Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Pueraria; Kudzu

Picture of Kudzu flower

This is about Pueraria for breast enhancement, and its hormonal effects on the body, including use for alleviating menstrual symptoms. Evidence of kudzu's properties is examined.

There are also suggestions of Pueraria use for effective breast enlargement.

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 has 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.

Phytohormones of interest

Pueraria contains: phyto-progestins, phyto-estrogens and lignans.

Lignans it contains are: lariciresinol, pinoresinol, syringaresinol and syringaresinol. Phytoprogestins it has are: miroestrol, deoxymiroesterol, lupenone, lupeol, beta-sitosterol, stigasterol and beta-amyrin. Saponins (likely also phytoprogestins) contained in kudzu are: Kakkasaponins, Pedunsaponins, Soyasaponins, Phaseoside and Sophoradiol monoglucuronide. Pueraria contains phytoestrogens: many are common in other plants of the legume family. Of note is puerarin.

A few phytochemicals are named from this plant, including: Puerarin, Puerariafuran and Puerol.

Anecdotal evidence

Picture of Kudzu leaves

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 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 secretory phase, but it requires herbs with antagonistic properties for consistent effects. Avoid pueraria completely during proliferative phase and ovulation.

For the first day of menstruation, pueraria requires the proper antagonist companion herb(s) to have consistent positive effects on the breasts. This includes 1 fenugreek seed, and sunflower seed. Barley can replace sunflower seed. Kudzu, depending on variety, can contribute to heavy menses, which is not sustainable for hormone health.

Kudzu is best used during mid secretory phase. When used during the appropriate phase and herb combination, limit kudzu as close to under 25mg of solid form per day. Outside of mid-secretory phase, pueraria by itself can contribute to hot-flashes and hirsutism.

Pueraria01 is a specific herbal program based around Pueraria (kudzu) in use and in theory. Kudzu can likely be limited to the herb schedule when fenugreek is used, in similar amounts. Kudzu requires companion herbs in the right proportion for hormone balance.

Pueraria 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

Picture of Kudzu flower

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

Shatavari (Asparagus), suma (Hebanthe), maca (Lepidium), Passionflower (Passiflora) and kudzu (Pueraria) have similarities to fenugreek (Trigonella), that they contain both phyto-progestins and phyto-estrogens. Their properties likely vary, so they may require a different proportion or a different variation of companion herbs.

Pueraria by itself 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 a partial substitute and complement for pueraria, because it has properties that are more regularly positive on the reproductive tract. These herbs also require the right companion herb for improved consistency.

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.

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

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