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Table 3 Distribution of indigenous uses (medicine)

From: Substances, relationships and the omnipresence of the body: an overview of Ashéninka ethnomedicine (Western Amazonia)

Ethnic group Total used species biomedical sense cure of cutipado & susto 1 protection and propitiation hunting-fishing magics children socialization shamanism indigenous sense (total)
Amahuaca         
Boca Pariamanu 317 45.1 % 3.8 % 2.5 % 1.3 % 0.9 % 4.1 % 51.7 %
Ashéninka         
Aerija 373 66 % 6.2 % 2.4 % 2.7 % 3.8 % 1.9 % 76.7 %
Dulce Gloria 345 58 % 9.9 % 7.5 % 4.3 % 2.9 % 3.8 % 82 %
Nueva Victoria 316 61.1 % 15.5 % 7.6 % 4.1 % 0.9 % 2.8 % 88.6 %
Shipibo         
San Francisco 211 62.6 % 7.1 % 20.9 % 2.4 % 1.9 % 8.5 % 86.7 %
Santa Rosa 249 55 % 3.2 % 23.7 % 3.6 % 1.2 % 0.4 % 80.3 %
Yaminahua         
Raya 546 74.5 % 1.5 % 5.7 % 2.4 % 0.7 % 4.6 % 88.1 %
Yora         
Santa Rosa de Serjali 844 55.9 % 1.1 % 3.1 % 0.9 % 0.9 % 1.2 % 60.7 %
  1. Source: TSEMIM database
  2. 1 harmful influence of spirits, animals, etc.