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Noel John M. Carrasco, M.D., FAAP

Pat Murphy Carrasco, BSN, MFA, CMHT

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Botanical Preparations to use or avoid
Beneficial Herbs
Avoid Ingesting These Herbs During Lactation

For Increasing Milk supply

  • Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Tea
    1/4 teaspoon [tsp] powdered seed in 8 oz. water steeped fopr 10 minutes one cup 3x/day or in capsule form
  • Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) tea
    1 tsp crushed seeds in 8 oz water steeped 10 minutes 1-3 cups daily
  • Goats Rue
  • Aniseed,caraway seed, cinnamon,dill, fennel seed can be added safely to ingested foods.

Topical applications if sore nipples

  • GreenTea (Camellia sinensis) compresses
  • Calendula (Claendula officinalis) 5% ointment

Breast engorgement

  • Cabbage leaf fresh cool dry leafs
  • Jasmine (Jasminum sambac) flowers topically +- suppress lactation
  • Ingestion of proteolytic enzymes as in Bromelain/trypsin combination or Danzen helps
  • Aloes
  • Black, cohosh
  • Bladderwrack
  • Blue, cohosh
  • Borage
  • Buckthorn fruit
  • Bungleweed leaf
  • Cinchona bark
  • Cola seed
  • Coltsfoot leaf
  • Comfrey leaf and root
  • Ephedra
  • Guarana
  • Jasmine flower
  • Kava
  • Madder root
  • Ma huang
  • Pulsatilla
  • Queen of the meadow herb and root
  • Senecio
  • Wormwood

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