Botanical Breast Enhancement: Guide

Simplified herbal breast enlargement program for proliferative, luteal, BCP



This is the herb schedule for when there's no menses. It applies for proliferative phase, luteal phase, BCP (birth control pill) use and IUD (intrauterine device) use. It was simplified in terms of finding common recommendations that cause growth regardless of phase, so long as it's outside of menses.

For a description of phases, which may be needed when there's variations in the herb schedule, see menstrual phases. A separate herb schedule is meant for menses. For examples from past programs which used BCP or an IUD, see: BCP01.

Signs of acne, mucus, swelling, temporary growth, change in upper body temperature or change in lower body temperature are indications that a herb/seed/food containing phytohormone properties had a short term effect, aside from the body's natural ability.

For reproductive health, hips should grow without fluctuating so much afterwards, or remain the same. Body temperature of upper and lower body also indicative of reproductive health. It's important to be aware of hormonal signs.

About swelling

Recognizing swelling is important for this program, as swelling has to be reduced or insignifant for growth to continue. Swelling includes swelling or bloating of any part of the body, including face, breasts, nipples, areolas, belly and feet. For examples of breast swelling, breast swelling shape and other bodily bloating: appendix/swelling-bloating. Breast swelling is a different sign than breast widening.

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.

This herb schedule and that for hip and butt growth are of interest for hormone imbalances, including hirsutism. Keep track of body signs throughout.

Herbs/foods and substitutions

Sunflower seed can be replaced by barley, pumpkin seed and perhaps rye seed. However, the correct amounts of those substitutes to be used still has to be discovered and adjusted. Sunflower is helpful for increasing estrogen response of the reproductive tract, and for maintaining proliferative phase.

This herb schedule will use phytoprogestin herbs that have insignificant amounts of phytoestrogens. Depending on symptoms, these will be compatible for proliferative phase, luteal phase and BCP use. Primarily phytoprogestin herbs and foods which can be used interchangeably include:

  • peanuts (or natural peanut butter)
  • walnuts (or natural walnut butter)
  • saw palmetto
  • wild yam powder (in powder, including capsule, form because this is too hard for chewing)
  • olive oil
  • coconut oil

Derivatives of these must be natural and lack artificial ingredients and hydrogenated oils.

There are other phytoprogestin herbs and foods, but they have significant amounts of phytoestrogens or other hormonal properties as well, so they won't be considered primarily phytoprogestogenic for the purposes of this website. Fenugreek and fennel aren't recommended as interchangable substitutes because of their additional properties.

Phytoprogestin herbs with significant amounts of phytoestrogens include:

  • fenugreek
  • shatavari (or other asparagus)
  • maca
  • pueraria

These are limited for use to luteal phase for specific symptoms. These are similar, but may have minor differences in limited specific actions. These are optional in this herb program. There's limited times these can be used for luteal.

It's important to eat dietary fiber. Up to 1,000mg daily of vitamin C supplementation can be used on any day for any symptom, though its use is especially useful for when there's breast swelling regardless of other signs.

Other herbs/foods will be discussed in other sections below.


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 doses.

Significantly estrogenic herbs need to be avoided for proliferative phase and for transition times between phases. In other words, these herbs are limited to luteal phase in this herb schedule. Hops, dill, thistles and clover are strongly estrogenic herbs. Fenugreek and pueraria aren't as estrogenic, but their phytoestrogen is enough that they aren't expected to work well during proliferative phase. If foods with phytoestrogens are used, their use needs to be minimized for proliferative. should especially be avoided for proliferative phase.

Breasts cool and/or hips warm

This has a few parts, as long as any, either or both: breasts are cool and/or hips are warm. Armpit temperature can be taken to substitute for breast temperature. Forehead temperature can also be used, but there may be a delay in timing. As a reminder, these recommendations are for use outside of menses.

No swelling

As long as there's not any bodily/breast swelling nor bloating, and breasts are cool and/or hips are warm, eat:

  • Any (palatable) amount of a primarily phytoprogestin food/herb
  • 1 to 3 sunflower seeds

This can be repeated often, so long as swelling, puffiness or bloating haven't occured.

Taking more sunflower (or sunflower substitute with this) at the same time can cause more swelling to occur.

