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Goat’s Rue

Galega officinalis

For centuries, goat’s rue has been used as a natural galactagogue for both women and dairy cows. What makes goat’s rue such a useful herb for breastfeeding is that it helps build mammary tissue and encourage milk supply. For this reason, Motherlove uses goat’s rue in our More Milk Special Blend product line and in our Goat’s Rue product line.

Why You Might Find it Helpful:  If you would like assistance with your milk production, goat’s rue is one of the most potent herbs to support lactation. Studies have shown that goat’s rue can help breastfeeding women build breast tissue to support the lactation process. This herb is recommended for women with previous breast surgeries, moms who want to relactate, and adoptive moms. 

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What It Looks Like:  Goat’s rue grows 2-3 feet tall and has branching stems with oval, opposite leaves. The long flower’s stalk produces many light purple-to-pink flowers, similar to its relatives that also belong in the pea family.

Things to Know: Larger than recommended amounts of goat’s rue may lower blood sugar levels, so if you are insulin-dependent, we recommend speaking with your healthcare provider prior to taking goat’s rue.