Clover, a plant genus by its scientific name of Trifolium, is of the pea family.
It has progestogenic properties, despite that clover has been commonly referred to as phytoestrogenic.
"Clover disease" is a common ailment of birds and livestock who consume excessive amounts of clover, causing reproductive problems, including reduced gonad size, and reduced fertility. Clover disease can even eventually cause sterility, and this is a concern for humans too.
Estrogen increases prolactin's and progesterone's effects of reducing fertility than just clover alone. Androgens likely counter the effects of lowered fertility.
Red Clover; Trifolium pratense
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is one of the most popular varieties of Clover used for hormonal issues. It is known as a rich source of phytohormones.
Clover and breast enlargement
Clover should be taken in the smallest dosages with equal parts mint, which raises androgens. Because the effects of hops and thistle are less pronounced on ERβ and PRA primarily in the reproductive tract, they should replace clover for the remainder of larger amounts of prolactin raising herbs.
Herbal concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in dry form. For this reason, concentrate extracts of clover are not recommended for extended or excessive internal use, especially before menopause.
To learn more about how clover can be used for herbal breast enhancement read the free ebook Super Bazongas. It is important to understand how Clover's prolactin properties play a role in breast enhancement.
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- Persistent infertility in ewes after prolonged exposure to oestradiol-17 beta : progesterone and estrogen together reduced fertility more than just either alone. http://www.reproduction-online.org/content/84/1/373.long.
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- Trifolium L. clover. http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=TRIFO.