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Table 1 Use of CAMs – frequency of use and the presence of hypoglycemic symptoms

From: Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) among type 2 diabetes patients in Sri Lanka: a cross sectional survey

  CAM used Frequency of use Presence of hypoglycemia (%) P. value
1 Momordica charantia (Bitter gourd) 128 21 0.73
2 Costus speciosus (Crepe ginger) 92 27.2 0.039
3 Coccinia grandis (Ivy gourd) 113 21.2 0.72
4 Fenugreek 5 40 0.26
5 Salacia reticulata 17 11.8 0.37