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Table 4 Number of species used per health condition in Bénin (46 questionnaires) and Gabon (41 questionnaires)

From: Comparing local perspectives on women’s health with statistics on maternal mortality: an ethnobotanical study in Bénin and Gabon

Health condition # of species # of species
  (% of 248 species) (% of 189 species)
  Bénin Gabon
Pregnancy-related 90 (36%) 41(22%)
Menstrual-related 79 (32%) 28 (15%)
Anemia 62 (25%) 21 (11%)
High blood pressure 39 (16%) 34 (18%)
Infertility 58 (23%) 13 (7%)
Vaginal cleanse 28 (11%) 37 (20%)
Childbirth-related 38 (15%) 25 (13%)
Breast milk stimulation 23 (9%) 29 (15%)
Sexually transmitted infections 40 (16%) 13 (7%)
Postpartum cleanse 28 (11%) 23 (12%)
Postpartum hemorrhage 28 (11%) 12 (6%)