This is about lavender, including its hormonal properties and use for breast enhancement.
The genus of Lavender goes by the scientific name of Lavandula. Like Mentha, it also belongs to the Lamiaceae or Mint family. Labiatae is another name for the Mint family.
Lavender products have been linked to gynecomastia, but those effects are likely based on its actions on top of different hormone levels. Lavandula has a reputation of being estrogenic and of modulating dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Oil of lavender upregulates ERβ in the spleen, so it is likely that it also upregulates ERβ in the reproductive tract too.
Lavender has a reputation for being estrogenic, and having DHT lowering ability. However, lavender's effects on the body are dependent on menstrual phase, amount taken and presence of other herbs. This can be explained by its sensitizing effects on ERβ.
Lavender promotes the menstrual cycle, suggesting it has mild androgenic properties.
In small doses, depending on which other herb it is taken with, and which phase it is taken, lavender can cause androgen symptoms such as acne and body hair. A sign of lavender's estrogenic properties is its potential to cause elongation of breast appearance, suggesting lavender has indirect effects on Estrogen Receptor Alpha (ER⍺).
Lavandula for breast enhancement
Lavender's use should be limited to mid-secretory phase. It has caused bust enhancement during menses, inconsistently, but it's not recommended here. Lavender works better during late proliferative, but it requires the right herbs, which the ideal companion herbs are not found. Lavandula is not recommended during premenstrual.
Herb timing and combinations' success for breast enhancement relies on menstrual phases.
Descriptions of results from combination herb use, potentially Lavandula or herbs with similar properties, can be seen in the program blogs of: anon03, anon05, Canadian Belle, hirsutism01 and hirsutism02.
Sunflower has identical effects to lavender, and is a better substitute.
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 and #2 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.
Pictures of breast enhancement can be seen at the past program blogs of Bubblemelon and anon02.
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.
super-bazongas.pdf is the 2nd volume that is a breast enhancement guide. It continues with a theory of herb use for breast development, and the application for herb use. This volume is free for personal and fair use.
For resources on hips and butt enhancement, see: /appendix/hips-butt-enhancement and /appendix/kettlebell.
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- Prepubertal gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oils. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17267908.
- Physiological effects and mechanisms of action of endocrine disrupting chemicals that alter estrogen signaling. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4782146/.
- Unraveling the Rat Intestine, Spleen and Liver Genome-Wide Transcriptome after the Oral Administration of Lavender Oil by a Two-Color Dye-Swap DNA Microarray Approach. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4498626/.
Etymology & Definitions:
- USDA Plant profile: Lavandula. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=LAVAN.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Lavandula. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=6567.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Lamiaceae. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomyfamily.aspx?id=619.
- Wellness Mama. http://wellnessmama.com/26519/risks-essential-oils/.