This is about fennel's hormonal properties for breast enlargement. Properties are described, and there is information based on evidence on how to use fennel for breast enlargement.
The genus of fennel goes by the scientific name of Foeniculum. The species Foeniculum vulgare goes by sweet fennel.
Fennel belongs to the Apiaceae family, otherwise known as the celery or carrot family.
The celery family includes several herbs: angelica (dong quai), anise, caraway, carrots, celery, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel and parsley.
Constituents of interest
Fennel contains diosgenin, anethole, estragole and dianethole. Diosgenin has progestogenic properties. Anethole, estragole and dianethole are anisoles.
Fennel raises prolactin. Foeniculum use has had demonstrated a minor result of reducing body hair and for protecting ovarian tissue.
Use of fennel has caused menses to restart, so its use and amount should be very limited. The positive effects of fennel seem conditional when in the presence of bodily estrogen. Diosgenin or its metabolites behave as progestogenic.
Foeniculum for breast enhancement
Use of fennel should be limited to mid-proliferative phase to no more than 1 individual fennel seed in a herbal tea no more than once per phase. Fennel should be avoided for those who have health concerns. Proliferative is a specific herbal program limited to proliferative phase.
Foeniculum or herbs with similar properties, are in the programs of: menses, proliferative, luteal and/or 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.
Black seed (Nigella sativa) has similar phytohormones to fennel, so may be a substitute. Wild yam (Dioscorea) is a substitution for fennel's phyto-progestins. Wild yam contains diosgenin. Anise, dill and liquorice contain anethole, estragole or related compounds.
Angelica (dong quai), anise, caraway, carrots, celery, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel and parsley within the celery family have varying hormonal properties.
Spearmint, peppermint and basil have constituents: anethole, estragole or similar phytochemicals. It seems basil is more androgenic, while spearmint and peppermint usually have estrogenic actions.
Ginseng and schizandra potentially have properties and effects that overlap with fennel's. However, the properties of ginseng and schizandra vary too much from fennel. These two adaptogens these would require more precision in an herb combination to improve estrogen balance.
While fennel is a common spice used in cooking, there are questions about its and other spices within the celery family's role in cancer. There role of anisoles including anethole and estragole within related spices on cancer is unclear. Many herbs within the carrot family related to fennel have these anisoles.
Unfortunately, the celery family has a few toxic members that can cause severe permanent injury to the touch and/or death if ingested: 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.
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.
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.
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Etymology & Definitions:
- USDA Plant classification: fennel. https://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=profile&symbol=FOENI&display=31.
- USDA Plant classification: sweet fennel. https://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=display&classid=FOVU.
- The Plant List: Foeniculum. http://www.theplantlist.org/1.1/browse/A/Apiaceae/Foeniculum/.
- Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]: Fennel. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501793/.