Beta-glucan increases the milk-making hormone prolactin as well as bringing about changes in a mother’s physiology that promote good lactation. Yet, a clear mechanism of action eluded us for decades. In fact we were told it was impossible.
Beer is made from barley, malt, hops and water. Its use as a galactagogue is disputed. I clear up the confusion in this article on its historic use and the how it can be used today.
When growing a galactagogue garden, certain greens can be started indoors, or even become an indoors staple. This is true for sweet potato leaves, a lactogenic green.