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Table 4 Top seven most commonly reported herbal galactagogues

From: The use of herbal medicines during breastfeeding: a population-based survey in Western Australia

Common name of herbal galactagogue Binomial/scientific name n (%) reporting use of this herb n (% of specific herb users) who believed the herb helped
Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum 56 (18.4) 44 (78.6)
Blessed thistle Cnicus benedictus 18 (5.9) 15 (83.3)
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare 15 (4.9) 10 (66.7)
Goat’s rue Galega officinalis 7 (2.3) 7 (100.0)
Nettle/stinging nettle Urtica dioica 5 (1.6) 4 (80.0)
Blackthorn berry Prunus spinosa 5 (1.6) 4 (80.0)
Shatavari Asparagus racemosus 4 (1.3) 4 (100.0)