Skip to main content

Table 5 Symptoms treated by medicinal WEPs among the Liangshan Yi

From: An ethnobotanical survey of wild edible plants used by the Yi people of Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China

NumberSymptomSpeciesMedical plants (no. of informants)
1Bone fracture2Sambucus adnata (142), Sambucus williamsii (207)
2Cold1Equisetum giganteum (56)
3Cough10Bulbophyllum odoratissimum (100), Crataegus scabrifolia (45), Eclipta prostrata (89), Fritillaria cirrhosa (258), Imperata cylindrica (112), Iris forrestii (178), Lemmaphyllum carnosum (97), Plantago major (105), Taraxacum mongolicum (236), Trichosanthes kirilowii (114)
4Delivery1Malva verticillata (270)
5Detoxification1Arctium lappa (78)
6Diarrhea8Agrimonia pilosa (179), Berberis jamesiana (126), Eclipta prostrata (153), Kalimeris indica (34), Mahonia bealei (53), Plantago major (56), Potentilla discolor (201), Toona sinensis (23)
7Dyspepsia1Houttuynia cordata (34)
8Enteritis1Cynoglossum amabile (198)
9Gallstone1Codonopsis pilosula subsp. tangshen (15), Lysimachia congestiflora (220), Pyrrosia lingua (138)
10Gastroenteritis1Aristolochia versicolor (12)
11Gastropathy3Allium macrostemon (27), Huperzia squarrosa (35), Potentilla discolor (137)
12Headache4Aristolochia versicolor (38), Equisetum giganteum (78), Gastrodia elata (134), Reynoutria multiflora (159)
13Heart disease2Musa basjoo (109), Spatholobus suberectus (89)
14Hemorrhoid1Cynoglossum amabile (107)
15Hepatitis1Incarvillea diffusa (214)
16Hypertension2Araiostegia divaricata var. formosana (67), Cardamine tangutorum (56)
17Hyperthermia1Mentha canadensis (43)
18Injury5Aristolochia versicolor (52), Artemisia capillaris (156), Fritillaria cirrhosa (189), Lemmaphyllum carnosum (34), Paris polyphylla (253)
19Measles1Leycesteria formosa (132)
20Muscle pain1Paris polyphylla (121)
21Nephropathy2Eucommia ulmoides (89), Cirsium shansiense (62)
22Nosebleed1Imperata cylindrica (45)
23Pneumonia1Eclipta prostrata (54)
24Rheumatism4Allium macrostemon (27), Huperzia squarrosa (78), Lycopodium japonicum (95), Sambucus adnata (53)
25Stomachache1Equisetum giganteum (74)
26Tonification8Angelica sinensis (135), Arctium lappa (93), Cirsium shansiense (126), Codonopsis pilosula subsp. tangshen (56), Hovenia dulcis (75), Ophioglossum vulgatum (108), Polygonatum cyrtonema (167), Schisandra rubriflora (75)
27Tonsillitis1Opuntia ficus-indica (21)