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Table 2 Results of a simple preference ranking for ten medicinal plants against liver problem

From: Ethnobotany of traditional medicinal plants and associated indigenous knowledge in Dawuro Zone of Southwestern Ethiopia

Medicinal plants reported The 12 key informants (A to L) Total score Rank
A B C D E F G H I J K L
Maerua oblongifolia 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 60 1
Syzygium guineense 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 59 2
Entada abyssinica 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 57 3
Ensete ventricosum 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 56 4
Maesa lanceolata 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 4 54 5
Salvia nilotica 5 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 5 51 6
Amaranthus caudatus 4 5 3 4 5 5 2 5 3 4 5 3 48 7
Abrus precatorius 5 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 3 2 4 47 8
Clematis hirsuta 3 4 5 3 4 2 4 2 5 5 4 5 46 9
Momordica foetida 3 2 3 4 3 4 4 5 5 3 4 5 45 10
Total 44 42 43 43 42 45 43 42 44 44 45 46   
  1. 5 = the foremost preferred, but 1 is the least preferred; A to L key informants