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Table 11 The relative healing potential of the top 20 most cited medicinal plants used against particular disease

From: Quantitative ethnopharmacological documentation and molecular confirmation of medicinal plants used by the Manobo tribe of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

No. Scientific name Particular use or disease Ip Iu FL%
1 Carica papaya L. Dengue fever 158 158 100
2 Premna odorata Blanco Cough with phlegm 238 238 100
3 Cinnamomum mercadoi S.Vidal Stomach trouble 223 223 100
4 Tinospora crispa (L.) Hook. f. & Thomson Joint pain 157 157 100
5 Ficus concinna (Miq.) Miq. Fracture and dislocation 41 41 100
6 Piper decumanum L. Anesthetic 68 68 100
7 Pipturus arborescens (Link) C.B.Rob. Herpes simplex 59 59 100
8 Rhinacanthus nasutus (L.) Kurz Nervous breakdown 44 45 98
9 Stenomeris borneensis Oliv. Urinary bladder swelling 133 136 98
10 Micromelum minutum (G.Forst.) Wight & Arn. Hemorrhage 70 72 97
11 Piper nigrum L. Skin rashes and itchiness 203 214 95
12 Jatropha gossypifolia L. Discharging ear 59 63 94
13 Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq. Diabetes 68 72 94
14 Ormosia macrodisca Baker Atherosclerosis 63 69 91
15 Sida rhombifolia L. Cramp and spasm 71 79 90
16 Pseudelephantopus spicatus (Juss.) Rohr Urinary tract infection 85 95 89
17 Anodendron borneense (King & Gamble) D.J.Middleton Pregnancy 38 43 88
18 Arcangelisia flava (L.) Merr. Tumor 73 84 87
19 Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) Govaerts Goiter 44 52 85
20 Ficus septica Burm.f. Eye problem 32 39 82
  1. FL% percentage of fidelity level, Ip the number of informants who independently cited the use of a species for a particular use or disease, Iu the total number of informants who mentioned the plant for any use or purpose regardless of category