Herb schedule for menses
During this phase, use breast massage to improve mood and reduce cramping. This part of the herb schedule is for both BCP (birth control pill) use and non-BCP use. Menses should be light and of a short duration.
If menses intensity is low, the herb schedule for this phase can be skipped. Areola massage can also be used here to help lower menses intensity and to help lower excessive estrogenic signs like headache.
Metabolic foods, supplements and spices seemed to interfere with estrogen production, which has usually caused setbacks, including for this phase.
Hip and butt growth
The first dose of this herb schedule is the same for both bust and hip/butt growth.
Tea with hops requires: 1 sunflower seed, 1 fenugreek seed, and about 10 sesame seeds. Sunflower must be in a minimal amount, and sesame seed needs to be minimal. This is useful for making menses light and of short duration, and to maintain the cycle. At first this will cause breast swelling, but it may not all stay. Hip growth is expected to stay.
This menses herb schedule for hip and butt growth is also the one of interest for hormone imbalances, including hirsutism. Keep track of body signs throughout.
The first tea for menses needs to be re-verified:
- rice-grain size of hops
- 2 or 3 fenugreek seeds
- about 10 sesame seeds
- ½ sunflower seed
Sunflower and sesame must be in minimal amounts as the suggested amounts. More sunflower or sesame on the first day will interfere. Sunflower might be removed from the first tea, because sesame may have enough antagonists for ERβ. Then sunflower seed and minimal sesame seed could be used once after breast swelling occurs for menses.
1 sunflower seed and 1 fenugreek seed has worked before. ½ sunflower seed can be used with 1 fenugreek seed. Fenugreek amounts should be as low as possible, but sunflower must be in a comparatively low amount. Unsure if fenugreek should be up to 5 seeds to cause growth for those with low menstruation intensity. Too much fenugreek won't work in any case.
Menses intensity and duration was expected to lower from this, but this may have not worked consistently. Bust increase is mostly expected to be temporary, however, see if hip size grows and stays by the end of this phase. There is likely little growth, with most being swelling for this phase. Breast swelling may actually be beneficial for hormone balance. The main purposes of this first tea are: to help prevent heavy and long duration menses, and to help lessen heavy hormone imbalances. If menses is light, and this tea stops causing hip gains that stay, teas for this phase can later be skipped.
If BCP is taken, the first tea has to be taken with it. If this is missed on the first day, it can likely be taken on the second day with or without BCP to lower menses intensity.
A hops/barley drink may have worked here (with other needed herbs/seeds) for early menses and caused estrogenic signs, but it would have to be known that the proportion of barley is minimal. When too much sunflower or flax are used, the first tea of menses doesn't work. The effects that included a hops and barley drink were too strongly estrogenic, so this may be difficult to balance out for the rest of the phase. It's important that the tea used is in the small amounts of herbs and seeds suggested above. It's better to avoid a hops/barley drink here.
The previous first tea of menses that worked consistently for breast growth was:
- rice-grain size of hops
- rice-grain size of spearmint
- 1 to 3 fenugreek seeds
- 1 sunflower seed
Aiming to replace spearmint completely for this schedule. An adjustment on proportions may be what's needed.
Rest of the phase
The first dose for menses suffices. The schedule for the rest of menses isn't recommended for those with a history of hormone imbalances.
When over 1 fenugreek seed is taken a second time for menses, brown spotting is likely to occur. Any amount of fennel taken past the first day of menses causes brown spotting: fennel is not recommended for menses.
Maca and shatavari (asparagus root) have similar hormone properties to fenugreek. Suma's and passionflower's phytohormones are similar to fenugreek's according to literature. Other Phyto-progestins are expected to also cause brown spotting, when used this time during menses.
Minimal sesame and sunflower can be used when there's bloating for menses. It can possibly be used when there's acne that starts later as well. This may increase estrogenic signs, which may cause a headache. It may be better to use areola massage than to repeat phyto-progestin use.
For the rest of menses: hops, clover and thistles must be avoided.