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Table 4 Informant consensus factor (Fic) and medicinal importance (MI) of ethnomedicinal plants

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

Ailments category No. of taxa (Nt)a Frequency (%)b No. of use reports (Nur) Informant consensus factor (Fic)c Medicinal importance (MI)d
Gastrointestinal 23 32.86 695 0.97 30.22
General health cure 22 31.43 524 0.96 23.82
Dermatological 21 30.00 617 0.97 29.38
Respiratory 15 21.43 402 0.97 26.80
Hepatic health cure 8 11.43 364 0.98 45.50
Circulatory 7 10.00 126 0.95 18.00
Skeleton and muscles 6 8.57 178 0.97 29.67
Antidote 5 7.14 83 0.95 16.60
Urinogenital 4 5.71 137 0.98 34.25
Ophthalmic 2 2.86 14 0.92 7.00
Immuno-regulatory 1 1.43 15 1.00 15.00
Other 15 21.43 377 0.96 25.13
  1. aNo. of species listed in several of the categories of medicinal usage
  2. bPercentage of records on the total of 70 records
  3. cFic = (NurNt)/(Nur − 1)
  4. dMI = Nur/Nt