Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2019 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Traditional Medicine and Its Role in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: “Patients’ and Herbalists’ Perspectives”

Table 4

Sources of traditional medicines and practices regarding the use of traditional medicines among participants who answered the questionnaire (N=140).

Questions and responsesn%

Source of traditional medicine
Traditional medicine vendors/herbalists4431.4
Other patients, relatives and friends5035.7
Did not use traditional medicine4632.9
Traditional medicine preparation
Used in raw form by chewing or making as juice1611.4
Dried, blended and mixed with milk or tea3021.4
Boiled or soaked in water, and decanted the liquid4834.3
Did not use traditional medicine4632.9
Frequency of using traditional medicines
Twice per day4028.6
Three or more times per day4129.3
When their blood glucose level rises139.3
Did not use traditional medicine4632.9

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