Sage to stop lactation - teas and infusions
May 19, 2014
There are herbs that promote the development and strengthening of breast milk lactation. Similarly, there are herbs that can help you when it's time to stop breastfeeding. Thus, for example, is used salvia
Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
to stop lactation.
Herbs breastfeeding if the milk too much
Sage is used in medicine as a treatment for various diseases. It helps to improve mood, perception, relieve sore throat, helps with indigestion. Sage - is a perennial flowering plant that is grown all over the world. There are many varieties of sage, the most common of which - Salvia Officinalis, which is used for medical purposes. Sage reduces lactation.
The easiest way to stop receiving sage lactation - a capsule or tablet. However, use of this herb in cooking, or use as a tea, tincture or essential oil is also effective.
If you still need to breastfeed, do not use sage, and do not add it to the food in the form of spices: sage breastfeeding reduces milk production.
Sage, like other herbs, contribute to the suppression of lactation, it is best to use when you stop breastfeeding, although these herbs can also be used in the case, if you are still breastfeeding, but you have too much milk. You can mix a few drops of sage oil-conductor, or apply a little essential oil of sage on the cabbage leaves and make a compress on the chest to reduce milk production.
Use of Salvia officinalis lactation
Salvia can be bought at a pharmacy or to grow at his dacha. Sage leaves to stop lactation can brew and drink the milk. If you drink one full cup every six hours, then milk production usually stops quickly. Alcohol tincture of sage is faster than tea, as soon absorbed in the cell membranes.
Salvia most commonly used as a tea or extract. To stop lactation sage is best used when the child should be weaned from the breast, or, in extreme cases, if the milk too much.
How to use sage to stop lactation
Sage leaves to stop lactation: Drink ¼ teaspoon of dried sage leaves, adding a vegetable juice, three times a day to stop the production of breast milk. You can also add sage to eat. Take sage in this three-day dosing. The compounds belonging to the sage, have properties similar to those of estrogen, which suppress the production of breast milk.
Tea from sage: Drink tea brewed from tea bags with grass sage. Put the bag in a cup and fill it with boiling water. Allow the brew for 3-5 minutes. Then press the bag with a spoon or your fingers, and pull it out of the cup. It is necessary to drink one cup of this tea sage from two to six times a day to stop the production of breast milk. To make your own tea from dried sage, brew 1 tablespoon dried sage leaves in 1 cup boiling water. Let sit for five to fifteen minutes before drinking the tea. Salvia has a slightly bitter taste, however, if desired, can be added to tea honey, stevia
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Or other natural sweeteners.
Tincture of sage: to stop lactation
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Use the tincture of sage. Add 30-60 drops of tincture in a little water and drink three to six times a day. You can also use the extract of sage. Add 1 ml of the extract into a small amount of water and drink three times a day. Tinctures and extracts were absorbed rapidly and can operate more efficiently than tea for termination of lactation. The extracts have a stronger action than tinctures, so do not overdo it.
Tips & Warnings
- The sudden cessation of breastfeeding may lead to stagnation in the chest, and possibly inflammation and mastitis.
- Always consult a physician before using salvia for medical purposes.
Is it safe to use during lactation sage
Sage leaves contain tannin, essential oils (including alpha-thujone, beta-thujone, 1, 8 - cineole and camphor), flavones, phenolic acids, phenylpropanoids and their glycosides, triterpenoids and diterpenes. Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia) - is akin to a plant with the same components, although the content of thujone it below.
Sage helps to stop the lactation, but there is no scientific data that could evaluate the effect of sage in the breast milk.
There is also no data on the safety of sage
The use of sage - from cooking to treatment
for breastfeeding mothers and babies. In general, the sage is well tolerated, but sometimes it can cause dizziness, vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea, jitters and wheezing. Thujone and camphor are toxic in high doses.
Sage - "cvyaschennaya grass" - From the point of view of botany
May 14, 2014
- Sage - "cvyaschennaya grass"
- In terms of botany
- Healing properties
Sage in terms of botany
Sage - is a perennial 30-60 cm tall shrub, belongs to the family grubotsvetnyh. He has many gray-green branched stems, they are on top of a grassy bottom - woody. Inconspicuous greenish-gray leaves are arranged opposite each other. Sprigs end pigweed inflorescences with small purple-red, white or pink flowers that appear in late June and bloom throughout July. The fruits ripen in August and September. Sage has a strong pleasant smell.
In terms of geography
Sage grows in Mediterranean countries, where it grows on dry hillsides. In our country, sage in the wild does not occur, it is grown as a medicinal plant on special plantations in southern areas. Many sage is grown in the southern Ukraine and Moldova. In central Russia it is grown in gardens, beds and beds.
From the standpoint of pharmaceutics
For medicinal purposes the sage leaves, which contain a number of components that provide its effect: the essential oil
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, Salvini, thujone, cineole, bitterness, alkaloids, tannins, resins, acid (urosolovuyu and oleanovuyu), volatile.
Essential oil, part of the Sage - is a complex mixture of volatile aromatic substances, which has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effect, but also enhances the secretion of digestive glands. Volatile - volatile biologically active substances that kill and inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Volatile sage detrimental effect as the tubercle bacillus. Urosolovaya acid extracted from the sage, similar in nature to the hormones, it is able to inhibit the inflammatory processes in the body. Salvini has astringent and anti-inflammatory effect, is used in the treatment of stomatitis, periodontal disease
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(tissue surrounding the teeth), inflammatory diseases of the nasopharynx. Cineole, which is also found in eucalyptus, lavender and menthol oil, enhances the antiseptic properties of sage. The resins have a pleasant smell, wound healing and antimicrobial properties.
Bitterness increase the secretion of digestive glands, stimulates the appetite, have a tonic effect.
Tannins are astringent, analgesic, antibacterial, vasoconstrictor effect, lower the secretion of mucus.
Limit the use of sage
The use of sage - from cooking to treatment
therein psychoactive substance thujone, thujone contained in wormwood, which is traditionally used to prepare absinthe - an alcoholic beverage, banned in some countries because of their negative effects on the brain. Currently, salvia is widely advertised - a plant that grows in Mexico and is a species of sage. Salvia has an action similar to the action of marijuana, but much weaker. The ancient Mayan Salvia was considered a sacred plant and used to dive into a special state of consciousness. Using Salvia unsafe.
Infusion for rinse: collected during the summer, and the dried leaves of Salvia officinalis obmolochennye brewed with boiling water at the rate of 1 tablespoon of sage leaves per cup of boiling water and insist 20 minutes. After this, the infusion is filtered, cooled and rinse their throats.
The official medicine sage is mainly used as an external agent because they exerted strong anti-inflammatory and disinfectant action. It is used for rinsing with angina
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, Influenza, SARS, stomatitis, and also for enemas, baths and douches. The infusion is used in the treatment of purulent wounds, fistulas and ulcers and hair loss.
In folk medicine, it is prescribed orally in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. It is also believed that sage normalizes the activity of the sex glands, so it is prescribed for infertility, menopause, obesity and aging as a rejuvenating agent.
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Sage is contraindicated in acute nephritis, pregnancy. Do not take Salvia in higher doses and more than 3 months, as it may cause irritation of the mucous membranes and disorders of the nervous system.