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Table 1 The reasons for using herbal medicines by the respondents

From: Herbal medicine use among urban residents in Lagos, Nigeria

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