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Table 2 Comparison on cultural food significance index (CFSI) of traditional Hakka soup-making plants in West Fujian

From: Diversity and use of medicinal plants for soup making in traditional diets of the Hakka in West Fujian, China

Plant name AI FUI PUI MFFI TSAI FMRI QI RFC CFSI Rank of CFSI
Houttuynia cordata 4.0 4.8 3.0 1.0 9.0 4.8 160 1.00 3981.3 1
Laggera alata 3.1 3.9 3.0 1.0 9.0 4.8 160 1.00 2507.0 2
Anoectochilus roxburghii 4.0 2.5 3.0 1.0 9.0 5.0 160 1.00 2160.0 3
Artemisia argyi 3.9 3.0 3.0 2.5 7.5 4.7 66 0.41 2041.5 4
Gnaphalium affine 3.8 2.3 3.0 2.5 7.5 4.4 77 0.48 1665.6 5
Hedyotis diffusa 3.1 2.3 3.0 1.0 7.5 4.7 160 1.00 1206.4 6
Scutellaria barbata 1.9 3.5 3.0 1.0 9.0 4.0 145 0.91 1041.4 7
Nelumbo nucifera 4.0 4.7 1.0 1.0 9.0 3.2 160 1.00 866.3 8
Prunella vulgaris 2.0 2.2 3.0 1.0 7.5 4.8 156 0.98 737.1 9
Thlaspi arvense 3.3 2.7 3.0 1.0 6.5 3.6 115 0.72 712.2 10
Portulaca oleracea 3.3 3.1 1.5 1.0 6.5 4.7 148 0.93 693.8 11
Juncus effusus 3.3 4.1 1.0 1.0 7.5 4.1 152 0.95 632.4 12
Leonurus artemisia 2.0 1.9 3.0 1.0 6.5 4.6 160 1.00 545.4 13
Ficus hirta 3.0 2.5 1.5 1.0 9.0 3.4 134 0.84 468.5 14
Lycium chinense 3.7 4.2 1.5 1.0 6.5 4.1 56 0.35 347.9 15
Ricinus communis 1.9 2.7 1.0 1.0 7.5 3.9 152 0.95 228.1 16
Ficus gasparriniana var. laceratifola 1.8 2.3 1.5 1.0 9.0 3.0 122 0.76 206.4 17
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa 2.1 2.9 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.0 99 0.62 176.6 18
Hemerocallis citrina 3.3 2.4 0.8 1.0 9.0 2.0 122 0.76 130.4 19
Rabdosia serra 0.8 2.3 3.0 1.0 6.5 3.8 82 0.51 113.6 20
Pholidota chinensis 0.9 1.6 3.0 1.0 6.5 3.8 106 0.66 112.2 21
Abrus cantoniensis 0.6 2.8 3.0 1.0 6.5 3.8 78 0.49 98.4 22
Paederia scandens 1.7 2.5 1.5 1.0 5.5 3.1 79 0.49 88.2 23
Phymatopteris hastata 2.1 1.5 3.0 1.0 7.5 3.5 25 0.16 61.8 24
Rosa laevigata 1.3 2.2 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.0 69 0.43 57.7 25
Litsea cubeba 1.9 1.3 1.5 1.0 6.5 4.3 50 0.31 51.0 26
Osbeckia chinensis 0.6 2.0 3.0 1.0 6.5 3.1 62 0.39 44.2 27
Uraria crinita 0.7 1.9 3.0 1.0 5.5 3.3 59 0.37 42.7 28
Morus alba 2.4 1.7 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.3 33 0.21 42.3 29
Inula cappa 1.0 1.7 1.5 1.0 7.5 3.8 56 0.35 40.2 30
Gynostemma pentaphyllum 2.0 1.9 2.0 1.0 6.5 3.2 24 0.15 37.9 31
Lysimachia clethroides 1.0 0.9 3.0 1.0 6.5 3.0 70 0.44 36.9 32
Alternanthera sessilis 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.4 54 0.34 29.3 33
Tadehagi triquetrum 1.2 1.7 1.5 1.0 6.5 2.0 67 0.42 26.7 34
Smilax glabra 1.0 1.7 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.3 47 0.29 25.6 35
Elephantopus scaber 1.3 1.7 1.5 1.0 6.5 2.9 38 0.24 23.0 36
Amaranthus spinosus 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.2 42 0.26 20.3 37
Taraxacum mongolicum 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.8 26 0.16 14.3 38
Pueraria lobata 0.7 1.5 1.5 1.0 5.5 3.6 38 0.24 12.0 39
Berchemia lineata 1.1 1.2 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.0 27 0.17 10.0 40
Polygala fallax 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.0 6.5 3.3 62 0.39 10.0 41
Eryngium foetidum 1.0 0.5 2.0 1.0 5.5 3.9 22 0.14 4.7 42
  1. AI is the availability of a species; FUI is the frequency of utilization; PUI is the parts used index; MFFI is multi-functional food use; TSAI is the taste score of the plant; FMRI is the food-medicinal role score; QI is the frequency of quotation (mention) by participants; RFC is the relative frequency of citation