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Galactagogue Herbs


Galactagogue herb is a herb that increases the flow of mothers milk. It is used after pregnancy to increase the milk flow.

Effect of an Galactagogue on Body :
These herbs may effect the Mammary Glands.

How does an Galactagogue work :
These herbs may increase the level of Prolactin hormones. These hormones helps in milk production. Few herbs may help in recovering the mothers body. These herbs may work when taken during postpartum period.

Excess of Galactagogue herbs may cause :
Intestinal Disorder
Foul smelling urine and or sweat


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Materia Medica for

Single Herbs

Nut Grass ( Motha ) as Galactagogue

Peel off the fresh root of Nut Grass ( Motha ). Wrap the scrape around the breast.
OR : Make tuber paste of Nut Grass. Apply it over breast.

Cotton as Galactagogue

Crush the seeds. Take half teaspoon with honey.

Fenugreek ( Methi ) Seeds as Galactagogue

Fenugreek ( Methi ) promotes the flow of milk.
Boil one teaspoon Fenugreek ( Methi ) Seeds in a cup of water. Drink it lukewarm once a day.

Betel ( Pan ) as Galactagogue

Make a paste of 5 to 6 Betel ( Pan ) leaves by adding mustard oil. Heat. Apply on the breast for 20 minutes.

Tree Cotton as Galactagogue

Grind roots of Tree Cotton using warm water. Have quarter tsp of it once a day.

Desmodium Gangeticum as Galactagogue

Consume 10 ml leaf decoction once a day. It helps in increasing Milk flow after pregnancy.

Castor as Galactagogue

Take a few leaves of Castor Bean plant. Boil them in water. Prepare a poultice of warm castor leaves. Apply poultice over the Breast. It helps in increasing milk secretion.

Boerhavia Diffusa ( Punarnava ) as Galactagogue

Take roots. Powder them. Boil half teaspoon powder in a cup of milk. Filter it. Add sugar as you want. Drink it every night.

Cumin ( Jeera ) as Galactagogue

Add 1 tsp Cumin seeds and same quantity of Honey in a cup of Milk. Take it once a day during pregnancy period. It helps in increasing Milk secretion and also the baby will be healthy. It also helps in smooth delivery.

Dill as Galactagogue

Make a tea of Dill Seeds. Drink it twice a day.

Gmelina as Galactagogue

Add 3 g root bark powder of Gmelina in a cup of lukewarm water. Take it twice a day.

Lotus as Galactagogue

Include cooked form of Lotus root in your daily diet.

Black Cumin as Galactagogue

Mix Black Cumin seed oil with Honey in 1:4 ratio. Take 1 tsp of the mixture once a day.

Carrot ( Gaajar ) as Galactagogue

Consume Carrot ( Gaajar ) either in juice or raw form during Pregnancy. It helps to enhance Breast Milk.

Milk Thistle as a Galactagogue

Nursing mothers should include Milk Thistle in their daily diet.
Specially the white sap is very useful for increasing Lactation.

Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) as Galactagogue

Drink seed decoction of Aniseed ( Choti Saunf ) once a day.

Conessi as Galactagogue

Consume 5 ml leave infusion of Conessi once a day. It increase milk secretion.

Jatropha as Galactagogue

Heat few leaves of Jatropha. Tie them in a piece of cloth. Use it as poultice on your Breast.

Butter Tree ( Mahua ) as Galactagogue

Add 1 tsp Butter Tree ( Mahua ) seeds in a cup of water. Boil. Drink once a day when bearable hot.
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Herbal Treatment For Galactagogue 1

Mix equal quantity of Liquorice juice with leaf juice of Launaea Pinnatifida. Drink 40 ml of it once a day.
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