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Using Bulk HerbsIn general we recommend bulk herbs only for those who are somewhat skilled in homemade herbal preparations and teas. Most women do much better with the easy to use capsules and extracts since they use them more consistently which is the key to success. That having been said, some women do use the bulk herbs to inexpensively boost their program.

Some women incorporate the bulk herbs into their diets using our guidelines. But many have a problem getting started with them. Most commonly someone will write to us to say something like; "I stirred two teaspoons full of the powders into a cup of warm water. It was awful!"

Our answer to this would be; "Yes, that does sound awful and we are not surprised that you didn't care for it"

These herbs are used as flavorings and spices in many foods including imitiation maple flavoring (fenugreek) and Italian sausage (fennel). They are used because of their pungent and aromatic qualities. But they are strong tasting and generally need to be used in specific ways to turn them into something that you will enjoy. There are a number of things to try listed below, but you may have your own ideas, so feel free to use them however you like.

Try these methods:

Put 1 tablespoon of fenugreek powder in a coffee filter and brew it in a coffee maker with about 10 ounces of water. Use this liquid hot or cold in other beverages. You can add some flavored herbal tea during the brewing for flavoring. Add a little honey or ginger if you like. If you would like to try it iced, add the liquid to some ginger ale or lemonade over ice. Then try the same thing with the fennel powder.

Sprinkle a little in applesauce, yogurt or fruit smoothies and shakes. Don't start with too much at once and try the herbs seperately at first. Fenugreek will taste good in certain things while fennel may be better in others. You can also make the liquid as described above and add this to the foods rather than the dry herb itself.

Try them in shakes made with flavored soy milk- the soy will give you an extra boost of the phyto-nutrients that you need.



What Can I Make with Bulk Herbs?

You can make herbal teas, tinctures, liqueurs and syrups that are healthy and inexpensive. They can be brewed individually or blended to create a range of aromas and flavors. You can drink herbal teas hot or iced, or combine them with juice or other beverages. Make herbal tea by the cup or in larger quantities. A pot made in the morning, for example, can be left on the stove for easy reheating, drinking at room temperature, or drinking iced later in the day.

Herbal Brews

Herbal Tinctures - Folk Method

Fill clean jar one-half way with herbs, cover completely with vodka or brandy plus an inch more. (Check the next day, you may need to add more liquid). Steep in warm place for two to four weeks. Shake daily, strain through cheesecloth. Bottle in dark container, label.

Herbal Liqueurs

2 cups vodka 3/4 cup dried herbs (1 1/2 cups fresh) Steep two to four weeks in a warm place, strain. Pour one cup water over the strained leaves, add one cup honey or other sweetener. Additional flavors may be added. Bottle and let sit 1+ months. SIP!

Herbal Syrups

2 cups strong herbal tea (one cup herbs steeped in one quart water) 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup brandy 2 tablespoon glycerine While tea is still warm, add honey. Cool. Add brandy to preserve. Keep in refrigerator.

The methods for making tea -- infusion and decoction -- differ according to the part of the plant being used.

Infusions

Used to prepare the more fragile parts of the plant -- leaves, fruits, seeds, and flowers.

Methods

1. Put the herbs in a pot and pour boiling water over them. Quickly cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Allow it to steep for 10 to 20 minutes.

2. To create a stronger medicinal infusion, place the herbs in a pan with cold water and cover with a tight fitting lid. Bring the water to the boiling point slowly over very low heat. Take the brew off the heat just before it begins to boil. Strain with a cheesecloth or run through a coffee filter.

Decoctions

Used for brewing roots, barks, nuts and non-aromatic seeds.

Methods

1. Bring water to a boil, add herbs, and simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. To prevent the escape of steam and important nutrients, keep a tight fitting lid on at all times. Remove from heat, strain and drink.

2. Put the herbs in a pan of cold water. Cover the pan and slowly bring the water to a boil over low heat. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, strain and drink.



Bust Tea!
Our Bustea Enhancement Tea is one of our most popular additions to the enhancement program.

This special blend consists of organically grown fenugreek, licorice root, fennel, caraway seed, dill, basil, lemongrass, anise and marjoram. This blend was formulated for effectiveness, flavor and to promote general health.

100 Teabags for only $14.95. A bargain with all of these wonderful herbs.

"Guide to Herbal Breast Enhancement" included with your order!

Regular price: $24.95
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Enhancement Blend Extract
4 Ounce (120ml) Bottle. 240 doses of 1/2 ml (500mg)

Contains Fenugreek, Wild Yam and Saw Palmetto.

Our popular and versatile Enhancement Blend extract is alcohol free, bio-chelated*, holistically balanced and made from the purest herbs available to ensure potency (1:1 herb strength 1ml=1000mg). This extract is an easy way to use the best breast enhancing herbs available. Add it to any beverage you like. Fruit juices, teas or soy milk work well. Plus add it to your favorite lotion for stimulating massage. Aloe, spice or cocoa butter lotions work best.

Recommendations for Extract:

1 squeeze of the dropper fills the tube with 1/2 ml. Start with 1ml (two squeezes of the dropper) mixed in any sort of beverage three times per day. Also use 1/2 to 1 ml of extract in lotion for a daily massage.

These amounts can be gradually increased, if needed, until you begin to see/feel good results. Be sure to read through the brochure that comes with the herbs, the other recommendations in our FAQ's section and the suggestions of other women in the testimonial section. See all of the information in the Breast Enlargement Index for a more complete understanding of the herbs.

This extract can be used alone or in combination with the Enhancement Blend capsules in our Enhancement Blend kit.

Ingredients

Fenugreek

Fast facts: minimizes symptoms of menopause, relieves constipation, controls blood sugar, 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.

Saw Palmetto

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

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.

Regular price: $36.95
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When buying herbal medicines be sure to look at the ingredients. Greenbush herbs have no fillers and are never irradiated or sprayed with pesticides. The extracts are alcohol free, medicinal strength and holistically balanced. Manufactured in the US. FDA inspected. Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines. Why not buy the best. Your health depends on it.

Greenbush Bio-Chelated Extracts: Until Bio-Chelation there was simply no good way to make a potent alcohol-free extract. Greenbush alcohol free extracts begin with organic alcohol regardless of whether the final product contains alcohol or not. After finishing the first step in the plant extraction, an additional step is performed to remove the alcohol. This is done by utilizing a proprietary cold extraction process called Bio-Chelationģ. Bio-Chelationģ describes the cold process vacuum distillation method, which removes all the alcohol initially used to obtain the good herbal extract.

Holistically Balanced Herbal Extracts: It is important to note that a cold extraction process, as opposed to a heat extraction process, helps maintain the full spectrum, or Holistic BalanceTM of the plant's constituents in the final product. The end-result is an alcohol-free extract containing the essential properties of the complete herb in a base of vegetable glycerin and water. (Vegetable glycerin is used because it can help to bind certain plant constituents, is natural to the body, easily absorbed, tastes sweet without affecting blood sugar levels, and acts as a good solvent and carrier for the plant constituents).

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Using Bulk Herbs