Botanical Bust Enhancement: Research, Guide

Hops; Humulus

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This is about hops including its hormonal properties and use for breast enhancement.


The genus of hops goes by the scientific name of Humulus. It belongs to the Cannabaceae family.


Hops lowers LH, and indirectly raises prolactin. The potent phytohormone 8-prenylnaringenin from Humulus is an estrogen analog that is an agonist of ERα. In small amounts, it sensitizes progesterone receptors.

Hops and breast enlargement

Hops should not be taken during proliferative phase and ovulation. During menstruation and early secretory phase, hops requires a companion herb.

Similar herbs

Blessed milk thistle (Silybum) increases prolactin, likely like hops does. Thistle's full effects on regulating estrogen and progesterone receptors is uncertain. Black cohosh has similar properties to hops, but hops and milk thistle are better alternatives.


Herbal concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in dry form. For this reason, concentrate extracts are not recommended for extended or excessive internal use, especially during fertility years. Another issue with herbal extracts, is that they may not have the full range of properties of the herb. 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.

If you have hirsutism, PCOS, hot-flashes, other signs of high androgens or estrogen deficiency, see estrogen-deficiency and treating hirsutism blog first. Also, check for the latest updates in the blog.

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