Lactagogue effects of Torbangun, a Bataknese traditional cuisine.

@article{Damanik2006LactagogueEO,
  title={Lactagogue effects of Torbangun, a Bataknese traditional cuisine.},
  author={Rizal M. Damanik and Mark L. Wahlqvist and Naiyana Wattanapenpaiboon},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          267-74
        }
}
Coleus amboinicus Lour (CA) has been used as a breast milk stimulant (a lactagogue) by Bataknese people in Indonesia for hundreds of years. However, the traditional use of CA is not well documented, and scientific evidence is limited to establish CA as a lactagogue. This investigation was conducted to elucidate the effect of traditional use of CA during the first month of lactation on quantity and quality of the breast milk. The results collected from the study show that CA supplementation… CONTINUE READING

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