Using herbs and foods for breast enhancement is really nothing new. This "mastogenic" effect has long been known and used in various cultures throughout the world dating back to the harem girls in the middle east. The enhancing effect of herbs such as fenugreek and saw palmetto have been used in folk medicine for centuries. Modern science is just becoming aware of the healthy aspects of phyto-estrogens and their role in increasing the size and health of the breasts.
The single herbs that we recommend have been safely used for centuries, unlike some of the questionable ingredients in the expensive and over complicated breast enhancing formulas on the market. The phyto-nutrients in these herbs for the breasts have been featured in numerous books about breast health and the prevention of breast cancer. The following are the most important of these herbs. (Now available in the New Enhancement Blend Kit, blended for ease of use.)
Fast facts: minimizes symptoms of menopause, relieves constipation, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol, soothes sore throat pain and coughs, eases minor indigestion, relieves diarrhea, increases breast size and milk production in nursing mothers.
From ancient times through the late 19th century, fenugreek played a major role in herbal healing. Then it fell by the wayside. Now things are once again looking up for the herb whose taste is a combination of celery and maple syrup. Modern scientific research has found that fenugreek can help reduce cholesterol levels, control diabetes and minimize the symptoms of menopause.
In India, the herb was incorporated into curry blends. India's traditional Ayurvedic physicians prescribed it to nursing mothers to increase their milk. In American folk medicine, fenugreek was considered a potent menstruation promoter. It became a key ingredient in Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound -- one of 19th-century America's most popular patent medicines for "female weakness" (menstrual discomforts). Today, fenugreek is most widely used in the United States as a source of imitation maple flavor. But this may change as its medicinal value becomes better known.
Another potential area for fenugreek is cutting into the plastic surgery business. For centuries rumors have floated out of the Middle East that harem women were fed fenugreek seed to make them more buxom. This turns out to be more than mere hearsay. The seeds, in addition to female steroid precursors, also contain compounds that increase healthy breast tissue. Since the seeds contain diosgenin and other plant phyto-estrogens Fenugreek provides a mastogenic effect resulting in enhanced breast size.
Several studies have shown that fenugreek reduces cholesterol in laboratory animals, and Indian researchers have shown the same effect in people with high cholesterol levels.
"There's no question that fenugreek reduces cholesterol," says Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D., director of the American Phytotherapy Research Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, and author of The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine. Fenugreek also "has great promise in alleviating Type II (non- insulin-dependent) diabetes," says Dr. Duke. And according to one study, it may also help people with Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes.
Saw palmetto is now a popular and effective treatment for prostate enlargement in men but has itís origins in natural medicine as a breast enlarger and is still recommended today by naturopathic physicians for increasing breast size. It is also used as an aphrodesiac, for the treatment of impotence in men, and for inhibited sexual desire in women.
Saw palmetto has been used for centuries. Native Americans, dating back to pre-Mayan civilizations, used the berries for food and medicine and particularly for breast disorders in women. Early American botanists noted that animals who were fed with these berries grew sleek and robust, experienced restored sexual vigor and improved muscle tone. Saw palmetto is useful as a nutritive tonic, supporting the function of a healthy appetite and smooth digestion. Saw palmetto berry also tones the urethra, and it may be used to uphold the healthy function of the thyroid gland and urinary system. This remarkable herb has no side effects or drug interactions. Itís breast enhancing effects stem from phyto-nutrients that stimulate breast tissue, increasing health and size. To call saw palmetto a ďmanís herbĒ is a disservice to itís healthy benefits for both sexes.
Wild Yam is probably the most widely used herbal tonic for womenís health. It is widely used as a breast enlarger and a sexual stimulant and is recommended by herbalist Susan Weed author of "Breast Cancer? Breast Health!" for healthy breast tissue.
Wild Yam has long been used for itís benefits in womenís reproductive health, including premenstrual syndrome and menopausal problems. It can be taken in capsules or in tea (though there are mixed opinions on the flavor). The powder can be added to creams or vaginal ointments, and can be added to your lotion for breast massage.
The phyto-nutrients in wild yam are a good compliment to the nutrients in fenugreek for stimulating breast size increases.
Fennel has been used for centuries to enhance breast size and to promote milk production in new mothers. The herbís history is similar to the story of fenugreek above. It is second only to Fenugreek in estrogenic compounds and can be used in tea or added to lotion and massged directly into the breasts. Fennel is also used to treat amenorrhea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure and to increase sexual desire in women. It is rich in the phyto-nutrients that increase breast size and is a great addition to the program.
Other Breast Enhancing Herbs
Dr. James Duke and others have added a few herbs to their lists of "mastogenic" herbs; herbs that can increase healthy breast tissue. While the herbs in our Breast Enlargement Kits are the best to start with and have the highest concentrations of the correct phyto-nutrients, some women may want to add one or two of these to the program. They include:
These herbs have the added benefit of perhaps further reducing the risks of breast cancer. Whole grains such as oats, wheat and barley can also contribute nutrients that may boost the breast enhancing process and even chocolate is helpful.