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Table 1 Synthesis of the interview with the six (two in "Once de Mayo village) medicine men in five (excluding El Limar village) Chol traditional villages in Chiapas and Campeche States of Mexico

From: A case of zootherapy with the tarantula Brachypelma vagans Ausserer, 1875 in traditional medicine of the Chol Mayan ethnic group in Mexico

Answers Reponses
Take pulse Yes: 83% (n = 5); Unknown:17% (n = 1)
Use additional plants Garlic + Tobacco + Caraway: 67% (n = 4)
Garlic + Tobacco + pepper: 16.5% (n = 1)
Garlic + Tobacco: 16.5% (n = 1)
Mixed with alcohol Yes: 83% (n = 5) (one used hot alcohol)
No: 17% (n = 1) (replaced by Holy water)
Ritual singing Yes: 67% (n = 4); No: 16.5% (n = 1); Unknown: 16.5% (n = 1)
Ritual prayer Yes: 100% (n = 6)
Patient drinks beverage Yes: 83% (n = 5); No: 17% (n = 1)
Medicine man drinks beverage Yes: 50% (n = 3); No: 50% (n = 3)
Spit in the face Yes: 33% (n = 2); No: 67% (n = 4)
Burn the spider Yes: 83% (n = 5); No: 17% (n = 1)
Use the ashes Yes: 83% (n = 5); No: 17% (n = 1)
How many consultations Two or three times: 67% (n = 4); 8 times: 17% (n = 1)
Until the patient is cured: 17% (n = 1)
Payment Chickens: 83% (n = 5); Other food: 17% (n = 1)