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 (Taraxacum), 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 simplified herb program. The herb program of menses is needed for balance for this named phase. BCP01 is a composite page of pieces of different programs on birth control or IUD use.

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 at hirusitism-topic 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 Anon09, 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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Anon10's growth of a cup size.

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Anon09's growth of a month.

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Hormone balance for those over 45 years of age.

Anon09 - August 20, 2022
Anon09's herb program

Simplified herb schedule - August 16, 2022
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About swelling and herb programs - August 12, 2022
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Recent successes - August 11, 2022
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Programs journal - July 24, 2022
Programs journal for quick updates.

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Sunflower amounts - July 10, 2022
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The amount of sesame seed is being lowered to 5 seeds for proliferative and luteal phases.

State of herb schedule - July 07, 2022
The herb schedule for proliferative phase works consistently well. The schedule for menses, is simplified and intended to lower heavy menses, and lower brown spotting. For those who have hormone imbalances, the herb schedule for luteal isn't recommended.

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Luteal: variant herb schedules - June 30, 2022
Luteal will have variants of herb schedules, which other phases will only have 1 main herb schedule which vary by use of substitutes.

Proliferative: breast warmth and sesame - July 03, 2022
Theory for minor addition about proliferative phase, for minimal sesame use, along with sunflower when there's tingling and breast warmth. This is usually covered by use of sesame for when there's acne.

Menses herb schedule simplified - July 03, 2022
Menses program simplified.

Composite01: programs - June 30, 2022
Composite of programs without BCP use.

Appendix: about breast swelling and bodily bloating - June 30, 2022
About swelling and bloating.

Proliferative phase June 2022 update - June 22, 2022
June update for proliferative phase.

Proliferative phase update - May 26, 2022
Update for proliferative phase regarding puffiness and swelling.

Luteal: amounts and proportions to use - May 04, 2022
Luteal phase: theory on amounts and combinations to use.

Sesame seed use - May 04, 2022
About sesame amounts

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About using gentle breast massage, including hormonal effects

Dandelion - April 19, 2022
Dandelion

Aster family - April 14, 2022
Asteraceae family

Sunflower seed use - April 13, 2022
About sunflower amounts

Vitamin C - April 12, 2022
About sunflower amounts

Hirsutism topic - March 26, 2022
Hirsutism programs 1 through 5

Akpi: Ricinodendron heudelotii - March 23, 2022
Akpi is a tree from tropical regions of Africa. Its bark and seed kernel are used. Available data on constituents of Mauritia, and anectodal evidence will be looked at.

Breast swelling/puffiness and bloating - April 12, 2022
About breast swelling/puffiness and bloating

Multicooker - March 22, 2022
Portable cooking appliance: multicooker

Proliferative herb schedule improved - March 26, 2022
Proliferative phase herb schedule simplified and nearly perfected.

Aguaje: Mauritia flexuosa - July 05, 2022
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Start a program - November 16, 2021
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Hip growth; hormone balance - November 05, 2021
Focus on hip growth and reproductive health

Convenient cooking appliances - November 11, 2021
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Fat soluble vitamins - October 12, 2021
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Anon08 - May 31, 2021
New picture of growth

Progesterone balance - April 15, 2021
Progesterone balance

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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.

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.

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.

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