Vol.3, # 21
June 3, 2006
Q: I am a small-chested female and woul like to get larger naturally. Is there anything that will do this naturally? - Layperson
A: The term breast, also known by the Latin mamma in anatomy, refers to the upper ventral region of an animal's torso, particularly that of mammals, including human beings. In addition, the breasts are parts of a female mammal's body which contain the organs that secrete milk used to feed infants.
This article focuses on human female breasts, but it should be noted that
male humans also have breasts (although usually less prominent) that are
structurally identical and homologous to the female, as they develop
embryologically from the same tissues. While the mammary glands that produce
milk are present in the male, they normally remain undeveloped. In some
situations male breast development does occur, a condition called gynecomastia.
Milk production can also occur in both men and women as an adverse effect of
some medicinal drugs (such as some antipsychotic medication), extreme physical
stress or in endocrine disorders.
Anatomy of the female breast
Cross section of the breast of a human female.
The breasts are covered by skin; each breast has one nipple surrounded by the
areola. The areola is colored from pink to dark brown, hairless, and has several
sebaceous glands. The larger mammary glands within the breast produce the milk;
they consist of several lobules, and each breast has some 10-20
lactiferous ducts that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple, where
each duct has its own opening,
Most of the breast is connective tissue, i.e., adipose tissue (fat) and
Cooper's ligaments. The breasts sit over the pectoralis major muscle and usually
extend from the level of the 2nd rib to the level of the 6th rib anteriorly. The
superior lateral quadrant of the breast extends diagonally upwards in an
'axillary tail'. A thin layer of mammary tissue extends from the clavicle above
to the seventh or eighth ribs below and from the midline to the edge of the
latissimus dorsi posteriorly.
The arterial blood supply to the breasts is derived from the internal
thoracic artery (previously referred to as the internal mammary artery),
lateral thoracic artery, thoracoacromial artery, and posterior intercostal
arteries. The venous drainage of the breast is mainly to the axillary vein, but
there is some drainage to the internal thoracic vein and the intercostal
The breast is innervated by the anterior and lateral cutaneous branches of
the 4th through 6th intercostal nerves. The nipple is supplied by the T4
Both sexes have a large concentration of blood vessels and nerves in their
About 75% of lymph from the breast travels to the ipsilateral axillary lymph
nodes. The rest travels to parasternal nodes, to the other breast, or abdominal
lymph nodes. The axillary nodes include the pectoral, subscapular, and humeral
groups of lymph nodes. These drain to the central axillary lymph nodes, then to
the apical axillary lymph nodes. The lymphatic drainage of the breasts is
particularly relevant to oncology, since cancer cells can break away from a
tumour (breast cancer being a common cancer), and spread to other parts of the
body through the lymph system by a process known as metastasis.
The function of the mammary glands in female breasts is to nurture the young
by producing milk, which is secreted by the nipples during lactation. However,
zoologists point out that no female mammal other than the human has breasts of
comparable size when not lactating and that humans are the only primate that
have permanently swollen breasts. This suggests that the external form of the
breasts is connected to factors other than lactation alone.
The mammary glands that secrete the milk from the breasts actually make up a
relatively small fraction of the overall breast tissue. It is commonly assumed
by biologists that the real evolutionary purpose of women having breasts is to
attract the male of the species; that, in other words, breasts are sexually
dimorphic, or secondary sex characteristics. One theory is based around the fact
that, unlike nearly all other primates, human females do not display clear,
physical signs of ovulation. This could have plausibly resulted in human males
evolving to respond to more subtle signs of ovulation. During ovulation, the
increased estrogen present in the female body results in a slight swelling of
the breasts, which then males could have evolved to find attractive. In
response, there would be evolutionary pressures that would favor females with
more swollen breasts who would, in a manner of speaking, appear to males to be
the most likely to be ovulating.
Some zoologists (notably Desmond Morris) believe that the shape of female
breasts evolved as a frontal counterpart to that of the buttocks, the reason
being that whilst other primates mate in the typical piggy-back position, humans
are more likely to successfully copulate mating face on. A secondary sexual
characteristic on a woman's chest would have encouraged this in more primitive
incarnations of the human race, and a face on encounter would have helped found
a relationship between partners beyond merely a sexual one.
