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Table 6 Folk diet therapy function and the names and numbers of representative plants

From: Wild edible plants collected and consumed by the locals in Daqinggou, Inner Mongolia, China

Folk diet therapy function Number Representative plant
Treating rheumatism 6 Abutilon theophrasti, Adenophora polyantha, Cerasus humilis, Erodium stephanianum, Urtica angustifolia, Urtica cannabina
Heat clearing 4 Dendranthema indicum, Polygonum aviculare, Sonchus wightianus, Taraxacum mongolicum
Diuresis 3 Plantago depressa, Plantago asiatica, Ulmus pumila
Relieving cough 3 Armeniaca sibirica, Lilium pumilum, Solanum nigrum
Tonifying Qi 3 Lycium chinense, Paeonia lactiflora, Polygonatum odoratum
Heat clearing and detoxifying 2 Portulaca oleracea, Potentilla longifolia
Promoting digestion 2 Allium macrostemon, Crataegus pinnatifida var. major
Relaxing the bowels 2 Adenophora remotiflora, Cannabis sativa f. ruderalis
Lowering blood pressure 2 Portulaca oleracea, Salsola collina
Reducing blood glucose 1 Polygonatum odoratum
Relieving diarrhea 1 Quercus mongolica
Improving eyesight 1 Lycium chinense