As a mother, if you have decided to stop breastfeeding your child after a certain period, you will have to start reducing to one or two feedings a day. By reducing the number feeds, for some women the breast milk supply dry up naturally but most of them it won’t. Instead of taking pills to stop lactation, you can try some home remedies to make your body slowly stop producing milk.
There are many home remedies are available to stop producing milk. In ayurveda, jasmine flowers are used as an easy method to stop the milk production. Take a cup of jasmine flowers, grind them and make paste. Apply this paste on breasts and tie with a cloth. This will stop milk production in three days. Jasmine flowers have the ability to suppress the breast milk production and considered as inexpensive, effective home remedy.
Jasmine flowers have been used for many medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
The jasmine extract showed the presence of substances called glycosides, tannins, steroids, flavonoids, coumarins, alkaloids, terpenoids and saponins. The phenolic compound presence in jasmine extract act as an antioxidant and fight against free radicals.
Jasmine roots contain anti-diabetic properties. The root boiled in water is useful in treating diabetes and regulates blood sugar level.
The root, flowers and leaves of jasmine plant are useful for preparing herbal medicines for treating constipation and flatulence.
Jasmine plant boiled in water is useful in treating gastrointestinal diseases like dysentery, diarrhea and stomach ache.
Jasmine leaves can be crushed and applied on forehead to treat headache. Due to its analgesic properties, it is very effective against headache.
Jasmine flowers soaked in water overnight can be used for eyewash, while you suffer from eye issues like swelling, inflammation and eye redness.
The leaves and flowers can be crushed and applied as a poultice on wounds, cuts and sprains to stop bleeding and fast healing.
Follow the DIY steps below to know how to stop lactating.
- 1 Cup Jasmine flowers
- Water (as required)
- To make the paste use jasmine flowers and water.
- Add jasmine flowers to blender.
- Add very little water.
- Blend well.
- The paste is done.