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Table 5 Characteristics of herbal treatment

From: Factors affecting the use of herbal products in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and their results: case–control study

  Frequency (n = 102) Percentage (%)
Content
 Herbal herbs 31 30.4
 Oils 25 24.5
 Mixtures 15 14.7
 Traditional solution 31 30.4
Recommendation source for herbal use
 Media/internet 35 34
 Neighbors/relatives/friend 58 57
 Health professionals 9 9
Herbal effect
 No effect 24 23.5
 Weak 23 22.5
 Medium 26 25.5
 Good 22 21.6
 Very good 7 6.9
Herbal side effect
 No effect 89 87.2
 Weak 8 7.8
 Medium 2 2
 Strong 2 2
 Life-threatening 1 1
Frequency of herbal use
 Regular 10 9.8
 Often 44 43.14
 Occasionally/rarely 48 47.06