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| Combining Herbs for Breast Enhancement and Cellulite |
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Kathy
Posted on: May 6, 2001
I am considering these herbs for breast enhancement and cellulite . I would like to know if taking of multiple amounts of different herbs can counter act each other, and how can I combine the herbs to get the most out of them . What kind of side effects will I expect from them if any.
For the breast : basil, caraway, cumin, dill, diosgenin, fennel seeds, fenugreek (seeds, sprouts), lemongrass, licorice, marjoram, saw palmetto (berries), wild yam.
Cellulite : dandelion root, gotu kola, horsetail, nettles, parsley, red clover, yarrow, vitex agnus-castus (chasteberry), witch hazel, and horsechestnut lotion.
I would also like information on the best forms to purchase seeds, oil, sprouts etc, and the best way to use and/or apply. I don’t want to spend money or harm myself if I won’t get the best results.
No one will guarantee that herbs will work for breast enhancement. There are many traditions of various herbs for this purpose, and some research, as indicated in items on breast enhancement on our website.
Licorice is not recommended in high blood pressure. Used in large quantities over long periods of time, it is known to cause water retention.
Horsetail is should not be taken for a period of longer than 4 weeks. Take a one week break before resuming its use. Horsetail is very high in minerals, which may cause an overload on the kidneys.
Diosgenin is not a herb. It is a chemical often used to create semi-synthetic forms of estrogen.
The dry herbs are best purchased from a good health food store that stores bulk herbs in glass jars. Alcoholic tinctures for internal use, and oils, creams and lotions, for external application, can also be purchased at a health food store. Ask a knowledgeable salesperson for good brands. Sprouts must be sprouted yourself at home.
A reasonable strategy for self-help is to consider your diet first, and work with herbs on one condition at a time. Try to determine what may be causing cellulite. Then try one or 2 herbs and see how they work for you. It will not be possible for you to determine which herbs are working for you when you combine the number that you are proposing. For example, if you think that your hormones need balancing, use Vitex and Dandelion root internally in alcoholic tincture form, and a purchased Witch Hazel and Horsechestnut combination cream or lotion externally for your cellulite. Note how you feel with these herbs. If you notice a positive change after 4 weeks, then this may be all you need. If you need more herbal help, then add another of the recommended herbs at this time. Herbs should help to balance your system, to re-establish its normal healing pattern. After 3 months of taking herbs, take a break from them for a month, and notice whether your body is continuing its own healing process.