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Table 4 Plant species commonly reported by Nu people for the treatment of livestock diseases in Gongshan County

From: Ethnoveterinary plant remedies used by Nu people in NW Yunnan of China

Scientific name (Latin) Family UV Part used Disease (or illness)
Aconitum carmichaeli Debx. Ranunculaceae 0.38 Roots Not enthusiastic to eat/refusing food
Acorus calamus L. Araceae 0.48 Roots Diarrhea, twitching, shivering, breathlessness
Agrimonia pilosa Ldb. Rosaceae 0.45 Roots Diarrhea, retained afterbirth
Allium sativum L. Liliaceae 0.52 Bulbs Witching, shivering, breathlessness, parasites, poison, heat, fever, colds, diarrhea
Anemone hupehensis f. alba W. T. Wang Ranunculaceae 0.33 Rhizomes Diarrhea, lying down all the time
Anemone rivularis Buch.-Ham. Ranunculaceae 0.33 Roots Parasites, lying down all the time
Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop Liliaceae 0.17 Root tubers Heat, fever, colds
Berberis wilsonae Hemsl. Berberidaceae 0.20 Stems Diarrhea
Bupleurum yunnanense Franch. Umbelliferae 0.60 Roots and fruits Heat, fever, colds
Caltha palustris L. Ranunculaceae 0.15 Whole plants Skin conditions
Cardamine hirsute L. Curiferae 0.37 Whole plant Diarrhea, gaseous stomach
Clematis yunnanensis Franch. Ranunculaceae 0.38 Stems Heat, fever, colds
Clerodendrum bungei Steud. Verbenaceae 0.38 Rhizomes Sores
Coptis teeta Wall. Ranunculaceae 0.52 Rhizomes Diarrhea, poison
Davidia involucrata Baill. Davidiaceae 0.35 Fruits Diarrhea, heat, fever, colds
Epilobium brevifolium D. Don Onagraceae 0.43 Roots Retained afterbirth, sores
Euphorbia hirta Linn. Euphorbiaceae 0.43 Whole plants Skin conditions, diarrhea
Foeniculum vulgare Mill. Umbelliferae 0.20 Whole plants Constipation
Gentiana rhodantha Franch. ex Hemsl. Gentianaceae 0.50 Whole plants Heat, fever, colds
Hemiphragma heterophyllum Wall. Scrophulariaceae 0.35 Whole plants Retained afterbirth
Heracleum scabridum Franch. Umbelliferae 0.32 Roots Heat, fever, colds
Impatiens lecomtei Hook. f. Balsaminaceae 0.32 Whole plants Sores, retained afterbirth
Kadsura interior A. C. Smith Magnoliaceae 0.48 Roots and stems Retained afterbirth
Leonurus artemisia (Laur.) S. Y. Hu Labiatae 0.53 Whole plants Retained afterbirth
Magnolia rostrata W. W. Smith Magnoliaceae 0.22 Stems Twitching, shivering, breathlessness
Mahonia microphylla Ying et G. R. Long Berberidaceae 0.42 Stems and barks Poison, diarrhea
Nothopanax delavayi (Franch.) Harms Araliaceae 0.20 Roots, stems, barks Not enthusiastic to eat/refusing food, twitching, shivering, breathlessness
Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora Pennell Scrophulariaceae 0.53 Rhizomes Heat, fever, colds, parasites, sores
Plantago depressa Willd. Plantaginaceae 0.63 Whole plants Gaseous stomach, poison, constipation
Polygonatum kingianum Coll. et Hemsl. Liliaceae 0.28 Rhizomes Gaseous stomach
Polygonum paleaceum Wall. Polygonaceae 0.60 Rhizomes Heat, fever, colds, retained afterbirth, poison
Potentilla fulgens Wall. ex Hook. Rosaceae 0.35 Roots Diarrhea, gaseous stomach, constipation
Ranunculus chinensis Bunge Ranunculaceae 0.42 Whole plants Diarrhea, parasites
Rubus corchorifolius L. f. Rosaceae 0.62 Whole plants Diarrhea, retained afterbirth
Rumex nepalensis Spreng. Polygonaceae 0.28 Roots and leaves Diarrhea, constipation, parasites
Sambucus williamsii Hance Caprifoliaceae 0.50 Stems and leaves Fracture, lying down all the time
Saussurea costus (Falc.) Lipech. Compositae 0.67 Whole plants Heat, fever, colds
Schisandra sphaerandra Stapf Magnoliaceae 35.0 Fruits Diarrhea, heat, fever, colds, sores
Senecio scandens Buch. -Ham. ex D. Don Compositae 0.67 Whole plants Constipation, poison, diarrhea, skin conditions
Sinodielsia yunnanensis Wolff Umbelliferae 0.58 Roots Retained afterbirth
Spinacia oleracea L. Chenopodiaceae 0.32 Whole plants Retained afterbirth, sores
Vaccinium fragile Franch. Ericaceae 0.28 Roots Lying down all the time, parasites
Verbena officinalis Linn. Verbenaceae 0.43 Whole plants Fracture, retained afterbirth
Viola yezoensis Maxim. Violaceae 0.25 Whole plants Sores, poison
Zea mays L. Gramineae 0.43 Seeds Sores