Fennel 茴香Digestive system 消化系統
There are historical anecdotes that fennel is a galactogogue (催奶劑), improving the milk supply of a breastfeeding(哺餵母乳) mother. This use, although not supported by direct evidence, is sometimes justified by the fact that fennel is a source of phytoestrogens, which promote growth of breast tissue. However, normal lactation (哺乳期) does not involve growth of breast tissue. There is a single case report of fennel tea ingested by a breastfeeding mother resulting in neurotoxicity for the newborn child.