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Table 3 Medicinal plants and their use categories

From: Quantitative study of medicinal plants used by the communities residing in Koh-e-Safaid Range, northern Pakistani-Afghan borders

Medicinal use categories Number of plants used for each ailment
Digestive disorders Carminative (12), diarrhea (11), laxative (11), ulcer (7), appetizer (5), colic pain (4), anthelmintic (4), stomach pain (3), dysentery (3), stomachic (2), constipation (1), dyspepsia (1)
Respiratory disorders Cough (10), chest problems (4), asthma (1), expectorant (1), dyspnea (1), flu (1)
Endocrine disorders Antidiabetic (16)
Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory Antiseptic (11), anti-inflammatory (4)
Circulatory disorders Blood purifier (5), blood pressure (4), malaria (3), anemia (2), cardio tonic (1)
Integumentary disorders Wound healing (5), skin problems (2), pimple treatment (2), hair fall (2), anti-dandruff (1), emollient (1), itching (1)
Antipyretic, refrigerant, analgesic Antipyretic (5), refrigerant (3), analgesic (1)
Hepatic disorders Hepatitis (9)
Nutritional problems and tonic Nutritional (3), obesity (2), tonic (2), hypolipidemic (1)
Urologic disorders Antidiuretic (2), kidney problems (2), urologic problems (1)
Nervous disorders Sedative (2), brain tonic (1)
Skeletal disorders Joint pain (3)
Cancer Anticancer (2)
Ophthalmic disorders Eye disorders (2)
Sexual disorders Aphrodisiac (2)
Auditory disorders Ear problems (1)
Dental disorders Tooth decay (1)