The Milky Way: Everyday Herbs and Spices for Lactation

The Milky Way: Everyday Herbs and Spices for Lactation

A galactagogue (from the Greek “galacta” which means milk) is a food, herb or drug that increases the production of breast milk. We’ve put our favorites into our products. These trusty lactation-boosters have been used by Ayurvedic practitioners, midwives, naturopaths and passed on from mom to mom and friend to friend for centuries.


Cumin: Digestion-friendly and especially rich in copper, iron, and calcium, cumin fortifies bones and boosts production of red blood cells, and a wonderful galactagogue.

Fenugreek: Antibacterial and antiviral fenugreek improves immunity, eases cramping, and eliminates gas and is a galactagogue used the world over.   

Moringa: With 92 nutrients, 46 types of antioxidants, 25 times more iron than spinach, Moringa replenishes vitamins and minerals for healthy, hearty breast milk.

Oatstraw: High in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamins B1, B2, D, and E, oatstraw helps create and sustain a steady milk supply.

Turmeric: Inflammation-taming and immunity-boosting, turmeric is the only edible source of star antioxidant curcumin, and the best spice for total wellness, and vitality.

Cardamom: The go-to spice for mellowing out respiratory ailments, colds and flus, and sluggish, unhappy guts, cardamom is significant source of vitamin C.

Cinnamon: Mineral-rich cinnamon’s true superpower is keeping blood sugar levels in check, which in turn helps ease muscle aches and digestive issues.

Saffron: Pretty and powerful, saffron’s crocin and safranal compounds protect mood-boosting serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It’s also one of the best blood purifiers around and may prevent anxiety, insomnia, and memory loss.


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