanelle closure and placenta delay 18 8 0.59
11 Ear and Eye health (EEH) Ear disease and eye pain 73 14 0.82
12 Fever (F) Malaria 79 8 0.91
13 General and unspecified (GU) Mitch, dingetegna (Wugat, Kurtimat), evil eye, sun problem, Lelit wof disease, Fancho/Shifeta, woranto, kuwashakor, balaamo, magarto, gadanesa 241 61 0.75
14 Insects and ectoparasites (IE) Cockroach, weevils, honeybee, house fly, corn worm, ticks and leech 164 8 0.95