Table 1

Cord Care Following Delivery
Substances applied to the cord Country Authors
Ash Bangladesh Alam et al., 2008 [13]; Mullany et al., 2007 [14]
Boric Powder Bangladesh Moran et al., 2009 [15]; Rahman et al., 2011 [16]
Coconut Oil Bangladesh Alam et al., 2008 [13]; Moran et al., 2009 [15]
Cow Dung Pakistan Mull et al., 1990 [17]
Ghee Pakistan Traverso et al., 1989 [18]; Khadduri et al., 2008 [19]
Mud Nepal Mullany et al., 2007 [14]
Mustard Oil Bangladesh Alam et al., 2008 [13]; Moran et al., 2009 [15]; Rahman et al., 2011 [16]; Mullany et al., 2007 [14]; Sreeramareddy et al., 2006 [20]
Shea Butter Ghana Hill et al., 2010 [10]
Sunflower Seed Oil* Egypt Darmstadt et al., 2004 [21]
Turmeric Bangladesh Alam et al., 2008 [13]; Rahman et al., 2011 [16]

*As part of a randomized controlled trail, demonstrated decreased infection rates.

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Moyer et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:50   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-50

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