galactogogue


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galactogogue

(ga-lak'to-gog?) [? + ?]
Any substance that increases milk secretion.
Synonym: lactogogue.
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Pouzolzia indica (L.) Applied as emmenagogue, galactogogue, Gaudich.
Taken together, the exact extent of galactogogue use in SA is unknown and the awareness of the benefit-risk of galactogogue use by breastfeeding mothers has not been documented.
The roots of the plants are fleshy and tuberous and are widely used in traditional medicine for a variety of diseases such as nervous disorders, gastric ulcers, cancers, diarrhea, dysentery, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and as galactogogue. [1,2] UTIs are one of the most frequent clinical bacterial infections, especially in women, accounting for nearly 25% of all infections.
The use of palms as Galactogogue and in the treatment of Childbirth problems was the most important use, with greater importance in the Amazon, and in Peru.
Galactogogue containing Calcium, Phosphorus, Vit.D3,B12 & Asparagus
Moringa is used for the management of various ailments, as a galactogogue in mothers of preterm infants [5, 6].
In addition, these plant parts were used as a galactogogue, astringent, aphrodisiac, antiinflammatory, antiasthmatic, antipyretic, analgesic, diuretic, and sedative to pregnant uterus [10,11].
Its first reported use as a galactogogue was in 1975 [27] and has been evaluated in many clinical trials [28].
The whole seed or their extracts have antitumor (Khan et al., 2009), antidiabetics (Fararh et al., 2008), spasmolytic and bronchodilator (Boskabady et al., 2010), anti-inflammatory (Hajhashemi et al., 2010), antibacterial (Mashhadian and Rakhshandeh, 2011), galactogogue, antioxidant (Brutis and Bucar, 2000; Kanter et al., 2003) and insect repellent effects (Fisher, 2008).
The plant is used by the local community as a folk remedy to treat jaundice, as blood purifier, galactogogue, hepatomegaly, dyspepsia, skin diseases, dry cough, galactoriya [9] and for the treatment of liver disorders [10, 11].
Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari) as a galactogogue enhances the lobeo-alveolar growth in mammary gland and effect was attributed to the action of released corticosteroids or an increase in prolactin (Sharma et al., 1996).
Only the Manobo reported the use of one species to treat body odor, insomnia, malaria, mouth sore, poisoning and pre-natal therapy and two for stimulation of milk secretion (galactogogue); the other two tribes did not report the use of any of the species for these conditions.