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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