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Table 4 Shows the fidelity level of the medicinal plant species commonly used to treat the most common human diseases in the area

From: Ethnobotanical investigation of medicinal plants in Buska Mountain range, Hamar district, Southwestern Ethiopia

No. Medicinal plants Disease type Np N FL%
1 Albizia anthelmintica Tapeworm 8 9 88.9
2 Allium sativum Tuberculosis 6 11 54.5
3 Capparis tomentosa Evil eye 4 7 57.1
4 Cordia sinensis Respiratory problem 3 5 60
5 Croton macrostachyus Muscle pain 4 9 44.4
6 Gardenia ternifolia Malaria 3 7 42.8
7 Lannea fruticosa Wound or swelling 5 8 62.5
8 Moringa stenopetala Cold and cough 5 6 83.3
9 Phytolacca dodecandra Rabies 16 17 94.1
10 Solanum incanum Snake bite 6 8 75
  1. Where FL fidelity level, Np the number of informants who suggested the use of a species for the same major purpose, and N the informants number who mentioned a plant for any use