Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Herbal breast enlargement program for proliferative



It's important to be aware of hormonal signs, including estrogen imbalances, increased hirsutism signs and excessive corticostaroid symptoms. Body temperature is indicative of reproductive health. Keep track of body signs throughout.

Massage can be used to lower estrogenic signs of cramps, abdominal discomfort and headache, but use this as a second resort if the herbs aren't immediately available. During this phase, breast massage can lower arousal due to high testosterone.

Barley and pumpkin seed have worked in place of sunflower seed. If barley and pumpkin seeds are used in place of sunflower, their amounts may need to be adjusted. For this phase: olive oil, coconut oil, walnut and saw palmetto can be used interchangeably.

For this whole phase, estrogenic herbs and foods should be avoided or their use be minimized. Hops, dill, thistles and clover should especially be avoided for this phase. Avoid estrogenic topicals especially.

Metabolic edibles (foods, beverages, supplements and spices) seemed to interfere with estrogen production, which has usually caused setbacks, especially for this phase. It is important that metabolic edibles don't interfere with these teas or other doses.

See also, the programs: menses and luteal. For a simplified herb schedule for outside of menses for when there's swelling, use: nonmenses.

Birth Control Pill use

If you're using birth control pills (BCP), use this program. 1 fenugreek seed is needed for the first dose, and it needs to taken with the first BCP of proliferative. However, fenugreek can likely be skipped for the first dose, because BCP also has progestin. For additional information on BCP use, see the herb program: BCP01.

Hip and butt growth

To focus on hip and butt growth, use the same herb schedule for breast growth. Too much sunflower can cause excess estrogenic signs, so the amount of sunflower can be lowered if needed. For high estrogenic signs, take the recommendation for that, which includes saw palmetto, walnut, olive oil or coconut oil.

Herbs/foods and substitutions

Sunflower seed can be replaced by barley, pumpkin seed and perhaps rye seed. However, the correct amounts of those substitutes to be used still has to be discovered and adjusted. Sunflower is helpful for increasing estrogen response of the reproductive tract, and for maintaining proliferative phase.

This herb schedule will use phytoprogestin herbs that have insignificant amounts of phytoestrogens. Depending on symptoms, these will be compatible for proliferative phase, luteal phase and BCP use. Primarily phytoprogestin herbs and foods which can be used interchangeably include:

  • walnuts (or natural walnut butter)
  • saw palmetto
  • wild yam powder (in powder, including capsule, form because this is too hard for chewing)
  • olive oil
  • coconut oil

Derivatives of these must be natural and lack artificial ingredients and hydrogenated oils.

There are other phytoprogestin herbs and foods, but they have significant amounts of phytoestrogens or other hormonal properties as well, so they won\'t be considered primarily phytoprogestogenic for the purposes of this website. Fenugreek and fennel aren\'t recommended as interchangable substitutes because of their additional properties.

It\'s important to eat dietary fiber. Up to 1,000mg daily of vitamin C supplementation can be used on any day for any symptom, though its use is especially useful for when there\'s breast swelling regardless of other signs.

Other herbs/foods will be discussed in other sections below.


Metabolic edibles (foods, beverages, supplements and spices) seemed to interfere with estrogen production, which has usually caused setbacks, especially for this phase. It is important that metabolic edibles don\'t interfere with these doses.

Significantly estrogenic herbs need to be avoided for proliferative phase and for transition times between phases. In other words, these herbs are limited to luteal phase in this herb schedule. Hops, dill, thistles and clover are strongly estrogenic herbs. Fenugreek and pueraria aren\'t as estrogenic, but their phytoestrogen is enough that they aren\'t expected to work well during proliferative phase. If foods with phytoestrogens are used, their use needs to be minimized for proliferative. should especially be avoided for proliferative phase.

Beginning of proliferative

Growth may not necessarily occur at the beginning of proliferative phase, but it's important that hormone balance be established for growth to occur for this phase and for health. If too much sunflower is used, secretory phase may start much sooner than expected.

When there's swelling/bloating or mucus

If there's bloating or breast swelling after menses seems to have stopped, continue to the next section for that symptom. Phytoprogestin needs to be avoided when there's swelling or bloating as well. There needs to be enough phyto-progestin for balance and antagonism for luteal, and the hormones that account for when there's swelling or bloating substitute for this.

If there's cervical mucus, go to the next section as well.

Continuing with proliferative

Estrogen production from the breasts influenced by sesame may interfere with estrogen sensitivity of the reproductive tract. The body's balanced production of estrogen is important, so sesame should be used when there's acne or other signs while there's still breast warming.

Fenugreek use meant for the first day of proliferative phase was replaced with unrefined olive oil, coconut oil, saw palmetto or wild yam, because these have a better proportion of the needed properties, and can to be used throughout this phase. As a result, the herb schedule is more consistent and there's less guesswork for the beginning of proliferative. The recommendation for these is in the next section, even if it's of the first doses. Wild yam is suggested in powdered or capsule form because it is physically hard.

Signs of acne, mucus or growth are indications that a herb/seed containing both phyto-progestin and phyto-estrogen properties had an effect, aside from the body's natural ability.

