Skip to main content

Advertisement

Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Table 2 Techniques used to suppress lactation in the Andes. These remedies are drawn from La Medicina Popular Peruana: Contribución al Folklore Médico del Perú by Valdizán and Maldonado, 1922. [4]

From: Traditional use of the Andean flicker (Colaptes rupicola) as a galactagogue in the Peruvian Andes

Preparation Location
Extract the milk and throw it out in the sun Junín, Huánuco
Throw milk extracted from breasts on the cooking fire Lambayeque, Piura, Tumbes, Lima, Callao, Ica, Ayacucho
Rub the breasts with ground garlic Puno
Tie the nipples with a dirty table cloth Cajamarca
Place cloth soaked in cold water over the breasts Arequipa
Use preparation of cooked pezón (stem end of zapallo squash) and wiñapu (germinated corn for making beer) Arequipa
Use water from cleaning the shirt of the father of the child Arequipa
Use ashes from hair taken from the nape of the neck of the father of the child suspended in wine Arequipa
Use the powder from ivory dissolved in wine Arequipa
Use the powder from sealing wax dissolved in wine Arequipa
Use the blood of a rooster's crest Lambayeque, Piura, Libertad
Use white clay suspended en boiling water in which a heated steel nail has been added Apurímac
Use excrement of dove with wakatay (Tagetes minuta) Apurímac
Use a watery maceration of the infant's umbilical cord Huancayo
Eat a large quantity of watercress Junín