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Table 1 Distribution of the list of Traditional Medicine used in terms of percentage use; reason for using and subjective perception

From: Exploring the effects of peri-partum ingestion of traditional medicine on maternal and foetal outcomes: a prospective cohort study

Traditional medicine Number (%) Most reported reason for its intake Subjective perception
Honey 41 (28.2%) Ease labour Very effective
Triumfetta pentandra A. (nkui) 35 (23.7%) Ease delivery Very effective
Hibiscus leaves (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) 29 (20%) Ease delivery Very effective
Brimstone tree leaves (Morinda lucida) 26 (17.7%) To induce labour Very effective
Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) 17 (11.4%) Ease delivery Very effective
Wild mango (Irvingia gabonensis) 15 (10%) Manage constipation Very effective
Vernonia conferta Benth. Barks 9 (3.4%) Relieve chronic pelvic pains Very effective
Unknown herbs 18 (12.3%) Unknown Unknown