Keralan Magic Nursing Water

With both my children, I decided that nursing  (breastfeeding) was something I would commit to for six months. Very luckily, I had a wonderful baby nurse by my side who helped me through this tumultuous time- it was not easy! Every day, she would make a thermos of what I now call Magic Water to drink throughout the day. Now at first, it was tough drinking it, but I quickly saw the benefits, and I now swear by it! When my second child was born, I knew it would be my daily routine once again for the next six months. As you know, hydration is the most important part of nursing, so it helps with your hydrating surely. However, more crucially- my children never suffered colic or gas-related discomfort because of the soothing combination of these natural herbs.  For all you breastfeeding Mama’s, this one is for you.


½ tablespoon cumin seeds

2 tablespoons coriander seeds

2 tablespoons fennel seeds

a large knob of fresh ginger- approximately the length of your index finger

2 liters of water

Grind together all the spices along with the ginger and put in a heavy pot with 2 liters of water and cover. Slowly bring to a rolling boil. In about 45 minutes when the spices have permeated the water- strain into a thermos. Drink throughout the entire day.


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