I recently decided to start with the herbal regimen once again. It is a rough process for me. I hate taking pills, and it seems like most of the herbals are HUGE pills! I am currently taking Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Alfalfa, and Marshmallow Root. Because I have horrible allergies, I have to use caution when taking any new herbs. I did try the Asparagus (Shatavari) a while back and found I was extremely allergic to it. UGH! I have yet to add Brewer’s Yeast to the mix, but plan to do so soon.
After doing some research, I found the most popular of these and when possible, I tried to find a link to give you great information about the herb. And just remember, all of these are geared toward the nursing baby….not nursing adults. But the properties still remain the same.
|Most popular herbs:|
|Other herbs you can try include: (See notes under the table)|
|anise||astragalus root||bermuda grass*||Boza**||Burdock***|
|nettle||fennel||Goat’s rue||flax||pumpkin seeds ǂ|
|quinoa||Soapwort****||vervain||red raspberry leaf|
|marshmallow (althaea) root||Torbangun|
*Not a great deal of info about the effects on breastfeeding, but see the note #8
** I am including this one, but…….It is really a Millet-Ale that assists with women that are breastfeeding. Two links, one is just a forum on it and the other is a link to make your own.
***I am not encouraging anyone to try this one. I am including a link to information about it, however. My advice: Use caution.
**** This I am including because it is often suggested, however, I am including a link that shows that it may not be a good herb to take.
ǂ considered a Super Food
I truly hope that this list of herbs and their links to information are helpful to you!