Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Panax ginseng

Panax spp

This is about the effects of Panax ginseng for health including hormone balance.

Etymology

Panax ginseng goes by the name of Korean ginseng. Chinese ginseng is a name for Panax ginseng and Panax notoginseng.

Panax belongs to the Araliaceae family.

Properties

Panax spp

Panax ginseng upregulates AR (androgen receptor), ERα (estrogen receptor alpha) and ERβ (estrogen receptor beta). It has been documented to increase bodily estrogen and ovarian weight, but this appears to be circumstantial.

Other species of Panax are known for female health use, but their specific properties on receptors are less documented.

Anecdotal evidence

When taken when there are low signs of bodily estrogens, Panax ginseng increases negative responses such as body hair and hot-flashes. Panax ginseng's ability to increase estrogen response depends on when during the cycle it is used. Its ability to increase ovarian function, and likely ovarian weight, is associated with during the menstrual cycle when estrogen levels are normally high.

Use

Panax for breast enhancement

Ginseng's effects are circumstantial. If ginseng is useful for breast enhancement, the only time it could possibly be used is during mid secretory phase, when both estrogen and progesterone levels are high. In cases of hormone imbalance or low body weight, there is a smaller window of time during the menstrual cycle when ginseng and similar herbs can potentially be used for preferable results.

Wait until the next day before determining its full effects.

Because ginseng upregulates AR, it behaves differently than other herbs that also upregulate ERα or ERβ.

Panax 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.

Other than for breast enhancement

Despite ginseng's reputation as an adaptogen, ginseng appears to have the opposite effect for women especially during menses and premenstrual phases. It conditionally increases androgenic effects, or when it increases estrogenic effects, it often causes headaches.

Similar herbs

Sunflower seed is a better and proven substitute than ginseng. Sunflower works more consistently than lavender for improving hormone balance, but both require estrogenic and progestogenic conditions of the body. Minimal amounts of fenugreek or likely asparagus assist in providing temporary estrogenic and progestogenic balance.

For an adaptogen: use maca instead.

Schizandra chinensis 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 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.

Effects on the ovaries by Panax ginseng, schizandra, sages and other estrogen receptor upregulating 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 their reputation suggests as androgenic or estrogenic is circumstantial.

Precautions

Despite being an adaptogen, avoid ginseng for menstruation, early proliferative phase and late premenstrual phase as this may cause or increase unfavorable symptoms. Limit use of Panax ginseng to less than 200mg 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.

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

References:

Etymology & Definitions:

Resources: