Many active ingredients in breast enhancement products like breast creams, gels, and pills are promoted as having estrogenic properties to assist in breast enhancement. One of these common ingredients is Pueraria mirifica, a plant growing in northern and northeastern Thailand and Myanmar. This plant is also known as Kwao Krua, and it is said to have a handful of benefits in a natural breast enhancement product. Are you familiar with it?
There are many colorful details about Pueraria mirifica. It is historically used in folk medicine in Thailand, and there are four varieties of Kwao Krua as it is locally known. Miroestrol, an estrogenic phenol, was isolated from the plant in 1960, or eight years after it got the Pueraria mirifica plant name definitively.
According to traditional wisdom, the benefits of this plant medicine is supporting memory, as well as making skin smooth like a six-year-old. Parasite-induced sicknesses were also promoted to be fought off effectively.
Here are some facts on the composition of this plant:
- There are compounds that make this plant different from other phytoestrogens-containing plants in the Leguminosae family. Specifically, these are Miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol, both boasting of the highest estrogenic activity among the known phytoestrogens at present. This is because of the similarity of its structure to estradiol, the primary human estrogen.
- Pueraria mirifica contains other chemicals that are within the isoflavone and coumestran group of phytoestrogens. However, it is said that the estrogenic powers of miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol are still superior to that of soy isoflavones.
- In February 2000, the Journal of Natural Products reported the isolation and identification of deoxymiroestrol. The authors noted that because it is easily oxidized to miroestrol, deoxymiroestrol (not the miroestrol first isolated by chemists in 1940) is potentially the actual chemical component of the plant now used cosmetics for and products targeted for breast size growth. The researchers added that the two phytoestrogens coexist in the root of this beneficial plant.
Pueraria mirifica is almost a mainstay in breast cream and supplement formulas for breast growth. These products contain bioidentical estrogens, which means the exact same molecules as the ones produced in a woman’s body. This also means that it will not be treated as foreign molecule by your body; instead it will be used correctly and will minimize or eliminate side effects.
If you’re new to the world of breast enhancement, keep reading this blog for more information on Pueraria mirifica and other ingredients aiding in breast growth.