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Table 1 Different uses of fleagrass recorded among the Akha people in Xishuangbanna and Phongsaly

From: Before it disappeared: ethnobotanical study of fleagrass (Adenosma buchneroides), a traditional aromatic plant used by the Akha people

Parts used Use category Mode of preparation Form of use Purpose of use Usage in China(C)/Laos(L) FC FCU
Aerial part Personal Placed in small bundles Worn in ear-holes or on caps Perfume; decoration C,L 34 9
Medicine Placed in small bundles Worn in ear-holes or on caps Headache C 11  
    Stuffy nose C 2  
Insecticide Placed in small bundles Hung on the window/placed on the floor or bed Insect repellent C 22  
Ritual Placed in small bundles Hung on the wall of granaries When praying for a bumper harvest L 17 17
Whole plant Medicine Boiled in water as an infusion Drunk as an extract Influenza C 4  
    Diarrhoea C 3  
Insecticide Boiled in water as an infusion Body wash Insect bites C 7 3
    Insect repellent C 5 3
  Planted around the house   Insect repellent C 9  
Leaves Medicine Crushed leaves Rubbed on a wound Insect bites C 17 5
    Acne C 1  
Condiment   As a fragrance Taste L 12 12