Others believe that the human breast evolved in order to prevent infants from
suffocating while feeding. Since human infants do not have a protruding jaw like
our ancestors and the other primates, the infant's nose might be blocked by a
flat female chest while feeding. According to this theory, as the human jaw
became recessed, so the breasts became larger to compensate.
Size, shape and composition
Most of the human female breast is actually adipose tissue (fat) and
connective tissue, rather than the mammary glands. There is naturally a great
variety in the size and shape of breasts in women, with size being affected by
various factors including genetics.
The primary anatomical support for the breasts is thought to be provided by
the Cooper's ligaments, with additional support from the skin covering the
breasts themselves, and it is this support which determines the shape of the
breasts. The breasts naturally sag through aging, as the ligaments become
elongated. This process may be accelerated by high impact exercises, and a
brassiere may reduce this effect by providing external support, although the
health benefits of wearing of a brassiere are not universally accepted.
Pendulous breasts (ptosis) are considered undesirable by some, and some older
women seek cosmetic surgery to raise their busts.
As breasts are mostly composed of adipose tissue, their size can change over
time if the woman gains or loses weight. It is also typical for them to grow in
size during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, mainly due to hypertrophy of the
mammary gland in response to the hormone prolactin. The size of a woman's
breasts usually fluctuates during the menstrual cycle, particularly with
premenstrual water retention. An increase in breast size is also a common side
effect of use of the contraceptive pill.
There is no relationship between breast size and ability to breastfeed, and
it is a common belief that human female breasts are shaped the way they are so
that they can feed babies by producing milk. However, their shape is also
thought to have evolved due to sexual attraction, as described above.
The size of a woman's breasts is typically expressed as a "bra size".
According to the results of the "Size UK" survey, the average bra size in the UK
has increased from a 34B in the 1950s to a 36C today, and the average size for
U.S. women is a 34B as of 2005 by the CDC. Women with exceptionally large
breasts may experience back pain only if they wear improperly fitting bras,
whilst in some societies there is a belief amongst some that small breasts make
a woman less sexually attractive. Some women suffer from insecurity about their
breasts, and in some cultures a number of women who are unhappy with their size
seek surgery either to artificially reduce or enlarge their breasts. The
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that 334,052 breast
augmentation procedures were performed in 2004. Some women undergo breast
reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer, a result of the high value
placed on symmetry of the female human form in those cultures, and because women
often identify their femininity and sense of self with their breasts.
It is typical for a woman's breasts to be unequal in size, particularly
whilst the breasts are developing during puberty. Statistically it is slightly
more common for the left breast to be the larger
. In some rare cases, one
breast may be greatly larger or smaller than the other, or fail to develop
The development of a woman's breasts, during puberty, is caused by sex
hormones, chiefly estrogen (This hormone has been demonstrated to cause the
development of woman-like, enlarged breasts in men, a condition called
gynecomastia, and is sometimes used deliberately for this effect in
male-to-female sex reassignment surgery).
A vast number of medical conditions are known to cause abnormal development
of the breasts during puberty. Virginal breast hypertrophy is a condition which
involves excessive growth of the breasts during puberty, and in some cases the
continued growth beyond the usual pubescent age. Breast hypoplasia is a
condition where one or both breasts fail to develop during puberty.
The orb-like shape of breasts help limit heat loss, as a fairly high
temperature is required for the production of milk.
All facts considered, there are only three ways to increase breast size:
actual weight gain (especially increased body fat), hormonal
(estrogen,prolactin), and a combination of these.
Below are some herbal blends shown to naturally increase breast
size by history of usage, anecdotal stories, and small, loosely,
preliminary, scientific studies:
Bloussant herbs provide plant estrogen to help reactivate the mammary
glands to develop breast tissue. This is the very same growth process that
occurred during puberty, but human estrogen was the "fuel". Once the teenage
years are over, unless these glands are re-stimulated, the breast will not
enlarge any further.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa
Saw Palmetto contains some of the highest
concentrations of the plant elements recommended by herbalists for breast
enlargement. Saw Palmetto is a low growing palm whose berries have been
cherished by herbalists and natural medicine practitioners for years. Saw
Palmetto, sometimes known as sawtooth palm or windmill palm, grows in the
southeastern United States from South Carolina to Southern Mississippi and also
grows naturally in every county of Florida. The hard saw teeth for which the
plant is named run along the petiole, or leaf stalk. Saw Palmetto is a
remarkable herb for both men and women. It is now a popular and effective
treatment for prostate enlargement in men but has it's origins in natural
medicine as a breast enlarger and is still recommended today by naturopathic
physicians for increasing breast size. Saw Palmetto has been used for centuries
in different cultures. Native Americans, dating back to pre-Mayan civilizations,
used the plant for food and medicine and particularly for breast disorders in
women. Saw Palmetto is useful as a nutritive tonic, supporting the function of a
healthy appetite and smooth digestion. It also tones the urethra, and it may be
used to uphold the healthy function of the thyroid gland and urinary system.
