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Table 6 Usage rates of specific medicinal plants and herbal productsf

From: Ethnic differences in medicinal plant use among University students: a cross-sectional survey of self-reported medicinal plant use at two Midwest Universities

Percent of Students Using a Medicinal Plant HINU KU
Total Number Cases 56 115
Aloe 73.3 % 88.3 %
Chamomile 42.2 % 27.7 %
Ginseng 37.8 % 27.7 %
Peppermint 22.2 % 24.5 %
Ginger 28.9 % 19.1 %
Echinacea 11.1 % 14.9 %
Garlic 17.8 % 10.6 %
Gingko 17.8 % 9.6 %
Combination Formula 13.3 % 9.6 %
St. John’s wort 11.1 % 8.5 %
Kava 11.1 % 7.4 %
Valerian 15.6 % 5.3 %
Ephedra 6.7 % 8.5 %
Licorice 8.9 % 7.4 %
Milk Thistle 11.1 % 6.4 %
Evening Primrose 6.7 % 6.4 %
Feverfew 4.4 % 6.4 %
Goldenseal 4.4 % 5.3 %
Missing (cases) 11 21
  1. f Percentage of past-year student users indicating use of specific medicinal plants or herbal products