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 stop 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
Other herbs for breast milk
by: Tracy

Hi Jasmine

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

You can buy these at a herbal shop...

Equal parts of:

Blessed thistle
Alfalfa leaf
Anise seed
Fennel seed

Mix them, take about two heaped tablespoons 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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Questions about Fenugreek, cancer and Iron intake while breastfeeding

The information on your website seems accurate, so I have two questions for you:

1) my son is six months today & is exclusively breastfed. I want to continue to do this for him until at least eight 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 fenugreek 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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Nov 07, 2012
my thoughts
by: Tracy Behr, CBC, CLD (CBI)

Hi

The only reason you would need to take Iron supplements is for your health. The food you eat does not 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, 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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