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Table 4 Respondents’ attitudes towards Herbal Medicines (HM) (n = 372)

From: Herbal medicines: a cross-sectional study to evaluate the prevalence and predictors of use among Jordanian adults

StatementAgreeDisagree
HMs maintain and promote health315 (83.3)57 (15.1)
HMs can be used to treat illness294 (77.8)78 (20.6)
HMs are safe because they are made from natural ingredients261 (69.0)104 (27.5)
If a HM is for sale to the public, I am confident that it is safe177 (46.8)192 (50.8)
HMs are better for me than conventional medicines181 (47.9)186 (49.2)
A lot of the health claims made by the manufacturers of HMs are unproven218 (57.7)153 (40.5)
Do you agree that currently there is a lack of resources available to you regarding the use of herbal medicines225 (59.5)146 (38.6)
Would you like to know more about the safety and efficacy of herbal medicines301 (79.6)71 (18.8)
  1. HM Herbal medicine