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Table 3 Number of use reports (URs), number of species, CI, and FIC values for each medicinal use categorya

From: Medicinal ethnobotany of wild plants: a cross-cultural comparison around Georgia-Turkey border, the Western Lesser Caucasus

Medicinal use categories Georgia Turkey
  ♯ UR (%) ♯ of spp. CI FIC ♯ UR (%) ♯ of spp. CI FIC
Skin 163 (19.31%) 45 3.62 0.73 193 (29.15%) 47 2.61 0.76
Digestive 203 (24.05%) 51 4.51 0.75 128 (19.34%) 44 1.73 0.66
Respiratory 105 (12.44%) 37 2.33 0.65 75 (11.33%) 34 1.01 0.55
Cardiovascular 100 (11.85%) 50 2.22 0.51 69 (10.42%) 37 0.93 0.47
Muscle-skeletal 73 (8.65%) 25 1.62 0.67 58 (8.76%) 22 0.78 0.63
Genitourinary 69 (8.18%) 35 1.53 0.50 55 (8.31%) 34 0.74 0.39
Ghus 56 (6.64%) 37 1.24 0.35 23 (3.47%) 20 0.31 0.14
Endocrine 39 (4.62%) 24 0.87 0.39 35 (5.29%) 22 0.47 0.38
Neurological 11 (1.30%) 10 0.24 0.10 11 (1.66%) 10 0.15 0.10
Psychological 15 (1.78%) 5 0.33 0.71 2 (0.30%) 2 0.03
Blood 6 (0.71%) 4 0.13 0.40 7 (1.06%) 7 0.09
Eye 4 (0.47%) 3 0.09 0.33 4 (0.60%) 3 0.05 0.33
Ear 4 2 (0.30%) 2 0.03
Total 844 (100%) 126b 18.8   662 (100%) 109b 8.95 0.76
  1. aUse categories were ranked in accordance of importance based on mean CI values
  2. bAs some species are cited in more than one use categories, these numbers (126 and 109) indicating the number of species recorded in Turkey and in Georgia are lower than the total of number of species recorded for each medicinal use category