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Castor bean plant or Wonder tree :
Latin name:Ricinus communis
Telugu name:Amudhamu mokka
Hindi name for castor oil:Erad ka tel
Tamil name for castor oil:Vezhakennai
The seeds of the castor bean plant are highly poisonous but the commercially prepared oil has no such toxic properties and it is safe.
The leaves of this plant are boiled in water.The water is poured over the chest area of the mother and the leaves are tied like a poultice on the area.This is said to increase the production of milk in a lady.
There are many galactagouge herbs(which increases milk production for a mother) in Ayurveda and the simplest being fennel seeds.Eating fennel seeds (saunf) helps the mother to a great extent to increase the secretion of milk.