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Table 6 Herbal medicines used for self-medication by the pregnant women by trimester, Addis Ababa, 2017 (n = 67)

From: Self-medication practice and associated factors among pregnant women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Herbal medicines n (%)a Trimester, n
1st 2nd 3rd
Zingiber officinale (ginger) 5 (7.5%) 2 2 1
Allium sativum (garlic) 7 (10.5%) 6 1  
Ocimum lamiifolium (basil or damakasie) 47 (70.2%) 26 18 3
Hagenia abyssinica (koso) 1 (1.5%) 1   
Taverniera abyssinica (emergency herb) 1 (1.5%) 1   
Ruta chalepensis (rue or tena adam) 15 (22.4%) 10 3 2
Lepidium sativum (peppergrass or feto) 4 (6%) 2 2  
Coffea arabica linn (altet) 2 (3%) 1 1  
Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus leaf) 1 (1.5%)   1  
Brassica nigra (mustard seed) 1 (1.5%)   1  
Others* 3 (4.5%) 2 1  
  1. Others*, dign, shikukonina and roots
  2. aMore than one herbal medicine could be used by a pregnant woman