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Table 5 The distribution of reviewed species across 19 ethnobiological categories

From: Integrating ethnobiological knowledge into biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Himalayas

Ethnobiological Category Category elaboration   Linnaean Kingdom
Category Abbreviation Affliction(s)/Disorder(s)/Use(s) Total Animalia Fungae Plantae
Antidote ANTI Treatment for Animal Venom, Fish Stupefying 70 2 0 68
Behavioral and Mental Health MENT Hysteria, Mental and Nervous Disorders 24 0 0 24
Circulatory Health CIRC Bleeding, Blood Health, Hemorrhage, Lymphatic System 133 2 1 130
Antiseptic, Dermatological Health DERM Abrasions, Burns, Boils, Skin Diseases and Parasites, Hair Problems 373 11 0 362
Dental and Oral Health ORAL Throat Infection, Toothache, Oral Infection 99 2 0 97
Ear and Mastoid Health HEAR Earache, Hearing Deficiency, Vertigo 21 0 0 21
Endocrine and Metabolic Health EDCR Diabetes, Hormonal Disorder 144 3 2 139
Gastro-intestinal Health DGST Diarrhea/Dysentery, Indigestion, Laxative, Nausea, Parasites, Vomiting 409 17 1 391
Genito-urinary Health URIN Bladder and Renal Infections, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Urinary-tract Infections 181 0 1 180
Hepatic Health HEPT Jaundice, Liver Disorders 106 1 2 103
Musculo-skeletal Health SKEL Antispasmodic, Body Aches, Sprain, Fracture, Rheumatism/Arthritis 105 2 0 103
Neoplasm Treatment NEOP Cancer, Growths, Moles, Tumors 16 0 0 16
Nervous System Health NERV Epilepsy, Memory, Migraine, Stimulant 97 0 1 96
Ophthalmic Health OPTH Adnexa, Eye Disease 48 0 0 48
Pregnancy, Childbirth, Perinatal Care PREG Delivery, Lactation, Menstruation, Pregnancy 52 1 0 51
Respiratory Health RESP Allergy, Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, 206 11 9 186
Alimentary Purpose(s) FOOD Edible, Food, Butter, Oil, Flour, Pickle, Dry Fruit, Candies 452 50 48 354
Cultural or Spiritual Use CULT Culture-specific Disease, Folktales, Legends, Ritual Ingredients, Spirituality 35 9 0 26
Material MTRL Art, Construction, Dye, Fodder, Handicrafts, Instrument, Utensils 169 7 0 162
Veterinary Medicine VETN Ethno-veterinary Medicine 105 0 0 105
  1. Disease and health-related categories were based on criteria outlined by the World Health Organization [61]