Definition of galactagogue in English:
A food or drug that promotes or increases the flow of a mother’s milk.
- The oils of the seed increase milk flow which explains its folk use as a galactagogue.
- Some of the most commonly used herbal galactagogues are fenugreek, blessed thistle, and alfalfa.
- As it increases prolactin levels, it is accepted for use as a galactagogue to increase breast milk supply.
mid 19th century: from Greek gala, galakt- 'milk' + agōgos 'leading'.
Definition of galactagogue in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan