This is about Panax ginseng for health, and for breast enhancement. It is popular as an adaptogen.
Panax ginseng goes by the name or Korean ginseng. Chinese ginseng is a name for Panax ginseng and Panax notoginseng.
Panax belongs to the Araliaceae family.
Panax ginseng upregulates AR (androgen receptor), ERα (estrogen receptor alpha) and ERβ (estrogen receptor beta). Depending on when it is used, it increases bodily estrogen and ovarian weight. When taken when there are high amounts of bodily androgens, Panax ginseng increases androgenic responses.
Other species of Panax are known for female health use, but their specific properties on receptors are less documented.
Use a minimal amount of Panax ginseng for bust enhancement during late proliferative phase, but only if evening primrose causes breast swelling within the same day. Make sure there is breast swelling before trying ginseng again. Despite being an adaptogen, avoid ginseng for menstruation, early proliferative phase and late premenstrual phase.
Schizandra chinensis, lavender and Salvia miltiorrhiza have similar properties to Panax ginseng.
The adaptogen Schizandra chinensis upregulates ERα and ERβ. A study found it to increase estrogen production, but this is likely circumstantial.
Salvia miltiorrhiza is known as Danshen, red sage and Chinese sage. Danshen increases sensitization of ERα and ERβ. According to studies, Chinese sage increases the weight of ovaries and levels of estrogen, but this may be circumstantial depending on when during the menstrual cycle it is taken.
The researchers who studied Chinese sage concluded that, common sage (Salvia officinalis) diminishes ovarian cells. In small amounts, common sage had an insignificant effect on reducing ovarian function. Their study found Salvia officinalis to improve symptoms of hot-flashes. Common sage is not expected to promote breast growth. Salvia officinalis and other species of sage are unsuitable for use in a herbal bust enhancement program.
Nourishing effects on the ovaries by Panax ginseng, schizandra, lavender, sages and other estrogenic herbs may be circumstantial, depending on whether they are taken during mid proliferative phase, the amount that is taken, hormone levels, and whether they are taken in the presence of other herbs. Whether these herbs behave as androgenic or estrogenic is circumstantial.
Limit use of Panax ginseng to less than 1,000mg of solid herb per day. In cases of trying to correct hormone imbalances, use minimal amounts of Korean ginseng. For similar herbs, do not take more than 125mg of solid herb per day.
Herbal concentrates can be tens of times more potent by weight than herbs in dry form. For this reason, concentrate extracts 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 herb extracts, use no more than 1 drop at a time, diluted in a food-grade carrier oil (like unrefined olive oil) or water.
If you have hirsutism, PCOS, hot-flashes, other signs of high androgens or estrogen deficiency, see estrogen-deficiency and treating hirsutism blog first. Also, check for the latest updates in the blog.
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- Treatment with Panax Ginseng Antagonizes the Estrogen Decline in Ovariectomized Mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4057706/.
- Effects of ginseng on two main sex steroid hormone receptors: estrogen and androgen receptors. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5386121/.
- Estrogenic effect of the extract of Renshen (Radix Ginseng) on reproductive tissues in immature mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26427118.
Etymology & Definitions:
- USDA Plant profile: Panax ginseng. https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PAGI2.
- ITIS Report: Panax. https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=29398#null.
- Schizandra chinensis exhibits phytoestrogenic effects by regulating the activation of estrogen receptor-α and -β. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28762131.
- Ameliorative effects of Schizandra chinensis on osteoporosis via activation of estrogen receptor (ER)-α/-β. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24881676.
- Salvia miltiorrhiza bunge increases estrogen level without side effects on reproductive tissues in immature/ovariectomized mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27997360.
- First time proof of sage's tolerability and efficacy in menopausal women with hot flushes.. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21630133.
- The effects of Salvia officinalis L. on granulosa cells and in vitro maturation of oocytes in mice. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5767646/.
- Salvia officinalis L. induces alveolar bud growing in adult female rat mammary glands. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4678501/.
- Ovarian protection in cyclophosphamide-treated mice by fennel. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5615121/.
- The effect of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) gel 3% in decreasing hair thickness in idiopathic mild to moderate hirsutism, A randomized placebo controlled clinical trial. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3894467/.