This is about evening primrose, including its hormonal properties and use for breast enhancement. Evening primrose is commonly used to treat hot-flashes.
The genus of evening primrose goes by the scientific name of Oenothera. Evening primrose belongs to the Onagraceae family.
The genus Primula of the Primulaceae family is also known as Primrose. This page and website describe Oenothera, which has different properties than Primula. Primrose is the proper term for Primula.
Evening primrose contains gamolenic acid (gamma-linolenic acid) an omega-6 fatty acid, which is a precursor to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1 or alprostadil), which is a precursor to follicle stimulating hormone (FSH).
Evening primrose causes opposing effects on the breasts depending on bodily hormone levels. Oenothera has the ability to increase estrogenic symptoms. It is notable that androgenic symptoms such as alcopecia or hirsutism don't increase, no matter when evening primrose is taken.
When evening primrose is taken during the begining of proliferative phase, it raises temperature and has the ability to cause hot-flashes, but after a while, temperature levels seem to lower, sometimes below the previous temperature. This suggests that Oenothera lowers estrogens at first surrounding some estrogen receptors, but then gradually starts increasing estrogens. Evening primrose likely raises FSH based on its anecdotal effects, and based on that it contains a precursor to FSH.
Oenothera for breast enhancement
Evening primrose has a reputation for relieving hot-flashes. This unfavorable symptom is due to a reduction of estrogen or due to estrogen receptor desensitization. Desensitization of FSH and other gonadotrophin receptors likely also plays a role in hot-flash occurences.
Oenothera, when used alone and not during the ideal phase of the menstrual cycle, may possibly treat a symptom temporarily. When used with the right herbal combination and during the right time of the cycle, evening primrose probably has potential to increase overall estrogen response. Avoid evening primrose during menstruation and premenstrual phases.
Evening primrose is not recommended at this time. If it were to be used, limit evening primrose to once for mid-proliferative phase (only after mucus picks up), or for mid-secretory phase (also after mucus picks up). Oenothera required sunflower and minimal amounts of fennel and spearmint to cause bust growth. Evening primrose could cause bust enhancement other times, but that use would be unsustainable for health.
Also, if Evening primrose were to be used, amounts should be limited. Use a drop of evening primrose per serving with over a teaspoon of olive oil. Unfortunately most supplements come in high amounts. If you have the capsule form, dilute one capsule in olive oil for extended use.
Herb timing and combinations' success for breast enhancement relies on menstrual phases.
Descriptions of results from combination herb use, potentially Oenothera or herbs with similar properties, can be seen in the program blogs of: anon03, anon05, Canadian Belle, hirsutism01 and hirsutism02.
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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- A review of effective herbal medicines in controlling menopausal symptoms. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783135/.
- Effect of oral gamolenic acid from evening primrose oil on menopausal flushing.. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2542782/.
- MESH: gamma-Linolenic Acid. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/?term=gamolenic+acid.
Etymology & Definitions:
- USDA Classification: Oenothera. https://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=display&classid=OENOT.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Oenothera. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=8398.
- USDA Classification: Primula. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PRIMU.
- U.S. National Plant Germplasm System: Primula. https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomygenus.aspx?id=9834.
- MESH: Alprostadil. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68000527.
- MESH: Gamma-Linolenic Acid. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/?term=gamolenic+acid.
- NIH: Evening Primrose Oil . https://nccih.nih.gov/health/eveningprimrose.
- A comparative study on the effect of “black cohosh” and “evening primrose oil” on menopausal hot flashes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5868221/.
- Alternative treatments for menopausal symptoms. Systematic review of scientific and lay literature.. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2278276/.