How to Increase Breast Milk in Nursing and Use of Marshmallow
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Alicia
Posted on: November 23, 2003

I’m nursing. Can you suggest any good herbs for increasing my milk supply? What do you know about Marshmallow (Althaea Officinalis) capsules?

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Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) contains mucilage, so is used to soothe inflammations. It is helpful in inflammations of the intestines, stomach, urinary tract and bladder. Taken as a tea, syrup or tincture rather than in capsule form, it soothes dry coughs.

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