Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Pueraria; Kudzu

Picture of Kudzu flower Picture of Kudzu flower

This is about Pueraria and what evidence shows about its properties for bust enhancement and for alleviating menstrual symptoms.

Etymology

Pueraria is a genus of plant commonly referred to as Kudzu. Fabaceae (or Leguminosae) is the name of the family which Pueraria resides.

Here are some well known plants of Kudzu. Pueraria mirifica is a shortened term for the cultivar Pueraria candollei mirifica, which is also known as Kwao Kreu, Kwao Kreu Kao or Thai Kudzu. Japanese Arrowroot's classification is Pueraria montana lobata, which is often shortened to Pueraria lobata, where "lobata" is its variation name.

Evidence of Pueraria's properties

Picture of Kudzu root

Pueraria mirifica seems to have a reputation for herbal breast enlargement. This is because it has varying properties that work synergistically together.

There aren't many studies on its effects on hormone levels specifically, however, its effects on the menstrual cycle offers some clues. Pueraria often causes lighter, but longer periods. This suggests that Kudzu has estrogenic, luteinizing hormone (LH) or follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) properties that conflict with prolactin or progesterone properties of this plant.

One research paper suggests that Kudzu has serotonic properties, which is associated with an increase of prolactin, and that it has estrogenic properties. Another research paper determined that Pueraria mirifica did alter menstrual cycles, but didn't appear to affect hormone levels of progesterone, LH, FSH or estrogen. This study didn't include Pueraria mirifica's effects on prolactin. It hypothesized the possibility that its estrogenic, LH or FSH properties balance out levels of progesterone. This appears to be the most likely outcome. Another possibility is that Kudzu's phytohormones or its influence on prolactin weren't tested for in serum samples.

Puerarin is a phytochemical contained in Kudzu with the ability to affect hormones, and receptors of interest. It has acted on Estrogen Receptor Beta (ERβ): agonists often simultaneously downregulate the receptor they act upon. This phytohormone also has raised growth hormone (GH), and prolactin (Prl).

Hormonal properties and their effects vary among different species of Pueraria or kudzu.

Anecdotal evidence

Pueraria has caused minor breast growth, but additional body hair. Kudzu has also contributed to hot-flashes. These effects imply that the effect is positive and estrogenic on ERα in the breasts (and fallopian tubes), but androgenic on ERβ in the reproductive tract. Excessive use of pueraria has stopped being effective for breast growth. This is likely because of desensitization of estrogen recepors, and because clover's effects on the reproductive tract reduce estrogen balance in the body.

Use

Pueraria for breast enhancement

Picture of Kudzu leaves Picture of Pueraria mirifica root

Most herbs do not have the combination of phytohormones that Kudzu has, which gives Pueraria mirifica (Thai Kudzu) a reputation for bust enhancement.

Pueraria can be used in minimal amounts during mid to late secretory phase, but it requires herbs with antagonistic properties for consistent effects. Avoid pueraria completely during proliferative phase. During menstruation, pueraria requires the proper antagonist companion herb(s) to have consistent positive effects on both the breasts and reproductive tract. Kudzu is best used during mid secretory phase. When used during the appropriate phase and herb combination, limit kudzu to well under 125mg of solid form per day. Pueraria by itself can contribute to hot-flashes and hirsutism.

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

Descriptions of results from combination herb use, potentially Pueraria or herbs with similar properties, can be seen in the program blogs of: anon03, anon04, anon05, Canadian Belle and hirsutism.

Other than for breast enhancement

Kudzu's reputation to alleviate menstrual problems can be attributed to its hormonal effects as described in previous sections. Different species and cultivars of kudzu have different strengths of promoting or lowering menstruation, which can disrupt the menstrual cycle at other times.

Similar herbs

Pueraria by itself during menstruation has the same effect as the herb combination of spearmint and clover. Kudzu also has many of the same phytochemicals as clover, so it likely behaves as spearmint with clover together. Clover has a reputation for reducing fertility with some symptoms consistent with kudzu.

Fenugreek is an excellent substitue for pueraria, because it has properties that are more regularly positive on the reproductive tract. This herb also requires a companion herb for improved consistency.

Hops and spearmint can be used together in minimal amounts and in different ratios to balance menstruation intensity.

Precautions

While Pueraria mirifica root has been effective for natural breast enhancement, most standardized studies have shown Kudzu's hormonal effectiveness based on cancerous breast cell samples. Pueraria is likely not carcinogenic, but it seems to not discriminate between nurturing healthy and tumorous cells. Pueraria is still very useful, when used in small portions and when not used in cases prone to cancer.