Luteal phase variations (optional)

There are more food/herb combinations that can be taken for luteal phase. This includes fenugreek. Other fenugreek like herbs can also be tried here, including shatavari, maca and pueraria. If taken, these must be used when the primarily progestin is recommended when there's no swelling, but only for luteal. The amount to be used can be as small as 1 seed or a rice-grain size at a time, or moderate amounts can be used. If high amounts are used, this herb schedule needs to be followed to compensate for any signs that may occur hours or a day later from it.

Hops can be used for when there's no swelling during luteal, and possibly when there's acne, but not when breasts are very cool. The suggestion is of minimal hops, plenty of progestins, a peasize of lavender and sunflower. Sunflower and lavender have the same properties, but sunflower amounts are easier to measure when small amounts are needed for other parts of the herb schedule. Lavender is also stronger in smaller amounts. Sunflower and lavender substitutes can also be used for this recommendation for hops use.

Estrogenic symptoms on breasts (and no swelling)

When there's estrogenic symptoms, when there's no swelling and when breasts are cool, eat:

  • Plenty of primarily phytoprogestin foods/herbs for an extended amount of time without sunflower (nor sunflower substitutes)

Estrogenic signs on the breasts include breast elongation, and breast coolness. The recommendation needs to be taken as soon as estrogenic signs on the breast occur.

Estrogenic symptoms on the hips include headache, abdominal discomfort, negative mood and cramps.

Estrogenic signs on the body include: such as cramps, headache or abdominal discomfort. Check breast temp to see if this suggestion is applicable.

If the herbs aren't immediately available, gentle areola massage can also be used to lessen unwanted signs associated with high estrogen levels. This may cause androgenic (testosterone) signs and lowered estrogen symptoms soon after.


When any swelling or swelling shape occurs including bloating, when breasts are cool and/or hips are warm, eat:

  • 8 sunflower seeds, no sooner than every hour
  • vitamin C supplement up to 1,000mg daily (optional but recommended)

There may be swelling at the beginning of phases, if this is the case, this suggestion is applicable for lowering it.

If there's swelling with other symptoms (like acne, pimples, breast tingling or premenstrual signs), check to see if breasts are warm and hips are cool, then use that section if applicable. Those are signs for checping temperature of hip and breast temp. If breasts aren't very warm and there's these signs, this recommendation is still applicable. These signs and temperatures are common during premenstrual and premenstrual symptoms. These temperatures can also possibly occur around ovulation.

When hips are cool and breasts are warm

When certain signs such as acne, pimples, breast soreness, breast tingling or headache occur, check to see if hips are cool, and breasts (or armpits) are warm. After taking the recommendation for either proliferative or luteal phases, either 3 minutes later or as soon as breasts cool, take the recommendation for either symptom in sections above for either swelling or estrogenic signs.

This section has different recommendations for proliferative and luteal phases, so the resource menstrual phases may be needed to help determine these phases. As a reminder, these recommendations are for use outside of menses.

There's also more differences of this for proliferative and luteal phases. Dietary fiber which doesn't have strong hormonal properties, such as apples or 1/4 cup of brown rice, can also be used to lower acne.

Acne and other signs may stay longer than indications of breast warming. So continue with the herb schedule depending on breast and hip temperature, than those specific signs.

There may be similar symptoms or combined symptoms which aren't of those below, and the recommendation for those aren't complete at this time. These recommendations aren't for breast or other bodily swelling. Also, this section's suggestions aren't for premenstrual symptoms.

Proliferative phase

When there's no swelling and when breasts are warm for proliferative phase, eat:

  • 15 sunflower seeds
  • 5 sesame seeds
  • This is supposed to be used sparingly, and don't repeat this sooner than 3 hours; this is supposed to be used, then immediately use the other parts of the herb schedule based on symptoms
  • 3 minutes later or when breast temperature lowers, take the recommendation in the other sections for either swelling or no swelling for warm hips and/or cool breasts

If breasts are cool, whether or not there's acne or tingling, continue with the herb schedule for when there's no signs.

When acne occurs from taking sunflower (with or without sesame), that may be an indication that luteal phase has begun.

