FENUGREEK (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is a culinary and medicinal HERB that is grown in dry sandy soils around the world. It is most commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, where it imparts a sweet, maple syrup-like flavor to complex blends of curry spices. Fenugreek, whether used as a spice or taken as a supplement or extract, has a number of effects that impact breast function and health.
Fenugreek extract is most commonly taken in capsule form for breastmilk stimulation purposes. A boost in milk production will be apparent 24 to 72 hours after consuming fenugreek capsules, Curtis advises. Fenugreek supplements can be discontinued after an adequate supply of milk has been reached, as continued nursing by the infant will maintain an ongoing production. Fenugreek should absolutely not be used by pregnant women, however, as it may trigger uterine contractions that can lead to miscarriage