Herbal breast enlargement program for proliferative
While this page has recent updates as of August 2022, it's here for archive purposes. For the current herb schedule, see: programs/simplified.
For reproductive health, hips should grow without fluctuating so much afterwards, or remain the same. Body temperature is also indicative of reproductive health. It's important to be aware of hormonal signs.
Massage can be used to lower estrogenic signs of cramps, abdominal discomfort and headache, but use this as a second resort if the herbs aren't immediately available. During this phase, breast massage can lower arousal due to high 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 oil, coconut oil or saw palmetto can be used interchangeably.
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.
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
To focus on hip and butt growth, use the same herb schedule for breast growth. Too much sunflower can cause excess estrogenic signs, so the amount of sunflower can be lowered if needed. For high estrogenic signs, take the recommendation for that, which includes saw palmetto, olive oil or coconut oil.
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.
Beginning of proliferative
Growth may not necessarily occur at the beginning of proliferative phase, but it's important that hormone balance be established for growth to occur for this phase and for health. If too much sunflower is used, secretory phase may start much sooner than expected.
Transition from menses, when there's swelling/bloating
If there's bloating or breast swelling after menses seems to have stopped, it may be a transition period between menses and proliferative. Eat 1 sunflower seed at a time, until bloating and swelling go away. Use breast massage for cramps, headache or discomfort, if the herbs to reduce these symptoms during the signs for this phase aren't available. After that, proceed with the herb schedule for proliferative.
There needs to be enough phyto-progestin for balance and antagonism, and the hormones that account for when there's swelling or bloating substitute for this. If there's swelling or bloating, a phytoprogestin needs to be avoided at this time.
Continuing with proliferative
Estrogen production from the breasts influenced by sesame may interfere with estrogen sensitivity of the reproductive tract. The body's balanced production of estrogen is important, so sesame should only be used when there's signs of breast warming, which can be looked for when there's acne or other signs.
Fenugreek use meant for the first day of proliferative phase was replaced with unrefined olive oil, coconut oil, saw palmetto or wild yam, because these have a better proportion of the needed properties, and can to be used throughout this phase. As a result, the herb schedule is more consistent and there's less guesswork for the beginning of proliferative. The recommendation for these is in the next section, even if it's of the first doses. Wild yam is suggested in powdered or capsule form because it is physically hard.
Signs of acne, mucus or growth are indications that a herb/seed containing both phyto-progestin and phyto-estrogen properties had an effect, aside from the body's natural ability.
Proliferative phase usually lasts about a week to 10 days. What else to take during this phase depends on hormonal signs.
Rest of proliferative based on signs
When there's no Bloating/Swelling/Puffiness nor Acne
Periodically when there's no swelling, no nipple puffiness, no acne nor bloating, plus whenever estrogenic signs (breast elongation without swelling nor puffiness, cramps or headache) start to increase:
- Any palatable amount of a predominatly phytoprogestin: olive oil, coconut oil, saw palmetto, wild yam powder, peanuts and/or walnuts
- 8 sunflower seeds (adjust between 5 and 10 sunflower seeds)
The foods must be natural, for instance if peanut butter is used. It's also important to eat fiber with this.
This can be repeated as soon as breast widening or hip growth occur, so long as this is not due to swelling, puffiness or bloating. It needs to also be repeated when breast elongation occurs, as long as it's not due to swelling, bloating or puffiness.
Taking more sunflower with a phytoprogestin causes swelling, which then has to be reduced, with sunflower by itself. Balance the amount of sunflower seed to an amount below which normally causes swelling for this phase. 5 sunflower seeds is the minimum amount that needs to be taken with a predominately phytoprogestin.
Hip growth is encouraged for those with a past history of hormone imbalances, including for those with current hirsutism. More than 20 sunflower seeds may cause a hormone imbalance.
Use the herbal suggestion for when there's no swelling/puffiness/bloating nor acne to lessen excessive estrogenic signs.
If the herbs aren't immediately available, gentle areola massage can also be used to lessen unwanted signs associated with high estrogen levels, such as cramps, headache or abdominal discomfort. This may cause androgenic signs and lowered estrogen symptoms later.
Breast swelling is a different sign than breast widening. When breast swelling, swelling shape, nipple puffiness or bloating occur, eat:
- 8 sunflower seeds, no sooner than every hour
Once hip or breast growth occurs, continue with the herb schedule for when there's no swelling/puffiness/bloating.
Vitamin C and half a cup of water are also helpful for swelling/bloating. Usually, phyto-progestins don't work when there's breast swelling.
Acne, breast tingling
When acne or pimples, or breast tingling occur (but not with swelling), and when breasts are also warm eat:
- 5 sesame seeds
- 8 sunflower seeds
Acne is a sign to check for breast warming. Acne may stay longer than indications of breast warming. This should be taken, no more often than every 2 hours, and only when there's breast warming.
If there's acne and swelling/bloating, use the recommendation for swelling instead.
Sesame was lowered to 5 seeds. The effects may not be as immediate, but it's better, because this is to balance estrogen response on ERα.
Limit sesame to 5 seeds, for no matter how much sunflower is used. Sunflower is helpful for increasing estrogen response, and for maintaining proliferative phase. Barley and flax (has replaced sunflower before, and) can likely replace sunflower here. The amounts for barley, pumpkinseed and flax aren't established. While flaxseed can be eaten, it's hard on the teeth.
Androgenic sign of excess arousal
Areola massage can also be used for the androgenic sign of excess arousal. Still need to determine ideal herbal combination for this. It may depend on other signs. This symptom may be common with acne as it's an androgenic symptom.
If there's swelling or bloating, 2 sunflower seeds can be taken optionally. Otherwise, take a break.
Signs that ovulation has occurred: abdominal sensations, when sunflower without phyto-progestin causes acne, mucus has changed or when temperature increased a day after taking a phyto-progestin herb.
Fennel was replaced by walnut, peanut, saw palmetto, wild yam powder, olive oil or coconut oil. If you've had a history of hormone imbalances, avoid fennel for proliferative phase.
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, a single fennel seed can be cut 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.
A past suggestion was for (about a cup of) prepared tea to be divided for use 2 to 4 times. The idea was 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.
For someone at the beginning of proliferative phase, there was difficulty balancing hormones and starting breast growth. Sunflower wasn't causing breast growth while there was breast puffiness. There was also acne during when there was puffiness.
The recommendation for this has been updated, to take 8 sunflower seeds when there's swelling/puffiness or bloating no more than once an hour until hip or breast growth occurs. When there's acne and swelling/puffiness, 5 sesame seeds should be held off on in addition to 8 sunflower seeds, until swelling/puffiness goes away, then used with sunflower seed while there's still acne.
Possible topical use
If you've had hormone imbalances in the past, avoid topical oils for this phase.
Avoid sesame seed oil completely for this phase, as it will easily cause a hormone imbalance. Use of topical flaxseed or sunflower oil could cause an imbalance for this phase. Edible sunflower seeds in small amounts is plenty.
Avoid topical estrogen for this phase.