Breast growth is controlled by an interplay of genetics, estrogen levels and external factors.
Estrogens are biological chemicals that are responsible for the net female activity in the body like breast budding, widening of hips and regulation of the menstrual cycle.
Phytoestrogens are plant estrogens which mimic the effects of natural estrogens and as such are good for hormone replacement therapy. These chemicals, when bound to estrogen receptors can help in the regulation of menstrual cycles, renewed breast growth etc.
Below are some herbs that are rich in phytoestrogens and help facilitate breast growth. It is best to take these herbs orally as shakes, teas or capsules. Creams and oils don’t work as phytoestrogens cannot penetrate the skin. These herbs can be sourced as supplements from different pharmaceutical stores nationwide and online markets like Jumia, Jiji etc.
This herb in addition to being very good for lactating mothers, fenugreek helps the round out the boobs, boost breast volume and firm up the breasts.
2. Wild Yam
This native Chinese plant has been a part of China’s indigenous medical regimen.
The Chinese use it to combat asthma, stress etc. It increases the size of the breasts by increasing progesterone levels. Progesterone is an important precursor of estrogen synthesis and low levels of it ultimately lead to low levels of estrogen.
3. Saw Palmetto
Also touted for its effects in treating urinary tract infections, this native American plant helps in boosting breast growth by blocking the production of excess testosterone on one hand and increasing estrogen production on another hand.
4. Dong Quai
Another Chinese plant that has been implicated in sexual wellness, Dong Quai helps to restore hormonal equilibrium and encourage increased progesterone production which subsequently leads to larger, rounder and firmer boobs.
5. Pueraria Mirifica
This is a native plant of Thailand that helps to replenish diminished estrogen in the body, balance out hormones and help preserve the youthful appearance of the breast.
6. Fennel Seeds
Apart from the numerous skin benefits this Mediterranean plant offers, it helps in the control of perimenopausal symptoms. They also trigger breast growth by causing a reduction in the levels of hormones that antagonize the effects of estrogen. Take fennel capsules, smoothies and teas for best effect.
7. Red Clover
From high blood pressure management to treating skin conditions, there is little this little plant cannot do. For ladies that are uncomfortable with the size of their twins, this is a very good option.
Before taking any of these herbs, either in their raw forms, as infusions or as supplements, endeavour to see your doctor. While taking these herbs, some people might experience side effects like:
•The appearance of pimples.
•Increased menstrual flow.