The questionnaire included items about specific CAM therapies that were developed on the basis of a literature review1- 2,10- 11 and clinical experience. From the findings of this review, we determined the most commonly used CAM therapies for asthma to include teas (eg, chamomile, ginger, wild root, and eucalyptus), rubs (eg, camphor [Vicks VapoRub; The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, Ohio]), foods (eg, garlic, onion, watercress, castor oil, cod-liver oil), massage, prayer, and syrups (eg, Jarabe 7). Jarabe 7 is an herbal preparation commonly available at botanicas and grocery stores in many Puerto Rican communities. It consists of sweet almond oil, castor oil, tolu, wild cherry, licorice, cocillana, and honey.10 Subjects were surveyed about use of these therapies in the past year. In addition, subjects were asked to list other CAM therapies not on the list (through open-ended questions), whether they used CAM instead of conventional treatments for asthma, if they were satisfied with CAM therapy, if they would use CAM again, if anyone else in their family ever used CAM, and who recommended CAM.