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Table 3 Comparison of Lhoba plant use and Tibetan use of reported medicinal plants

From: Ethnobotanical study on wild plants used by Lhoba people in Milin County, Tibet

Family name Species name Habit Part used Lhoba use Tibetan use [ 40 ]
Adoxaceae Sambucus adnata Wall. ex DC. Herb Roots Bruises. Eczema, edema3
  Viburnum nervosum D. Don Shrub Roots Injury, pain  
Apiaceae Angelica apaensis R. H. Shan et C. Q. Yuan Herb Whole plant Hypertension Skin diseases, nosotoxicosis2
Balanophoraceae Balanophora involucrata Hook. F. Herb Whole plant Aphrodisiac.  
Berberidaceae Berberis pruinosa Franch. Shrub Branches and roots Diarrhea. Diarrhea, grasserie, and flu1
  Dysosma tsayuensis Ying Herb Fruits Gynecological diseases and anemia. Gynecological diseases, nephropathy2
  Sinopodophyllum hexandrum (Royle) Ying Herb Fruits Gynecological diseases and anemia. Gynecological diseases, nephropathy2
Bignoniaceae Incarvillea lutea Bur. et Franch. Herb Roots Anemia  
Compositae Cirsium eriophoroides (Hook. F.) Petrak Herb Whole plant Bleeding and inflammation. Edema, bleeding, epistaxis, menorrhagia2
  Erigeron breviscapus (Vant.) Hand.-Mazz. Herb Flowers and roots Dyspepsia, headache, and kidney deficiency. Ophthalmalgia, headache2
  Ligularia rumicifolia (Drumm.) S. W. Liu Herb Roots Sore throat and inflammatory
  Senecio scandens Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don Herb Roots Cold  
  Synotis solidaginea (Hand.-Mazz.) C. Jeffrey et Y. L. Chen Herb Whole plant Stuffy nose and freckle  
Elaeagnaceae Elaeagnus umbellata Thunb. Tree Fruits Stomach pain  
Lauraceae Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers. Tree Fruits Stomach disorder and diarrhea.
Melanthiaceae Paris polyphylla Smith Herb Roots Wound and inflammation
Plantaginaceae Veronica anagallis-aquatica Linn. Herb Whole plant Sore throat  
Polygonaceae Polygonum tortuosum D. Don. Herb Whole plant Diarrhea Diarrhoea, gastricism1
Primulaceae Primula sikkimensis Hook. Herb Roots Diarrhea  
Ranunculaceae Aconitum kongboense Lauener Herb Roots Poison  
  Batrachium bungei (Steud.) L. Liou Herb Leaves Hair loss  
  Coptis teeta Franch. Herb Roots Bleeding, pain, inflammatory and detoxification properties Intestinal diseases, anthrax, dysentery, pyogenic infection2
Rhamnaceae Berchemia yunnanensis Franch. Tree Fruits Stomach pain  
Rosaceae Potentilla anserina Linn. Herb Whole plant Hyposthenia Hyposthenia 1
  Rosa omeiensis Rolfe Shrub Fruits Dysentery and cold Skin diseases, arthralgia3
  Rubus biflorus Buch.-Ham. ex Smith Shrub Fruits Kidney deficiency  
  Sorbus thibetica (Card.) Hand.-Mazz. Tree Fruits Hyposthenia  
Usneaceae Usnea spp. Herb Whole plant Beriberi and ulcer Tracheitis, mastitis, ulcer, pneumonia, hepatitis, toxic fever2
  1. (Ranked by family names alphabetically, followed by genus and species names).
  2. 1: Local use coherent with Tibetan use; 2: Local use coherent with Tibetan use partially; 3: Local use not coherent with known Tibetan use.