Sweet Water Lactation Tea
2/3 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp fennugreek seeds
2 quarts spring water
1. Boil water, adding 1 tsp of the seed mixture, remove from heat, cover and steep 5 minutes or longer.
2. Drink as desired, hot or at room temperature, never cold.
3. Add the strained seeds to soups and vegetables.
Baby growth spurts are 10 days, 3 weeks, 5 weeks, 7 weeks, etc. and last 2-3 days so having the lactation tea on hand is important.
An important herbal rejuvenative tonic is Shatavari. Mix 1/2 tsp with 2-3 pinches of ginger in 1 C milk or hot water. Shatavari increases milk production, nurtures mucous membranes, nourishes and cleanses blood and the female reproductive system, balances hormones and has a calming, supportive effect while giving strength.
Shatavari combined with Ashwagandha supports nerve exhaustion, insomnia, anemia, fatigue. Ashwagandha is regenerative, regenerates the hormonal system, promotes healing of tissues, is nurturing and calming.
Whole Healing Ayurveda
The teachings of Ayurveda are as pertinent today as they were thousands of years ago.