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Ethnopharmacological Note: A novel herbal formulation to treat puerperal fever by a Hajong tribal healer
Anannya Hajong, S.M. Shatil Shahriar, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Abstract
Puerperal fever is a consequence of uterine infection (puerperal sepsis or the presence of pathogenic bacteria or their toxins in blood) following childbirth. It is also known by other names like childbirth fever, childbed fever, and postpartum fever. It is one of the causes of high maternal mortality rates in rural Bangladesh (Khan et al., 1985). Such puerperal sepsis has been linked with socio-demographic factors like degree of literacy of both husband and wife

Keywords: puerperal fever, medicinal plants