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Table 4 Patients’ ability to disclose herbal usage to their doctors

From: Herbal medicine from the perspective of type II diabetic patients and physicians: what is the relationship?

Have you told or consulted your doctor about using these herbsNumberPercentage
 For not telling your doctor
  The doctor didn’t ask me5739.3%
  It is not necessary to inform the doctor about the herbs I use5135.1%
  Possible doctor disagreement about herbal usage1611.0%
 Why doctors do not support herbal usage
  I do not know4732.4%
  These plants may react with drugs and affect their effectiveness4531.0%
  Lack of reliable scientific studies2718.6%
  Herbs are not effective for diabetic management149.6%
  The difficulty in using herbs for diabetic management74.8%