Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Mint

Picture of mint

This is about mint, including its hormonal properties and hints on its use for breast enhancement.

Etymology

The genus of Mint goes by the scientific name of Mentha. The scientific name of peppermint is Mentha piperita. Spearmint's scientific name is Mentha spicata. Mentha suaveolens is the proper name for pineapple mint. Mentha arvensis has the common names of wild mint, field mint and cornmint.

Mint belongs to the Lamiaceae family, and this family also goes by Labiatae or the mint family.

Hormonal properties

Spearmint is often suggested to have estrogenic properties, however its effect is conditional. Based on anecdotal evidence, it behaves as an estrogen antagonist on ERα in the breasts.

Phytohormones of interest

Spearmint (Mentha spicata) contains anethole, and the lignan cyclolariciresinol.

Peppermint contains the phytohormone anisoles: estragole and anethole (trans-anethole).

Published studies and discussion

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. Spearmint can raise estrogen levels likely due to its FSH raising ability. A rise of LH levels subsequently raises androgens.

Mentha arvensis (cornmint) has lowered the mineralcorticoid corticosterone in rats.

Anecdotal evidence

In small doses and with the right complementary herbs, spearmint increases estrogenic signs on the body. However, in large amounts, it has androgenic attributes. Mint can cause 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.

Spearmint seems to contain an ERα antagonist. The ERα antagonist is likely the lignan cyclolariciresinol, and it is unlikely to be anisoles.

Peppermint works like spearmint, except it is more powerful and has more potential to have more androgenic effects.

Use

Mentha for breast enhancement

Picture of mint

The previous recommendation was for spearmint to be limited to minimal amounts. The use of mint has been replaced by minimal amounts of sesame seeds.

For more lasting and balanced effects, see herb programs.

Mentha or herbs with similar properties, are in the programs of: menses, proliferative, luteal and BCP01. Herb timing and combinations' success for breast enhancement relies on menstrual phases. Descriptions and pictures of results from herb combination use can be seen in programs.

Similar herbs

Sesame seed, like spearmint, contains the lignan cyclolariciresinol which likely has an effect on the breasts.

Almonds also contain the lignan cyclolariciresinol. Almonds also have phytoestrogens and stilbenes. Stilbenes could possibly behave like spearmint which increases FSH or LH.

Basil (Ocimum) contains anisoles, which spearmint and peppermint also have. Basil is also an emmanogogue, which seems to be stronger than mints. Basil is not recommended: it seems too strong, and it is less suitable than peppermint or spearmint.

Precautions

Concentrates of mint are easily toxic in amounts comparable to a teaspoon.

There are questions about herbs that contain anisoles: anethole, estragole or their derivatives about their roles in cancer. Herbs containing anisoles that are commonly used in food are not a major concern.

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, #2 and #3 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.

More

Jellie's breast enhancement results from 2017 until 2018
Jellie

For the latest herb programs and how to get started, see: guide. Pictures of breast enhancement can be seen in the program journals of Bubblemelon, Jellie and anon02.

For resources on hips and butt enhancement, see: /appendix/hips-butt-enhancement and /appendix/kettlebell.

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.


Breast enhancement; health blog

- September 08, 2021
Still doing work on NBE

About swelling - June 30, 2021
Hints for swelling

About plateauing - May 24, 2021
Hint for plateauing

Anon08 - May 31, 2021
New picture of growth

Menses phase update - May 24, 2021
Update for herb schedule for menses

Estrogenic properties of hops and thistles - May 05, 2021
Hops has phytoestrogens that circulate continuously in the body. Anecdotally, thistles seems to behave like this towards different estrogen receptors.

Supplement efficacy - April 28, 2021
In one program, the effects of a supplement didn't work completely as expected. This was compensated for.

Herb schedule update - April 28, 2021
Herb schedule was improved and works more consistently for proliferative phase, secretory phase and with BCP use.

Updated theory on progesterone response for herb schedule - April 17, 2021
Focus primarily on progesterone response, then secondarily on estrogen response for proliferative and luteal phases. Aim for breast widening and hip growth, rather than breast elongation.

Progesterone balance - April 15, 2021
Progesterone balance

Hirsutism04 - April 12, 2021
Hirsutism04 program

Anon08: consistent growth - March 14, 2021
Consistent growth of about a cup size per month.

Herbs with primarily phytoprogestin properties - April 27, 2021
Herbs and edible oils that contain phytoprogestins and aren't noticeably estrogenic.

Herbs similar to fenugreek - February 11, 2021
Herbs that are similar to fenugreek: that they contain both phyto-progestins and phyto-estrogens. These herbs may contain different balances of these phytohormones and contain other varying properties.

NBE guide - February 10, 2021
Basic guide and updated herb schedules for botanical breast enlargement. Also, an ideal starting point.

Luteal phase program - February 02, 2021
Herb program for luteal phase, and parts of documented herb program showing minor growth.

About BCP use - February 02, 2021
About birth control pill (BCP) use and cycles. Another program is documented here showing growth.

Adjustment of sesame use - January 26, 2021
Adjustments to proportion of sesame seed.

Topical use - January 25, 2021
Avoid using topicals on hip area, so hormonal effects on the surface can be expected to be the same as on the reproductive tract. Also, limit topicals to secretory phase, complementary to the herb schedule.

Maca; Lepidium meyenii - February 05, 2021
Basic hormonal and beneficial metabolic properties.

Hirsutism02 journal - March 29, 2020
Improvement of alcopecia and hirsutism. Her hair conditions improved: body hair lowered, and scalp hair has grown back. There were noticeable but minor gains in breast and hip size.

Jellies's NBE results - April 05, 2020
Before and after of Jellie's breast growth, from about 1 month on a herb program. Latest picture is of February 10, 2020. She also had described hip growth, that is not shown in pictures. [Results are from a C cup to an E cup.]

Breast Development and Endocrinology, 3rd Ed - May 22, 2019
Expanded and clarified details for Breast Development and Endocrinology 3rd edition. From now on, this will be volume 1. These edits will reflect in Super Bazongas. Herb schedule will be edited, but same herb combinations will be used as basis. Future releases of Super Bazongas will be volume 2.

Super Bazongas, volume 2; note - February 11, 2021
Super Bazongas, Vol 2, is currently unavailable. It will be updated at a later time. See program journals for more recent information. See the guide, especially

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