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Table 3 Frequencies of usage for vitamins, minerals, diet and herbs

From: Complementary and alternative medicine use in coronary heart disease patients: a cross-sectional study from Palestine

Type of CAM Never Twice at most 3–6 times >  6 times Cannot remember
Vitamins and minerals
 Vitamin E 90.4% 7.7% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0%
 Folate 96.1% 2.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 Magnesium with zinc 98.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 Omega-3 fatty acids 90.2% 2.0% 2.0% 5.9% 0.0%
 Niacin 94.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0.0%
 Iron 86.5% 3.8% 3.8% 5.8% 0.0%
 Vitamin C 88.2% 7.8% 2.0% 2.0% 0.0%
 Calcium phosphate 94.0% 4.0% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
 Cobalamin 86.3% 9.8% 2.0% 2.0% 0.0%
 Vitamin D 86.5% 5.8% 5.8% 1.9% 0.0%
 Vitamin B6 94.0% 4.0% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0%
 Vitamin A 94.2% 3.8% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0%
 Vitamin B complex 84.6% 7.7% 3.8% 3.8% 0.0%
Diet and herbs
 Medical herbs 43.4% 28.3% 11.3% 17.0% 0.0%
 Honey 46.3% 25.9% 11.1% 13.0% 3.7%
 Onion 66.0% 15.1% 9.4% 9.4% 0.0%
 Black seed 62.3% 15.1% 7.5% 15.1% 0.0%
 Fenugreek 73.1% 21.2% 0.0% 5.8% 0.0%
 Garlic 64.2% 15.1% 9.4% 11.3% 0.0%
 Chamomile 51.9% 27.8% 11.1% 9.3% 0.0%
 Liquorice root 90.0% 8.0% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 Holy basil 80.4% 11.8% 7.8% 0.0% 0.0%
 Milk thistle 69.2% 11.5% 11.5% 5.8% 1.9%
 Thyme 43.4% 24.5% 18.9% 13.2% 0.0%
 Ginger 60.4% 20.8% 11.3% 7.5% 0.0%
 Cinnamon 58.8% 15.7% 13.7% 9.8% 2.0%
 Balsam pear 55.8% 15.4% 9.6% 15.4% 3.8%
 Mushrooms 52.9% 23.5% 11.8% 11.8% 0.0%
 Prickly pear 56.6% 13.2% 17.0% 11.3% 1.9%
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine