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Table 2 Pattern of CAM components used by the respondents

From: High prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with sickle cell disease in a tertiary hospital in Lagos, South West, Nigeria

Characteristic Frequency Percent
Biological product
 Herbal medication 40 16.1
Aloe vera 16 6.5
 Forever living® 25 10.0
 Ginger 24 9.7
 Garlic 13 5.2
 GNLD® 0 0
 Jobelyn® 20 8.1
 Tianshi 2 0.8
 Lemon grass 18 7.3
 Ginseng 1 0.4
 Ciklavit® 5 2.0
 High/mega dose vitamins 2 0.8
 Poly herbal tea 0 0
 Special diet and supplements 0 0
Alternative medical systems
 Body scarification 10 4.0
 Black soap bath 10 4.0
 Blessed/anointed water 14 5.6
 Concoction 10 4.0
 Chinese medicine 6 2.4
 Homeopathy 2 0.8
 Ayuveda 0 0
Mind-body interventions
 Spiritual healing/prayer 30 12.1
 Meditation 0 0
 Divination/incantation 0 0
Manipulative and body-based methods
 Massage 10 4.0