For proliferative, indications of hip temperature may not be necessary, as the body tries to produce estrogen for this phase, and sunflower seed is enough to improve estrogen response of the hips.

Luteal phase

When there's no swelling and when breasts are warm for luteal phase, eat:

  • 15 sunflower seeds
  • 5 sesame seeds
  • 1 fenugreek seed (unsure at the moment if any primarily progestin or fenugreek substitute can replace this for these signs) this one may be optional
  • This is supposed to be used sparingly, and don't repeat this sooner than 3 hours; this is supposed to be used, then immediately use the other parts of the herb schedule based on symptoms
  • 3 minutes later or when breasts get estrogenic signs, take the recommendation for swelling or no swelling for warm hips and/or cool breasts (for a few hours whether or not the temperature has changed)

If sesame and sunflower cause acne, it may be luteal phase. A primarily progestin can possibly be added here. A fenugreek substitute could be tried here.

The suggestion for when hips are warm, and when these other symptoms are the same, are without sesame seed, so this suggestion also matches the one above mentioned and the one for when there's no signs. When breasts are cool for either of these other same signs, the suggestion is also the same as for those without signs, or waiting as the body can take over an hour to rebalance hormones. Temperature of the forehead, armpits and rest of the upper body may match the general temperature of the breasts, as the orgin of basic temperature may start at the breasts. There's other symptoms of luteal, which still, the recommendation for that aren't complete.

Fenugreek can likely be replaced with similar herbs or primarily phytoprogestin herbs. Hops can likely be used with those other phytoprogestin herbs to complete the needed properties, if fenugreek isn't available.

Hops can likely be taken with one of these combination. It has been taken with similar combinations in the past with success during luteal, when there was acne.

Other signs

Androgenic sign of excess libido

The herb schedule may take care of this by balancing progestins and estrogens around androgens.

Areola massage can be used for the androgenic (testosterone) 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. Those recommendations may take care of this symptom.

Transition times

Signs that ovulation has occurred: abdominal sensations; when sunflower without phytoprogestin causes acne; mucus has changed or when temperature increased a day after taking a phytoprogestin herb. The previous suggestion was to lower amounts of sunflower seed to 2 seeds at a time for swelling. In an attempt to simplify this, this suggestion was removed.


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.

About other herbs/foods/supplements


Fenugreek is a phytoprogestin which is also estrogenic, so for proliferative, it only can work on the first day, and it doesn't work as consistently as primarily phytoprogestin foods/herbs. There are other herbs like fenugreek, and some may fall on the range between fenugreek and primarily phytoprogestin herbs. Primarily phytoprogestin herbs work more consistently with this herb schedule through proliferative phase, luteal phase and BCP use.

Fenugreek use once meant for the first day of proliferative phase was replaced with a primarily phytoprogestin, 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 also less guesswork for the beginning of proliferative.


Fennel is another herb which is strongly a phytoprogestin, but it won't be considered a primarily phytoprogestin for this website. It also has other hormonal properties of raising FSH, which is not wanted due to potential egg release, and this may not be sustainable for reproductive health. If fennel were to be used, it would be limited to luteal phase, and it should be avoided for anyone who had a past history of hormone imbalances. It is important that there's an indication of mucus (which shows evidence of estrogen production by the follicle) before trying fennel during luteal. 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. Partition a tea that includes 1 fennel for several uses. For instance, a cup of tea made with 1 fennel seed would be taken a sip at a time for a few days. 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. A previous suggestion had adding ½ fennel seed to the first tea of proliferative, if this tea was missed on the first day of this phase. The fennel seed would have been cut in half for use in the tea, if it could be done so safely.

Other lignans

Flax seed is more powerful and in a smaller size than sunflower seed, so the amount needed may be more difficult to determine. While flaxseed can be eaten, it's hard on the teeth.

Lavender contains lignans that work as sunflower, but the amounts needed for use may be difficult to determine. This can potentially be limited to teas of a sip at a time during swelling for luteal phase.

About topical substances

If you've had hormone imbalances in the past, avoid topical oils.

Use of topical flaxseed or sunflower oil could possibly cause an imbalance. Edible sunflower seeds in small amounts is plenty.

Avoid topical estrogen and sesame seed oil.


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