Table 1

Herbals and vitamins use among breast cancer survivors, BWHS, 1999

Reporting use (%)

(n = 998)


Herbals

Any herbal

39.0

Garlic

21.2

Gingko

12.0

Echinacea

9.4

Ginseng

8.0

Goldenseal

5.1

Ginger

4.7

Chamomille

4.6

Aloe

4.3

St. John's Wort

4.1

Milk Thisle

2.0

Hawthorn

1.0

Cat's Claw

0.9

Feverfew

0.4

Ephedra products

0.3


Vitamins/Minerals

Multivitamins

53.6

Folic-acid (alone)

4.6

Any Herbals/Vitamins

One

35.6

Two

16.7

Three

6.7

At least four

8.3


Bright-Gbebry et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-30

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