Herbs vs. Hormones for Male to Female Breast Enhancement

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So you’re ready to ditch your breast forms and get some womanly curves of your own? How exciting!

Herbs and hormones are the two most popular options for male to female breast enhancement. Both methods work, but there are pros and cons to each approach.

Here are some things to think about:


Certain herbs contain chemicals (known as phytoestrogens) that mimic the effects of estrogen. These herbs can be used to stimulate breast growth in biological males.

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Many people choose to use herbs as a natural alternative to synthetic hormones.

Phytoestrogenic herbs such as fenugreek, wild yam, fennel, red clover, and pueraria mirifica have been safely used for hundreds of years.

Herbs aren’t as powerful as hormones, so they shouldn’t be considered a replacement for transgender HRT (hormone replacement therapy).

However, their effects on the breasts can be dramatic. (Check out some of the results our members have experienced here.)


Pharmaceutical hormones are much more potent than herbs and are the best choice for transgender women planning a full transition.

If hormones are started early enough, a transgender woman can totally avoid masculine development during puberty.

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Beside breast enlargement, hormones lead to:

  • Redistribution of body fat
  • Thinner body hair
  • Thickening of hair on the head
  • Softer skin
  • Reduced muscle development
  • Changes in body odor and sweat production
  • Decreased penis size
  • Psychological changes.

The downside of hormones is that they are associated with certain health risks and therefore must be administered by a doctor. (Self-prescribed hormones are very dangerous; please don’t do this.)

Some of the health risks of transgender HRT include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Risk of blood clots/deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Increased potential for gall bladder disease
  • Increased potential for liver/breast cancer

So which breast enhancement method is best for YOU? It all depends on your goals and where you fall in the feminine spectrum.

Transgender women who are planning a full transition should seek traditional hormone therapy under a doctor’s care.

Herbs are an appropriate alternative for those who are not planning a full transition or who don’t want to use synthetic hormones.

Have you tried either of these options? Please let us know in the poll below.

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