This herb has no side effects or drug interactions.
Fennel Seed (Foeniculum Vulgare)
Fennel is a biennial or perennial plant that grows
wild in the Mediterranean area and in Asia Minor but is commonly cultivated in
the U.S. and Europe. Fennel is one of the more estrogenic of plants and is very
similar to fenugreek. Herbal data bases indicate that Fennel seed contains some
of the highest levels of natural estrogens, phyto-nutrients and diosgenin that
add to healthy breast tissue. These phyto-nutrients are mild and have many
health benefits. Because these natural estrogens and phyto-nutrients can replace
excess estrogen in the system, they can help calm hormonal swings associated
with PMS and menopause. Many chemical and environmental toxins will mimic
estrogen and attach to the estrogen receptor sites within the mammary glands.
The plant nutrients can help to wash these out of the system, aiding in
increasing the health of the breast tissue. Fennel is commonly used to treat
amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure and to boost sexual
desire. Fennel helps to arouse appetite, relieve colic, abdominal cramps and is
also used to improve the kidneys, spleen, liver and lungs. There are no side
effects or contradictions with normal use.
Dong Quai (Leaf)
Dong Quai is
considered by the Chinese to be the "empress of herbs" and the "sovereign herb
for women." It originates from many provinces in southwestern China and is now
commercially cultivated to keep up with the booming demand. Dong Quai has been
used by the Chinese for more than two thousand years as a strengthener of the
heart, lung, spleen, liver and kidney meridians and as a tonic for the blood.
Dong Quai Extract is the supreme female tonic in traditional Chinese medicine.
Women in other parts of the world have also discovered that Dong Quai naturally
provides balancing and normalizing support for women's unique rhythms, cycles
and body systems. It is primarily known for it's uses in treating women's
problems including lack of sexual desire, the symptoms of menopause, cramps and
PMS. In addition, the root is rich in vitamin B-12, which plays a role in the
production of new blood cells. Researchers believe that one important action of
Dong Quai is to promote natural progesterone synthesis, another key element for
breast enlargement. Dong Quai has earned a reputation as the "ultimate herb" for
women and is also know as "the women's ginseng."
Damiana (Tumera Diffusa) (Leaf)
a small shrub with aromatic leaves and yellow flowers that typically grows in
dry, rocky climates throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the West
Indies, California, and Texas. Damiana is well known in southwestern cultures as
a sexuality tonic, and is recommended by many top herbalists. It stimulates the
intestinal tract and brings hemoglobin and oxygen to the genital area. It also
increases energy levels which does a lot to restore libido and desire. In women,
Damiana often restores the ability to achieve orgasm. In Holland, Damiana is
renowned for its sexual enhancing qualities and positive effect on the
reproductive organs. Damiana can quickly stimulate the genital area by enriching
the oxygen supply. Longer term use can improve sexual fitness and performance.
Damiana extracts have been shown, in the test tube, to weakly bind to
progesterone receptors. This is a key element for breast enlargement. Damiana is
also an excellent strengthening remedy for the nervous system. This herb can
have interactions with hypoglycemic drugs.
