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Table 2 Most frequently mentioned species and their regional distributions

From: Plants used for making recreational tea in Europe: a review based on specific research sites

Family Scientific plant name Regions Total use-reports Areas Parts used
Lamiaceae Origanum vulgare L. 18 41 All aerial parts
Rosaceae Rubus idaeus L. 11 56 EE twigs, aerial parts, fruits, leaves
Lamiaceae Thymus serpyllum L. 10 33 EE aerial parts
Hypericaceae Hypericum perforatum L. 9 38 EE, CE aerial parts
Asteraceae Achillea millefolium L. 8 27 All inflorescences, aerial parts, roots
Rosaceae Rosa canina L. 8 22 EE, CE flowers, leaves, peels, fruits
Asteraceae Chamaemelum nobile (L.) All. 7 104 SE inflorescences
Apiaceae Carum carvi L. 7 49 EE, CE seeds, aerial parts
Rosaceae Fragaria vesca L. 7 30 EE flowers, leaves, fruits, aerial parts
Lamiaceae Thymus pulegioides L. 7 21 CE, SE aerial parts
Rosaceae Malus domestica Borkh. 7 17 EE, CE flowers, leaves, peels, fruits, one year old twigs
Ericaceae Vaccinium myrtillus L. 7 16 EE, CE aerial parts, fruits, flowers, leaves
Lamiaceae Melissa officinalis L. 6 56 All flowering aerial parts
Adoxaceae Sambucus nigra L. 6 24 CE flowers
Lamiaceae Mentha x piperita L. 5 28 All aerial parts
Lamiaceae Mentha longifolia (L.) L. 5 15 CE aerial parts
Tiliaceae Tilia cordata Mill. 5 5 All bark and complete inflorescence, including the bract that makes the fruits fly
Lamiaceae Mentha pulegium L. 4 29 CE flowering shoots
Ericaceae Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. 4 7 EE, CE flowers, aerial parts, fruits
Asteraceae Matricaria chamomilla L. 4 5 CE, SE flowering aerial parts
Rosaceae Prunus cerasus L. 4 4 EE leaves, flowers, one year old twigs
  1. Abbreviations: EE eastern Europe, CE central Europe, SE southern Europe.