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Table 3 Medicinal uses of plants

From: Naukan ethnobotany in post-Soviet times: lost edibles and new medicinals

Genus Species Part UVpres UVpast Maintained uses Lost uses Gained uses
Alariaceae
Alaria marginata Postels & Ruprecht Stem 0.1 0 Contains iodine, good for general health a
Apiaceae
Angelica gmelinii (DC.) Pimenov Total 0.72 0.57    
Root 0.57 0.57 Smoke good for coughs, asthma, aiding childbirth preventing illness in general, decoction used for headache
Leaves 0.14 0 Eaten or used to make a steam bath to treat cold and cough
Asteraceae
Artemisia tilesii Ledeb. Leaves, stem 0.19 0 Tea or steam bath for cough, steam bath for leg pain b
Petasites frigidus (L.) Fr. Leaves 0.44 0 Tea for cough and colds, steam bath for colds b
Crassulaceae
Rhodiola integrifolia Raf. Root 0.44 0 Tincture is tonic b, helps sore throats; cold water infusion for mood improvement and stomach problems b; warm water infusion used externally to strengthen hair
Ericaceae
Empetrum nigrum L. Berries 0.2 0 Lower blood pressure c and help diarrhea when eaten
Rhododendron tomentosum Harmaja Leaves 0.31 0 Expectorant tea for coughs and colds b
Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. Total 0.75 0    
Berries 0.38 0 Colds c and fevers; high blood pressure b; heart health
Leaves 0.38 0 Tea for colds c, high blood pressure, diuretic b, steam bath as expectorant c
Laminariaceae
Laminaria saccharina (L.) Lamouroux Stem 0.09 0 Contains iodine, good for general health d
Onagraceae
Epilobium latifolium L. Leaves 0.47 0.47 Good for diarrhea when eaten
Polygonaceae
Polygonum tripterocarpum A. Gray ex Rothr. Leaves 0.1 0.1 Good for diarrhea when eaten
Rosaceae
Rubus chamaemorus L. Sepals 0.81 0 Tea for colds, cough, sore throat b, steam inhaled for asthma
Salicaceae
Salix pulchra Cham. Leaves 0.14 0.14 Good for diarrhea when eaten
  1. aBarashkov [35] (This source deals with the biochemistry of algae species.)
  2. bKrylov [36] (This source treats Soviet medical use and traditional uses of plant species in western Siberia.)
  3. cBarnaulov et al. [38] (This source lists traditional Russian uses and biochemical properties of edible fruits and berries.)
  4. dTrofimov [37] (This source deals with the biochemistry of algae species.)