Blessed Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus)
Blessed, or Holy, Thistle can be found in abundance in
Europe, Asia, the American prairies, Canada and British Columbia as well as
Australia. It is a handsome annual occurring in stony, uncultivated places. It
is said to have obtained it's name from it's high reputation as a heal-all,
being supposed even to cure the plague. The Blessed Thistle grows about 2 feet
high, is reddish, slender, very much branched and scarcely able to keep upright
under the weight of it's leaves and flowerheads. In cold infusions, Blessed
Thistle is valuable in weak and debilitated conditions of the stomach, and as a
tonic, creating appetite and preventing sickness. In warm infusions, it forms,
in intermittent fevers, one of the most useful diaphoretics to which employment
can be given. The plant was at one time supposed to possess very great virtues
against fevers of all kinds. It is said to have great power in the purification
and circulation of the blood, and on this account, strengthens the brain and the
memory. Because of it's powerful estrogenic properties, it is chiefly used now
for nursing mothers, the warm infusion scarcely ever failing to procure a proper
supply of milk. It is considered one of the best medicines which can be used for
Dandelion (Taraxaci Herba) (Root)
Dandelion is a perennial plant found almost everywhere. The oblong or
spatulatae, irregularly dentate or pinnatitid leaves grow in a rosette from the
milky taproot, which also sends up one or more naked flower stems, each
terminating in a single yellow flower. Dandelion has two particularly important
uses: to promote the formation of bile and to remove excess water from the body
in edemous conditions resulting from liver problems. The root especially effects
all forms of secretion and excretion from the body. This boosting of secretion
is key to the formation of new breast cells and tissue, and the boosting of
excretion is key to the cleansing of the estrogen receptor sites which get
clouded with environmental toxins that mimic estrogen. By acting to remove these
and other toxins from the body, it acts as a tonic and stimulant as well. An
infusion of the fresh root is said to be good for gallstones, jaundice, and
other liver problems. No side effects or contradictions with normal use.
Watercress (Nasturtium Officinale)
A native of Europe and Russia, common in Great Britain and
widely naturalized in the United States and Canada, Watercress is a hardy
perennial found in abundance near springs and open running watercourses, of a
creeping habit with smooth, pinnatifid leaves and ovate, heart-shaped leaflets.
Watercress is the most ancient of green vegetables known to man and it's use can
be traced back to the Persians, Greeks and Romans. The common method of
preparation in those days was with oil and vinegar. In the 21st century,
scientists are discovering that Watercress may indeed have properties to
counteract the effects of smoking. Its cruciferous nature may even help prevent
lung diseases, such as emphysema and cancer. Watercress contains gluconasturtin
(only released when the leaves are chopped or chewed), which helps neutralize a
carcinogen in tobacco. Watercress also contains credible amounts of folic acid
and Lucien. J.E. Meyers, Botanical Gardens of Hammond, Indiana informs us that
Watercress is one of the best sources of vitamin E. This is the fertility
vitamin, essential to breast enlargement, Vitamin E helps the body to use
oxygen, which increases physical endurance and stamina and improves heart
response. As a medicinal plant, Watercress has been traditionally considered a
diuretic, expectorant, purgative, stimulant, stomachic and tonic. It has also
been used as a remedy against anemia, eczema, kidney and liver disorders,
tuberculosis, boils, warts and tumors. Watercress has more iron than spinach,
more calcium than milk and three times as much Vitamin E as lettuce. It’s packed
with vitamins A and C, and is low in calories.
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa)
Black Cohosh is native to North America, where it
grows freely in shady woods in Canada and the United States. It is a tall,
herbaceous plant, with feathery racemes of white blossoms. The root of this
plant is much used in America in many disorders, and is supposed to be an
antidote against poison and the bite of the rattlesnake. Herbal researcher Dr.
James Duke has this to say about Black Cohosh; "Black Cohosh really should be
better known in this country, especially with our aging population and the
millions of women who are now facing menopause. Recognized for it's mild
sedative and anti-inflammatory activity, Black Cohosh can help with hot flashes
and other symptoms associated with that dramatic change of life called
menopause. It's also reported to have some estrogenic activity. Native Americans
used the roots and rhizomes of this member of the buttercup family to treat
kidney ailments, malaria, rheumatism, and sore throats. Early American settlers
turned to it for bronchitis, dropsy, fever, hysteria and nervous disorders,
lumbago, and yellow fever. It's also reportedly well known for easing PMS and
menstrual irregularities." This estrogenic activity, notes Dr. Duke, can
contribute to a "mastogenic"effect; the natural enlargement of the breasts.
Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa)
Wild Yam is probably the most widely used herbal tonic
for women's health. Wild Yam is used for breast enlargement, hormonal balancing
and as a sexual stimulant. Herbal data bases indicate that Wild Yam contains
some of the highest levels of natural estrogens, phyto-nutrients and diosgenin
recommended by herbalists for breast enlargement. These phyto-nutrients are mild
and have many health benefits. Wild Yam has also been used for centuries in
Central America as a natural pain reliever. Wild Yam contains compounds similar
to progesterone, and the diosgenin, a procurer of progesterone, makes it a
popular choice for treating PMS. Wild Yam is recommended by herbalist Susan Weed
author of "Breast Cancer? Breast Health!" for healthy breast tissue. Wild Yam
has long been used for it's benefits in women's reproductive health, including
premenstrual syndrome and menopausal problems. It can also be helpful for kidney
and gallbladder problems, and for muscle spasms and inflammation.
Capsules): Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flogard AB
(from natural plant sources), Gelatin and Water.
Silicon Dioxide, also known as Silica, occurs
ubiquitously in the environment and has been used for many years medically. Food
contains various amounts of Silicon Dioxide, of which include potatoes, milk,
drinking water , mineral water , and beer . Very small amounts of Silica are
normally present in all body tissues but there is no evidence that they play any
physiological role. Any silicate absorbed is excreted by the kidneys without
evidence of toxic emulation in the body. Methods for estimating Silica in body
tissues have been greatly improved in recent years making some of the earlier
data somewhat less valuable. This information taken together with human clinical
experience and the frequent occurrence of these compounds in the environment
does not point to any significant toxic effects when these substances are used
as food additives.
Stearate - Magnesium is a mineral that supports bone mineralization, heart
function and many enzyme systems. Magnesium is essential to the body's use of
glucose, which gives energy to the body. It also supports normal immune system
function. Magnesium is found abundantly in legumes, nuts, seafood, chocolate and
green leafy vegetables, and in "hard" water. The adult recommended food intake
is 400 milligrams per day, and the upper limit is 350 milligrams from nonfood
sources. Toxicity is not known, except that large doses cause diarrhea.
Magnesium Stearate is the form that manufacturers use in vitamins. The
Stearate is a very inexpensive synthetic "salt." Magnesium lactate is how it is
found in whole foods and "natural vitamins." Absorbability varies slightly with
Phosphate is manufactured from phophoric acid. It is mainly used in the
pharmaceutical industry to make calcium tablets, tablet medicine additives, etc.
Dicalcium Phosphate also supports curing acalucosis of women during pregnancy
and lactation, and for the prevention and control of rickets and dental caries.
It's an antioxidant in food, an abrasive agent in toothpaste (dicalcium
phosphate dihydrate) as well as being a firming agent. Firming agents are added
to separate residual pectin (occurs in ripe fruits and vegetables and is used in
making fruit jellies and jams), thus strengthening the supporting tissue and
preventing its collapse during processing. Organs and glands communicate
chemically through very tiny quantities of hormones and polypeptides, indicating
that even very small amounts of a specific glandular factor may have a
substantial impact on the function of a gland. Other typical products include
tinned and packaged fruit deserts, granular food products, muffins and
doughnuts, and protein and health bars.
Flo-Gard AB (from natural plant
Flo-Gard AB silica was specifically designed for use
as an anticaking agent for food products high in oils or fats, and also for
converting hard-to-handle liquids into free flowing powders. Some food product
applications include granulated salt, non-dairy creamer powders for coffee,
powdered milk, ground herbs and spices, powdered sugar, pancake and cake mixes,
and cocoa, to name a few.
Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus) Blessed Thistle, also called Holy Thistle,
reportedly derived its name from its successful use as a smallpox cure in
medieval Europe and for its other powerful properties. The 17th century
herbalist, Culpepper, referred to Blessed Thistle as an effective treatment for
headaches, fever and female complaints. Historical uses also include support for
the kidneys, gallbladder, liver, and spleen as well as normal brain
Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) Originally from Mexico,
Damiana was named mizib-coc by the Mayan Indians and was used for lung health,
dizziness and increasing sex drive. The herb's reputation for arousing sexual
desire gave the herb its second Latin name (aphrodisiaca). Today, Damiana is
primarily used for female complaints and is well known for restoring the body's
vital energies, even when exhausted. Other general uses include kidney, sinus,
lung and nervous system support.
