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Table 1 Medicinal plants used to cure various ailments.

From: Indigenous use and bio-efficacy of medicinal plants in the Rasuwa District, Central Nepal

Ailment Plants
Gastro-intestinal disorders Asparagus racemosus, Berginia ciliata, Bistorta affinis, Cannabis sativa, Cheilanthes albomarginata, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Fritillaria cirrhosa, Hippophae salicifolia , Hippophae tibetana, Lepisorus mehrae, Lindera nessiana, Mahonia napaulensis, Paris polyphylla, Potentilla fulgens, Primula sikimmensis, Rheum australe, Rhodiola himalensis, Rhododendron anthopogon, Vitex negundo, Zanthoxylum armatum
Fever and headache Aconitum spicatum, Asparagus racemosus, Berberis asiatica, Bergenia ciliata, Delphinium himalayai, Drynaria propinqua, Geranium nepalense, Juniperus recurva , Lonicera myrtillus, Nardostachys grandiflora, Onychium japonicum, Paris polyphylla, Pieris formosa, Primula sikkimmensis, Rheum australe, Rhodiola himalensis, Swertia chirayita, Swertia multicaulis
Cuts and wounds Aconitum spicatum, Amaranthus spinosus, Artemisia indica, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Eupatorium adenophorum, Geranium nepalense, Lycopodium clavatum, Lyonia ovalifolia, Parmelia cirrhata, Parmelia sp., Valeriana jatamansi
Cough and cold Abies spectabilis, Acorus calamus, Anaphalis contorata, Delphinium himalayai, Hippophae salicifolia , Juniperus recurva, Swertia chirayita, Swertia multicaulis, Valeriana jatamansi
Musculo-skeletal problems Aconitum ferox, Entada rheedei, Fraxinus floribunda, Neopicrorhiza scrophulariiflora, Phymatopteris quasidivaricata, Valeriana jatamansi
Respiratory problems Abies spectabilis, Ephedra gerardiana, Taxus wallichiana, Valeriana jatamansi
Weakness and dizziness Cordyceps sinensis, Juglans regia, Nardostachys grandiflora, Rhododendron arboretum
Dermatological infections Lyonia ovalifolia, Onychium japonicum, Phymatopteris quasidivaricata, Rubia manjith
Menstrual disorders Astilbe rivularis, Hippophae salicifolia
Ophthalmological problems Berberis asiatica
Tooth ache Swertia multicaulis
Kidney problems Juniperus recurva
Others Anaphalis contorata, Myrica esculenta
  1. Bold: species used to treat two different ailments (18/56). Underlined: species used to treat three different ailments (3/56). Bold and underlined: species used to treat four different ailments (1/56).