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Nursing Mothers Tea


In folk medicine, fennel tea is commonly referenced to increase milk flow in nursing mothers. Fennel tea is well known for its antispasmodic and anti-cramping properties. In addition, it stimulates the appetite, promotes good digestion and is an excellent remedy for gas.

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You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon crushed Fennel seeds
  • 1 cup boiling water


Mix the seeds with the boiling water. Cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain, and sip the infusion. Drinking a tea made with fennel helps to promote the secretion of breast milk in nursing mothers.

Fennel Tea for Colic

  • Add a half of a teaspoon of crashed fennel (you can crash it by use of the wooden spoon or cut it with a knife) to a cup of water
  • Boil
  • Pour through the strainer
  • You can sweeten it by adding some water which was boiled with sugar
  • Cool it down.

Fennel tea can be given directly to the baby in small amounts or when breastfeeding you can drink it, as it passes through the milk.