Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Asparagus; Shatavari

Image of Asparagus tuber

Ayurvedic herb Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) has a history of folklore for use in bust enhancement and health. Shatavari is often used to promote lactation for the purpose of nursing. This herb is also known as a general health tonic.

This passage describes the role of Asparagus in health and in breast enhancement. Shatavari's hormonal properties are described, and there's notes on potential use of this herb.

Etymology

The genus of Asparagus belongs to the plant family of Asparagaceae. Previously, asparagus was classified under the family Liliaceae.

Satamuli, Satawar, Satavari, Shatuli, Vrishya, Shatawari, Shatavari, Sheetaveerya and Rag Samsib are alternate names for Asparagus racemosus. Asparagus adscendens (Shweta musali), and Asparagus gonoclades are less popular for traditional medicinal use in India. Another well known species is common Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis).

Properties

Image of Asparagus plant

Constituents of interest

Shatavari root contains shatavarins (I to X), which are saponins (steroidal glycosides). The most studied of these saponins, shatavarin IV (also known as asparanin B) is a spirostan which consists of sarasapogenin and a sugar molecule.

Shatavari root also contains the saponin phytoprogestins: diosgenin and sarsasapogenin.

Asparagus racemosus root contains 3βsterols: beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol.

Spirostans and sitosterols are Cholestanes.

Shatavari also contains kaempferol, a flavanol which is a phytoestrogen.

Asparagus species typically contain vitamins: A, B1, B2, B9, C and E. This genus contains the minerals: magnesium, calcium and iron.

Published studies

One study showed an ethanol extract of Shatavari to increase prolactin, which is consistent with its effects on the breast. Another study theorized if the antioxidant content of Asparagus racemosus root had a positive effect on reproductive health, including follicle development.

A study on Asparagus officinalis found that a water extract of its roots increased luteinizing hormone (LH), follicular stimulating hormone (FSH), gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), progesterone, and estrogen.

Additional health benefit

A benefit of asparagus, is that its constituents, Shatavarins, have anti-cancerous properties.

Discussion

Shatavari seems to have a balanced effect on raising hormones. Asparagus' hormonal effects are likely circumstantial (as most herbs are) depending on the time of the menstrual cycle. Through literature, Satawar has similarities to fenugreek and suma.

Use

Asparagus for breast enhancement

Picture of Asparagus plant Image of package of dried shatavari

For purposes of breast enhancement, the root from many species of asparagus may substitute Shatavari. Asparagus has a small effect on breast tissue by itself. However, with the right combination of other herbs with varying 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 solid 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.

Taking asparagus root by itself during mid to late proliferative phase is typically counter-productive to breast enhancement. In comparison, hops is a proven effective herb, that also is not effective during proliferative phase.

Asparagus root has successfully been used in place of fenugreek in the herb schedule on a few occasions. Its use may be fitting for menstruation and secretory phases.

shatavari01 is a specific herbal program based around shatavari (Asparagus) in theory for potential use.

Asparagus or herbs with similar properties are in the simplified herb program. The herb program of menses is needed for balance for this named phase. BCP01 is a composite page of pieces of different programs on birth control or IUD use.

Herb timing and combinations' success for breast enhancement relies on menstrual phases. Descriptions and pictures of results from herb combination use can be seen in programs.

Similar herbs

Shatavari (Asparagus), suma (Hebanthe), maca (Lepidium), Passionflower (Passiflora) and kudzu (Pueraria) have similarities to fenugreek (Trigonella), that they contain both phyto-progestins and phyto-estrogens. Their properties likely vary, so they may require a different proportion or a different variation of companion herbs.

Asparagus has similar hormone raising properties as fenugreek and suma, but is more specific to the breasts.

Precautions

Image of Asparagus seeds that were contained in berriesImage of Asparagus berries

There are different accounts on whether asparagus berries are edible, but it's better to avoid them. Berries of Asparagus curillus (and possibly of Asparagus berries in general) have abortifacient properties.

See precautions for more details of care to be taken with herb use. Proper nutrition is a consideration for health. Also, check for the latest blog updates about herb and hormone safety.

It is very important that menses be light and not prolonged.

If you have hirsutism, PCOS, hot-flashes, other signs of hormone imbalances, see estrogen-imbalance, and hirsutism program journals at hirusitism-topic before trying herbs.

Herb concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in solid form. This can easily lead to hormone imbalances. For this reason, concentrate extracts are not recommended for extended or excessive internal use, especially during fertility years. Concentrates shouldn't be used to overcome plateaus. Another issue with herbal extracts, is that they may not have the full range of properties of the herb. Essential oils are not recommended for breast enhancement. If opting to use herb extracts, use no more than 1 drop at a time diluted in a food-grade carrier oil (like unrefined olive oil), or water.

More

Jellie's breast enhancement results from 2017 until 2018
Jellie

For the latest herb programs and how to get started, see: guide. Pictures of breast enhancement can be seen in the program journals of Anon09, Bubblemelon, Jellie and anon02.

For resources on hips and butt enhancement, see: /appendix/hips-butt-enhancement and /appendix/kettlebell.

breast-endocrinology.pdf describes the science of breast development and endocrinology. It also describes symptoms related to hormone imbalances. Biology and hormone imbalances are excerpts from this ebook. breast-endocrinology.pdf uses a Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 4.0) license.


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About swelling and bloating.

Proliferative phase June 2022 update - June 22, 2022
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Proliferative phase update - May 26, 2022
Update for proliferative phase regarding puffiness and swelling.

Luteal: amounts and proportions to use - May 04, 2022
Luteal phase: theory on amounts and combinations to use.

Sesame seed use - May 04, 2022
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About sunflower amounts

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Topical use - January 25, 2021
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Breast Development and Endocrinology, 3rd Ed - May 22, 2019
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