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum
officinale) Also called Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown and Puffball, the
common Dandelion is a native of Greece and thrives under almost any conditions,
enabling this hardy plant to spread to nearly every part of the world. The Latin
name for Dandelion (Taraxacum) is taken from the Greek word taraxos (meaning
disorder) and akos (meaning remedy). It's believed that the name Dandelion was
taken from the French, 'dent de lion' (teeth of the lion) because the jagged
leaf of the plant resembles lion's teeth.
Dandelion is perhaps best know
for its ability to support the liver and to purify and cleanse the blood.
Dandelion is also an excellent natural source of potassium which contains rich
sources of sodium and other natural salts, as well as calcium, making it an
excellent electrolyte balancer. Dandelion is widely cultivated in France where
the roots are cooked as a vegetable; in Germany, dandelion leaves are used in
salads. Dandelion greens are said to contain 7,000 units of vitamin A per ounce
and are considered to be an excellent survival food.
(Angelica sinensis) Dong Quai has an extremely long history of use,
particularly in China and Japan, dating back to 588 B.C. Principally used for
female complaints, Dong Quai is also used to promote normal blood circulation,
blood pressure, colon function, lung, pituitary, kidney and lymphatic system
support. Its traditional uses in relation to women include reported benefits for
hormone balancing, menopause and nervous system.
Lemon Balm (Melissa
officinalis) Lemon balm, a mild sedative with a delicate lemon scent and
flavor, has been used throughout history as a medical herb. A native to southern
Europe, it is a perennial that grows to a height of about two feel with small
light blue to white flowers that appear in late spring to midsummer. Charlemagne
once ordered lemon balm planted in every monastery garden because of its beauty.
Before the Middle Ages, lemon balm was used to lift the spirits, reduce anxiety
and help heal wounds.
MotherWort (Leonurus cardiaca) Known as an
important herb since the time of the Roman empire, MotherWort (Mother's Word)
derives its Latin name from the Greek word meaning Lion's tail, which describes
the shaggy shape of the plants' leaves. Motherwort tea has long been used as
excellent support for the heart and female complaints. Mother Wort has been
found to be helpful for maintaining normal feminine cycles, sleeping patterns
and nervous system function.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) Used
for generations in America, Saw Palmetto or Sabal actually dates back to the
Mayan civilization. When eaten, Saw Palmetto berries have a definitive
regulating and beneficial effect on weight, disposition, reproductive functions
This versatile plant provides a wide range of benefits for
women. As a nutritive supplement, Saw Palmetto has been historically used to
promote normal bust development and to also assist the thyroid in regulating
sexual development. Saw Palmetto is also well known for its calming effect on
The Bradford Institute, under the direction of Dr. Robert Bradford in San
Diego, CA, supervised a clinical study with 108 women over a period of 24 months
to test breast growth and enhancement. The results of their investigation
documented breast enlargement of one-half inch to three inches over a 45-day to
nine-month period. Additional clinical studies by a pharmaceutical research team
in Miami are also presently being conducted.
Breast Gain Plus
Feneugreek Seed Extract contains some of the
highest concentrations of the plant elements recommended by herbalists for
breast enlargement. Also hormone regulator that that has been used to
treat menopausal symptoms and balances the female system. Fenugreek seed,
which is also known as Methi in Urdu and Hindi, Hulba in Arabic is a
popular supplement for minimizing symptoms of menopause, relieves
constipation, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol, soothes sore throat
pain and coughs, eases minor indigestion and relieves diarrhea*.
Fennel Seed rich in flavonoids that cause estrogenic
effects. This boosting of secretion is key to the formation of new breast
cells and tissue, and the boosting of excretion is key to the cleansing of
the estrogen receptor sites which get clouded with environmental toxins
that mimic estrogen. By acting to remove these and other toxins from the
body, it acts as a tonic and stimulant as well. An infusion of the fresh
root is said to be good for gallstones, jaundice, and other liver
problems. No side effects or contradictions with normal use.
