Introducing our Natural, Organic Galactagogues

A Galactagogue is a substance that is known to help promote the production of breast milk. We use a total of 9 different Galactagogues across our product range. Check out these superheroes of nature below  

  • Also known as Holy Basil, Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is an herb commonly used in Ayurveda (a form of alternative medicine that originated in India). Closely related to culinary basil, tulsi is native to India and Southeast Asia.

    Tulsi is thought to act as an adaptogen (a type of herb said to strengthen your resistance to stress while enhancing your energy). In a 2008 study of 35 adults with generalised anxiety disorder, researchers found that taking tulsi in capsule form twice daily for 60 days was linked to significantly lower levels of stress and depression.

    Holy Basil (Tulsi)

  • Black seed - also known by its scientific name, Nigella sativa, is a small seed that comes from a beautiful flowering plant and is found in certain areas of Southeast Asia.

    In Islamic literature, black seeds are known as ‘the cure for everything except death‘.

     

    This powerful herb has been taken for centuries both for maintaining health and as a therapeutic medicine. For breastfeeding mothers, black seeds are known to increase the breast refill rate (so that your breast are producing milk, faster).

    Black Seed

  • Torbangun is a herbal remedy that is typically used in Sumatra, Indonesia. The plant is high in iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium.

    In one study, researchers found that the use of Torbangun resulted in a 65 percent increase in milk production after two weeks of supplementation.

    Torbangun

  • Native to India, the Moringa tree produces leaves and seeds rich in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, Moringa leaf powder contains all nine essential amino acids. 

    One study has shown that mothers consuming Moringa leaves regularly produced twice or more breast milk compared to mothers who did not consume it. It’s believed to work by boosting prolactin levels (the major milk-making hormone)

    Moringa

  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a tall, purple flowering plant with prickly spines. Originally from the Mediterranean region it has a long history of use in medicine and healing. 

    Milk thistle has been used with positive results by breastfeeding mothers in India and Europe for generations. Although there is not currently much scientific research about the effects of Milk Thistle, it has been shown to increase the milk production in dairy cows and in one study, lactating women treated for 63 days with milk thistle, helped to increase their milk production by 85%

    Milk Thistle

  • Often called "Indian ginseng"—even though it is botanically unrelated to true ginseng—Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogen (a substance said to strengthen your resistance to stress while enhancing your energy)

    In a review published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2014, researchers analysed five previously published trials on the use of ashwagandha for anxiety. All five studies found that treatment with ashwagandha resulted in greater score improvements (compared to placebo) on scales measuring anxiety and stress.

    Ashwaganda

  • Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is one of the oldest and most cultivated crops in history. Mentions of Alfalfa date back to early Roman, Greek, and Chinese cultures. 

    Alfalfa contains phytoestrogens or plant-estrogens, which can increase breast tissue and milk supply. It has been grown as feed for livestock for hundreds of years and was long prized for its superior content of vitamins, minerals and protein, compared to other feed sources. Now, you aren't a dairy cow, but from experience, some days you'll definitely feel like one!

    Alfalfa

  • Fennel is a common herb that many people use for cooking and healing. You can trace this sweet, anise or liquorice- flavoured spice all the way back to ancient Egypt. For over 2000 years, fennel has been a treatment for digestive problems and menstrual issues.

    Fennel is a popular galactagogue in Europe. 

     

    This herb is not only good for improving milk production, it’s also great in stimulating milk ejection reflex. Its phytoestrogen is believed to have a breast-enhancement property. 

    Fennel Seed

  • Asparagus racemosus, commonly known as Shatavari, is a species of asparagus common throughout Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and the Himalayas.

    One study found that Shatavari “increased the weight of mammary tissue and milk yield in estrogen-primed rats while another found Shatavari to increase milk production in buffaloes

    Shatavari

Our products and ingredients are Organic certified and accredited by the Soil Association. We only purchase from reputable suppliers and sources which can all trace ingredients back directly to the farm where they were cultivated. 

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