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Table 1 Use versatility of traditional medicinal plants of South Tyrol

From: Traditional medicinal plants in South Tyrol (northern Italy, southern Alps): biodiversity and use

Use type Count Most frequent plant families Examples of plant species
Medicine 276 Asteraceae, Rosaceae Arnica montana, Hypericum perforatum, Equisetum arvense, Peucedanum ostruthium, Plantago lanceolata, Sambucus nigra
Alimentary 128 Rosaceae Gentiana lutea, Juniperus communis, Pinus cembra, Rosa canina, Sambucus nigra, Thymus pulegioides
Veterinary 70 Asteraceae Cetraria islandica, Dryopteris filix-mas, Geranium robertianum, Larix decidua, Leontopodium nivale, Peucedanum ostruthium
Spiritual 55 Asteraceae Arnica montana, Crataegus monogyna, Peucedanum ostruthium, Hypericum perforatum, Juniperus communis, Salix alba, Sambucus nigra
Cosmetics 44 Asteraceae Betula pendula, Leontopodium nivale, Matricaria chamomilla, Pinus mugo, Urtica dioica, Trifolium repens
Domestic 43 Fagaceae, Pinaceae and Rubiaceae Betula pendula, Equisetum arvense, Fraxinus excelsior, Galium aparine, Larix decidua, Malva sylvestris, Pinguicula alpina