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Table 3 Absolute frequencies of indications mentioned for using HM (multiple answers were possible)

From: Why people use herbal medicine: insights from a focus-group study in Germany

Indication N
Head and chest cold 13
Flu infection 7
Sleeping disturbances and restlessness 6
Musculoskeletal issues 6
Gastrointestinal problems 4
Depression 3
Insect bites/itching 3
Allergies 3
High Cholesterol 2
Gynaecological/urological problems 2
Dermatitis 1
Immune system 1
Mental function 1
High blood pressure 1
Tinnitus 1
Blood glucose 1