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Table 3 Plant part used for medicinal purposes

From: Shadows of the colonial past – diverging plant use in Northern Peru and Southern Ecuador

Plant Part Number of uses PERU Number of uses ECUADOR
   %   %
Leaves 191 25 32 13.5
Whole plant 184 24 146 61.1
Stems 146 19 2 0.9
Flowers 73 10 15 6.3
Seeds 55 7 8 3.3
Fruit 31 4 8 3.3
Root 28 4 8 3.3
Bark 20 3 8 3.3
Fruit peel 12 2   
Latex 9 1 7 2.9
Wood 6 1 5 2.1
  755 100 239 100