The herbs selected for the Grobust® formula are traditional botanicals which are specific to female reproductive functions and overall health and balance. There are no tricks or unsafe hidden chemical ingredients that make Grobust® work. We've simply combined herbs we've researched for many years that have been known for centuries to balance female hormones and promote a naturally beautiful bust.
For a scientific viewpoint on exactly how and why herbs work for medicinal uses, there is an excellent book called the Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine by Daniel Mowry which goes into great detail on the natural pytochemicals (or plant chemicals) which certain botanicals contain. As modern science has revealed, these natural plant chemicals have powerful medicinal value and have actually formed the basis of many of our present-day medical drugs.
Many people already use herbs and are familiar with the very well-known herbs in the Herbal Grobust® formula. But if you would like to understand more about the herbs in the formula, we've presented some information on the traditional use of the specific herbs in Herbal Grobust®.
Blessed Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus)
Blessed Thistle, also called Holy Thistle, reportedly derived its name from its successful use as a smallpox cure in medieval Europe and for its other powerful properties. The 17th century herbalist, Culpepper, referred to Blessed Thistle as an effective treatment for headaches, fever and female complaints. Historical uses also include support for the kidneys, gallbladder, liver, and spleen as well as normal brain function.
Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca)
Originally from Mexico, Damiana was named mizib-coc by the Mayan Indians and was used for lung health, dizziness and increasing sex drive. The herb's reputation for arousing sexual desire gave the herb its second Latin name (aphrodisiaca). Today, Damiana is primarily used for female complaints and is well known for restoring the body's vital energies, even when exhausted. Other general uses include kidney, sinus, lung and nervous system support.
Dandelion Root (Taraxacum officinale)
Also called Lion's Tooth, Priest's Crown and Puffball, the common Dandelion is a native of Greece and thrives under almost any conditions, enabling this hardy plant to spread to nearly every part of the world. The Latin name for Dandelion (Taraxacum) is taken from the Greek word taraxos (meaning disorder) and akos (meaning remedy). It's believed that the name Dandelion was taken from the French, 'dent de lion' (teeth of the lion) because the jagged leaf of the plant resembles lion's teeth.
Dandelion is perhaps best know for its ability to support the liver and to purify and cleanse the blood. Dandelion is also an excellent natural source of potassium which contains rich sources of sodium and other natural salts, as well as calcium, making it an excellent electrolyte balancer. Dandelion is widely cultivated in France where the roots are cooked as a vegetable; in Germany, dandelion leaves are used in salads. Dandelion greens are said to contain 7,000 units of vitamin A per ounce and are considered to be an excellent survival food.
Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis)
Dong Quai has an extremely long history of use, particularly in China and Japan, dating back to 588 B.C. Principally used for female complaints, Dong Quai is also used to promote normal blood circulation, blood pressure, colon function, lung, pituitary, kidney and lymphatic system support. Its traditional uses in relation to women include reported benefits for hormone balancing, menopause and nervous system.
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon balm, a mild sedative with a delicate lemon scent and flavor, has been used throughout history as a medical herb. A native to southern Europe, it is a perennial that grows to a height of about two feel with small light blue to white flowers that appear in late spring to midsummer. Charlemagne once ordered lemon balm planted in every monastery garden because of its beauty. Before the Middle Ages, lemon balm was used to lift the spirits, reduce anxiety and help heal wounds.
MotherWort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Known as an important herb since the time of the Roman empire, MotherWort (Mother's Word) derives its Latin name from the Greek word meaning Lion's tail, which describes the shaggy shape of the plants' leaves. Motherwort tea has long been used as excellent support for the heart and female complaints. Mother Wort has been found to be helpful for maintaining normal feminine cycles, sleeping patterns and nervous system function.
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)
Used for generations in America, Saw Palmetto or Sabal actually dates back to the Mayan civilization. When eaten, Saw Palmetto berries have a definitive regulating and beneficial effect on weight, disposition, reproductive functions and appetite.
This versatile plant provides a wide range of benefits for women. As a nutritive supplement, Saw Palmetto has been historically used to promote normal bust development and to also assist the thyroid in regulating sexual development. Saw Palmetto is also well known for its calming effect on the nerves.
Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa)
Wild Yam is a root that is harvested from the ground much like a potato. The medicinal value of Wild Yam has been known for hundreds of years but it was in 1942 that the chemist Russel E. Marker was able to isolate a compound from the herb that produced a synthetic form of progesterone. Also known as Colic Root, Rheumatism Root and Chinese Yam, Wild Yam has been found to contain diosgenin, a progesterone-like precursor which is helpful in relieving menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. Historically, specific female problems such as irregular, painful menstruation, female hormone imbalances and menstrual cramps have responded well to Wild Yam.