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Table 3 Use value of important ethnomedicinal species of target area

From: Ethnomedicinal knowledge of a marginal hill community of Central Himalaya: diversity, usage pattern, and conservation concerns

Taxa URa FCb CIc NDAS Ailments categories (decreasing order)
Ocimum basilicum L. 97 88 0.97 5 Respiratory, general health care, and others
Cannabis sativa L. 94 63 0.94 6 Gastrointestinal, others, and antidote
Citrus aurantifolia (Christm) Sw. 94 38 0.94 6 Others, gastrointestinal, general health care, and respiratory
Curcuma longa L. 91 78 0.91 5 General health care, dermatological, and respiratory
Setaria italica L. 91 91 0.91 2 Dermatological
Angelica glauca Edgew. 89 44 0.89 4 Others and gastrointestinal
Zingiber officinale Rosc. 89 89 0.89 2 Respiratory
Ajuga parviflora Benth. 87 56 0.87 5 General health care, gastrointestinal, and urinogenital disorder
Rephanus sativus L. 87 87 0.87 1 Hepatic health cure
Emblica officinalis Gaertn. 85 35 0.85 6 Gastrointestinal, others, circulatory, and respiratory
Glycine max (L.) Merri 84 84 0.84 1 Hepatic health cure
Plantago ovate Forsk. 83 74 0.83 3 Gastrointestinal
Ageratina adenophora (Spreng.) King & H. Rob. 80 80 0.80 2 Dermatological
Leucas lanata Benth 80 80 0.80 1 Respiratory
Picrorhiza kurrooa Royle. 80 53 0.80 2 General health care and gastrointestinal
Artemisia martima L. 77 55 0.77 3 Dermatological
Zanthoxylum armatum DC 77 61 0.77 5 Others, general health care, respiratory, and gastrointestinal
Acorus calamus L. 74 55 0.74 3 Others and skeleton and muscles
Ajuga bracteosa Wall. ex Bent. 72 55 0.72 3 General health care, gastrointestinal, and urinogenital disorder
Origanum vulgare L. 71 31 0.71 5 Dermatological, respiratory, general health care, and others
Punica granatum L. 71 59 0.71 4 Respiratory, others, and hepatic health cure
  1. NDAS no. of different ailment subcategories
  2. aTotal no. of use-reports of the taxon
  3. bUse citation of taxa (the no. of informants that referred the taxon)
  4. cCI = UR/Nt, where Nt is the total no. of reported taxa