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Table 5 Fidelity label (FL) values obtained for the main medicinal plant species mentioned by informants in Cuatrociénegas, Coahuila, Mexico. Ip = number of informants who indicated the use of a plant for the same particular ilness; Iu = number of informants who mentioned the species for any illness within a category of use

From: Ethnobotanical biocultural diversity by rural communities in the Cuatrociénegas Valley, Coahuila; Mexico

Plant species Ailment Ip Iu FL
Matricaria chamomilla L., E (25066) Stomach pain 26 45 57.7
Machaeranthera pinnatifida (Hook.) Shinners, N (25065) Stomach pain 10 46 21.7
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill., N (25070) Diabetes 7 13 53.8
Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult., N (25076) Physical strength 6 11 54.5
Litsea pringlei Bartlett, N (24995) Stomach pain 4 5 80
Lophophora williamsii (Lam. ex Salm-Dyck) J.M. Coult., N (25030) Rheumatism 6 7 85.7
Mentha spicata L., E (25022) Stomach pain 9 15 60
Salvia officinalis L., E (25020) Anemia 3 4 75
Jatropha dioica Sessé, N (25059) Strengthening gums 12 14 85.7
Poliomintha glabrescens A. Gray ex Hemsl., N (25053) Cough 3 3 100
Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm., N (25003) Diabetes 18 27 66.6
Persea americana Mill., N (24978) Antiparasitic 5 6 83.3
Bougainvillea glabra Choisy, N (25105) Cough 26 36 72.2