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 increases the pituitary's production of prolactin. In small amounts, it also sensitizes estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and progesterone receptor B(PRB) in the breast.
Hops and breast enlargement
Hops should be taken in amounts less than 500mg at a time with equal parts in weight of fenugreek at any time except for proliferative phase and ovulation.
Blessed milk thistle or Silybum increases prolactin, like hops does. It is uncertain its effects on regulating estrogen and progesterone receptors.
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 2 drops at a time diluted in a carrier oil (like unrefined olive oil) or water.
For more, see precautions.
To learn more about the role of Humulus in herbal breast enhancement, read the free ebook, super-bazongas.pdf.
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- In vivo estrogenic comparisons of Trifolium pratense (red clover) Humulus lupulus (hops), and the pure compounds isoxanthohumol and 8-α prenylnaringenin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18619951.
- Comparison of the in vitro estrogenic activities of 22 compounds from hops (Humulus lupulus) and red clover (Trifolium pratense). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1815392/.
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- USDA Plant profile: Humulus. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=HUMUL.