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Table 2 Major diseases treated by the identified medicinal plants

From: Medicinal plant use, conservation, and the associated traditional knowledge in rural communities in Eastern Uganda

Ailment Frequency of citation % of citation
Cough 24 7.7
Ulcers 23 7.4
Malaria 14 4.5
Candidiasis 12 3.9
Stomachache 12 3.9
Diarrhea 9 2.9
Erectile dysfunction 9 2.9
Dystocia labor 8 2.6
Gastro-intestinal complications 7 2.3
Evil spirit possession 7 2.3
Cutaneous mycoses 6 1.9
Gonorrhea 6 1.9
Hypertension 6 1.9
Measles 6 1.9
Breech position in pregnancy 5 1.6
Chest pain 5 1.6
Fever 5 1.6
Yellow fever 5 1.6
Others 141 45.5