Table 1

The reasons for using herbal medicines by the respondents

Reasons for using herbal medicine

Number of herbal medicine users

Percentage (%)


No specific reason

67

25.9


Malaria

54

20.8


Blood sugar level reduction

42

16.2


Fever

26

10.0


Teeth cleaning

16

6.2


General body pain relief

12

4.6


Diarrhoea

9

3.5


Fatigue

9

3.5


Menstrual pain

4

1.5


Self protection

4

1.5


Skincare

3

1.2


General illness

3

1.2


Dysentery

3

1.2


Strength gain

2

0.8


Blood cleansing

2

0.8


Cholera

2

0.8


Blood enrichment

1

0.4


Oreagba et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:117   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-117

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