Image taken on August 15, 2018. Most of her recent results were made during proliferative phase of the herb schedule.
Female Herbal Breast Enhancement Blog
There will be an upcoming herb schedule update for the ebook. Wild yam will be moved back to later during menstruation. The herb schedule for proliferative phase will be adjusted. And for secretory phase, there will be an adjustment based on the herb program blogs.
Enterolignans are compounds metabolized in the body from lignans. Lignans are insoluble fibers that are not found in plant oils. Sources of lignans include: sunflower, flax, sesame, pumpkin, rye, oats and barley.
While enterolignans and lignans are considered estrogenic, they are not identical in structure to estrogens like many phytoestrogens are. It is possible that enterolignans help regulate estrogen synthesis in the body. The behavior of herbs containing enterolignans seem to have differences than estrogen cream: both seem to have the ability to regulate body temperature, but estrogen cream seems to circumstantially influence body hair. It is not certain if lignans or enterolignans directly bind to estrogen receptors.
Enterolignans include enterodiol and enterolactone, and are formed from lignans such as matairesinol, pinoresinol, secoisolariciresinol and sesamin. Enterolactone is a simile or derivative of a lactone, rather than an estrogen.
Program blog of herb combination effects for different times of the menstrual cycle.
Mint and hops have worked together during menstruation for breast growth. Hops targets estrogen receptors in the breast, and mint seems to target receptors in the breast too. These two herbs don't usually work alone, but they need to available at the same time to work.
Wild yam has worked, but it seemed to work consistently after mint and hops have caused growth. It seems to target progesterone receptors in the reproductive tract, and possibly in the breast. Wild yam lacks an antagonist herb for the reproductive tract. Going to investigate whether sunflower will pair with wild yam during menstruation.
Then, going to check fenugreek and sunflower seed for early proliferative phase. After that, fenugreek and sunflower will be tried together with evening primrose and fennel. This is for purposes of nourishing the ovaries and attempting to increase estrogen output, for those who have estrogen deficiency.
Hormones work better when there is antagonism or a combination of desired hormone effects on a receptor. When there is a lack of antagonism, desensitization is a problem, and effects can quickly cause the opposite of the intended effect. Receptor subtype matters for hormone response. Because of this, phytochemical selectivity of a hormone analog can have different effects. Antagonisms that work on the same receptor type or in the presence of normal body hormones usually produce a synergistic response.
Hops often requies mint. Clover and lavender often require fenugreek. Hops, however, does not work consistently with fenugreek. Fennel requires evening primrose. The efficacy of herb combinations also often depends on phase and part of a phase. There are times when some of the above herbs can be used alone, but it has often been difficult to time their use.
Selenium supplementation was removed as a suggestion. It is a strong antioxidant, but it seems to cause weight loss. Get this nutrient from food or from a multivitamin.
Program blog about an attempt to treat female body hair and female hair loss, and to promote breast enlargement despite it.
Updated Super Bazongas on October 18, 2018.
Fennel is not a good or consistent substitute for wild yam. Herb schedule for proliferative phase was simplified and it includes minimal amounts of mint.
Use of evening primrose with fennel was not included in herb schedule for menstruation.
Basic symptoms of estrogen deficiency. Old articles on aromatase and anti-dht herbs redirect here.
Hops (Humulus) and black cohosh work on ER-alpha to lower LH levels. These two herbs share similiar actions on the pituitary.
Hops is a safer herb to use. Thistle may possibly have the same mechanisms as hops and black cohosh, but there lacks studies to be certain.
Profile of evening primrose (Oenothera). Correction: evening primrose contains alprostadil, not dinoprostone, which also likely raises FSH.
Herbs that sensitize estrogen, androgen and progesterone receptors cause different effects depending on the presence of bodily hormones or other herbs. Herbs that upregulate estrogen receptors include: hops, ginseng, lavender and schizandra. Thistle and clover probably upregulate estrogen receptors too. The best time to take these herbs is during mid-secretory phase and early premenstrual phase, after testing if evening primrose oil causes growth. Prolactin increasing herbs like clover, thistle and hops can't be taken during proliferative phase. Lavender and ginseng can be taken during mid-proliferative phase, only if primrose works first for that day.
Update on herbal butt enhancement.
Sunflower seeds do not cause problems if taken during early proliferative phase.
