Table of Contents
- 1 Lactoplus Granules Composition
- 2 Know the Ingredients of Lactoplus Granules
- 3 Biomedical Action Lactoplus Granules
- 4 Lactoplus Granules Health Benefits
- 5 Dosage of Lactoplus Granules
- 6 Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
Lactoplus Granules, is proprietary Ayurvedic medicines from Abhinav Healthcare. It is based on Ayurvedic principles and contain well-known herbal ingredients and helps to increase lactation (breast milk / mothers milk) by Galactagogue and Phyto-estrogenic activity.
Breastfeeding is boon for the baby and offers many health benefits. Mother’s milk contains right balance of nutrients to help the infant to grow physically and mentally. It is easy to digest and protects the baby against some common childhood illnesses and infections. Every mother should try to give her baby breast milk for at least the first six months of life.
Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.
Abhinav Health Care Products Pvt. Ltd., Abhinav Horizon, No.100, Jankidevi School Road, Mahada, Four Bungalow, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053
- Availability: Online and at medical stores
- Type of medicine: Proprietary Herbal Medicine
- Main Indication: Decreased Lactation
- Suitable for: Women
Lactoplus Granules Composition
Ingredients present in per 100 grams of formulation is given below:
- Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) 20%
- Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata) 10%
- Vidarikand (Pueraria tuberose) 10%
- Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 2%
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) 2%
- Shunti (Zingiber officinalis) 2 %
- Sugar Q.S. (Quantity Sufficient)
Know the Ingredients of Lactoplus Granules
1- Shatavari Plant Roots
Asparagus racemosus (Wild Asparagus) is known as Shatavar or Shatavari. The fascicled tuberous roots of plant are of medicinal importance.
The roots are dried after harvesting and may be boiled, peeled and cut into pieces. The dried roots are then ground to make a powder (Shatavri Churna) which is used alone or with other ingredients. Shatavar contains saponins, steroidal glycosides and aglycones, flavonoids including quercetin, rutin and hyperoside, alkaloids and mucilage.
Shatavar is a renowned tonic for the female reproductive system. It is a uterine tonic and regulates the periods. Shatavari is very useful in menopausal symptoms with hot flushes, irritability, irregular memory and dryness.
According to Ayurveda, Shatavari is heavy, cold, bitter, nutritive; it relieves vata and pitta and is a Rasayana.
- Taste/Rasa: sweet/madhur, bitter/tikta
- Potency/Veerya: cold/sheeta
- Quality/Guna: heavy/guru, unctous/snigdha
- Post digestive/Vipak: sweet/madhur
- Dosha: Reduces Vata and Pitta and increases Kapha
- Tissue/Dhatu: all tissues
Shatavar is galactagogic, antispasmodic, nervine, antiinflammatory, demulcent, cooling, diuretic, general tonic, expectorant, antibacterial, antitumour and antacid. It is nourishing, soothing, lubricating and is useful in conditions when the diseases are due to excess heat inside body.
Shatavari’s main action is on the female reproductive tract. It has phyto-estrogenic effect and supports lactation. It nourishes Rasa dhatu and improves milk flow and quantity.
Shatavar use is contraindicated in acute lung congestion, high kapha, low digestive fire and high Ama.
While taking Shatavar one should avoid, any activity which generates body heat, eating non-vegetarian or heavy food, hot potency food items, tobacco, sleeping during the day, excessive work, sexual intercourse and exercise.
Also Read: Shatavar Health benefits and medicinal usage
2- Vidarikand Plant Root
Vidarikand consists of tuberous roots of Pueraria tuberose. As per Ayurveda, it is a good nutrient, energizer and aphrodisiac. It is sweet, galactagogue, spermatogenic, cooling, greasy, diuretic and calms burning sensations in the body.
Vidarikand has emmenagogue, significant oestrogenic and progesteronogenic activities with no toxicity. It is highly effective in dysmenorrhoea, dysfunctional uterine bleeding and in menopausal syndrome. It improves quality and quantity of breast milk. Vidarikand increases serum prolactin level and thereby increases lactation. For a lack of milk after childbirth, 5 g of powder is given to mothers in cow’s milk.
3- Jivanti Medicinal herb
Leptadenia reticulata is known as Jivanti (Jeevanti) in Ayurveda. It is specially known for its stimulant, galactogogue, and restorative, alterative, aphrodisiac, astringent and diuretic properties. Jivanti is sweet in taste and useful in alleviating Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It significantly increase milk flow due to lactogenic, anabolic and galactogogue effect.
Read More: Jivanti health benefits and medicinal usage
4- Shunthi Herb Details
Dry ginger (Zingiber officinale) is known as Shunthi, Vishva, Vishvabheshaja, Shringavera, Vishva and Nagara in Ayurveda. Ginger is also called Viswa Bheshaj, as it is a universal medicine beneficial for everyone in all diseases.
- Rasa (taste on tongue): Madhura (Sweet), Katu (Pungent)
- Guna (Pharmacological Action): Laghu (Light), Tikshna (Sharp), Ruksha (Dry)
- Virya (Action): Ushna (Heating)
- Vipaka (transformed state after digestion): Madhura (Sweet)
Shunthi is hot, light and dry. It warms the coldness, and is easy to digest and dries wetness. Shunthi treats kapha in the rasa dhatu. It is hot in potency and increases pitta and decreases Kapha. It is a digestive stimulant.
Read more here: Zingiber officinale Medicinal usage
Sugar increases weight and gives energy. It reduces Vata/wind inside body. It improves the taste of medicine.
Ayurvedic Action Lactoplus Granules
Stanya janana: These herbs can increase lactation; e.g. fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and shatavari (Asparagus racemosus).
Brmhaniya: These are nourishing herbs that are full of the water element.
Biomedical Action Lactoplus Granules
- Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
- Antioxidant: Neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals and other substances.
- Carminative: Preventing the formation or causing the expulsion of flatulence.
- Estrogenic: Shatavar contains estrogenic compound or phytoestrogen and hence balance estrogen levels, stop bleeding, and support the restoration of the endometrium. Phytoestrogens are a naturally-occurring plant nutrient that exerts an estrogen-like action on the body. They are structurally and/or functionally similar to mammalian estrogens and their active metabolites.
- Galactagogue: Promotes lactation in humans and other animals.
Lactoplus Granules Health Benefits
- It balances Vata and Pitta.
- It is completely natural non-hormonal supplement.
- It prevents Weakness and assures adequate nutrition.
- It improves the quality and quantity of breast milk without any adverse effects.
- It can be used safely for long-term.
Medical Uses of Lactoplus Granules
This medicine is indicated in Inadequate lactation. Inadequate lactation is the production of less milk than is needed for breastfeeding a child.
Dosage of Lactoplus Granules
- The recommended dosage of medicine is 1 teaspoon.
- It should be taken once or twice a day, in the morning and evening.
- It is to be taken with milk.
- Or take as directed by doctor.
Suggestions, Contraindications, Interactions, Side-effects and Warnings
- It is completely safe to take this medicine in recommended doses.
- It contains sugar and hence it is not suitable for diabetic women.
- It is safe for long term use.
- Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
- Do not overdose.
- Not to be used during pregnancy. If you have a medical condition or take medications please consult with your doctor before using this product.
- It has no known drug interaction.
- Do not stress. Take proper rest.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Include wholesome fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and calcium-rich foods.
- Nursing mother should not eat fish. Avoid non-vegetarian foods.
- Avoid smoking, tobacco chewing and alcohol during lactating period. Nicotine affects prolactin release in response to a sucking stimulus and smoking mothers may have decreased milk yield.
- Keep your nipples and breasts clean.
- Feed from both breasts at each feeding.
- Avoid using soap or ointments that contain astringents or other chemicals on your nipples.
- If you have very sore nipples, you can ask your doctor about using non-aspirin pain relievers.
- Baby only need breast milk for the first six months of life. Breast milk provides all the nutrition for baby. Giving cereal may cause your baby to not want as much breast milk. This will decrease milk supply.
- Almost all medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, most have no effect on the baby and can be used while breastfeeding. But there are few which can’t be used while breastfeeding.
- Try to keep track of food item that you eat. It helps to know how the baby reacts to the food item eaten each time (fussiness, gassiness, colicky behavior, etc.). For example, in some cases eating beans, cauliflower, or broccoli etc. makes the baby gassy; after eating spicy foods, some babies don’t seem to like the taste of breast milk.
- Strict dieting or skipping meals is not recommended. While breastfeeding, it is best to lose the extra weight gradually, a loss of up to about 0.5 kilogram per week is suggested.