As far back as biblical times, Fenugreek has been used to promote increased flow of breast milk. Fenugreek is native to Europe and Asia and is a member of the legume family. Like Red Cover it is a phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens are plants chemicals that have properties similar to the female hormone estrogen. A compound named diosgenin which is also found in the Fenugreek is what is attributed to the increase of breast milk. Scientist believe that the reason Fenugreek increases the production of breast milk is because Fenugreek stimulates sweat glands and the human breast is a modified sweat gland.
The Fenugreek plant is grown in the US as well as in other countries to be used as a food condiment, dye and medicine. The plant blooms with white flowers in early summer. These flowers turn into long slender pods which hold the brown seed which is used to create commercial products. In India and China this herb is used to treat arthritis, improve digestion, and treat upper respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis.
Fenugeek to increase breast size
Fenugreek is also believed by some to increase breast size, increase sexual libido in men and women and promote breast health. This herb is also used by men as an aphrodisiac and to prevent premature ejaculation. Antioxidants and choline which is found in Fenugreek is also said to slow aging and improve the thinking processes. Because Fenugreek has the same phytoestrogens as Red Clover it also is used to treat symptoms of PMS and menopause.
To increase your bust size with fenugreek start by taking one capsule 3 times per day and increase until you notice results. Just be sure not to exceed the manufacturer’s recommended dosage.
Homemade bust boosting tea (Bustea)
- 1 cup fenugreek sprouts
- 2 cups of water
- a dash of anise, caraway, fennel and licorice
- fresh lemon juice
Directions: In a saucepan, combine fenugreek sprouts with 2 cups of water. Add a dash or two of the each of the spices: anise, caraway, fennel, and licorice. Allow the water to boil for several minutes then strain and cool. Add lemon juice and honey to taste and 1-2 cups of Bustea per day for the best breast-enhancing effect.
Fenugreek as natural remedy
Fenugreek has also been found to reduce blood sugar levels in patients that have type 2 diabetes and is actively used by many patients as a regular supplement.
Those that suffer from gastrointestinal problems like acid reflux and heartburn can also benefit from using Fenugreek. Because Fenugreek contains a lot of mucilage it is very effective in controlling these ailments. To treat these symptoms you simply sprinkle a teaspoon of the Fenugreek seed directly onto the food to be eaten.
Fenugreek side effects
Fenugreek is considered safe for nursing mothers but should not be taken by pregnant women because it can cause uterine contractions. Other side effects reported have been hypoglycemia in nursing mothers, loose stools and urine that smells like maple syrup. Though this last symptom is listed as a side effect it is also used to determine that the right dosage has been achieved. When the urine begins to smell like the maple syrup it means an adequate dosage has been achieved. Even though extended use of this herb can cause loose stools the herb is used short term to treat diarrhea.
More uses of fenugreek
Scientist just recently determined that Fenugreek can help reduce cholesterol. Even though this herb does have indications of helping many common ailments it is important to check with your physician to insure that it will not interfere with medications that you are currently taking. Fenugreek can affect the absorption of medications.
Herbs like Fenugreek that have the potential to treat so many ailments have been used in many countries for many centuries. With the huge increase of diabetics in the US herbs like Fenugreek are a welcome alternative to help treat this disease. The same goes for cardiac related illnesses and digestive problems. These herbs now give us an alternative, “non-chemical” option to consider when needing treatment.
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