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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 438139, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/438139
Research Article

Herbal Medicines: Malaysian Women’s Knowledge and Practice

1Advanced Medical & Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 13200 Kepala Batas, Penang, Malaysia
2School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kelantan, Malaysia

Received 26 February 2013; Revised 22 July 2013; Accepted 25 July 2013

Academic Editor: Byung-Cheul Shin

Copyright © 2013 Law Kim Sooi and Soon Lean Keng. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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