I remember asking around for “desi” advice for new mom’s when I was planning N’s baby shower and finally something pops up in my inbox. So here you go N – you might need some of this in the coming months:
EAT THIS: Green vegetables, vegetables from the squash family, moong beans (dal), and whole-wheat bread
DO NOT EAT THIS: Cabbage, beans, lentils, tomatoes, tamarind, lemon, and oranges (sour stuff)
TURMERIC helps in healing internal wounds. Take half a teaspoon daily with lukewarm milk or water.
FENUGREEK SEEDS help prevent / ease back and joint paints and are especially awesome if you’re nursing
CAROM SEEDS (Ajwain) is fantastic for helping with digestion. Boil 2 glasses of water and 1 teaspoon of carom seeds – cool and drink the water throughout the day.
DRY GINGER POWDER helps with anti inflammation (is that even a thing? hmm) in any case, it is recommended to mix with food and take on a regular basis.
Gondh ke ladoo (lost in translation entirely I think so write me if you need more info!) whole-wheat flour, butter, nuts, gaund, poppy seeds, and sugar. Also something called Panjere