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Table 6 Preference ranking to medicinal plants used to treat rheumatism

From: Ethnobotanical study on medicinal plants used by Mulam people in Guangxi, China

List of medicinal plants Informants Total Rank
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Ardisia crenata 2 1 2 1 6 9 5 4 5 2 37 8
Ardisia gigantifolia 5 4 5 2 5 6 4 5 3 4 43 6
Bauhinia championi 9 5 6 9 4 8 10 9 9 5 74 3
Cibotium barometz 3 3 4 3 3 3 1 3 4 3 30 9
Clerodendrum japonicum 4 7 1 8 10 1 3 2 1 1 38 7
Kadsura coccinea 6 6 7 4 2 5 7 8 6 8 59 5
Maclura cochinchinensis 1 2 3 5 1 2 2 1 2 7 26 10
Millettia lasiopetala 7 8 10 6 7 4 6 6 7 9 70 4
Semiliquidambar cathayensis 10 9 9 10 9 10 9 7 10 10 93 1
Tetrastigma planicaule 8 10 8 7 8 7 8 10 8 6 80 2
  1. R represented respondents; scores in the table indicated ranks given to medicinal plants based on their scarcity. Highest number (10) is for the medicinal plants which informants thought most preferred in the area and the lowest number (1) for the least preferred medicinal plant