Breast Enlargement
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Emma
Posted on: September 23, 1999

My wife want to know how she might increases her breast size without surgery. She heard there is a product similar to an ingredient in beer sold overseas but not here in the U.S. If you know of something similar let us know.

We have answered questions similar to yours previously. Please go to our website at, and then go to the "Q&A" area and search for "breast". I don’t know of an ingredient in beer sold oversees that is used for that purpose, although many of the herbs listed by James Duke, below, have been used in beer making in the past.

James Duke, in "The Green Pharmacy" (available from Richters) has reported research that indicate that the sprouts of fenugreek may enlarge women’s breasts. Duke has developed a recipe with breast-enhancing herbs, calling it "Bustea". To make the tea, pour two cups of water over one cup of fenugreek sprouts. Add a dash of fennel seeds, anise, basil, caraway, dill, licorice, marjoram and lemongrass. Bring to a boil, then let it cool. Add lemon juice and honey to taste. Drink one to two cups per day.

Duke reports that fenugreek contains diosgenin, a chemical often used to create semisynthetic forms of estrogen, which causes the growth of breast cells and contributes to water retention. Fenugreek may also be applied externally to the breasts by grinding the seeds or sprouts, adding a bit of olive oil and applying the mixture as a paste.

Fennel has estrogenic effects as well. Duke warns that fennel oil must not be used, that in pregnant women it may cause miscarriage and that in doses greater than a teaspoon it can be toxic.

Folklore maintains that the other herbs in Bustea can help enlarge breasts.

Other herbs that Duke reports that have been used to enhance breast size are Saw Palmetto, which has a folk tradition for this purpose, and may be taken according to package directions, Wild Yam, which contains some diosgenin, and Cumin, which has shown to increase the number of mammary cells in laboratory animals. Cumin can be used liberally in cooking, or added to the Bustea recipe.

Breasts may be made to appear larger by exercising the pectoral muscles.

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