MY HERB CLINIC ® GOATS RUE - FRENCH LILAC - FEEDING MOTHERS HELPER - BLOOD SUGAR - FINE CUT
Goats Rue - Nursing Mothers Helper
Botanical Name: Galega officinalis
Organic Status: Conventional
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Goat's Rue is also known as French Lilac, Nursing Mother's Helper, Professor Weed, Italian Fitch, and Cheese Rennet. In 1873, a farmer named Giller Daimitte, wrote a letter detailing his findings that feeding Goat's Rue to small milk producing animals like goats, increased their milk production by between 30-50%. Since then it has become a popular ingredient to add to breastfeeding mother's tea blends, which usually also include herbs such as: Nettle Leaf, Caraway, Fennel, Fenugreek, and Aniseed.
The name 'Cheese Rennet' comes from it's use in cheese manufacturing. A juice is made by pressing the green parts of the herb, and this is then used to help clot the milk during the cheese manufacturing process.
Herbal Tea Brewing
Instructions: Can be brewed like a loose leaf tea. Boil water (90°C to 100°C) and add between 1 teaspoon and 1 tablespoon of herbal blend per cup of water. Pour boiled water over the tea and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes before straining and serving. Honey or vegan sweeteners can be used to sweeten and enhance the flavour.