Kudzu is to be avoided for those with hot-flashes, alcopecia or hirsutism.

If you have hirsutism, PCOS, hot-flashes, other signs of hormone imbalances, see estrogen-imbalance and treating hirsutism program before trying herbs. 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.

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.

Anon05 - August 06, 2019
Breast enlargement herb program for Anon05. Pictures.

Canadian Belle - July 27, 2019
Breast enlargement herb program for Canadian Belle.

Super Bazongas: Upcoming update - August 31, 2019
Adjustments to proliferative phase, to limit herb dose containing fenugreek to once. This suggestion was in a recent past herb schedule. The results have been inconsistent as proliferative phase requires more precise use of herbs, and it is more difficult to find a suitable herb combination than for other phases. Other tweeks to herb schedule.

Silybum; milkthistle - August 30, 2019

Making herbal tea - August 13, 2019
Tips on making herbal tea.

Fennel - August 01, 2019

Anti-mullerian hormone - July 06, 2019
High levels of anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is associated with high LH and high androgens for those with PCOS. AMH levels are measured to indicate potential fertility. Lowered fertility likely has to do with reduced FSH and estrogen sensitivity.

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.

Fenugreek - June 25, 2019

Evening primrose suggestion removed from proliferative phase - June 19, 2019

Updates - June 04, 2019
Breast and hip tissue should increase the ability for estrogen conversion from androgens. The term hormone receptor blockers is inaccurate to describe hormones' effects according to this research. Phytohormones can multiply, act directly on or cause an inverse action of hormone effects or of other phytohormones. A phytohormone's basic actions are agonize, antagonize and influence bodily hormones. These actions desensitize or sensitize receptors, and increase a bodily response. The ultimate effect depends on the presence of other phytohormones and bodily hormones. Caffeine, for instance, can cause an inverse effect of shrinking tissue size, when added to a herb combination that would otherwise cause growth. Update in schedule: sunflower must not be used in the presence of when negative symptoms occur. June 04, 2019

Program blog for herb use - June 04, 2019
Update for anon03's herb use blog.

Sitemap timestamps - June 04, 2019

Papaya, Black walnut - May 27, 2019
Papaya seeds kill intestinal parasites. Black walnut (Juglans nigra) hull as extract or powder also kills worms. Juglans can cause a hormone imbalance with excessive or extended use, so a small amount is recommeneded. There are other herbs that can get rid of intestinal parasites, but papaya seeds and black wallnut hulls are safer and highly effective. Pineapple also breaks down worms. Pumpkin seed only works against certain species of intestinal worms, and it doesn't completely destroy them. Wormwood kills intestinal worms, but it is easily toxic in high doses.

Opensource Materials - May 22, 2019

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.

Vitamin supplementation - April 17, 2019
There has been recent controversy about vitamin supplementation. From now on, suggestions will be limited. Vitamin C will be suggested, as it preserves fat soluble vitamin E, and possibly other fat soluble vitamins and antioxidants. Vitamin E may be used, but use it sparingly and with foods with fiber. If you take vitamin D, be sure it is in a complex with calcium, magnesium and zinc. Vitamin B12 supplementation (with B vitamins complex) is only for those who don't eat meat, dairy or eggs. See /appendix/nutrition for vitamin amounts and for information on nutritious foods.

Acne - March 19, 2019
Acne is caused by androgens, glucocorticoids, corticotropin and insulin. Androgens trigger the production of sebum from sebaceus glands, which causes acne. Insulin affects the size of sebaceus glands. Unfortunately, hair follicles transform mild androgens into DHT, which hirsutism symptoms often show up after acne symptoms go away. When there's acne, there's potential to use herbs with an estrogen analog to cause breast growth. The problem is, acne caused by herbs has seemed to antagonize one of two estrogen receptors before. If the estrogen simile targets the wrong receptor, the herb won't work, and there's potential for negative effects. It is much better to use the right herb combination, than to try to react by adding herbs later. If the correct herb compliment is taken moments late, that can also cause negative results.

Estrogen imbalance - March 16, 2019

Hirsutism blog split to anon04 - March 12, 2019

Recent updates - February 20, 2019

Receptor Regulation - February 20, 2019

2019 archive - June 04, 2019

2018 archive - December 31, 2018

2017 archive - December 31, 2017

2016 archive - December 31, 2016

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