Herbal breast enlargement program for proliferative
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.
During this phase, use breast massage to lower arousal due to high testosterone. Massage can also be used to lower estrogenic signs of cramps and headache, but use this as a second resort if the herbs aren't immediately available.
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, increase the amount of sunflower seeds to 15 seeds at a time from 10 seeds for the recommendation when there's no signs. Pay attention to hormonal signs. And use breast massage when estrogenic signs become uncomfortable.
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 acne.
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, or headache) start to increase:
- ¼ to 1 tsp of olive oil or coconut oil, or 1 capsule amount of saw palmetto or wild yam
- 15 sunflower seeds (adjust between 10 and 20 sunflower seeds)
This can be repeated as soon as breast widening or hip growth occurs, so long as this is not due to swelling or bloating. It needs to also be repeated when breast elongation occurs, as long as it's not due to swelling, bloating or puffiness.
Only use less than 15 sunflower seeds if not aiming for hip growth. 10 sunflower seeds is the minimum for hormonal balance. 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/bloating/puffiness nor acne to lessen excessive estrogenic signs.
Gentle areola massage can also be used to lessen unwanted signs associated with high estrogen levels, such as cramps, headache or abdominal discomfort. This can be used if the herbs aren't immediately available. Areola massage can also be used for the androgenic sign of excess arousal.
Breast swelling is a different sign than breast widening. When breast swelling, swelling shape, nipple puffiness or bloating occur, eat:
- up to ½ handful of sunflower seeds
This can be taken once every few hours, but not too soon. A little later is better than sooner, but it can't be over half a day late or menses can restart. It varies depending on hormone balance. 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.
If there's acne and swelling/bloating, use the recommendation for acne. When acne or pimples occur, eat:
- about 10 sesame seeds
- up to ½ handful of sunflower seeds
Limit sesame to a maximum of 12 seeds, for no matter how much sunflower is used. Need to see if this amount can be reduced to about 5 or 3 seeds, for the purpose of reducing acne, then, to revert to the rest of the herb schedule for proliferative phase. Sunflower can be 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.
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 saw palmetto, wild yam, 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. Adding 10 sesame seeds to ½ handful of sunflower was suggested for the breasts to begin to react to bodily estrogen. There was also acne during when there was puffiness. Finally, this balanced hormones and caused breast growth. The recommendation for when there's both acne and swelling/bloating is to add 10 sunflower seeds to ½ handful of sunflower.
Possible topical use
If you've had hormone imbalances in the past, avoid topical oils for this phase.
Use of topical flaxseed, sunflower or sesame oil would easily cause an imbalance. Please avoid it for this phase. Edible sunflower seeds in small amounts is plenty.
Avoid topical estrogen for this phase.