Medicinal plant use in the practice of midwifery in rural Honduras.

  title={Medicinal plant use in the practice of midwifery in rural Honduras.},
  author={Tamara Ticktin and Sarah Paule Dalle},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={96 1-2},
Midwives in rural communities across the globe play an important role as primary health care providers, but few studies have documented the medicinal plants employed in this age-old practice. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 23 midwives in seven rural communities near La Ceiba, Honduras, regarding the plants they employ during the birthing process as well as their associated beliefs. Seventy-nine different plant species used to treat 15 conditions occurring during the pregnancy… CONTINUE READING
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