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Table 1 Medicinal plants used mother roasting and steamsauna

From: Steam sauna and mother roasting in Lao PDR: practices and chemical constituents of essential oils of plant species used in postpartum recovery

Scientific name Lao name Vouchers Part used Preparation Medicinal use Salience
Blumea balsamifera (L.) DC. (Asteraceae) Nad VL1751; VL 1824; Kool 614 Leaves; Twigs Steamsauna; Bath; Roasting Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever; Lactagogue; Postpartum physical recovery; Postpartum secondary haemorrhage; Perineal healing; Retraction of the uterus; Miscarriage recovery 4
Amomum spp. (A. villosum Lour.* and A. microcarpum C.F.Liang & D.Fang**)
(Zingiberaceae)
Mak Naeng VL 2054*; VL 2064*; VL 2079*; VL 2112*; VL 2055**; VL 2059**; VL 2076** Leaves; Pseudostems Steamsauna; Bath Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever; Postpartum secondary haemorrhage; Perineal healing; Retraction of the uterus; Lactagogue 4
Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck (syn. C. maxima (Burm.f.) Merr.) (Rutaceae) Mak Phouk VL 1753; VL 1397 Leaves Steamsauna; Bath Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever; Lactagogue; Postpartum secondary haemorrhage; Perineal healing; Retraction of the uterus 4
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf (Poaceae) SiKhay VL 1813 Whole plants Steamsauna; Bath; Roasting Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever; Lactagogue 4
Alpinia galanga (L.) Willd.
(Zingiberaceae)
Kha VL1748; VL 1383; VL 1776; VL 1854 Leaves; Pseudostems Steamsauna; Bath Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fevers; Lactagogue 4
Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae) Mak Mi VL 2125; Kool 472 Leaves Steamsauna; Bath Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever 3
Gigantochloa parvifolia (Brandis ex Gamble) T.Q. Nguyen (Poaceae) Mai Sod VL 1833; VL 1742; Kool 471 Leaves Steamsauna; Bath Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever; Lactagogue; Postpartum mother recovery; Postpartum secondary haemorrhage, Perineal healing; Retraction of the uterus 3
Gonocaryum lobbianum (Miers) Kurz (Icacinaceae) Kanleuang VL 1396; VL 1424; VL 1516; Kool 470 Twigs; Leaves Steamsauna; Bath; Roasting Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever 3
Liquidambar formosana Hance (Altingiaceae) Somphay VL 1355; VL 1554; VL 1808 Inner bark Steamsauna; Bath Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever 3
Phoebe lanceolata Nees
(Lauraceae)
Phayven VL 1353; VL 1511; Kool 538; Kool 619 Leaves; Twigs Steamsauna; Bath Postpartum recovery: Anaemia (dizziness, headache); Puerperal fever; Postpartum secondary haemorrhage, Perineal healing; Retraction of the uterus 3