Pueraria Mirifica

Pueraria Mirifica tuberExtract of Pueraria Mirifica is the major ingredient in the  breast enhancement cream  which is part of the Breast Actives natural breast enhancement system. Pueraria Mirifica (also known as White Kwao Kreu) is a herb native to Thailand. It grows naturally in forests in North and West Thailand at altitudes of 300 to 800 meters above sea level.

The tuberous root of Pueraria Mirifica is a rich source of phytoestrogens (estrogen-like compounds from plant sources). The concentration of phytoestrogens in Pueraria Mirifica is much higher than other plant sources such as soy or alfalfa. Phytoestrogens are the key to the natural breast enlargement effects of Breast Actives.

The rhizome extract of Pueraria Mirifica contains phytoestrogen groups comprising isoflavones (daidzin, daidzein, genistin, genistein and puerarin) and others such as miroestrol and its derivatives, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, coumestrol, puerarin, mirificoumestan, kwakhurin, mirificin, b-sitosterol, alkane alcohol, fat, and sugar. The phytoestrogens such as miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol, found in Pueraria Mirifica, are much stronger than soy or red clover isoflavones, and are currently under investigation for possible use in hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women.

Isoflavones are known to promote firmer, enhanced and uplifted breasts; alleviate menopausal symptoms and improve skin tone. Most women have achieved noticeable breast growth and firmness within months of using products containing high quality forms of Isoflavones .

The first acknowledged human study of herbal breast enhancement was done in 1999 by Professors Kuramoshi (Japanese)and Yuthana (Thai). They tested [certified] Pueraria Mirifica species on 50 Japanese women, between 20 and 49 years old, with daily does of 100 mg to 600 mgs / day. Overall, more than 70% in each group demonstrated breast enlargement and/or firming.

Tests carried out by Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University found Pueraria Mirifica therapy was able to enhance breast size by up to 80%. Further tests carried out in England found that the plant has a beneficial effect on the skin, and hair, as well as the breasts. The formulation of Breast Actives enhancement cream is based on such research findings.

In the East, the belief in the miraculous rejuvenating properties of Pueraria Mirifica has been passed down from one generation to another for centuries.

Other than the enhancement of breasts, recent studies indicate that Pueraria Mirifica is likely to help prevent breast cancer. A series of studies involving breast cell lines and the activity of Pueraria Mirifica in vitro have been performed by the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. These studies have shown that Pueraria Mirifica root extract (Smith Naturals Co Ltd., Bangkok) has potent anti-estrogenic properties against aggressive cell cancer lines in vitro, especially the proliferative estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer lines (T47-D, MCF-7, and ZR-75-1) obtained from the MD Anderson Cancer Institute (Texas) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pueraria mirifica promotes fibroblasts in normal breast cells and inhibits estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells.

(Reference: Unpublished, 2001, Sawatsri, S., Juntayanee, B., Jitpatima, S., Boonnao, P., Kampoo, C., Ayuttaya, N., Wongyai, S. and Sidell, N.)

Medical Review of Pueraria Mirifica – Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, MD, PhD

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