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Table 1 Overview of medicinal plants cited by more than 7 TPs (≈10% of the TPs) according to indication in pregnancy

From: Traditional medicine practitioners’ knowledge and views on treatment of pregnant women in three regions of Mali

Condition Number of different Most commonly used medicinal plants Number of TPs
  medicinal plants cited   with citations
Nausea 50 Heliotropium indicum ¤: drink boiled decoction of plant bundle 13
Combretum micranthum: drink and/or wash body with boiled decoction of leaves 7
Tiredness 44 Opilia amentacea (syn. Opilia celtidifolia): shower or wash body with boiled decoction of leaves 11
Combretum micranthum: drink small amount and/or wash body with boiled decoction of leaves 10
Afrormosia laxiflora ¤: wash of boiled decoction of plant bundle 7
Guiera senegalensis ¤: drink and/or wash body with boiled decoction of leaves 7
Heartburn 28 Ximenia Americana: drink boiled decoction of leaves Ingestion of a pulverized root/stem bark decoction is used to a lesser extent. 7
Skin problems 36 Opilia amentacea (syn. Opilia celtidifolia): shower or wash body with boiled decoction of leaves. 17
(Dermatitis)
Trichilia emética: wash body with boiled decoction of leaves 8
Common cold 32 Guiera senegalensis ¤: drink and/or wash body with boiled decoction of leaves 17
Lippia chevalieri: drink tea of boiled decoction of plant bundle 10
Urinary tract infection 43 Parkia biglobosa: boiled decoction of stem bark as drink and/or wash of genitals 10
Fever of malaria 48 Combretum micranthum: boiled decoction of leaves often in combination with other medicinal plants 46
Trichilia emetica: boiled decoction of leaves as wash or tea 32
Lippia chevalieri: drink boiled decoction of plant bundle 26
Vepris heterophylla: drink boiled decoction of leaves 21
Parkia biglobosa: drink boiled decoction of stem bark or sometimes leaves 18
Combretum glutinosum: drink boiled decoction of leaves 13
Opilia amentacea (syn. Opilia celtidifolia): shower or wash body with boiled decoction of leaves 13
Sarcocephalus latifolius (syn. Nauclea latifolia) ¤: boiled decoction of leaves, sometimes bark or roots 12
Mitragyna inermis ¤: drink boiled decoction of leaves/plant bundle 10
Other infection 26 Crossopteryx febrifuga ¤#: drink decoction of fruit or leaves 7
Constipation 34 Cassia alata ¤: drink decoction of leaves 9
Pain in back, neck 35 -** -
or shoulder    
Headache 29 Daniella oliveri ¤: boiled decoction of leaves for wash of head 12
Securidaca longipedunculata ¤: pulverized root bark in water as inhalation, fumigation or wash of head 7
Depression 20 -** -
  1. **no medicinal plant mentioned more than twice. ¤ Medicinal plants cited that we did not specifically ask about. # Against tuberculosis.