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a mild laxative
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The patient recovered without significant complication over the following days and was discharged 1 week later on oral antibiotics and aperients. Six weeks after discharge the patient was seen in a postnatal follow-up clinic.
Aperients or enemas could be administered on day three (James, 1923, 1929; Muskett; Richards & Richards; Rossiter, 1910, 1913) and a catheter could be inserted if the woman experienced difficulty voiding (James; Rossiter; Somerville, n.d.
In Pakistan this genus is represented by 20 species which possess galactagogue, soporific, diuretic, wound healing, antipyretic and aperients properties [2-4].