Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide



Cholesterol is a sterol and a steroid that is the precursor to other steroid hormones. Steroid hormones are fat soluble.

Progestogens are precusors to androgens and corticosteroids. Progestogens are a class of hormone also known as progesterones and progestins. Progesterone is also an individual hormone within the progestogens class. Progesterone is known as the gestation or luteal phase hormone.

Estrogens are metabolized from androgens.

Glucocorticoids and Mineralocorticoids are classes of hormones collectively known as corticoids, formed from progestogens. Corticoids, also known as corticosteroids, are formed in the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoids maintain glucose levels. Mineralcorticoids regulate salts in the body.


Amino-based hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle include: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin (Prl), anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin. These hormones are water soluble.


Steroid receptors

Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) is located in the breasts, fallopian tubes and pituitary gland. Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is located within ovarian, egg, bone, brain and adipose tissues.

Progesterone receptor A (PRA) is located in the reproductive tract. Progesterone receptor B (PRB) is located in the breasts. There are two other progesterone receptor subtypes, but there is scarce information available about them.

Androgen receptor (AR) doesn't have any subtypes.

Other receptors

FSH, LH, Prl, AMH and inhibin have corresponding receptors.


Enzymes within cells are responsible for converting hormones into different forms. Aromatase is an enzyme that converts androgens, with the exception of dihydro-testosterone (DHT), into estrogens.

Phytohormones (& more)

The focus is phytohormones, but other hormones are included for reference if they belong to same categories. These will be classified according to their category. Some phytohormones increase cellular metabolism.

Not every category or phytochemical within the categories is safe.


Cholestane is the class which cholesterol belongs to.

Sitosterols including beta-sitosterol belongs to this class.

Spirostan is a class of cholestane that is less identical to cholesterol than sitosterols. Diosgenin, dioscin, yamogenin, sarsaponin, sarsasapogenin, luteone and asparanin B (shatavarin IV) are spirostans.


  • Anthocyanins
  • Chalcones: xanthohumol
  • Flavanones: naringenin, 8-prenylnaringenin
  • Flavones: apigenin, luteolin
  • Flavonols: kaempferols, quercetin, rutin
  • Isoflavones: coumestrol, genistein

Benzene derivatives

Many in this category seem to be estrogen receptor (α or β) antagonists.

  • Lignans
  • Phenols
    • Polyphenol: resveratrol
    • Anisoles: anethole, estragole and their derivatives
    • Catechols: curcumin, capsaicin (catechols tend to be irritants)
  • Resorcinols: zearalenone
  • Stilbenes: tamoxifin


Coumestrol is both an isoflavone and a coumarin.

Flavonolignans are a molecule that contains a joined flavonoid and lignan. Silymarin belongs to this category.


Vitamin D is also a steroid.

Breast enhancement; health blog

- October 12, 2021
Limit fat soluble vitamins

- September 08, 2021
Still doing work on NBE

About swelling - June 30, 2021
Hints for swelling

About plateauing - May 24, 2021
Hint for plateauing

Anon08 - May 31, 2021
New picture of growth

Menses phase update - May 24, 2021
Update for herb schedule for menses

Estrogenic properties of hops and thistles - May 05, 2021
Hops has phytoestrogens that circulate continuously in the body. Anecdotally, thistles seems to behave like this towards different estrogen receptors.

Supplement efficacy - April 28, 2021
In one program, the effects of a supplement didn't work completely as expected. This was compensated for.

Herb schedule update - April 28, 2021
Herb schedule was improved and works more consistently for proliferative phase, secretory phase and with BCP use.

Updated theory on progesterone response for herb schedule - April 17, 2021
Focus primarily on progesterone response, then secondarily on estrogen response for proliferative and luteal phases. Aim for breast widening and hip growth, rather than breast elongation.

Progesterone balance - April 15, 2021
Progesterone balance

Hirsutism04 - April 12, 2021
Hirsutism04 program

Anon08: consistent growth - March 14, 2021
Consistent growth of about a cup size per month.

Herbs with primarily phytoprogestin properties - April 27, 2021
Herbs and edible oils that contain phytoprogestins and aren't noticeably estrogenic.

Herbs similar to fenugreek - February 11, 2021
Herbs that are similar to fenugreek: that they contain both phyto-progestins and phyto-estrogens. These herbs may contain different balances of these phytohormones and contain other varying properties.

NBE guide - February 10, 2021
Basic guide and updated herb schedules for botanical breast enlargement. Also, an ideal starting point.

Luteal phase program - February 02, 2021
Herb program for luteal phase, and parts of documented herb program showing minor growth.

About BCP use - February 02, 2021
About birth control pill (BCP) use and cycles. Another program is documented here showing growth.

Adjustment of sesame use - January 26, 2021
Adjustments to proportion of sesame seed.

Topical use - January 25, 2021
Avoid using topicals on hip area, so hormonal effects on the surface can be expected to be the same as on the reproductive tract. Also, limit topicals to secretory phase, complementary to the herb schedule.

Maca; Lepidium meyenii - February 05, 2021
Basic hormonal and beneficial metabolic properties.

Hirsutism02 journal - March 29, 2020
Improvement of alcopecia and hirsutism. Her hair conditions improved: body hair lowered, and scalp hair has grown back. There were noticeable but minor gains in breast and hip size.

Jellies's NBE results - April 05, 2020
Before and after of Jellie's breast growth, from about 1 month on a herb program. Latest picture is of February 10, 2020. She also had described hip growth, that is not shown in pictures. [Results are from a C cup to an E cup.]

Breast Development and Endocrinology, 3rd Ed - May 22, 2019
Expanded and clarified details for Breast Development and Endocrinology 3rd edition. From now on, this will be volume 1. These edits will reflect in Super Bazongas. Herb schedule will be edited, but same herb combinations will be used as basis. Future releases of Super Bazongas will be volume 2.

Super Bazongas, volume 2; note - February 11, 2021
Super Bazongas, Vol 2, is currently unavailable. It will be updated at a later time. See program journals for more recent information. See the guide, especially