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Table 2 Distribution by category of disease

From: Ethnobotanical survey in Canhane village, district of Massingir, Mozambique: medicinal plants and traditional knowledge

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic Adansonia digitata, Cissus quadrangularis, Crinum stuhlmannii, Dichrostachys cinerea, Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Grewia monticola, Gymnosporia heterophylla, Sansevieria hyacinthoides, Strychnos madagascariensis, Tinospora caffra, Zanthoxylum humile
Anemia Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Lannea schweinfurthii, Sclerocarya birrea
Antialergic Loeseneriella crenata
Antidote Cissus quadrangularis
Appendicitis Cucumis metuliflerus
Bleeding Colophospermum mopane
Burns Cissus cornifolia, Spirostachys africana, Terminalia sericea, Zanthoxylum humile
Cough Ansellia africana, Blepharis diversispina, Cissus quadrangularis, Guibourtia conjugata
Debility and malnutrition Gossypium herbaceum, Hibiscus meyeri, Loeseneriella crenata, Spirostachys africana
Dentistry Aloe marlothii, Boscia albitrunca, Combretum imberbe, Dalbergia melanoxylon, Euclea racemosa, Flueggea virosa, Manilkara mochisia, Zanthoxylum humile
Deworming Secamone parvifolia
Ear diseases Cissus quadrangularis, Gossypium herbaceum, Grewia monticola, Manilkara mochisia, Spirostachys africana
Epilepsy Loeseneriella crenata, Sansevieria hyacinthoides, Secamone parvifolia, Tinospora caffra
Eye diseases Aloe zebrina, Cassia abbreviata, Sarcostemma viminale, Spirostachys africana
Ginecology Cynodon dactylon, Grewia hexamita, Maerua edulis, Sansevieria hyacinthoides, Trichilia emetica, Ximenia americana
Heart Gymnosporia heterophylla, Hibiscus meyeri, Ximenia americana
Hemorrhoids Acalypha indica, Blepharis diversispina, Boscia albitrunca, Sansevieria hyacinthoides, Sclerocarya birrea
HIV-SIDA Ximenia americana
Internal clots Gymnosporia heterophylla
Kidney disorders Boscia foetida
Liver disorders Aloe marlothii, Aloe zebrina
Malaria Aloe marlothii, Balanites maughamii, Cassia abbreviata, Lannea schweinfurthii
Non-identified diseases Androstachys johnsonii
Paralysis and other children diseases Tinospora caffra
Ringworm Ficus sycomorus
Skeletal structure Dichrostachys cinerea
Stomach and intestine disorders Acalypha indica, Adansonia digitata, Asparagus africanus, Boscia albitrunca, Boscia foetida, Cassia abbreviata, Colophospermum mopane, Combretum imberbe, Cucumis metuliflerus, Cucumis zeyheri, Dichrostachys cinerea, Hermannia micropetala, Gardenia volkensii, Grewia flavescens, Grewia monticola, Guibourtia conjugata, Gossypium herbaceum, Lannea schweinfurthii, Loeseneriella crenata, Maerua edulis, Maerua parvifolia, Ptaeroxylon obliquum, Sarcostemma viminale, Secamone parvifolia, Sclerocarya birrea, Terminalia sericea, Tinospora caffra, Trichilia emetica, Ximenia americana
Varicose veins Secamone parvifolia
Wounds Aloe marlothii, Aloe zebrina, Blepharis diversispina, Cissus cornifolia, Cissus quadrangularis, Euclea racemosa, Grewia monticola, Olax dissitiflora, Spirostachys africana, Terminalia sericea, Ximenia americana, Zanthoxylum humile
  1. Distribution of the 53 medicinal plant species within different disease categories (Canhane, 2007-2008).