Herb Research & Studies
Herbs commonly used as galactagogues.Herbs have a long history of use in all cultures to stimulate milk production both in women and in dairy animals.
Feeding Effects of Fenugreek Seeds
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of fenugreek feeding on milk production in lactating goats.
Herbal Galactagogues used in Europe
Since the Middle Ages herbs have been used in folk medicine to stimulate milk flow in nursing women as well as in domestic animals.
Overview of Galega officinalis (Goat’s Rue)
G. officinalis is believed to have been introduced into the USA in the 1800s as a
potential forage plant. It had been observed that its ingestion could stimulate lactation in
livestock and the name, “Galega”, is believed to derive from the Greek terms for milk (gala) and goat (aigos).
Western Canada’s first forage ‘fenugreek’ variety aimed at cattle industry
In addition to diosgenin, fenugreek also contains compounds with oxytocin activity, a hormone that induces milk letdown in humans and animals. This may lead to further use in dairy cattle.
New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research
Management of Galega officinalis L.(Goat's Rue) and preliminary results on its potential for milk production improvement in sheep.