Q: If I use the herbs such as wild yam and fenugreek, will it stop my breasts from growing naturally? I’m 16 years old and get very bad cramps and want to use fenugreek for it but will it stop me from devloping naturally?
Breast enlargement herbs
A1: Fenugreek is used in breast enlargement formulas, as is wild yam. Fenugreek contains phytoestrogens which mimick breast estrogen causing breast enlargement.
Because of your age any advice given would need to be discussed with your parents. So you amy want to discuss with them the use of magnesium or cramp bark to help alleviate your menstrual cramps. Both are smooth muscle relaxants. Some women have also found that essential fatty acids from flax or fish oils have helped.
A2: No, just the opposite. Phytoestrogens are 200 to 400 times weaker than the estrogens produceed by the body. They protect the body from cancer by locking up estrogen receptors which prevent stronger estrogens from locking on to these receptors and triggering cancer growth. Estrogens that cause cancer include the estrogens produced by the body if they become dominant, estrogen replacement therapy, birth control pills, and xenoestrogens (dioxin, DDT, etc.).
Phytoestrogens have been found in over 350 plants, including many we eat. If they caused cancer we would all be dead from eating peas, yams, kelp, licorice, sage, fennel seed, soy, etc. And from drinking beer, gin, ouzo, and whiskey.
There is plenty of information out their on phytoestrogens. Just look a littlle to find it.