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Table 8 The traditional governance practices governing traditional medicine, TMPs, trade and practice. The number of interviewed respondents from each market location is indicated in brackets

From: The governance of traditional medicine and herbal remedies in the selected local markets of Western Kenya

Traditional governance practices (TGPs) Eldoret (3) Kakamega (5) Makutano (3) Kitale (5) Luanda (6) Moi's Bridge (1) Yala (1) Arror (2) Totals
Bars menstruating women 3 1 3 0 3 0 1 2 13
Bars breastfeeding mothers 3 1 3 0 3 0 0 2 12
Transfer of TM knowledge 3 5 3 5 4 0 1 2 23
Bars uprooting of solitary Medicinal plants 3 3 3 4 3 1 1 2 20
Sex is prohibited before treatment 3 2 3 4 2 0 0 2 16
No fixed treatment charges 3 2 3 0 1 1 1 2 13
Cover exposed roots 3 4 3 2 4 1 1 2 20
Care for main roots 3 4 3 2 4 1 1 2 20
TMPs should be free from crime or curse 3 2 3 0 3 0 1 2 14
Closed diary 2 2 3 1 3 1 1 2 15
No or limited treatment charges 3 2 2 1 5 1 1 2 17
Bars re-harvest of same medicinal plant 1 1 2 0 3 1 1 2 11
Total 33 29 34 19 38 7 10 24 194
  1. Pearson's chi-square (77) = 34.3683, p = 1.000