This is about mint, including its hormonal properties and use for breast enhancement.
The genus of Mint goes by the scientific name of Mentha. It belongs to the Lamiaceae family, and this family also goes by Labiatae or the mint family.
Mint is often suggested to have estrogenic properties, however, it appears to have androgenic attributes. A review noted that spearmint tea increased luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, but it claimed that mint had neglible effect on total androgen levels. According to a study by Celik et al., peppermint is an aromatase inhibitor. A rise of LH levels subsequently raises androgens. Naturally, mint can raise estrogen levels, but this appears to be a result of it first raising androgen levels, and possibly its ability to resensitize aromatase responses if used in small amounts.
Based on anectodal evidence, mint appears to have androgenic properties. In small doses, mint increases estrogenic signs on the body. However, in larger doses, mint causes acne, increased menstrual heaviness, and hirsuitism symptoms. This suggests that in small doses, androgenic properties of mint sensitize aromatase conversion. This estrogenic response becomes limited with higher doses of mint.
Mint and breast enlargement
Spearmint should be taken in the smallest dosages with hops as tea during menstruation no more than twice a day.
If you have hirsutism, PCOS, hot-flashes, other signs of hormone imbalances, see estrogen-imbalance and treating hirsutism program before trying herbs. See precautions for more details of care to be taken with herb use. Also, check for the latest blog updates about herb and hormone safety.
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. 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.
Biology describes the science of breast development and endocrinology. Symptoms related to hormone imbalances are important to understand. The text from Biology and Hormone Imbalances is in breast-endocrinology.pdf, which uses a Creative Commons license.
super-bazongas.pdf continues about herb use, including the potential role of Mentha, in a herb schedule for breast enhancement. Herb timing and combinations' success for breast enhancement relies on menstrual phases. See programs for examples of herb combination use, and for pictures of successful herbal breast enlargement.
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Blog updates: breast topics and health related content.
- Modulation of Aromatase by Phytoestrogens. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4699002/.
- An Update on Plant Derived Anti-Androgens. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3693613/.
- Investigation of aromotase inhibition by several dietary vegetables in human non–small cell lung cancer cell lines. https://www.journalagent.com/tjb/pdfs/TJB_38_2_207_217.pdf.
Etymology & Definitions:
- USDA Plant profile: Mentha. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=MENTH.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Mentha. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=7464.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Lamiaceae. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomyfamily.aspx?id=619.