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Table 4 Comparison of the most quoted folk medicinal uses of wild taxa in the current study and in ethnobotanical studies previously conducted in Albania and Montenegro [1114] (Same or similar uses are underlined

From: Medical ethnobotany of the Albanian Alps in Kosovo

Botanical taxon Used part(s) Pathologies treated in the folk medicine of the Kosovar Alps Pathologies treated in the folk medicine of the Montenegrin Alps [15] Pathologies treated in the folk medicine of Albanian Alps [1114]
Centaurium erythraea Rafn. Aerial parts Stomach-disorders
Diabetes
Fever
Kidney stones and UTIs
Stomach disorders and loss of appetite
Diabetes
Fever
Cornus mas L. Fruits Stomach disorders
Diabetes
Rheumatisms
Anaemia
Dhiarroea Intestinal troubles
Gentiana spp. Roots Blood circulation- related diseases (including hypertension)
Bronchitis and asthma
Stomach disorders
Rheumatisms
Stomach-ache Cardiovascular diseases
Hypericum spp. Flowering aerial parts Stomach disorders
Bronchitis and asthma Hypertension
Skin infections, sunburns, and eczemas
Haemorrhoids
Anti-cholesterolemic
Gastritis
Anxiety and depression
Skin inflammations and burns
Stomach and digestive disorders
Anxiety
Respiratory diseases
Fever
UTIs
Origanum vulgare L. Aerial parts Respiratory diseases
Digestion
UTIs
Respiratory diseases
Digestive
Respiratory diseases
Digestive
Diuretic
Plantago spp. Aerial parts Stomach-ache
Respiratory diseases
Wounds
Haemorrhoids
Back-pains
Respiratory diseases
Mouth and skin inflammations
Fever
Haemorrhoids
Abdominal pains
Wounds
Diuretic
Urtica dioica L. Roots Haemorrhoids
Alopecia
Haemorrhoids
Fever
Arthritis
Anaemia
Alopecia
UTIs
Rheumatisms
Alopecia
Genital problems
  1. UTIs: Urinary Tract Infections