Data on medicinal plants in the records of Latvian folk medicine from the 19th century

Inga Sile (Coresponding Author), Edita Romane, Sanita Reinsone, Baiba Maurina, Dace Tirzite, Maija Dambrova

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The data presented in this article is in support of the research paper “Medicinal plants and their uses recorded in the Archives of Latvian Folklore from the 19th century” [1]. This article provides the list of plant species and disorders treated with medicinal plants mentioned in the records of Latvian folk medicine and used by indigenous people of Latvia in the 19th century. In total, the data include 211 genera belonging to 71 plant families. The accepted scientific names of plant species, plant parts used, dosage forms of herbal medicines, and routes of administration are reported in the table. Plant uses are grouped into one of the 17 categories based on the body systems and psychological and social problems. The frequency of citations is indicated for each use of medicinal plant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105024
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


  • Ethnobotany
  • Folk medicine
  • Medicinal plants
  • Records of Latvian folk medicine

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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