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Table 5 Frequency of ailments treated with medicinal dietary plants in Mile City

From: Medicinal dietary plants of the Yi in Mile, Yunnan, China

Disease Species used Percentage (%)
Coughs 21 16.8%
Rheumatism 11 8.8%
Edemas 10 8%
Tonifying the kidney 10 8%
Tonifying the spleen 10 8%
Gastritis 10 8%
Anthelmintic 8 6.4%
Diuretic 6 4.8%
Pharyngitis 5 4%
Hepatoprotective 5 4%
Hypertension 5 4%
Moistening the lung 5 4%
Fever 5 4%
Hepatitis 5 4%
Enteritis 5 4%
Analgesic 4 3.2%
Asthma 4 3.2%
Cystitis 4 3.2%
Pneumonia 3 2.4%
Emmenagogue 3 2.4%
Diarrhea 3 2.4%
Deobstruent 3 2.4%
Migraines 3 2.4%
Indigestion 2 1.6%
Lactation stimulant 2 1.6%
Deafness; tinnitus 2 1.6%
Acne 2 1.6%
Kidney stones 2 1.6%
Itching 2 1.6%
Snake bites 2 1.6%
Sialaporia 2 1.6%
Fractures 2 1.6%
Hyperglyceridemia 2 1.6%
Cholecystitis 2 1.6%
Diaphoretic 2 1.6%
Pustules 1 0.8%
Anemia 1 0.8%
Embolism 1 0.8%
Tranquillizer 1 0.8%
Epilepsy 1 0.8%
Restorative 1 0.8%
Jaundice 1 0.8%
Nephritis 1 0.8%
Vomiting 1 0.8%
Purifier 1 0.8%
Bronchitis 1 0.8%
Alcohol poisoning 1 0.8%
Rhinitis 1 0.8%
Gonorrhea 1 0.8%
Angina 1 0.8%
Dizziness 1 0.8%
Hemorrhoids 1 0.8%
Strokes 1 0.8%
Flatulence 1 0.8%
Prostatitis 1 0.8%
Osteomyelitis 1 0.8%
Oxytocin 1 0.8%
  1. The categories of ailments follow the standard: the Economic Botany Data Collection Standard (EBDCS) (Cook, 1995) [37]