What is fenugreek? Not many people have given it much attention since, as a vegetable, it is not as popular in cuisine as the carrot, cabbage or potato. Is it even a vegetable, some might wonder. As an herbal supplement, it is also not as popular as ginger, garlic or bitter melon. However, it is making headway for its supposed ability to enlarge and enhance female breasts. Many women today, both curious and believers, take fenugreek for breast enlargement.

Fenugreek belongs to the pea family and is known to treat a number of illnesses such as intestinal problems, skin problems, flu, fever, ulcer, bronchitis, and arthritis, to name a few. Both its leaves and seeds may be eaten raw or cooked as a medicinal food as well as a delicious Asian spice. Both these parts of the plant are also now commercialized as teas, supplements and extracts. Fenugreek is cheap and safe. Compared to the many expensive medicines, procedures and attempts to enlarge the female breasts, there is no harm in trying the natural, fenugreek way.

How this herb could possibly make breasts larger is simple. The breasts grow in puberty when the female body begins to produce estrogen to develop new tissues in that part of the body. The female hormone determines a breast’s shape and size. The fewer hormones produced, the smaller and less developed the breasts become. Fenugreek contains diosgenin compounds, which are similar to estrogen and which produces prolactin. As more estrogen-like compounds enter the female body, new tissues develop thereby enhancing and enlarging the breasts. This is also why fenugreek is popular and widely recommended as a galactagogue or breast milk-inducing agent.

Fenugreek is a “tasty, maple-flavored herb that helps control blood sugar in people with diabetes and fenugreek sprouts may enlarge women’s breasts,” said James Duke, Ph.D. and author of the book “The Green Pharmacy”. He continued, “It was noted in a study that after eating several fair-portions of fenugreek sprouts over the course of several days, that the test subject’s breasts seem somewhat larger. This was called a mastogenic effect.”

This may be too good to be true. One of the best ways of verifying this interesting potential is hearing those who have tried it. One satisfied user confessed, “I have experimented enough by now to come to the conclusion that fenugreek does indeed cause breast fullness at least for me…. Now ladies, you won’t wake up and find yourself a busty C if you were an A, but you will notice a fullness.” Another woman, this time from Texas, USA said, “I’m happy to say, it has enlarged my breasts from 34C to38DD. I take Fenugreek pills (2 pills twice daily) and I mix 2 caplets with lotion and massage into my breasts twice daily. My breasts are very firm.”

In an online forum on breast enlargement herbs, a survey revealed that more women use fenugreek. The five most-used herbs to enlarge breasts are fenugreek (47 votes), saw palmetto (36), fennel (33), borage (22) and wild yam (21).

Women may take fenugreek capsules, extracts or supplements to see if they really work. Another way of doing it is to crush a few grams of organic fenugreek seeds and mix with oil to create an emollient. Massage the breasts with this. Some believe that using fenugreek for breast enlargement will work better when coupled with proper nutrition and weight-lifting.