Here is a catalogue of those natural ingredients that appear most often in breast enlargement products.
It’s important to note that no breast enhancement product should be used while pregnant or breast feeding.
Also, this article cannot be considered medical advice. Nor is it making any statements regarding the safety of these ingredients. You should always check with your doctor before using any breast enhancement product.
Black cohosh is a Native American remedy for women’s health problems. It grows in the eastern and central United States and is a member of the buttercup family. It is a traditional treatment for menopausal symptoms such as vaginal lack of moisture and night sweats.
It imitates estrogen to stimulate breast growth.
Black cohosh can cause headaches, nausea and dizziness when taken to excess. So, you should take only small amounts of this supplement.
Blessed thistle grows mostly in Europe and Asia. It aids digestion and blood circulation, and is known to help balance hormones.
There are few known side effects but some rare individuals may have an allergic reaction when taking blessed thistle.
Damiana is mostly used as an aphrodisiac. It grows in the southern United States and Mexico and has compounds that are very much like progesterone. Damiana is a tonic that helps promote breast enhancement by its effects on the nervous and hormonal system
Damiana side effects are indigestion and insomnia, but these are rare.
Dong quai is an Asian medicine that has been used for centuries as a treatment for menopause and PMS. And has a balancing effect on the female hormonal system. It is the predominant female tonic in Chinese medicine and has been used to help with PMS and menopause. Many people believe it promotes the assimilation of progesterone, which aids breast growth.
Dong quai has been known to increase the spread of cancer cells. So, you should not take it if there is a history of breast cancer in your family or if you have any other risk factors. Dong quai has a blood thinning effect and should not be take by women who are using any kind of blood thinning medication.
While fennel seed is a commonly used spice, but it’s extract is very high in estrogen. It has been shown to not only increase breast size, but also help to regulate menstrual cycles, which will help to balance out the potential of the fenugreek to interfere with your menstrual cycle.
The only side effect of fennel extract I could find is a very rare incidence of allergic reaction.
Fenugreek is a very ancient medicinal herb. It has been used as an aphrodisiac, to increase milk production in women who are breast feeding, and to treat menopause symptoms.
The phytoestrogens in fenugreek imitate estrogen and also increase production of prolactin. These hormones aid in the development of breast tissue.
Fenugreek can lower blood glucose levels, so if you are diabetic, you should not take it without medical supervision. It can also cause diarrhea, low blood pressure and erratic menstrual cycles. You should not take fenugreek if you are allergic to peanuts.
Hops are a traditional treatment for insomnia and anxiety. They contain phytoestrogens that have a rejuvenating effect on the female endocrine system.
There are some side effects, such as an allergic reaction if you are allergic to peanuts and lethargy.
L-tyrosine is a mood enhancing amino acid that helps the production of neurotransmitters that regulate emotion.
While it is not directly a breast enhancing product, it does help alleviate depression.
There are no know side effect, but you should not take it if you are already taking medication for depression or Parkinson’s disease. It should also not be taken over a long period of time, six months maximum.
Mother’s Wart Extract also known as Motherwort Extract
Motherwort stimulates tissue development and increases blood circulation, which makes it useful in a breast enhancement product.
Very large doses of motherwort, more than one-hundred times what you would find in a breast enhancement supplement, can cause diarrhea and stomach irritation.
Oat Straw also known as Oat Grass
While not directly affecting breast enhancement, oat grass helps increase strength and endurance while helping to create a positive mental outlook. There are no known side effects.
Pacific kelp is high in iodine, which helps the thyroid gland regulate metabolism and weight. This makes it a useful ingredient in breast enhancement supplements. It helps counterbalance the weight gain that is often a side effect of changing hormones.
There are no known side effects of kelp. But medical doctors, who supposedly know what they’re talking about, say that you should avoid it if you are suffering from thyroid disease.
Saw palmetto is a palm that has been used for centuries for food and medicine. As a breast enhancer, it blocks the production of the “male” hormone testosterone and so can aid in increasing breast size. Saw palmetto may interfere with some blood pressure medications.
Wild Yam Extract
Wild yam extract has long been used as a general woman’s health tonic. It’s nourishes a number of biological systems, such as urinary, respiratory and reproductive systems. It also helps stimulate breast tissue production.
Although wild yam extract has few side effects, it can interfere with birth control pills, cause stomach upset and skin rashes in some cases.