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Table 2 Top five most commonly cited plants

From: An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Trinidad

Family Species Local names Condition treated No. of citations
Lamiaceae Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br. Shandilay Fever 1
Cough & common cold 85
“cooling/cleanser” 1
Diabetes 1
Asthma 1
Asteraceae Neurolaena lobata (L.) R.Br. ex Cass. Zebapique Fever 30
Cough & common cold 43
Diabetes 2
“Womb infection” 2
Poaceae Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf Lemon grass Fever 46
Cough & common cold 1
“cooling/cleanser” 3
Verbenaceae Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl Vervine Cough & common cold 1
“cooling/cleanser” 36
High blood pressure 1
Cucurbitaceae Momordica charantia L. Caraille Fever 2
Cough & common cold 2
“cooling/cleanser” 21
High blood pressure 4
Diabetes 7
“Womb infection” 7
“afterbirth” 1