Dr. Weeks’ Comment: Black cumin seed promotes lactation – the production of breast milk – better than any agent I have previously used (including the other great agent fenugreek seeds). Especially when the crushed whole black cumin seed is used and not simply an extracted seed oil, it is the most effective galactagogue (promotes the secretion of milk) which I have ever offered a new mother.
Black seed (Nigella sativa)
Traditional, Clinical and Theoretical Use
As always, because individual symptoms vary with individuals, study how this seed may effect you and before attempting to treat an illness based upon this information, we recommend that you be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
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