Low estrogen contributes to hot-flashes in women. Hot-flashes are common when luteinizing hormone (LH) is high.
Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) oil increases estrogen production and has been proven in studies to lower hot-flashes. Oenothera biennis is useful during proliferative phase to increase estrogen for breast enhancement.
The celery family includes several herbs with hormonal properties: angelica (dong quai), anise, caraway, carrots, celery, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, parsley. These herbs have varying hormonal properties: few are estrogenic. Dill increases the production of progesterone.
Unfortunately, the celery family has a few toxic members that can cause severe permanent injury to the touch and death: hemlock, fool's parsley and hog weed. These deadly plants resemble other members within the celery family.
Be sure you properly identify safe herbs before handling or use.
Gardenia oil increases estradiol, and decreases LH and FSH [perhaps depending on menstrual phase]. Gardenia is best used during mid-proliferative phase for bust enhancement.
Panax ginseng upregulates androgen receptors and estrogen receptors α and β.
Not all herbs that improve symptoms of hot-flashes increase estrogen synthesis, or address the root problem. Common sage (Salvia officinalis) is useful for hot-flashes, but it is not suitable to replace red sage to upregulate estrogen receptors. In large amounts, Salvia officinalis diminishes the ovaries, possibly because of apigenin.
Estrogenic herbs such as ginseng, fennel, schizandra and sage regulate ovarian size and function. My theory is that whether estrogenic herbs diminish or nourish the ovaries depends on whether they are taken during the proliferative and ovulation phases, and in the presence of other present hormones.
Estrogen is naturally the dominant hormone during proliferative phase. When breast growth is caused primarily by progesterone, that is not representative of ovarian growth. The sensitization and function of androgen receptors (AR), estrogen receptors (ER) and aromatase enzymes in the ovaries are equally important for health. When there is a lack of stimulus of androgen or estrogen effects, the ovaries shrink. When either progesterone, androgen or estrogen effects are primarily present, ovarian function diminishes. Estrogen production relies on the presence of androgens, and likewise, when both estrogenic and androgenic circumstances are present, the ovaries perform functionally.
During mid- proliferative phase and ovulation phase, ginseng, fennel and lavender by themselves cause breast growth, which may be a representation of ovarian growth. During other phases, ginseng and fennel taken by themselves cause breast shrinking, which may be associated with ovarian shrinking. Lavender taken outside of proliferative phase requires the use of mint, fenugreek or another androgenic herb for breast growth.
Studies on different species of sage (Salvia) manifest different results of diminishing or improving function of the ovaries. This could be perhaps, because of variations of phytohormones present in different species of sage or by methods of extract. Studies show that fennel, schizandra and ginseng improve ovarian function, but this may be circumstantial, based on the phase of the menstrual cycle and in the presence of other bodily hormones.
Diosgenin increases bodily estradiol, and it may also be helpful against insulin resistance. Diosgenin is a phytohormone contained in wild yam (Dioscorea). Fenugreek (Trigonella) also contains diosgenin, but it also has other phytochemicals with varying properties.
Hormonal properties of Chasteberry. It is used to lessen breast discomfort, to lessen premenstrual symptoms and to lower prolactin.
The menstrual cycle will be divided into 5 phases, to simplify their timing: Menstruation, Proliferative, Ovulation, Secretory and Premenstrual.
Follicular phase is divided between menstruation and proliferative phase. Menstruation is when the uterus lining is shed. The proliferative phase is from the end of menstruation until ovulation. This is the time when the uterus rebuilds to prepare for potential pregnancy.
Luteal phase has been divided into secretory and premenstrual phase. The secretory phase is when the corpus luteum is present and produces progesterone. Premenstrual phase begins when the corpus luteum disintegrates, and it ends at the beginning of menstruation.
For more about determining menstrual phase, read Menstrual Phases.
- Menstruation. Encyclopedia Britannica. 2017.
- Menstrual Cycle - Proliferative Phase, Secretory Phase, Menstruation. JRank. http://science.jrank.org/pages/4235/Menstrual-Cycle.html
- How to Predict Ovulation by Charting Your Basal Body Temperature and Cervical Mucus. Baby Center. https://www.babycenter.com/chart-basal-body-temperature-and-cervical-mucus#articlesection3