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Fennel Capsules by Natures Way

Fennel Capsules by Natures Way
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Supports milk production in breast feeding mothers
NZ $18.50
incl GST
Qty.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgete) is a common herb often used for cooking and medicinal purposes. The use of this licorice-flavored, sweet herb can be traced back to ancient Geek times. It has been used for centuries to treat digestive problems, menstrual problems and  to help stimulate milk production in nursing mothers.

Benefits and Uses of Fennel
•It is believed to help nursing mothers produce more breast milk.
•It is used to promote healthy digestion and treat gas and stomach upsets.
•It passes into breast milk to assist with baby’s digestion and relieve symptoms of colic.
•It has been used  to relieve menstrual problems and balance the menstrual cycle.
•It can lower blood sugar levels in diabetics.
•It is believed to increase libido.

Fennel and Breastfeeding
Fennel has has estrogen-like properties and is believed to be an herbal treatment that can help increase milk supply. 

You can add fennel to your diet by drinking fennel tea, eating the fennel vegetable, using the leaves or seeds as a flavoring in food or taking it as a supplement. Fennel enters your breast milk but it is considered safe and even beneficial for your baby.

Fennel can also be taken in combination with other herbs, such as fenugreek, alfalfa, nettles, and blessed thistle. 

Ingredients per capsule: Fennel (seed)  480mg
Suggested dose: 1 capsule three times daily, preferably with food.
Capsules per bottle: 100

Warnings and Side Effects of Fennel 
•Do not use fennel during pregnancy. 
•Fennel may increase the risk of seizure and should not be taken if you have epilepsy or seizure disorder.
•Fennel can lower blood sugar levels so use care if you are diabetic or hypoglycemic. 
•Your baby may become sleepy after drinking breast milk containing fennel.

When taking herbal supplements you should always use caution and discuss the use of any herbal treatments with a doctor, lactation consultant or herbal specialist. 

Sources

Jackson, Hilary; Mother Food: A Breastfeeding Diet Guide with Lactogenic Foods and Herbs - Build Milk Supply, Boost Immunity, Lift Depression, Detox, Lose Weight, Optimize a Baby's IQ, and Reduce Colic and Allergies.
Naish Francesca; The Natural Way to Better Breast Feeding. Doubleday 2002



 
 

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Information on this site is not meant to substitute for the advice of a physician or medical professional and should not be not used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If trying to conceive and you have irregular or absent periods or are not pregnant after 6 months we recommend that you consult a physician.

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