Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Milkthistle; Silybum

Picture of milkthistle (Silybum)

This is about milkthistle, and its hormonal properties for breast enlargement and hormonal health. Milk thistle has a folklore history of being used as a lactogogue.

Etymology

The genus of Silybum is known as milkthistle. The species Silybum marianum goes by blessed milkthistle and wild artichoke.

Milkthistle belongs to the Asteraceae or Aster family.

There are many herbs named thistle in various genus within the Aster family. Bull thistle (Cirsium arvenase), musk thistle (Carduus nutans), scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium), distaff thistles (Carthamus), blessed thistle (Cnicus), globe thistle (Echinops), carline (Carlina) are a few.

Dandelion (Teraxacum), sunflower (Helianthus) and chamomile (Chamomilla) are also within the Aster family.

Properties

Picture of thistles seedling

Constituents of interest

Silybum contains high amounts of silymarin. Silymarin contains isosilibinin, silibinin, silicristin and silidianin. Silibinin is made up of silybin A and silybin B. Silymarin and its components are flavonolignans: which is a molecule of a phytoestrogen attached to a lignan.

Blessed milkthistle also contains lesser amounts of silitidil, flavonoids (kaempferol and naringenin), and sterols (stigmasterol and sitosterol).

Published studies

Blessed milkthistle's (Silybum marianum) phytochemicals provide varying responses.

Silitidil increases prolactin.

Many constituents of silymarin have anti-cancer, antioxidant and liver protecting properties. Silybins antagonize prolactin response, and modulate ERα and ERβ likely in different ways. Silichristin is a progstalglandin antagonist.

Anecdotal evidence

Thistles used once during menstruation has a long lasting effect causing irregular and extended menses. It causes mixed results, which vary depending on which companion herbs are used with it.

Silybum behaves estrogenic, and like it doesn't have an estrogen antagonist property. In other words, milkthistles contains a lignan like constituent, but it requires a lesser amount of another herb that contains lignans.

Use

Silybum for breast enhancement

Silybum is a partial replacement for clover that should only be used in minimal doses. Milkthistle should be avoided during proliferative, menses and ovulation. Hops can be used some times when thistles shouldn't. Despite that Silybum contains molecules which are phytoestrogens attached to lignans, it still requires lesser amounts of sunflower or barley for their lignan content.

Thistles01 is a specific herbal program based around thistles in use and in theory.

Silybum or herbs with similar properties, are in the programs of: menses, proliferative, luteal and/or 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.

Similar herbs

Other thistles within the Aster family are used for similar purposes. Their active constituents vary, and their effects may also vary.

Sunflower seems to sensitize ERβ. Dandelion is useful for its nutritional value, and there is not enough information available on whether it sensitizes estrogen receptors.

Precautions

Be sure you properly identify the species of thistles as edible. Many species of thistles are thorny. Also, be aware that Silybum and possibly other thistles typically grows near poisonous plants.

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.


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