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Table 3 Traditional medicinal uses of plants registered in Sekenani. Tabulated overview on use categories and number of species used for every medicinal category.

From: Plant use of the Maasai of Sekenani Valley, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Medicinal use category Number of species used
Dental hygiene (toothbrush) 12
Malaria 7
Strength (children) 4
Wounds 4
Hygiene (smell) 3
Soup (strength in adults) 3
Stomach problems 3
Tea and local beer 3
Skin diseases 2
Common cold 2
Chest problems 2
Joint and muscle pain 2
Parasites 2
"All diseases" 2
Venereal disease 1
Circulation 1
Depression 1