Breast enlargement products these days showcase a lot of natural ingredients, including a plant found in northern and northeastern Thailand and Myanmar. It’s called the Pueraria mirifica, which is also known as Kwao Krua. What are the merits of this plant as a breast enhancement ingredient? What are its other uses and purported benefits? Read on for a quick look.
History of the Pueraria Mirifica Plant
Pueraria mirifica has a history of use in folk medicine in Thailand. It is also locally known as Kwao Krua, and this name applied to several species of plants having tuberous roots. The four varieties of Kwao Krua are White Kwao Krua (the Pueraria mirifica), Red Kwao Krua, Black Kwao Krua, and Dull Grey Kwao Krua. The plant was definitively called Pueraria mirifica in 1952.
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Miroestrol, an estrogenic phenol, was isolated from this plant eight years after it got its definitive name.
In the Pookham City of Myanmar, Arimuttama was the old capital, and it has a sacred Buddhist precinct, which broke down one day. Buddhist monks found the Pueraria mirifica inscribed on the palm leaf and inscribed it in the sacred Buddhist precinct. The information states taking the tuberous root of the plant with big leaves, pounding it and blending with cow’s milk. The benefits of this medicine, according to the information, is to support memory, talk big, and be able to recall three books of the astrology. Additionally, it is said to make the skin smooth like a six-year-old child, live for over 1,000 years, and fight off parasitic diseases.
Composition and Estrogenic Effects of the Pueraria Mirifica
There are compounds that make the Pueraria mirifica plant different from other phytoestrogens-containing plants in the Leguminosae family. These are Miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol, both possessing the highest estrogenic activity among the known phytoestrogens today. This is made possible by the similarity of its structure to estradiol, the main human estrogen.
The Journal of Natural Products has just recently reported the isolation and identification of deoxymiroestrol, particularly in February 2000. The authors said that since it is easily oxidized to miroestrol, deoxymiroestrol – not the miroestrol first isolated by chemists in 1940 – is more probably the actual chemical component of Pueraria mirifica now used for cosmetics and products targeted to increase breast size. It is highly likely, too, that the two phytoestrogens coexist in the root of this much-celebrated plant.
Additionally, Pueraria Mirifica contains other chemicals that are part of the isoflavone and coumestran group of phytoestrogens. However, it is said that that estrogenic powers of miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol are still superior to that of soy isoflavones.
Pueraria Mirifica for Breast Enlargement: Fact or Fiction?
This plant has always been considered useful for natural breast enhancement. Most products that promise to increase breast size contain estrogens that are the exact same molecules as the ones produced by a woman’s body, which means they are bioidentical. This is very important, as a bioidentical estrogen will not be treated as a foreign molecule by the body but instead will be used correctly, with side effects kept to a minimum or completely eliminated.
Whatever the breast-enhancing powers of Pueraria mirifica that experts and breast enlargement patients attest to, your safety should always be of supreme concern when using breast growth-promoting products.