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The oxytocic properties of Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem. and Bidens pilosa L., traditionally used medicinal plants from western Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Origa, Hannington O
dc.contributor.author Maud, Maud K
dc.contributor.author Makawiti, Dominic W
dc.contributor.author Nganga, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-28T12:57:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-28T12:57:02Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/420
dc.description.abstract The usage of medicinal plants in childbirth in Uganda is a long standing tradition. Over 80% of Ugandan women have childbirth at home and herbal remedies are administered to complete the process of childbirth. The herbs are administered to hasten the labour process (oxytocics), expulsion of retained placenta and control postpartum bleeding. This indigenous knowledge in herbal medicines used during childbirth is not well documented and scientifically validated. The ethnobotanical study was conducted between 2000 and 2003 in Bushenyi and Kasese districts in western Uganda. The aim of this study was to validate the claimed uses of Bidens pilosa L. and Luffa cylindrica (L). MJ Roem. in inducing labour during childbirths in western Uganda. The in vitro experiments using the rat uterus showed that the aqueous leafy extracts of B. pilosa and L. cylindrica increased rat … en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd en_US
dc.title The oxytocic properties of Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem. and Bidens pilosa L., traditionally used medicinal plants from western Uganda en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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