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Table 1 Number of plant species used to treat diseases within different disease categories (The disease categories were adopted from Ssegawa and Kasenene, 2007[40])

From: Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 2: The medicinal plants used in Katoro Ward, Bukoba District

Disease Category Number of plants
Cardiovascular and circulatory 2
Gastro-intestinal diseases 6
Respiratory tract infections 3
Eye diseases 1
Female genital system 4
Skeletal muscular system 3
Skin diseases and subcutaneous tissue 7
Infectious diseases 10
Child hood diseases and conditions 2
Specific diseases and conditions 16