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Table 2 Plants used in human medicine

From: Ethnobotanical research in Cava de’ Tirreni area, Southern Italy

Illness categories Number of species Number of uses Percentage
Urogenital system (UG) 24 30 15
Gastrointestinal tract (GI) 27 28 14
Systemic disorders (SY) 23 24 12
Skin diseases (SK) 23 24 12
Anti-inflammatory (ANT) 14 18 9
Respiratory system diseases (R) 12 12 6
Neuropsychiatric diseases (NP) 8 8 4
Cardiovascular diseases (CV) 5 6 3
Oral cavity diseases (OR) 4 4 2
Ear, nose and throat diseases (ENT) 4 4 2
Ophthalmologic diseases (OP) 3 3 2