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Table 3 Plant uses in the study area in Southern Ecuador

From: Traditional medicinal plant use in Loja province, Southern Ecuador

  Number of uses Number of species used
   %   %
Magical 59 12.42 39 18.1
Fever, Malaria, Yellow fever 48 10.10 25 12.6
Respiratory 45 9.47 34 15.8
Urinary Tract 40 8.42 28 13.0
Rheumatic 28 5.90 23 10.6
Nerves 24 5.05 20 9.3
Liver 23 4.84 19 8.8
Stomach 23 4.84 22 10.2
Inflammation 20 4.21 20 9.3
Diarrhea and vomiting 18 3.79 18 8.3
Gynaecological 16 3.34 16 7.4
Heart 16 3.34 16 7.4
Food, Spice, Nutrition 13 2.74 13 6
Headache, Pain, Toothache 13 2.74 13 6
Wounds 12 2.53 12 5.6
Infections 11 2.32 11 5.1
Purgative 8 1.68 8 3.7
Skin problems 6 1.26 6 2.8
Construction 6 1.26 6 2.8
Fodder 5 1.05 5 2.3
Cramps 5 1.05 5 2.3
Bleeding 4 0.85 4 1.86
Eyes 4 0.85 4 1.86
Parasites 4 0.85 4 1.86
Blood purification 3 0.64 3 1.4
Diabetes 3 0.64 3 1.4
Tumors, Cancer 3 0.64 3 1.4
Bruises 3 0.64 3 1.4
Veterinary 2 0.43 2 0.93
Insect bites 2 0.43 2 0.93
Hernia 1 0.22 1 0.46
Gallbladder 1 0.22 1 0.46
Fractures 1 0.22 1 0.46
Ulcers 1 0.22 1 0.46
Allergies 1 0.22 1 0.46
Gangrene 1 0.22 1 0.46
Leucorrhea 1 0.22 1 0.46
Venereal disease 1 0.22 1 0.46
   TOTAL 475 100 215