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Abstract

Importance of medicinal plants and their use in the town of Goierê-PR.

Abstract

A local survey showed the medicinal uses of 87 local and introduced species of which the most frequently used were Mentha rotundifolia, M. pulegium, Coleus barbatus, [C. forskohlii], Cymbopogon citratus, Melissa officinalis, Rosmarinus officinalis and Ruta graveolens. Also discussed are the methods of preparation (decoction, infusion, maceration) and uses by different socio-economic and age groups.