Phyto-estrogens, Phyto-progestins, and More…

Herbal breast enlargement can require some experimenting to find the right balance of hormones that will trigger your body into growing breasts. This may include taking a mix of phyto-estrogens, phyto-progestins, and/or anti-androgens. But what are these things and how do they affect breast growth? Below is a breakdown of each, including how they affect breast growth and what herbs contain that property.


Phyto-estrogens are plant based estrogens that mimic human estrogen. Phyto-estrogens are found in many herbal supplements and in foods we eat. In terms of natural breast enlargement, they are generally taken to increase estrogen levels in the body as estrogen is a key component for breast growth. But do be aware that too much estrogen is not good. Herbs that contain phyto-estrogens include:

  • Pueraria Mirifica
  • Fenugreek
  • Hops
  • Ashagawanda
  • Shatavari
  • Red Clover
  • Licorice


Phyto-progestins are taken to increase progesterone levels. Progesterone is another key component in breast growth and is responsible for the formation of the glands in the breasts.  Herbs containing phyto-progestins include:

  • Licorice root
  • Damiana leaf
  • Oregano
  • Fennel Seed
  • Red Clover
  • Chasteberry (Vitex)
  • Dill


Prolactin is another important hormone in breast development. Prolactin is naturally produced by the body during puberty and pregnancy but can also be produced by the body when nipples are stimulated. Herbs can also be taken to increase prolactin levels such as:

  • Fenugreek
  • Hops
  • Goat’s Rue
  • Blessed Thistle


Testosterone, a type of androgen hormone, is needed for natural breast enlargement as estrogens are made from testosterone. Though taking androgens is not very common in natural breast enlargement, there are some who need to take androgens to help balance out their testosterone levels. Herbs used to increase testosterone levels include:

  • Maca Root
  • Tribulus Terrestris


Anti-androgens block the effects or production of masculinizing hormones known as androgens. This is the simplest explanation as there are different classes of androgens and various anti-androgens affect them differently. Most women generally do not need to worry about adding anti-androgens as part of the NBE routine but there are some including those who are androgen dominant or suffer from PCOS.

  • Spearmint
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Nettle Root
  • Borage seed Oil
  • Green Tea
  • White Peony
  • Chasteberry (vitex)
  • Red Reishi

There is so much more information on the topic of herbs and hormones.  This post is just an introduction but we will be diving deeper into the topic in future posts. In the meantime, we recommend doing your research if you are interested in balancing hormone levels with the use of herbs.

Hormone Tests

If you are interested in doing NBE right, the best place to start is by getting a hormone test. The tests can be a little pricey but they will save you time with having to figure out what you need/don’t need and what works/doesn’t work.

With a hormone test, you be able to see where your levels are currently which can help direct your routine. You will know where you are low and where you are high and be able to take herbs accordingly. For example – if you are high in estrogen and low in progesterone, you will want to up your progesterone by using a progesterone cream or taking one of the herbs listed above.

So if you are serious about growing breasts, it’s highly recommended that you take a hormone test, it will save you money and time in the long run.  You can purchase hormone tests at Amazon or places like Any Lab Test Now will administer the test for you and send it off.  There is also Dr. Lee’s hormone questionnaire that can help you determine where you might be high/low with your hormone levels.