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Table 3 Frequencies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by type

From: Use of complementary and alternative medicine in pregnancy: a cross-sectional survey on Iraqi women

Types of CAM No. of Users Percent
Vitamins 69 36.3
Massage 9 4.7
Exercise 6 3.2
Energy therapy 4 2.1
Herbs or natural products 53.7
Black seed 58 16.5
Chamomile 57 16.2
Cinnamon 38 10.8
Castor oil plant 33 9.4
Ginger 29 8.3
Royal honey 21 6
Garlic 19 5.4
Peppermint 14 4
Olive oil 11 3.1
Unidentified mixed spices 10 2.8
Cumin 8 2.3
Licorice 8 2.3
Thyme 4 1.1
Eucalyptus leaves 3 0.9
Green tea 3 0.9
Special type of spices 2 0.6
Other types of CAM 7.2
Metal ring 21 6
Medicinal talisman & amulet 8 2.3
Gemstones 2 0.6
Precious stones 1 0.3