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Table 4 Use reports and number of taxa used for each therapeutic use category

From: Medicinal plants used by women in Mecca: urban, Muslim and gendered knowledge

Emic therapeutic use category Number of use reports Number of plant taxa
Digestive 215 67
General and unspecified 96 43
Respiratory 70 32
Gynaecological 60 29
Endocrine and nutritional 53 24
Blood and immune system 50 21
Neurological 48 29
Musculoskeletal 38 16
Cardiovascular 36 19
Urological 36 17
Skin 34 16
Family planning 15 9
Ear 2 2