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Table 5 Categories of medicinal use of plants in Karst and Gorjanci with the number of reports and plants in each region

From: Folk use of medicinal plants in Karst and Gorjanci, Slovenia

Disease or action of the medicine No. of plants reported in Karst No. of reports in Karst No. of plants reported in Gorjanci No. of reports in Gorjanci No. of plants reported in Karst and Gorjanci No. of reports in Karst and Gorjanci
Respiratory system disorders 17 58 19 88 26 146
 Cold 9 28 12 33 16 61
 Cough 5 9 12 21 14 30
 Sore throat 7 12 6 14 10 26
 “Good for lungs” and “good for respiratory system” 3 4 5 8 7 12
 Bronchitis 4 4 2 3 5 7
 Flu 1 1 3 3 4 4
 Asthma 0 0 2 2 2 2
 Breathing problems 0 0 2 2 2 2
 Pneumonia 0 0 1 1 1 1
 Angina 0 0 1 1 1 1
Gastrointestinal disorders 18 50 25 87 29 137
 Carminative (digestive problems, spasms, stomach pain, and flatulence) 16 43 21 67 25 110
 Against diarrhea 4 6 7 15 9 21
 Appetite stimulation 1 1 2 2 3 3
 Laxative 0 0 2 3 2 3
Skin diseases 12 35 14 59 20 94
 Wounds 10 17 8 30 14 47
 Burns and sunburns 3 7 3 10 3 17
 Furuncles and abscess 0 0 4 7 4 7
 Warts 2 3 1 2 2 5
 Contusions and bruises 3 3 2 2 3 5
 Rash and eczema 1 1 2 2 2 3
 Rubefacient 1 2 1 1 2 3
 Scabs 1 1 1 1 2 2
 Stings 0 0 2 2 2 2
 Snake bites 1 1 0 0 1 1
 Sweaty feet 0 0 1 1 1 1
 Inflamed nipples 0 0 1 1 1 1
Genitourinary system disorders 9 24 11 39 14 63
 Diuretic, “cleansing of body, kidneys and blood” 4 14 6 22 8 36
 Gynecological problems 5 10 5 8 6 18
 Urinary tract inflammation 0 0 5 9 5 9
Miscellaneous infections 6 24 12 32 13 56
 Ear infection 1 7 1 5 1 12
 Fever 2 2 7 8 7 10
 Mouth inflammation 1 5 2 5 2 10
 Eye infection 2 1 2 8 3 9
 Diaphoretic 2 5 1 3 2 8
 Anthelmintic 1 3 2 3 2 6
 Fungal nail infection 1 1 0 0 1 1
Musculoskeletal system disorders 9 15 11 20 14 35
 Muscle or joint pain in various body parts 4 5 2 6 5 11
 Rheumatism 4 5 4 7 6 11
 Pain in legs 2 2 4 4 6 6
 Pain in the back 2 2 0 0 2 2
 Pain in hands 0 0 1 1 1 1
 Weak spine of children 1 1 0 0 1 1
 Knee effusion 0 0 1 1 1 1
 Swollen legs 0 0 1 1 1 1
Nervous system disorders 6 18 5 17 9 35
 Calmative 5 15 5 11 7 26
 Sleep disorders 1 2 3 5 4 7
 Epilepsy 1 1 0 0 1 1
 Depression 0 0 1 1 1 1
Heart, blood and circulatory system disorders 8 21 6 9 13 30
 Heart trouble 3 13 2 4 4 17
 Varicose veins 3 4 1 1 3 5
 High blood pressure 1 1 2 3 3 4
 Anemia 2 2 0 0 2 2
 Hemorrhoids 1 1 0 0 1 1
 Against blood clotting 0 0 1 1 1 1
  1. Groups of diseases are labeled in bold