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Table 4 Remedies for different wounds and symptoms by medicinal plants in different villages

From: Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants on Gau Island, Fiji: differences between sixteen villages with unique characteristics of cultural value

No Wounds/symptoms Number of villages Villages
1 Asthma 1 Vione
2 Backache 2 Vione, Lamiti
3 Boils from inside 1 Lovu
4 Bone injury 1 Lovu
5 Cervix cancer 1 Nawaikama
6 Diarrheal 1 Nukuloa
7 Disease of the tongue 1 Lekanai
8 Cough 3 Navukailagi, Lamiti, Nawaikama
9 Dropsical 1 Vione
10 Fever 1 Malawai
11 Headache 4 Qarani, Nacavanadi, Lovu, Somosomo
12 Head swelling 1 Somosomo
13 Hemorrhoid 1 Levuka-i-Gau
14 Incisura 4 Navukailagi, Malawai, Lamiti, Somosomo
15 Internal piles 1 Sawaieke
16 Lump under armpit 1 Yadua
17 Runny nose and cough 1 Vanuaso
18 Sensitivity to cold 1 Lekanai
19 Skin boil 1 Navukailagi
20 Skin disease 2 Qarani, Vanuaso
21 Sore throat 1 Nukuloa
22 Stomach-ache 10 Qarani, Lekanai, Vanuaso, Nacavanadi, Malawai, Lamiti, Yadua, Lovu, Levuka-i-Gau, Sawaieke
23 Stomach bloated 1 Vadravadra
24 Sun stroke 1 Vanuaso
25 Swelling of the throat 1 Vadravadra
26 Toothache 2 Vadravadra, Nukuloa
27 Uterus cancer 1 Yadua