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Table 4 (A) Main uses for medicinal plants among the survey sample population. (B) Herbal products most used for therapeutic purposes among the population interviewed. Several possible answers were possible for both questions

From: Current uses and knowledge of medicinal plants in the Autonomous Community of Madrid (Spain): a descriptive cross-sectional study

  Age
  18–44 n, (%) 45–64 n, (%) ≥ 65 n, (%)
A)
Clinical purposes
Anxiety / nervousness states 118 (32.3%) 38 (10.4%) 10 (2.7%)
Blood pressure control 4 (1.1%) 5 (1.4%) 3 (0.8%)
Calm the pain 45 (12.3%) 20 (5.5%) 6 (1.6%)
Control sugar 3 (0.8%) 2 (0.5%) 3 (0.8%)
Depression 4 (1.1%) 2 (0.5%) 2 (0.5%)
Digestive problems 141 (38.6%) 85 (23.3%) 26 (7.1%)
Genitourinary problems 24 (6.6%) 14 (3.8%) 4 (1.1%)
Wound healing 54 (14.8%) 16 (4.4%) 1 (0.3%)
Others 54 (14.8%) 39 (10.7%) 10 (2.7%)
Respiratory problems 55 (15.1%) 34 (9.3%) 4 (1.1%)
Sleep disorders 132 (36.2%) 65 (17.8%) 14 (3.8%)
Vascular problems 12 (3.3%) 17 (4.7%) 2 (0.5%)
B)
Forms of consumption of medicinal plants Answers n, (%)
Creams (i.e. Aloe vera, Rosa eglanteria, Arnica montana) 121 (24.8%)
Essential oils (i.e. Eucalyptus spp.) 84 (17.2%)
Herbal teas (i.e. Equisetum arvense) 369 (75.8%)
Syrups (i.e. Eleutherococcus senticosus) 37 (7.6%)
Tablets, capsules (i.e. Valeriana officinalis, Vaccinium macrocarpon, Passiflora incarnata) 210 (43.1%)