Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga, and has been used for thousands of years to heal the body. Ayurveda uses many ancient techniques, including herbs, panchakarma, and identifying the doshas in a person by taking their pulse and asking them a series of questions.
Especially for postpartum moms, there are certain herbs used in Ayurveda specifically to increase breast milk. In addition, Ayurvedic herbs benefit mothers by also helping them balance their hormones and helping them with any post-partum depression. Unfortunately, many women experience post-partum depression, among many other not-so-pleasant symptoms coming after giving birth. Luckily, we have amazing Ayurvedic herbs to help!
Here are a few herbs every Mother should add to her diet:
This ayurvedic herb is also known as wild asparagus and has many benefits. In Ayurveda, Shatavari has many amazing uses, including:
Our favorite herb for curries, golden milk turmeric lattes, and teas. This herb is a super-food with many benefits for not only new Moms, but everyone. Not only does it help reduce inflammation, therefore disease, throughout the body, but it has galactogenic properties which help mothers increase the quantity and quality of their breastmilk.
Turmeric also has so many additional properties to assist you postpartum, such as:
You can add turmeric to your diet whether in a lactogenic protein powder shake, a golden milk latte, or simply ingesting it in pill form.
Fennel, coming from the carrot family, is an herb indigenous to the Mediterranean but has become widely used across the world. Another great herb to incorporate for Moms, given their galactogenic properties and phytonutrient content. Fresh fennel provides more gentle support while fennel seed is more potent.
Additional benefits include:
Moms, give these herbs a try and notice the physical, mental, and emotional benefits!
Brooke is a freelance writer who has been traveling the world for about two years, teaching yoga everywhere she lands. Find her on instagram @brookenally.
This article was originally published on LoveMajka.
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