Botanical Bust Enhancement: Research, Guide

Asparagus; Shatavari

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Ayurvedic herb Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) has a history of folklore for use in bust enhancement and health. This passage is about the role of Asparagus in health and in breast enhancement.


The genus of Asparagus belongs to the plant family of Asparagaceae. Previously, asparagus was classified under the family Liliaceae. A well known species within this genus is common Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis). Satamuli, Satawar, Satavari, Shatuli, Vrishya, and Shatawari are alternate names for the Indian herb Shatavari.

Hormone properties

Shatavari is often used to promote lactation for the purpose of nursing.

At least one study showed an ethanol extract of Shatavari to increase prolactin, which is consistent with its effects on the breast. Another study found the Asparagus root extracted in water to increase luteinizing hormone, follicular stimulating hormone, gonadotropin releasing hormone, progesterone, and estrogen. Perhaps, Satamuli's hormonal effects are circumstantial, or these are the effects of progesterone increase during different times of the cycle. Satawar's effects during pregnancy are similar to that of other prolactin increasing herbs: it resulted in smaller birth size, because its effects of reduced fertility.

Other health benefits

Shatavari is known as a general health tonic. An added benefit of asparagus, is that it's constituents, named Shatavarins, have anti-cancerous properties.


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For purposes of breast enhancement, perhaps any asparagus root, including that of Asparagus gonoclades, Asparagus adscendens and common asparagus, can substitute Shatavari. Asparagus may have a small effect of breast enhancement by itself. However, with the right combination with other herbs with different properties, the potential for breast enlargement can be maximized.

The part of Asparagus that is used for herbal medicine is its tubers. Asparagus is better taken in whole form, either fresh, ground or dried, than through extracts. The reason for this is because un-extracted plants, contain fiber that is beneficial for health.

Read herbal-breast-enlargement.pdf to learn how Asparagus' prolactin properties in combination with other herbs' properties can be used for breast enlargement.

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Cautions: always be certain you properly identified asparagus before using it. There are different accounts on whether asparagus berries are edible, but it's better to avoid them.