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Table 2 Kry postpartum decoctions prepared with mixtures of medicinal plantsa

From: Traditions and plant use during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum recovery by the Kry ethnic group in Lao PDR

Species in mixtureb Expel lochia Postpartum secondary haemorrhage Postpartum recovery Postpartum anaemia Puerperal fever Postpartum varicella Postpartum headache Perineal healing Rectraction of the uterus Lactagogue Infant varicella Infant is late walking
Alpinia galanga
Zingiber officinale
   1;2;3 1;2;3 1;2;3   1;2;3    1;2;3   
Blumea balsamifera
Cissus repens
            4
Embelia ribes
Castranopsis indica
  2;3 2;3      2;3 2;3    
Lagerstroemia calyculata
Choerospondias axillaris
1;2;3 1;2;3 1;2;3 1;2;3     1;2;3 1;2;3    
Trevesia palmata
Psychotria sarmentosa
   1;2;3      1;2;3 1;2;3 1;2;3   
Rubus cochinchinensis
(alt. Rubus tonkinensis)
Smilax glabra
Ziziphus funiculosa
   2;3 2;3 2;3   2;3      
Catunaregam spathulifolia
Amaranthus spinosa
      2;3      4  
  1. aNumbers in cells denote postpartum phase: 1. Delivery hut, first pp phase; 2. Menstruation hut, second pp phase; 3. Main house, third pp phase; 4. Infant healthcare. bSee Table 1 for full scientific names and Lao and Kry names