Commercial dehydrated nursing herbal teas mainly contain the following plants: cumin, fennel, anise, common nettle, and some may contain basil and others. You can easily prepare nursing tea using dried parts of the following plants:
2 parts of cumin
1 part fennel seeds
1 part anise seeds
(you can add common nettle)
The tea can be prepared in two ways.
First method: the herbal mixture is first crushed in a stone mortar and placed in 2 deciliter (a cup) of cold water. The mixture has to be boiled and then removed from heat. Leave it to stand for 10 minutes. The tea is used three times a day, one cup at the time.
Second method: according to another tested recipe, 4 tablespoons of the crushed mixture are mixed in one liter of boiling water (approximately four coups) and allowed to infuse in a covered pan/glass container for 10 minutes.
This nursing herbal tea can be used 4 times daily, one cup at the time. Three weeks of using the tea should be followed by one week rest.
Some plants that reduce the production of breast milk: mint, sage, pomegranate – should be avoided during lactation.