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Table 6 Most commonly treated categories of diseases with the most popular plant species used for their treatments

From: Use and valuation of native and introduced medicinal plant species in Campo Hermoso and Zetaquira, Boyacá, Colombia

Disease category

No. of plants reported in both municipalities

Popular plant species used in treatments

Digestive system


Melissa officinalis

Cymbopogon citratus

Apium graveolens

Infections from bacteria, parasites or fungi


Mentha suaveolens

Citrus limon

Jaccaranda copaia

Muskuloskeletal system


Verbena littoralis

Urtica dioica

Aristolochia ringens

Nervous system


Melissa officinalis

Matricaria chamomilla

Lippia citriodora

Immune system


Aloe vera

Melissa officinalis


Verbena littoralis