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close this bookEthnoveterinary Medicine in Asia - General Information (IIRR, 1994, 145 p.)
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Common units of measurement

Many farmers do not have accurate ways of measuring ingredients for medicines. For many of the remedies in these manuals, accurate dosages are neither appropriate nor possible. This section gives some approximate equivalents for commonly available measures. Common containers, such as glasses, cups, spoons and bottles, may vary from country to country or even within countries. You should check that these equivalents are correct for your area before using them.

Liquid

· Cup (Philippines)
· Cups (teacup, India)
· Spoons


Common units of measurement

Bottles (Philippines)


Common units of measurement

Bottles (India)


Common units of measurement

Bottles are often marked with their volume. Common sizes are 1 liter, 750 ml, 375 ml and 320 ml.

Drinking glass (Philippines)


Common units of measurement

Drinking glass


Common units of measurement

Dropper


Common units of measurement

Powder


Powder


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Chopped leaves

150-200 leaves of Azadirachta indica = 1 handful
300 leaves of Ocimum sp. = 1 handful
15-25 leaves of Eucalyptus tereticornis = 1 handful
10 leaves of Areca catechu = 1 handful