Herbs to Increase Bust Size

No clinical trials have evaluated the safety or efficacy of herbal products for increasing breast size. Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Sandhya Pruthi warns that these products may cause unanticipated side effects, including drug interactions and an increased risk of breast cancer. Nevertheless, many women turn to hormone-affecting herbs as a low-cost, non-prescription alternative to cosmetic surgery. These medicinal herbs may increase bust size by triggering subtle hormonal changes. Consult your health care provider before using any medicinal herb, particularly if you have a medical condition.


An aromatic relative of dillweed, fennel contains a high concentration of breast-enhancing phytonutrients. According to a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, fennel compounds like anethole and dianethole can increase levels of estrogen, a hormone that improves the fullness of breast tissue. Fennel has a long-standing history of use as a galactogogue, or breast milk stimulant.


Licorice candy generally contains few or no hormone-affecting nutrients, but natural licorice root may increase bust size. The U.S. National Institutes of Health notes that licorice may elevate levels of estrogen and prolactin– two hormones linked to lactation and increased breast size.


Another traditional galactogogue, this sweet-smelling herb has been used historically to improve bust size in women. Fenugreek is associated with few serious side effects, but it may cause maple-like body odor.

Red Clover

Typically used to treat menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome and other hormone-senstive conditions, red clover is an excellent source of isoflavones. These estrogen-like compounds could theoretically increase a woman’s breast size. However, the University of Maryland Medical Center warns that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of red clover to treat any condition.

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Juniper Russo Tarascio, an eclectic autodidact, has been writing professionally since April 2008. Her work has appeared in several online and print-based publications, including “Animal Wellness” magazine. Tarascio’s primary writing interests include holistic health, natural living and animal care.