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. From here, lavender has been determined to have estrogenic properties, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) lowering ability.
Consistent with studies showing lavender's estrogenic properties, anecdotal evidence from comparing hormonal effects of lavender to mint, suggests that lavender has aromatase properties. Aromatase is the conversion of androgens, except DHT, into estrogen. Lavender often lowers androgen symptoms such as acne and body hair. Another sign of lavender's estrogenic properties is lavender's ability to cause elongation of breast appearance, suggesting lavender's positive effects on Estrogen Receptor Alpha (ER⍺).
A secondary property of lavender is that it promotes the menstrual cycle, suggesting it has milder androgenic properties.
Lavender for breast enlargement
Lavender should be taken with mint in the smallest dosages. Lavender converts androgens into estrogens, so this is why it should be taken with an LH raising herb. Without a herb that primarily raises androgens, or when androgens symptoms are low, lavender can cause breast shrinkage.
Herbal concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in dry form. For this reason, concentrate extracts of lavender 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 extracts, use less than the recommended dosage on the bottle, or no more than 3 drops at a time.
To learn more about how lavender can be used for herbal breast enhancement read the free ebook super-bazongas.pdf. It is important to understand how Lavender's aromatase properties play a role in breast enhancement.
- 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/.
- 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/.