Dong Quai Root aids the body in the efficient use of
hormones. Also used as treatment for some menopause symptoms. It has been
used successfully to alleviate PMS (premenstrual syndrome) and menopausal
symptoms (Hardy 2000). Dong Quai extract has been shown to have a muscle
relaxant effect and has been used as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory
agent. Scientists believe that one mechanism of action of Dong Quai is to
promote natural progesterone synthesis. Progesterone (to be discussed in
more detail later) is another hormone whose production declines at
menopause. The plant nutrients can help to wash these out of the system,
aiding in increasing the health of the breast tissue.
Thistle Herb used to treat a variety of female concerns including
painful menstruation and associated aches and pains. Also used as a
hormonal regulator and aid in digestion and circulation. Containing
B-complex, calcium, iron, manganese, cincin and essential oils, Blessed
Thistle can be used to alleviate inflammation caused by poor digestion.
Blessed Thistle also improves circulation and purifies the blood
increasing oxygen to the brain to stimulate memory. Because of it's
powerful estrogenic properties, it is chiefly used now for nursing
mothers, the warm infusion scarcely ever failing to procure a proper
supply of milk. It is considered one of the best medicines which can be
used for this purpose.
Dandelion Root is a perennial plant
found almost everywhere. The oblong or spatulatae, irregularly dentate or
pinnatitid leaves grow in a rosette from the milky taproot, which also
sends up one or more naked flower stems, each terminating in a single
yellow flower. Dandelion has two particularly important uses: to promote
the formation of bile and to remove excess water from the body in edemous
conditions resulting from liver problems. The root especially effects all
forms of secretion and excretion from the body. This boosting of secretion
is key to the formation of new breast cells and tissue, and the boosting
of excretion is key to the cleansing of the estrogen receptor sites which
get clouded with environmental toxins that mimic estrogen. By acting to
remove these and other toxins from the body, it acts as a tonic and
stimulant as well. An infusion of the fresh root is said to be good for
gallstones, jaundice, and other liver problems. No side effects or
contradictions with normal use.
Watercress Leaf a native of
Europe and Russia, common in Great Britain and widely naturalized in the
United States and Canada, Watercress is a hardy perennial found in
abundance near springs and open running watercourses, of a creeping habit
with smooth, pinnatifid leaves and ovate, heart-shaped leaflets.
Watercress is the most ancient of green vegetables known to man and it's
use can be traced back to the Persians, Greeks and Romans. The common
method of preparation in those days was with oil and vinegar. In the 21st
century, scientists are discovering that Watercress may indeed have
properties to counteract the effects of smoking. Its cruciferous nature
may even help prevent lung diseases, such as emphysema and cancer.
Watercress contains gluconasturtin (only released when the leaves are
chopped or chewed), which helps neutralize a carcinogen in tobacco.
Watercress also contains credible amounts of folic acid and Lucien. J.E.
Meyers, Botanical Gardens of Hammond, Indiana informs us that Watercress
is one of the best sources of vitamin E. This is the fertility vitamin,
essential to breast enlargement, Vitamin E helps the body to use oxygen,
which increases physical endurance and stamina and improves heart
response. As a medicinal plant, Watercress has been traditionally
considered a diuretic, expectorant, purgative, stimulant, stomachic and
tonic. It has also been used as a remedy against anemia, eczema, kidney
and liver disorders, tuberculosis, boils, warts and tumors. Watercress has
more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk and three times as much
Vitamin E as lettuce. It’s packed with vitamins A and C, and is low in
L-Tyrosine is a direct precursor to Thyroxine, a
primary thyroid hormone, as well as Adrenaline and Nor-adrenaline.
Thyroxine has been found to increase metabolic rate and control growth
rate. L-Tyrosine is a necessary amino acid in the production of
neurotransmitters including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
L-Tyrosine also appears to have a mild stimulatory effect on the central
Kelp is the common name for seaweed. It
absorbs fats and has been shown to have efficacy for obesity, cellulitis
and rheumatism. It is rich in nutrients, containing 30 minerals, so it is
especially beneficial for anyone who is mineral deficient. It is reported
to be beneficial for the brain and nervous system and the spinal chord.
Kelp contains iodine which stimulates the thyroid. Kelp has also been
reported to improve skin, nails and hair, protect against radiation,
soften stools and treat obesity and ulcers.
