This is about Panax ginseng for health, and for breast enhancement. Panax ginseng is popular as an adaptogen, but it less known that it has estrogenic properties.
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), and increases bodily estrogen. This herb also increases ovarian weight.
Other species of Panax are known for female health use, but their specific properties on receptors are less documented.
Use Panax ginseng in minimal amounts with equal amounts of fennel for bust enhancement. The best time to use Panax ginseng is during proliferative and ovulation phases. Panax ginseng is also useful during menstruation and secretory phases, if taken with fennel and fenugreek.
Schizandra chinensis, Salvia miltiorrhiza and fennel have similar properties to Panax ginseng.
The adaptogen Schizandra chinensis increases estrogen production by the body. There is a lack of literature on Schizandra's other hormonal effects.
Salvia miltiorrhiza is known as Danshen, red sage and Chinese sage. Danshen increases sensitization of ERα and ERβ, and it increases estrogen. According to studies, Chinese sage increases the weight of ovaries, but this may be circumstantial depending on which mentrual phase it is taken.
However, common sage (Salvia officinalis) in large amounts diminishes ovarian cells. In small amounts, common sage has an insignificant effect on reducing ovarian function. Salvia officinalis improves symptoms of hot-flashes, but it does not address the root problem of it. It is uncertain if common sage's diminishing effects on the ovaries are because whether it doesn't upregulate AR, or because of other phytohormones quantities that work against estrogen receptors and directlty against ovarian tissue. Common sage does promote breast growth, but it is unsuitable for use in a herbal bust enhancement program.
Nourishing effects on the ovaries by Panax ginseng, fennel, schizandra, lavender, sage and other estrogenic herbs may be circumstantial, depending on whether they are taken during proliferative phase, the amount that is taken, and whether they are taken in the presence of androgenic herbs.
Limit use of Panax ginseng to no more than 1,000mg of solid herb at a time. 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 2 drops at a time diluted in a carrier oil (like unrefined olive oil) or water.
For more, see precautions.
To learn more about the role of Panax in herbal breast enhancement, read the free ebook, super-bazongas.pdf.
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- 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.
- 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.
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