Potentials of Herbal Plant Forperineal Wound Healing: A Systematic Review

Yusmayasari, Noor Pramono, Imam Djamaluddin


Masters Program in Applied Midwifery, School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health, Semarang



Background: Each year approximately 350,000 women in the United Kingdom and millions more worldwide, experience perineal suturing following childbirth‐related na­tu­ral tear or cut (episiotomy).For centuries, people have used herbal plants  to treatwound.  Herbal plant is a part of the complementary medicine which is accepted by many people of the society and 40% of common drugs are derived from plants and natural re­­sour­­­ces.This study aimed to review systematically the potentials of herbal plant on pe­ri­neal wound healing.

Subjects and Method:A systematic review was conducted by searching articles eli­gible to the potential of herbal plants for perineal wounds healing. Primiparous and nulli­para postpartum mothers were selected as subjects for this study. Databases included in this study were Science Direct, Pubmed, and Proquest. From the literature review, 7 articles were related to perineal wound healing, consisting of 1 journal with Ran­­domized Controlled Trial, 3 articles with Double Blind Clinical Trial, 2 articles with Single Blind Clinical Trial, and 1 article with mix method design. The articles were collec­t­­ed from 2008 to 2018. Wound healing was measured by Redness, Edema, Ecchymosis, Discharge and Approximation(REEDA).

Results:Herbal plant healed perineal wound as shown by improvement in REEDA. The mechanism of the activity compound was found in plants that stimulated various cellular processes in wound healing.

Conclusion:Herbal plant is effective to heal perineal wound.

Keywords: herbal plant, perineal wound

Correspondence: Yusmayasari. Masters Program in Applied Midwifery, School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health, Semarang, Central Java. Email: ymsari78@gmail.com. Mobile: 0813450­07270

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.05.38

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