Vitamin E, an
anti-oxidant, plays a role in the body's ability to utilize oxygen. It
also protects Vitamin A from destruction in the body and unsaturated fats
from abnormal breakdown. Vitamin E prolongs the life of red blood cells
and promotes cell respiration and is reported to be the anti-aging
vitamin. In addition, Vitamin E helps minimize scarring and assists in the
healing of wounds, retards blood clotting, keeps youthful elasticity in
tissues and alleviates hot flashes and menopausal distress.
Below is a list of some of the ingredients and how
they assist in breast enhancement as well as overall female health and
sexual improvement! Breast Success™ contains absolutely no synthetic
compounds, additives, lubricants or fillers. The ingredients in Breast
Success™ in order of quantity are:
Extract: Fenugreek is a unique herb rich in phyto-estrogens.
Fenugreek aids in hormonal production, and facilitates the development of
the mammary glands which 'feed' on estrogens. Trigonelline, a chemical
found in Fenugreek, has been in testing as a potential treatment for
cancer as well.
Saw Palmetto Berry: Saw Palmetto is a
small palm tree with large leaves and large deep red-black berries. Saw
Palmetto berries contain an oil with a variety of physosterols. Studies
have shown Saw Palmetto to successfully reverse atrophy of the mammary
Fennel Seed: Fennel has long been praised
for its abundance of flavonoids. These compounds exert mild estrogenic
effects and are completely harmless and non-toxic.
L-Tyrosine: A naturally occurring amino
acid, Tyrosine plays an important role in the functioning of the adrenal,
pituitary, and thyroid glands, which control hormone production. Some
studies suggest that Tyrosine may also stimulate the production of growth
hormone, which helps build muscle and reduce body fat.
Mexican Wild Yam Root: Commonly used as a
treatment for osteoporosis, Mexican Wild Yam is a excellent source of
Beta-Carotene and diosgenin, which are powerful Phytochemicals aiding in
optimal breast development.
Pacific Kelp: Kelp is an excellent source
of minerals from the sea, including iodine, which is essential for proper
thyroid function. Cultural studies relating to the result of diet
including kelp have determined a link to a lower breast cancer rate, and a
healthier hormonal balance.
Damiana Leaf: Damiana is a small shrub
high in phytochemicals such as alpha-pinene, beta-carotene, beta-pinene
and beta-sisterol. Damiana is primarily used for treating female hormone
Dong Quai Root: For centuries, this Asian
root has been used to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and
cramps. Dong Quai has been shown to assist the body in efficiently using
Mother's Wort Herb: Mother's Wort is
native to many parts of Europe on river banks and under hedges. Mother's
Wort contains, Leonurine which is a uterine stimulant.
Black Cohosh Root Extract: Numerous
studies have been conducted to show the medical benefits of Black Cohosh.
Studies suggest that Black Cohosh is similar to the drugs used in hormone
Oat Grass: Oat Grass (Avena Sativa) is
rich in saponins, flavonoids, minerals, and alkaloids necessary for a
healthy hormonal system.
Blessed Thistle Herb: Blessed Thistle has
long been used around the world as a hormonal balancing agent in
Hops Flower: Hops flower is a shrub rich in flavonoids,
whose action in regulating the hormonal production facilitates development
of the mammary glands.
Vanity Breast Enhancement Pills
Vanity contains 15 all-natural ingredients that are the
richest in estrogen and human growth hormone stimulation in the world.
Vanity is the original breast enhancer product. It has been used
successfully for over 8 years worldwide. Truth be known no product has
been more successful in stimulating the growth of breast tissue than
Vanity. With over 80,000 successful cases and a 92 percent overall success
rate, Vanity remains a very successful product.
Each capsule contains 500mg of a propreitary herbal
formulation containing the following:
Fenugreek Extract, Saw Palmetto,
L-tyrosine, Wild Yam Extract, Avenal Satliva, Chinese Red Ginseng Root,
Astragalus Root, Cayenne Fruit, Echinacea Whole Plant, Fo Ti Root, Gotu
Kola Leaf, Golden Seal Root, Guarana Seed, Panax Ginseng Root &
Extract and Siberian Ginseng Root.
One study found that after consuming fennel seed for 10 days, the mammary
gland weight of female rats increased. Higher doses increased the weight of the
Consult the appropriate healthcare professional before using any
of these products, especially during pregnancy and any disease conditions
involving the hormones.