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Table 4 Use Reports (UR) ‐ Information on routes of administration, categories of use, and target animal species are listed: 209 UR from German speaking Cantons (GeC), based on 145 homemade herbal remedy reports containing a single herb

From: Swiss ethnoveterinary knowledge on medicinal plants – a within-country comparison of Italian speaking regions with north-western German speaking regions

Botanical family (Number of named plants species in this family) Plant species witch ≥ 3 named GeC‐HSHR (Number indicate the frequency of mentioned 145 GeC‐HSHR)  
Route of administration Category of use (ATCvet Code) Target animal species Total different use reports
External Internal Treatment of housing environment     
I A O QA QD QG QM Mast GS Others6 C G P Others 7
Asteraceae (5) all Asteraceae (36) 10 26 28   24 29 3 3 3 1 2 75 5 3 8 91
 Matricaria recutita L. (17)                 
  Flos (14) 1 12 16   16 11 2     1 23   3 3 29
  Herba (3)    4   3      1   4     4
 Calendula officinalis L. (7)                 
  Flos (7) 1 15     15    1    12 1   3 16
 Arnica montana L. (5)                 
  Flos (5) 5 2 2    3 1 3 2    5 4    9
   Achillea millefolium L. (4)                 
    Herba (3)    3   2       1 1    2 3
    Flos (1)    2   2        2     2
  other Asteraceae1 (1)    1   1        1     1
Rubiaceae (1)  Coffea spp (9)                 
  Semen (9)    11   7      3 1 11     11
Boraginaceae (1)  Symphytum officinale L. agg. (9)                 
  Radix (4) 11 4     4   8 3    9   6   15
  Folium (1)    2   2        2     2
Urticaceae (1)  Urtica dioica L. agg. (8)                 
  Herba (4)    6   5      1   3 1 1 1 6
  Folium (4)    5   1       4 4   1   5
Fagaceae (1)  Quercus robur L. agg. (7)                 
  Cortex (7)    7   7        5   2   7
Lamiaceae (2) all Lamiaceae (7) 1   12   5 1    1   6 10   1 2 13
 Thymus vulgaris L. (6)                 
  Herba (6) 1   10   3 1    1   6 10   1   11
other Lamiaceae2 (1)   2    2            2
Rosaceae (4) all Rosaceae (7)   5 5   3 5 2      9   1   10
 Potentilla erecta (L.) Raeusch. agg. (3)                 
  Rhizoma (3)   3 2   2 3       4   1   5
other Rosaceae3 (4)   2 3   1 2 2      5     5
Rhamnaceae (1)  Rhamnus cathartica L. (8)                 
  Herba (8)     8   8       8     8
Polygonaceae (1)  Rumex obtusifolius L. agg. (6)                 
  Radix (3)    3   3        3     3
  Folium (2) 1 4 1    4   2     6     6
  Herba cum radice (1)    1   1        1     1
Theaceae (1) Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. (5)                 
  Folium (5)    5   5        5     5
Brassicaceae (2) all Brassicaceae (5) 2   4   2   1 1 1 1   5   1   6
 Armoracia rusticana P. Gaertn. & al. (4)                 
  Radix (4) 2   3   2    1 1 1   4   1   5
other Brassicaceae4 (1)    1     1      1     1
Hypericaceae (1)  Hypericum perforatum L. agg. (3)                 
    Flos (2) 2      1   1     1 1    2
    Herba (1)   1      1      1     1
Linaceae (1)  Linum usitatissimum L. agg. (3)                 
  Semen (3)    3   1   2      3     3
Berberidaceae (1)  Berberis vulgaris L. (3)                 
    Herba (3)     3   3       3     3
others (20) other plant species 5 (29) 10 9 18 1 9 8 2 1 5 6 6 28 6   4 38
Total (43)   33 53 111 12 75 63 11 16 13 12 19 165 13 16 15 209
  1. I – intact skin; A – altered or sore skin; O – oral; QA – gastrointestinal disorders and metabolic dysfunctions; QD – skin afflictions and sores; QG – genitourinary system and sex hormones (including peri-partum preparation); Mast – mastitis; QM – musculoskeletal system (including hematomas and edema in the connective tissue); GS – general strengthening; C – cattle; G – goat; P – pigs
  2. 1Asteraceae (1): Artemisia absinthium L. (1); 2Lamiaceae (1): Origanum vulgare L. agg. (1); 3 Rosaceae (3): Alchemilla mollis (Buser) Rothm. (2), Malus domestica Borkh. (1), Potentilla anserina L. (1); 4Brassicaceae (1): Capsella bursa‐pastoris (L.) Medikus agg. (1); 5 Apiaceae (2): Foeniculum vulgare Mill. (2), Carum carvi L. (1); Araliaceae (1): Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer (2); Aspidiaceae (1): Dryopteris filix‐mas L. (2); Cannabaceae (1): Cannabis sativa L. (2); Caprifoliaceae (1): Sambucus nigra L. (1); Ericaceae (1): Arctostaphylos uva‐ursi (L.) Sprengel (1); Juglandaceae (1): Juglans regia L. (1); Lauraceae (2): Laurus nobilis (1), Cinnamomum camphora L. (1); Liliaceae (1): Allium cepa L. (1); Malvaceae (2): Althaea officinalis L. (2), Malva sylvestris L. (1); Papaveraceae (1): Chelidonium majus L. (1); Pinaceae (2): Abies alba Mill. (2), Picea abies (L.) H. Karst. (2); Poaceae (1): Avena sativa L. (2); Rutaceae (1): Citrus x limon (L.) Burm.f. (1); Scrophulariaceae (1): Euphrasia officinalis L. (2); Xanthorrhoeaceae (1): Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. (1)
  3. 6 QP (antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents) agents, QR (respiratory tract) agents, varia
  4. 7 bees, hens, horses, sheep.