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Table 8 People who have recommended the use of medicinal plants, place of acquisition and sources of information among the general population surveyed. 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

Questions Possible responses n (%)
Who recommends the medicinal plants you use? Doctor recommendation 67 (13.7)
Own initiative 216 (44.3)
Pharmacists advice 162 (33.3)
Recommended by friends / family / acquaintances 226 (46.4)
Where do you acquire mainly medicinal plants? Supermarkets 170 (34.9)
Herbal shops 209 (42.9)
Internet 13 (2.7)
Others (i.e. street market) 36 (7.4)
Pharmacy 253 (51.9)
Where do you mainly get information about the uses of medicinal plants? Doctor 71 (14.6)
Family and friends 234 (48.1)
Internet 160 (32.8)
Other means of communication (magazines, TV ...) 82 (16.8)
Pharmacist 210 (43.1)