Proliferative phase usually lasts about a week to 10 days. What else to take during this phase depends on hormonal signs.

Rest of proliferative based on signs

When there's no Bloating/Swelling/Puffiness nor Acne

Periodically when there's no swelling, no nipple puffiness, no acne nor bloating, plus whenever estrogenic signs (breast elongation without swelling nor puffiness, cramps or headache) start to increase:

  • Any palatable amount of a predominatly phytoprogestin: olive oil, coconut oil, saw palmetto, wild yam powder, and/or walnuts
  • 3 sunflower seeds

The foods must be natural, for instance if peanut butter is used. It's also important to eat fiber with this.

This can be repeated as soon as breast widening or hip growth occur, so long as this is not due to swelling, puffiness or bloating. It needs to also be repeated when breast elongation occurs, as long as it's not due to swelling, bloating or puffiness.

Taking more sunflower with a phytoprogestin causes swelling, which then has to be reduced, with sunflower by itself. Balance the amount of sunflower seed to an amount below which normally causes swelling for this phase. 5 sunflower seeds is the minimum amount that needs to be taken with a predominately phytoprogestin.

Hip growth is encouraged for those with a past history of hormone imbalances, including for those with current hirsutism. More than 20 sunflower seeds may cause a hormone imbalance.


Breast swelling is a different sign than breast widening. When breast swelling, swelling shape, nipple puffiness, any bodily swelling or bloating occur, eat:

  • 7 sunflower seeds, no sooner than every 10 minutes

Once hip or breast growth occurs, continue with the herb schedule for when there's no swelling/puffiness/bloating.

Vitamin C and half a cup of water are also helpful for swelling/bloating. Usually, phyto-progestins don't work when there's breast swelling.

Acne, breast tingling

When acne or pimples, or breast tingling occur (but not with swelling), and when breasts are also warm eat:

  • 7 sesame seeds
  • 7 sunflower seeds

Acne is a sign to check for breast warming. Acne may stay longer than indications of breast warming. This should be taken, no more often than every 2 hours, and only when there's breast warming.

If there's acne and swelling/bloating, use the recommendation for swelling instead.

Sesame was lowered to 5 seeds. The effects may not be as immediate, but it's better, because this is to balance estrogen response on ERα.

Limit sesame to 5 seeds, for no matter how much sunflower is used. Sunflower is helpful for increasing estrogen response, and for maintaining proliferative phase. Barley and flax (has replaced sunflower before, and) can likely replace sunflower here. The amounts for barley, pumpkinseed and flax aren't established. While flaxseed can be eaten, it's hard on the teeth.

Androgenic sign of excess arousal

Use the recommendation for acne which is intended to increase estrogen response. Areola massage can also be used for the androgenic sign of excess arousal.

Estrogenic symptoms

Use the herbal suggestion for when there's no swelling/puffiness/bloating nor acne to lessen excessive estrogenic signs.

If the herbs aren't immediately available, gentle areola massage can also be used to lessen unwanted signs associated with high estrogen levels, such as cramps, headache or abdominal discomfort. This may cause androgenic signs and lowered estrogen symptoms later.


If there's swelling or bloating, and you're unsure of the phase, including of if it\'s ovulation, 7 sunflower seeds can be taken no sooner than every 10 minutes at a time. When sunflower seed, pumpkin seed or barley without phyto-progestins cause acne, luteal phase may have started.

Other signs that ovulation has occurred: abdominal sensations, mucus has changed or when temperature increased a day after taking a phyto-progestin herb.

About fennel

Fennel was replaced by walnut, peanut, saw palmetto, wild yam powder, olive oil or coconut oil. If you've had a history of hormone imbalances, avoid fennel for proliferative phase.

It is important that there's an indication of mucus (which shows evidence of estrogen production by the follicle) before using fennel. Too much fennel, even ½ seed at a time, can cause menses to restart.

Fennel seed must be used in a minimal amount at a time. Partition a tea that includes fennel for several uses. For instance, a cup of tea with one seed would be divded for use for a 2 to 4 times. The idea was to take as little fennel as possible, and to make the most gains with the right proportion of other herbs and the body's hormone balance.


For someone at the beginning of proliferative phase, there was difficulty balancing hormones and starting breast growth. Sunflower wasn't causing breast growth while there was breast puffiness. There was also acne during when there was puffiness.

The recommendation for this has been updated, to take 7 sunflower seeds when there's swelling/puffiness or bloating no more than once an hour until hip or breast growth occurs. When there's acne and swelling/puffiness, 5 sesame seeds should be held off on in addition to 7 sunflower seeds, until swelling/puffiness goes away, then used with sunflower seed while there's still acne.

Possible topical use

If you've had hormone imbalances in the past, avoid topical oils for this phase.

Avoid sesame seed oil completely for this phase, as it will easily cause a hormone imbalance. Use of topical flaxseed or sunflower oil could cause an imbalance for this phase. Edible sunflower seeds in small amounts is plenty.

Avoid topical estrogen for this phase.


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