The Effect of Sitz Bath of Hydro-Alcoholic Extract of Myrrh Gum on Episiotomy Wound Healing in Nulliparous Women

  • Zahra Sarbaz Department of Midwifery, Community Based Psychiatric Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Zahra Yazdanpanahi Department of Midwifery, Community Based Psychiatric Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Ayda Hossainkhani Department of Pharmacology, Research Center for Traditional Medicine and History of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
  • Farzaneh Nazari Department of Obstetrics, School of Medicine, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
  • Marzieh Akbarzadeh Mail Department of Midwifery, Maternal –fetal Medicine Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Episiotomy, Wound Healing, Nulliparous Women, Myrrh Gum


Objective: To investigate the effect of sitz bath of hydro-alcohol extract of myrrh plant on episiotomy wound healing.Materials and methods: the clinical trial was performed on 60 nulliparous women from July 2017 to December 2017. After episiotomy, the intervention and control groups respectively underwent sitz bath of myrrh gum and normal saline for 7 days. Data collection was REEDA scale.Results: Significant difference between the mean score of redness, proximity of wound edges to each other and REEDA scale in both groups on the third, seventh and tenth days after delivery (p < 0.05). There was a significant difference between mean scores of bruise on the 10th day and wound discharge on the 7th and 10th days. The mean scores of bruise were not significantly different between the two groups (p > 0.05).Conclusion: The effect of this myrrh plant on episiotomy wound healing is greater and faster than the effect of usual cares.


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Sarbaz Z, Yazdanpanahi Z, Hossainkhani A, Nazari F, Akbarzadeh M. The Effect of Sitz Bath of Hydro-Alcoholic Extract of Myrrh Gum on Episiotomy Wound Healing in Nulliparous Women. J Fam Reprod Health. 13(2):89-97.
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