Herbal breast enlargement program for proliferative
For this whole phase, estrogenic herbs and foods should be avoided or their use be minimized. Hops, dill, thistles, clover and pueraria should especially be avoided for this phase. Avoid estrogenic topicals especially.
For reproductive health, hips should grow and not fluctuate so much afterwards. Sesame should be lowered to below 10 seeds, so that bust size fluctuates rather than hips.
Go for breast widening, and hip growth rather than breast elongation. The estrogenic response for breast elongation is more difficult to balance. Focus on estrogen response for when there are high signs of acne or high androgenic response.
During this phase, use breast massage to improve mood and to lower arousal due to high estrogen and testosterone.
Barley seed has worked in place of sunflower seed. Flax seed is more powerful. If barley and flax seeds are used in place of sunflower, their amounts may need to be adjusted.
For this phase, olive or coconut oils can replace or supplement saw palmetto or wild yam.
Metabolic edibles (foods, beverages, supplements and spices) seemed to interfere with estrogen production, which has usually caused setbacks, especially for this phase. It is important that metabolic edibles don't interfere with these teas or other doses.
Birth Control Pill use
If you're using birth control pills (BCP), use this program. 1 fenugreek seed is needed for the first dose, and it needs to taken with the first BCP of proliferative. However, fenugreek can likely be skipped for the first dose, because BCP also has progestin. For additional information on BCP use, see the herb program: BCP01.
Hip and butt growth
Use this same herb schedule for hip and butt growth. Pay attention to hip growth and hormonal signs. Sunflower could be increased by 5 seeds, each time sunflower is used. Sesame needs to be used with the first dose, and could possibly be used less often after that.
This proliferative herb schedule for hip and butt growth is also the one of interest for hormone imbalances, including hirsutism. Keep track of body signs throughout.
First dose of proliferative
For the first dose of the phase, fenugreek will be used. Fenugreek is estrogenic, but it has just the right balance of progestogenic properties to be used only once, before mucus starts for this phase.
The first dose of proliferative phase to take, before mucus starts, is of:
- 1 fenugreek seed
- 10 sesame seeds
- 5 sunflower seeds
- 100mg to 1,000mg of saw palmetto or wild yam
- 1 tsp olive or coconut oil on the side
This can be chewed and eaten, or made into tea. A previous suggestion of about 60 sesame seeds was lowered for the first dose. Estrogen production from the breasts influenced by sesame may interfere with estrogen sensitivity of the hips. The first tea is meant to help the reproductive tract produce estrogen, while providing enough phyto-progestin effects and additional estrogen antagonism.
Because of this adjustment, look for signs of hip growth primarily.
If the tea intended for the for first day of proliferative phase is missed, but it is still during early proliferative before mucus starts: increase the amount of sunflower seeds. Perhaps add a teaspoon of olive oil on the side. When the tea is taken on the first day, it has consistently caused growth. When the tea is missed on the first day, there's still some work to be done to improve consistency of the first tea.
Optionally, the herb schedule for this phase can be limited to this one tea. Following the rest of the herb schedule for proliferative requires more balance and paying attention to hormonal signs.
After first dose
Growth or swelling may not necessarily occur after the first dose. After that, fenugreek isn't meant to be used anymore. Signs of acne, mucus or growth are indications that fenugreek had its effect. If too much sunflower or sesame is used, and if the phytoprogestin herbs aren't effective, secretory phase may start much sooner than expected.
If the first tea didn't cause growth, move on the the recommendations for when there's acne or bloating. Also, go by suggestions for other signs after the first tea. Then, continue with the daily herb schedule.
Daily schedule for rest proliferative phase
Throughout the day, periodically from about every 1 to 4 hours, plus whenever estrogenic signs start to increase:
- saw palmetto and/or olive/coconut oil: for beta-sitosterol
- minimal wild yam: for diosgenin
See if breast widening and hip growth stays. Unless there are signs of acne, bloating or breast swelling, see the section based on hormonal signs.
Proliferative phase usually lasts about a week to 10 days. What else to take during this phase depends on hormonal signs.
When other signs occur throughout the day, follow the section based on hormone signs.
Based on signs
If there are multiple signs that include bodily bloating or breast swelling, use the recommendation for breast swelling. Breast swelling is a different sign than breast widening.
When breast swelling or bodily bloating occur, eat:
- 10 sesame seeds
- 5 sunflower seeds
- breast swelling is different than breast widening
- usually, saw palmetto or wild yam don't work when there's breast swelling
When acne or pimples occur, eat:
- 10 sesame seeds
- ½ handful of sunflower seeds
- minimal saw palmetto or wild yam
Use 10 sesame seeds and varying sunflower seeds to when there's other hormonal signs.
Limit sesame to a maximum of 12 seeds, for no matter how much sunflower is used. Sunflower can be helpful for increasing estrogen response, and for maintaining proliferative. Barley and flax (has replaced sunflower before, and) can likely replace sunflower here. The amounts for barley and flax aren't established.
When estrogenic signs such as headache or breast elongation occur, eat:
- over 300mg of saw palmetto or wild yam
- 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
Improve timing of olive/coconut oil, sesame and sunflower to when elongation occurs, and try to take it before.
When estrogenic signs start to increase, or when acne or bloating go away: take any combination of saw palmetto, wild yam, olive oil, or coconut oil, then follow the rest of the herb schedule.
Take a break.
Signs that ovulation has occurred: abdominal sensations, when sunflower and sesame without phyto-progestin cause acne, mucus changed or temperature increased a day after taking a phyto-progestin herb.
Fennel was replaced by saw palmetto, wild yam, olive oil or coconut oil. If fennel were to be used as a phyto-progestin, the following has applied.
It is important that there's an indication of mucus (which shows evidence of estrogen production by the follicle) before using fennel. Too much fennel, even ½ seed at a time, can cause menses to restart.
Fennel seed must be used in a minimal amount at a time. If you can do so safely, cut a fennel seed in half, so less is used per day/tea. Partition a tea that includes fennel for several uses. For instance, a cup of tea would be taken 1/4 or 1/2 at a time for a few days.
A previous suggestion had adding ½ fennel seed to the first tea, if this tea was missed on the first day of proliferative.
For the rest of proliferative phase, the tea to take was: ½ fennel seed, 2 sunflower seeds and 5 to 10 sesame seeds. This tea can only be repeated when breast shape changes from wide to longer. The latest suggestion is for (about a cup of) prepared tea to be divided for use 2 to 4 times. The idea is to take as little fennel as possible, and to make the most gains with the right proportion of other herbs and the body's hormone balance.
A teaspoon of unrefined olive or coconut oil can be used in place of ½ fennel seed.
Possible topical use
If you've had hormone imbalances in the past, avoid topical oils for this phase.
Unrefined olive or coconut oil could possibly be used topically on the bust while there's breast elongation for the rest of proliferative phase.
Use of topical flaxseed oil would easily cause an imbalance here. Please avoid it for this phase. Edible sunflower and sesame seeds in small amounts is plenty.
It's better to avoid topical use on hips, because the effects on hips may be closer to the surface, and not be representative on effects internally.
Avoid topical estrogen for this phase.