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Table 3 The Fic values of plants treating 18 ailment categories

From: Ethnobotanical study on plants used to dye traditional costumes by the Baiku Yao nationality of China

Ailment categories Plant species Nt Nur Fic
Enriching the blood Mucuna birdwoodiana 1 5 1.00
Strengthening bones and tendons Mucuna birdwoodiana 1 6 1.00
Aiding digestion Rhamnus utilis 1 13 1.00
Improving blood circulation Dioscorea cirrhosa 1 5 1.00
Eliminating wind and removing dampness Murraya euchrestifolia 1 3 1.00
Stimulating menstrual flow Curcuma longa 1 2 1.00
Lowering blood pressure Gardenia jasminoides 1 6 1.00
Nourishing the liver to improve visual acuity Buddleja officinalis 1 2 1.00
Relieving cough Eurya groffii 1 3 1.00
Clearing away heat and toxic material Strobilanthes cusia, Melastoma dodecandrum, Buddleja officinalis, Chukrasia tabularis 4 61 0.95
Eliminating phlegm Rhamnus utilis, Eurya groffii 2 16 0.93
Relieving pain Dioscorea cirrhosa, Curcuma longa, Murraya euchrestifolia 3 12 0.82
Reducing swelling Strobilanthes cusia, Gardenia jasminoides, Eurya groffii 3 12 0.82
Having bacteriostatic properties Ilex chinensis, Ilex kwangtungensis 2 5 0.75
Healing burns Ilex chinensis, Ilex kwangtungensis 2 4 0.67
Treating ulcers Ilex chinensis, Ilex kwangtungensis 2 4 0.67
Having hemostatic properties Dioscorea cirrhosa, Ilex chinensis, Melastoma dodecandrum, Gardenia jasminoides, Ilex kwangtungensis 5 12 0.64
Having insecticidal properties Toona sinensis, Cinnamomum parthenoxylon 2 2 0.00