fenugreek allergy

by Jasmine
(Singapore)

I grow itchy spot over my body when i take fenugreek 610mg 5-6 capsules per day. the itchy spots stops when i reduce it to 4 capsules per day. Will it be safe if i continue to take fenugreek?? Are there other herbs that provide the same effects as well??

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Jan 31, 2012
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Other herbs for breast milk
by: Tracy

Hi Jasmine

Personally I don't like the Fenugreek capsules, they don't seems to help at all, I use the seeds, but since you said you think you are allergic (which is possible) I will rather give you a recipe for some tea that I make, that really works and its not too expensive either.

You can buy theses at a herbal shop...

Equal parts of:

Blessed thistle
Alfalafa leaf
Anise seed
Fennel seed

Mix them together, take about 2 heaped table spoons in 2 liters of water. Boil for 5 -10 minutes. Strain and drink hot with honey and lemon juice.

You can drink about 3 cups of this daily.

Let me know how it goes.

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Is fenugreek seeds are useful for weight loss for women with oversized breasts. Plz advice.

by Smriti
(Mumbai)

Is fenugreek seeds useful for weight loss for women with over sized breasts.

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Questions about Fenugreek, cancer and Iron intake while breastfeeding

The information on your website seems accurate so I have 2 q's for you:

1) my son is 6 months today & is exclusively breast fed. I want to continue to do this for him until at least 8 months or so, then incorporate pureed veggies. will he be getting enough iron if i am eating a well balanced diet, plus taking vitamins that contain 9 or 10 mg of iron?

2) does taking fennugreek change hormone levels or estrogen levels that could put me at a higher risk of breast cancer? my mom died of it at the age of 40.

thank you ever so much!!!

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by: Tracy Behr, CBC, CLD (CBI)

Hi

The only reason you would need to take Iron supplements, is for your own health. The food you eat does not really effect your breast milk composition much. Most of the nutrients and vitamins are derived from your stores. This is taken from your body whether you have extra or not.

About the Fenugreek, apparently it has shown to have a protective effect against breast cancer. (it was tested on rats) If you google it, you will find many informative articles on how fenugreek protects against all types of cancers.

Hope this answered your questions




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