TORBANGUN and BREASTFEEDING
TORBANGUN & BREASTFEEDING
If you haven't yet heard of this incredible herb then you aren't alone.
This powerful yet relatively unknown herb is finally starting to get some attention in the breastfeeding world and for good reason!
We are proud to offer it in therapeutic doses in our newest tincture The Milky Way!
Read on science junkies!
Torbangun (Coleus amboinicus Lour) has been used as a galactagogue (breast milk stimulant) by the Bataknese people in Indonesia for hundreds of years. It's only recently that modern science is starting to catch up to traditional wisdom and is providing further proof of this herb's effectiveness for breastfeeding mothers.
A study by R. Damanik, et al, was published in 2006 in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition that looked at the effect supplementing with Torbangun would have on breast milk quantity. Study participants were divided between three study groups; the first group received Torbangun, the second group (reference group) received a supplement with vit B12 and a placental extract, and the third group received Fenugreek.
Measurements of milk intake were measured from day 14-28 of the study. The group taking Torbangun had an increase of 65% while the reference group had an increase of 10% and the Fenugreek group had an increase of 20%.
The mechanism of action of Torbangun is thought to increase the proliferation of mammary secretory cells within the breast as evidenced by animal studies (Silitonga, 1993).
This may be why it was noted that mothers supplemented with Torbangun in this study had a milk supply that remained increased (on day 56) even after the completion of supplementation, while the other two groups (reference and Fenugreek group) noticed a decline.
Can we hear a whoop whoop! This herb is IMPRESSIVE...
Now it's yours...
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