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

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Constituents of interest

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

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

Spirostans and sitosterols are Cholestanes.

Shatavari also contains kaempferol, a flavanol.

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

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 programs of: menses, proliferative, luteal and BCP01. 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 #1, #2 and #3 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 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.


Breast enhancement; health blog

- 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

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