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Table 7 Direct matrix ranking of seven multipurpose medicinal plants

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Adwa District, Central Zone of Tigray Regional State, Northern Ethiopia

Criterion Multipurpose plant species
Olea europaea L Cordia africana Lam Eucalyptus globulus Labill Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Delile Ziziphus spina-christi (Mill.) Georgi Senna singueana (Delile) Lock Melia azadirachta L
Medicine 20 39 40 49 24 25 27
Firewood
/charcoal
55 23 39 24 40 33 10
Construction 49 45 47 32 26 12 13
Food 49 53 39 29 27 13 14
Furniture 29 55 27 13 49 36 15
Total 250 248 214 198 191 154 89
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th