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Table 2 Overview of the most frequently used medicinal plants during pregnancy; their preparations and indications

From: Attitudes and use of medicinal plants during pregnancy among women at health care centers in three regions of Mali, West-Africa

Medicinal plant (local name): Preparation No. of women with citations, n = 167 (%) Most common indications (citations) per indication
Lippia chevalieri (N’ganibakala): Drink boiled decoction of plant bundles or leaves 116 (69.5) Well-being (50) Nutrition or as a dietary supplement (39)
Combretum micranthum (N’golobè): Drink boiled decoction of plant bundles or leaves 83 (49.7) Symptoms of malaria (48) Edema (20)
Parkia biglobosa (Néré): Eat fruits or drink boiled decoction or cold maceration of stem bark. 25 (15.0) Well-being (12) Urinary tract infection (6) Symptoms of malaria (3)
Vepris heterophylla (Kita kinkeliba): Drink boiled decoction of plant bundles, mainly leaves 17 (10.2) Symptoms of malaria (6) Constipation (4) Edema (3)
Stylosanthes erecta (Sekoufali): Drink boiled decoction of plant bundles, mainly leaves 14 (8.4) Symptoms of malaria (12) Tiredness (2)
Ximenia americana (Ntonkè): Eat fruits or drink boiled decoction of plant bundles, mainly leaves. Vapor may be inhaled 14 (8.4) Well-being (6) To increase appetite (2)
Mitragyna inermis (Djun): Drink boiled decoction of leaves or plant bundles and leaves. 13 (7.8) Symptoms of malaria (12) Urinary tract infection (1)
Combretum glutinosum (Ganianka): Drink boiled decoction of plant bundles, mainly leaves 11 (6.6) Symptoms of malaria (3) Tiredness (3)
Opilia amentacea syn. Opilia celtidifolia (Korôgé): Drink boiled decoction of plant bundles (mainly leaves) or leaves 10 (6.0) Symptoms of malaria (7) To increase appetite (2)
Cola cordifolia (N’tabanoko): Eat fruits or drink boiled decoction of plant bundles (mainly leaves), vapor may be inhaled 8 (4.8) Well-being (6) Symptoms of malaria (1) To increase appetite (1)
Trichilia emetica (Soulafinzan): Drink boiled decoction of plant bundles, mainly leaves 6 (3.6) Malaria (5) Tiredness (1)