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Table 1 The most frequently named plants, foods, and treatments to increase lactation or promote breast milk production

From: Plants, food and treatments used by BaKongo tribes in Uíge (northern Angola) to affect the quality and quantity of human breast milk

Species Common English name Part NC RFC
Manihot esculenta Crantz Cassava L, R 148 0.568
Arachis hypogaea L. Peanut S 95 0.367
Sesamum indicum L. Sesame S 31 0.12
Fish Fish   18 0.069
Elaeis guineensis Jacq. Oil palm S 17 0.066
Saccharum officinarum L. Sugar cane St 12 0.046
  1. Listed in order of the number of citations (NC) and the Relative Frequency of Citation (RFC); Part: leaves (L), root (R), seeds (S), stem (St)