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Table 6 Use Value (UV) of the ten most consumed medicinal plants

From: Current uses and knowledge of medicinal plants in the Autonomous Community of Madrid (Spain): a descriptive cross-sectional study

Plant specie Common name Part(s) used Methods of use Reported uses (per claimed respondents) UV
Valeriana officinalis L. Valerian Root Oral, infusion Anxiety / nervousness states, blood pressure control, gastrointestinal disorder, sleep disorders 0.034
Aloe vera L. Aloe vera Gel Topical Anxiety / nervousness states, calm pain, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, vascular problems, wound healing, 0.097
Matricaria recutita L. Chamomile Flower Infusion Anxiety / nervousness states, blood pressure control, calm pain, gastrointestinal disorders, genitourinary problems, sleep disorders, wound healing. 0.044
Tilia spp, Tila Leaves Infusion Anxiety / nervousness states, blood pressure control, calm pain, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders. 0.052
Rosa eglanteria L. Rose Hip Oil Topical Anxiety / nervousness states, sleep disorders, vascular problems wound healing. 0.055
Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze Thea Leaves Infusion Anxiety / nervousness states, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, 0.072
Mentha pulegium L. Pennyroyal Summit Infusion Anxiety / nervousness states, blood pressure control, calm pain, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders. 0.13
Eucalyptus spp. Eucalyptus Leaves Topical Anxiety / nervousness states, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory disorders, 0.071
Passiflora incarnata L. Passiflora Aerial part Infusion Anxiety / nervousness states, sleep disorders 0.054
Vaccinium macrocarpon Ait Red blueberry Fruit Oral Calm pain, genitourinary problems 0.08