Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Panax ginseng

Panax spp

This is about Panax ginseng for health, which is popular as an adaptogen.

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, also correlates with when during the menstrual cycle 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 phases. 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.

Herb timing and combinations' success for breast enhancement relies on menstrual phases.

Descriptions of results from combination herb use, potentially Panax or herbs with similar properties, can be seen in the program blogs of: anon03, anon05, Canadian Belle, hirsutism01 and hirsutism02.

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 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.

More

anon02's breast enhancement results from 2017 until 2018
Anon02

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.


Breast enhancement; health blog

Blog updates: breast topics and health related content.

Hirsutism02 - February 03, 2020
In the first two weeks, her hair conditions improved noticeably: body hair lowered, and scalp hair improved. There were also minor gains in breast size.

Jellie - January 13, 2020
The evening before, she took a tea of 3,000mg fennel, 1,500mg sunflower, and about 50mg each of spearmint and fenugreek. Measurements for bust and hips are both 37¼". Underbust to nipple is about 3¾" Ovulation is perhaps about to occur. Phytohormone break down likely influenced ovulation.

Hops - February 09, 2020
Investigating replacements for hops Looking into valerian and passionfruit as partial replacements for hops. They have similar properties based on mood. It is underinvestigated if their effects on GABA and mood has to do with an influence on prolactin. There is not enough information on the prenylflavonoid content on passionfruit, and the flavonoid content in valerian. There is a similarity in valerian that it can cause skin sensitivity, like hops. Valerian and passionfruit should likely be avoided during proliferative phase, like hops. Beets and figs are other plants to investigate. There isn't enough information available on the phytohormone content of beets. Certain figs have hormonal properties for being used for galactagogues and preventing miscarriages. There are also anti-inflamatory properties of figs. Figs contain lignans, and flavonoids which need to be further investigated. The type of prenylflavonoid matters, in what the receptors it will target and the effect. Milkthistle is a partial substitute for hops, but it's effects are mainly on ERβ. Sunflower seed and wheat bread seemed to cause a minor improvement from allergic-like symptoms. Sunflower did improve hormone balance slightly.

Anethole & estragole - June 25, 2019
Many known stilbenes are estrogen receptor antagonists. Stilbenes and their polymers include: anethole, dianethole, estragole, tamoxifen, stilbene and stilbestrol. Spearmint and fennel contain stilbenes as active hormonal constituents. Based on anecdotal information from spearmint's and fennel's actions, anethole, dianethole and estragole are likely ERα selective. Anethole is another name for transanethole, and Stilbene is another term for transtilbene. Estragole and anethole are isomers. Dianethole and photoanethole are polymers of anethole.

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: Note - October 05, 2019
Super Bazongas, Vol 2, is not up to date, and is currently available for archive purposes. It will be updated at a later time. See program blogs for more recent information.

2019 archive - June 04, 2019

2018 archive - December 31, 2018

2017 archive - December 31, 2017

2016 archive - December 31, 2016

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