Breastfeeding is an essential stage for the newborn, as it allows the formation of the intestinal mucosa to be completed and its metabolism (agni) to be perfected. In order for the mother to secrete rich and abundant milk, she must have an efficient digestion. This is why our Aditi infusion helps to improve digestion and the assimilation of nutrients. It also detoxifies the milk ducts in the breasts to improve the passage of milk and avoid contamination of the milk. In the first few days after childbirth and before the production of breast milk, a yellowish liquid called colostrum, ‘piyuṣa’ in Sanskrit, is secreted by the woman. This liquid is rich in proteins and antibodies essential for the child’s immunity.
- Our freshness envelope, despite resembling plastic, is made from cellulose therefore compostable.
- Our teabags and string are also compostable.
- Our tag is made from recyclable PEFC™ paper.
Note: we sell the majority of our infusions only in tea bags and not in bulk. The difference in density of the ingredients would make the heavier ones fall to the bottom of the container. Thus, the mixture would lose its homogeneity and the medicinal proportions would not be preserved.
Based on the principles of Ayurvedic herbalism or “Dravya Guṇa“, Aditi is a synergy of plants that decreases Pitta and slightly Vāta in its action to better balance Kapha.
Kapha Dosha is the dosha that supports lactation through its “vehicle”: Rasa Dhātu.
Shatavari* – India
Marsh mallow* – France / Croatia
Fennel* – France
Caraway* – Germany / Austria / Egypt
Green Cardamom* – India / Guatemala
Angelica* – France
Fenugreek* – India / France
Blessed Thistle* – France
Licorice* – India / Spain / Italy / Egypt
Ginger* – Indonesia
Black pepper* – Sri Lanka / India / Madagascar
Long pepper* – Sri Lanka / Nepal
*: From organic farming
– Rasa (taste): sweet and astringent with a slightly bitter after taste.
– Guṇa (quality): unctuous and light.
– Vīrya (energy): cold.
– Vipāka (result): sweet.
Use a tea bag of Aditi for 200 ml of boiling water.
Steep 8 to 10 minutes.
Drink one to four cups a day.
May be consumed throughout the breastfeeding period.
If any doubt, consult a health care professional specialized in breastfeeding.
Rest is an essential factor in breastfeeding women, mainly due to lack of sleep. Nevertheless, rest should be balanced: naps of more than half an hour should be avoided, especially after meals.
Also, do remain active during this period of your life. Daily moderate exercise will allow your digestive fire, your metabolism, to produce better milk. A daily minimum of half an hour of walking is required for this purpose.
Foods that are not part of your habits as well as those which are not local or in season should be avoided. Excess of salty, sour, fermented and all foods of “hot” nature should be avoided.
Finally, Ayurveda encourages direct contact with your child for a harmonious breastfeeding, especially in the first days after delivery.