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Table 1 Plants used for reproductive issues in Northern Peru and Comparison of reproductive treatments to the ten most important plant families of the medicinal flora of Northern Peru (after Bussmann & Sharon 2006)

From: Medicinal plants used in Northern Peru for reproductive problems and female health

Family Genera Species % Medicinal flora of Northern Peru (most important families)
Asteraceae 9 10 9.52 13.64
Lamiaceae 7 9 8.57 4.87
Fabaceae 6 7 6.67 6.82
Solanaceae 2 4 3.81 4.09
Poaceae 3 3 2.84 2.33
Cucurbitaceae 1 3 2.84 1.75
Plantaginaceae 1 3 2.84  
Amaranthaceae 2 2 1.92  
Anacardiaceae 2 2 1.92  
Boraginaceae 2 2 1.92  
Brassicaceae 2 2 1.92  
Euphorbiaceae 2 2 1.92 2.33
Olacaceae 2 2 1.92  
Rutaceae 2 2 1.92  
Dioscoreaceae 1 2 1.92  
Geraniaceae 1 2 1.92  
Linaceae 1 2 1.92  
Passifloraceae 1 2 1.92  
Adiantaceae 1 1 0.95  
Alstroemeriaceae 1 1 0.95  
Amaryllidaceae 1 1 0.95  
Apiaceae 1 1 0.95 2.14
Apocynaceae 1 1 0.95  
Asclepiadaceae 1 1 0.95  
Asphodelaceae 1 1 0.95  
Balanophoraceae 1 1 0.95  
Bignoniaceae 1 1 0.95  
Cactaceae 1 1 0.95  
Convolvulaceae 1 1 0.95  
Cupressaceae 1 1 0.95  
Cyperaceae 1 1 0.95  
Dipsacaceae 1 1 0.95  
Ericaceae 1 1 0.95  
Erythroxylaceae 1 1 0.95  
Gentianaceae 1 1 0.95  
Illiciaceae 1 1 0.95  
Isoetaceae 1 1 0.95  
Krameriaceae 1 1 0.95  
Lauraceae 1 1 0.95  
Loganiaceae 1 1 0.95  
Loranthaceae 1 1 0.95  
Lythraceae 1 1 0.95  
Malvaceae 1 1 0.95  
Menispermaceae 1 1 0.95  
Moraceae 1 1 0.95  
Myristicaceae 1 1 0.95  
Nyctaginaceae 1 1 0.95  
Orchidaceae 1 1 0.95  
Oxalidaceae 1 1 0.95  
Polygonaceae 1 1 0.95  
Polypodiaceae 1 1 0.95  
Portulacaceae 1 1 0.95  
Proteaceae 1 1 0.95  
Ranunculaceae 1 1 0.95  
Rosaceae 1 1 0.95 1.75
Rubiaceae 1 1 0.95  
Thelypteridaceae 1 1 0.95  
Thymeleaceae 1 1 0.95  
Typhaceae 1 1 0.95  
Urticaceae 1 1 0.95  
Valerianaceae 1 1 0.95  
Verbenaceae 1 1 0.95  
Lycopodiaceae 0 0 0.00 1.95
TOTAL 91 105 100