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Table 1 Mixtures used in individual disease categories (letter in parenthesis refers to combined category in table 2)

From: Herbal mixtures in traditional medicine in Northern Peru

Application # of mixtures % Application # of mixtures % Application # of mixtures %
Abortion (L) 1 0.1 Dysentery (G) 1 0.1 Pharyngitis (B) 1 0.1
After Birth (L) 1 0.1 Epilepsy (R) 8 0.82 Pimples (S) 1 0.1
AIDS (Q) 1 0.1 Fertility (L) 6 0.62 Pneumonia (O) 2 0.21
Allergies (J) 3 0.31 Fever (E) 10 1.03 Promoting Lactation (L) 1 0.1
Amoeba Infection (G) 1 0.1 Fibroids (L) 1 0.1 Prostate (C) 16 1.64
Anemia (L) 2 0.21 Food Coloring 1 0.1 Protection (R) 4 0.41
Anger/Moodiness (R) 2 0.21 Forgetting (R) 3 0.31 Pulmonary Disease (O) 2 0.21
Angina Pectoris (K) 1 0.1 Fractures (P) 2 0.21 Rashes (S) 2 0.21
Animal Bites (B) 2 0.21 Fragrance (C) 1 0.1 Recovering (R) 1 0.1
Antibiotic (B) 2 0.21 Fungus (S) 4 0.41 Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts (R) 1 0.1
Antiseptic (B) 1 0.1 Gallbladder (D) 12 1.24 Relaxation (R) 3 0.31
Anxiety (R) 13 1.33 Gases (A) 9 0.92 Renal Bleeding (M) 1 0.1
Aphrodisiac (C) 1 0.1 Gastritis (A) 5 0.51 Renal Disease (M) 4 0.41
Arthritis (J) 16 1.64 Good Business, Health (R) 1 0.1 Rheumatism (J) 8 0.82
Asthma (J) 16 1.64 Hair loss (C) 4 0.42 Scars (S) 1 0.1
Bad Air - Mal Aire (R) 22 2.25 Hallucinogen (R) 4 0.42 Sexual Potency (C) 5 0.52
Bad Breath (C) 2 0.21 Hangover (R) 2 0.21 Sharp Pain (internal) (I) 1 0.1
Baldness(C) 1 0.1 Headache (I) 4 0.41 Sinusitis (O) 5 0.52
Bladder (M) 7 0.72 Heart (K) 29 2.98 Skin (S) 6 0.62
Blood (K) 23 2.36 Hemorrhages (A) 9 0.92 Skin Marks (S) 1 0.1
Blood Pressure (high) (K) 4 0.41 Hemorrhoids (A) 1 0.1 Sleep Aid (R) 1 0.1
Blood Pressure (Low) (K) 4 0.41 Hepatitis (D) 6 0.62 Snake Bite 1 0.1
Blood purification (K) 4 0.41 Hyperactivity (R) 1 0.1 Sorcery (R) 11 1.13
Boils (S) 1 0.1 Indigestion (A) 2 0.21 Sores (S) 1 0.1
Bone and muscular pain (I) 15 1.54 Infection (B) 6 0.62 Speech Impediment (R) 1 0.1
Bones (P) 2 0.21 Inflammation (N) 41 4.21 Sterilization for Women (L) 2 0.21
Brain (R) 2 0.21 Inflammation of the Bladder (M) 1 0.1 Stomach (A) 11 1.13
Bronchitis (O) 41 4.21 Inflammation of the Kidneys (M) 23 2.36 Stomach Pain (I) 3 0.31
Bruises (I) 3 0.31 Inflammation of the Liver (D) 6 0.62 Stress (R) 1 0.1
Bumps (I) 1 0.1 Inflammation of the Lungs (O) 1 0.1 Susto (R) 51 5.23
Burn Fat (K) 2 0.21 Inflammation of the Ovaries (L) 8 0.82 Swelling (I) 1 0.1
Cancer (H) 7 0.72 Inflammation of the Stomach (A) 2 0.21 Tachycardia (K) 2 0.21
Cancerous wounds (H) 1 0.1 Inflammation of the Tonsils (B) 1 0.1 Tapeworm (G) 1 0.1
Chills (E) 2 0.21 Inflammation of the Womb (L) 1 0.1 Tension (R) 1 0.1
Cholera (Q) 2 0.21 Inflammation of urinary tract (M) 2 0.21 Throat (B) 2 0.21
Cholesterol (K) 2 0.21 Inflammation of Uterus (L) 8 0.82 Tranquility (R) 1 0.1
Cleansing (R) 2 0.21 Insomnia (R) 18 1.85 Tuberculosis (B) 2 0.21
Cold (high mucus) (O) 1 0.1 Internal Bleeding (A) 1 0.1 Tumors (H) 4 0.41
Cold Sores (Q) 1 0.1 Intestine (A) 3 0.31 Twisted Bones (R) 1 0.1
Colds (O) 25 2.57 Judgment (R) 1 0.1 Typhoid (B) 1 0.1
Colic (A) 12 1.23 Kidneys (M) 24 2.46 Ulcers (A) 6 0.62
Colic of the stomach (A) 2 0.21 Laxative (A) 2 0.21 Urinary Infections (M) 2 0.21
Concussions (I) 2 0.21 Liver (D) 30 3.01 Urinary Problems (M) 7 0.72
Congestion (A) 1 0.1 Luck (R) 15 1.54 Uterus (L) 3 0.31
Contraceptive (L) 4 0.41 Lungs (O) 1 0.1 Uterus (cancer) (H) 2 0.21
Cough (O) 22 2.26 Mal Aire (R) 12 1.23 Vaginal cleansing (L) 4 0.41
Cysts (L) 5 0.51 Malaria (E) 2 0.21 Vaginal discharge (L) 2 0.21
Daño (R) 20 2.05 Menstrual regulation (L) 13 1.33 Vomiting (G) 1 0.1
Dengue (Q) 1 0.1 Nausea (G) 1 0.1 Warts (S) 1 0.1
Depression (R) 10 1.03 Nerves (R) 49 5.03 Wounds (B) 20 2.05
Detoxification (R) 1 0.1 Nervousness (R) 2 0.21 Yellow Fever (Q) 3 0.31
Detoxification of alcohol drugs (R) 1 0.1 Nostalgic Anxiety/Emotional Trauma (R) 2 0.21    
Diabetes (F) 11 1.12 Ovaries (L) 2 0.21    
Diarrhea (G) 9 0.92 Pain (I) 2 0.21    
Dizziness (R) 1 0.1 Pain of Love (R) 6 0.62    
Domination (R) 1 0.1 Parasites (G) 2 0.21