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Table 4 Informant consensus agreement for ailment categories in the Kerman province

From: Ethnobotany of the medicinal plants used by the ethnic communities of Kerman province, Southeast Iran

ICPC categories Recorded ailments Nt* Nur** ICF value***
General and Unspecified
(OTH-A)
Health and body tonic (88), Fever (279), Disinfectant (116), Detoxification (51), Sore throat (142), Allergy (13), Back pain (6), Undefined illness (59), No diseases (344) 136 1052 0.87
Digestive (GAS-D) Constipation (146), Toothache (127), Gastritis (395), Intestinal worm (69), Diarrhea (492), Jaundice (191), Nausea (54), Stomachic (781), Tooth germ (2), Liver ailment (115), Carminative (229), Vomiting (16), Digestive (32) 243 2609 0.90
Ophthalmological (EYE-F) Eye Sight enhancement (5), Pterygium (2), Eye diseases (8) 6 15 0.64
Ear (Ear-H) Earache (9), Ear diseases (5) 5 14 0.69
Cardiovascular (CAR-K) Blood pressure (105), Hemorrhoids (13), Heart tonic (13), Cardiovascular disease (6), Blood purifier (115) 37 252 0.85
Blood, Blood Forming
Organs and Immune
Mechanism (Blood-B)
Anemia (42), Blood coagulation (14), Blood fat (31) 87 16 0.82
Musculoskeletal (SKE-L) Bone and Joint pains (215), Anti-inflammation (74), Muscular cramps (2), Rheumatism (58), Arthritis (9), Waist pain (6) 60 364 0.83
Neurological (NER-N) Dizziness (9), Nervous problems (115), Migraine (7), Antispasmodic (93), Pain relief (161), Relaxing (246), Sleeplessness (33) Alzheimer (5), Memory Improvement (18), Depression (5), Headache (40), Leaving addiction (100), Anticonvulsant (7) 112 852 0.86
Psychological (Psy-P) Anorexia (10) 4 10 0.66
Respiratory (RES-R) Cough (445), Asthma (37), Respiratory diseases (112), Colds (454), Bronchitis (48), Itchy throat (8), Acute pulmonary embolism (18), Influenza (6) 121 1128 0.89
Skin (DER-S) Bites (32), Bruise (138), Burn (144), Wound (317), Eczema (368), Skin ailments (105), Skin rash (50), Beauty of skin and hair (13), Acne (22), Scar (61), Blister (5), Skin patches (2), Skin bur, (22) Hair tonic (208), Dandruff (29), Hair leprosy (36), Warts (11) 132 1563 0.91
Endocrine/ Metabolic and Nutritional (MET-T) Diabetes (310) 25 310 0.92
Urological (URO-U) Urinary problems (75), Kidney stone (77), Kidney diseases (14) 32 191 0.83
Pregnancy, Childbearing,
Family Planning (PRE-W)
Male infertility (11), Lactiferous (13) 6 24 0.78
Female Genital (GYN-X) Menstrual irregular (79), Women infection (31), Ovarian augmentation (3) 113 16 0.86
Cancer (CAN-C) Tumorous cancer (9), Blood cancer (1) 7 9 0.25
  1. Nt= number of plant species used in each ailment category; NUR= number of mentions in each used category; ICF= Informant Consensus actor.