For centuries, fenugreek seed has been valued in home remedies for breast enlargement. The seeds of this herb were the main ingredient in Lydia Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, a very popular herbal remedy for all types of female troubles about a hundred years ago.
Fenugreek seeds are rich in a compound called diosgenin, a phytoestrogen (derived from plants) that the body converts into a female sex hormone called progesterone. This female hormone has various functions in the body, two of which are directly related to breast enlargement: it encourages water retention and the development of breast cells. As a plant-derived estrogen, diosgenin doesn’t cause the uncomfortable fullness of the breast that women using the Pill tend to feel.
Fenugreek Herbal Tea
Pour two cups of water in a saucepan over a cup of fenugreek sprouts. Add a dash of dill, anise, caraway, fennel, basil, marjoram, lemongrass, and licorice. To improve the taste, add honey and lemon juice. Drink one or two cups per day.
Powdered Fenugreek Seed
Alternatively, you may use powdered fenugreek seed to massage the breasts, as the breast tissues have the ability to absorb plant chemicals. Grind either the sprouts or seeds in a blender. Mix with a dash of vegetable oil. Use as a paste to massage the breasts.
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