Millions of women suffer from hormonal imbalance but fear to take synthetic hormone medications derived from conjugated horse urine, offered by the doctor. The increased risk of cancer, blood clots, heart attacks, and stroke due to conjugated horse urine are well documented [31].

Is there a safe, effective herbal alternative?

There is: but this is not the same as “bioidentical” prescribing. It’s a whole different approach. Let’s go through this together…

The Elixir Of Life

If any substance deserves the term “elixir of life” it would be this herbal extract: Pueraria mirifica (PM) or, to give it its Thai name, Kwao Krua Kao. I jokingly call it HRT: “herbal remedy from Thailand.” Get it?

PM is a legume, meaning in the same family as soy and other beans. Mirifica means “miracle” and it seems as if we have a miracle herb on our hands. It’s a great blessing to women. It protects from breast cancer and other women’s tumors. It works really well for PMT, menopausal symptoms and estrogen dominance, even where progesterone and lesser herbals, such a Black Cohosh, have failed. But PM is good for men too! (see below)

For many years, my informative page ( was the number one return on Google for the pueraria search term. Since then it has been displaced—not by more knowledgeable people—but by crafty internet marketers, who know how to thrust their greedy rip-off machine pages in front of the seeker better than I do!

Mine was a pure information page. I was NOT trying to sell this amazing herb.
Here’s what I wrote in 2005:

The Real Science Beware what you read about this wonder plant. There is a LOT of flim flam from commercial wannabes, cashing in. Here are the scientific facts:

The UK journal Nature was the first to publish consolidated information on PM in 1960. The Thai Ambassador to the Court of St. James supplied the root sample to The National Research Laboratories in London. There, a team led by Dr. James C. Cain, built on research published as early as 1940. Their conclusion was that PM was at least a hundred times as rich in estrogenic activity as red clover. 40 years later, it has been calculated to be around 3,000 times the estrogenic activity of soy isoflavones. Yet, as an adaptogen, it does not exhibit a rise in blood or urine estrogen levels.[ 1. Nature 1960 Vol.188 pp.774-7 ref.bibl.15]

The first acknowledged human study on breast enhancement was done in 1999 by Professors Kuramoshi (Japanese) and Yuthana (Thai). They tested [certified] PM species on 50 Japanese women, between 20 and 49 years old, with daily doses of 100 mg to 600 mgs/day, following the current recommended schedule of the 8th day from the start of the monthly menstrual cycle to the 21st day.

Overall, more than 70% in each group demonstrated breast enlargement or firming. []
It was only after this study, that Chulalongkorn University began reporting anecdotal evidence, used to commercialize breast creams sold on the Internet. To date there have been no other valid structured tests demonstrating the efficacy of breast creams supposedly containing PM.

For that matter, creams said to contain PM may actually contain one of the other dozen or so Pueraria species, or even a combination of a number of species. One, sold in Malaysia, has evidence of containing synthetic hormonal precursors. Despite the fact that they do work, there have been a number of negative reports from users. Synthetic hormonal precursors will do that.

I’ll return to the question of breast growth and firming shortly.

The Problem Of Authenticity

Then and now the biggest problem for those who want to get people genuinely connected to this wonderful remedy, is the question of authenticity. Smelling the money, thousands of “dealers” (not physicians, note) sprang up offering fake versions of the product. China (of course) has its own knock-off, which it is claimed is the real thing. It isn’t.

There is only one TRUE Pueraria mirifica extract and that is one certified by the Thai government. It grows ONLY in Thailand. All else is a lie.

I have it on very good authority that the Thai government is starting to investigate the phoney claims of dishonest pirate dealers in PM, and will take stern action where it can.

Meantime, now you know of the existence of this authenticated page, try to steer people towards it and away from Amazon, eBay and Etsy, where the predatory dealers skulk.

For years, I relied on the word of my friend Dr. Sandy Schwartz, who was licensed by the Thai government. He was my go-to person for authenticity.

Now I know where to get it, organically reared by small-scale Thai farmers, dried and tested for potency and it is guaranteed authentic PM. There’s a reason (below) why this is the BEST way to buy it, sustainably.

This is otherwise what you are up against when seeking the real deal PM…

Butea Superba and 13 species of Pueraria growing in Thailand are all called Kwao Krua. Butea superba (a completely different species) is Red Kwao Krua and Pueraria are called White Kwao Krua. PM is one of the white species family members. Black Kwao Krua is also a totally different species and has little to no valid research. Unlike White Kwao Krua, Black and Red Kwao Krua grow throughout most of South East Asia, including China. True PM also grows in a small mountainous area of Burma, extending north from the border with Thailand. Otherwise, PM is only (99%) grown in Thailand.

The plant tuber contains important phytoestrogens, notably miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol, which are found only in Peuraria mirifica. They are much stronger than soy or red clover isoflavones, and these compounds are under investigation for possible use in hormone replacement therapy (in other words Big Pharma is trying to grab something from it that can be patented, to keep everyone else out). The Thai government is supporting the commercial production of this product. They are backing research, which is starting to come down in floods.

It all started with the observation that the region where this plant is grown is remarkable for its low rate of breast and uterine cancers and impressive longevity. Pueraria mirifica was eventually recognized as the reason for this amazing health advantage. PM is 3000 times stronger than Genistein—a long recognized phytoestrogen—and according to Dr. Garry Gordon MD, who has been to Thailand for on-the-ground research, PM “Makes Black Cohosh and Red Clover look like placebos.”

At the time, Dr. Gordon was selling PM from his LongevityPlus website. He no longer does, but I have a totally new solution for you lower down on this page!

Bigger Breasts. Side Effect Or Bonus!

Beware if you take it. You may end up with enlarged breasts! (not everyone) This is almost a side effect but Pueraria mirifica is now being promoted commercially for breast enhancement. You can buy it on eBay, Amazon and Etsy. Someone is even producing a chewing gum called B2Up (Bust-up Gum). Predictably, I suppose, it was a big hit in Japan, where girls long for (supposed) Western-style melons on their chest.

Surprisingly, all this is borne out by science. Tests carried out by Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University found Pueraria mirifica therapy was able to enhance breast size by up to 80% (2 cup sizes). Further tests carried out in England found that the plant had a beneficial effect on the skin, and hair, as well as the breasts.

It’s wonderfully effective for the menopause. In a clinical study on menopausal women in Thailand, miroestrol lowered hot flashes 11 fold and night sweats 4 fold within 30 days. Most women start to notice relief of symptoms within one week. [1]

Osteoporosis Helped

Postmenopausal women are more inclined to use natural remedies to alleviate postmenopausal symptoms and help reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as osteoporosis. Recent reports support the notion that certain bioactive constituents, e.g., phytoestrogens, in plants play a role in maintaining or improving skeletal health. [4]

PM has the most powerful phytoestrogens known to science: miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol.

Skin Care And Wrinkle Reduction

With modern extraction technology, the extract from dried roots is standardized and prepared in the form of powder and solution. The extract solution is used in the cosmetic industry such as preparation of breast cream, eye gel, and skin moisturizer. Topical uses of Pueraria mirifica have been known to include: Wrinkle reduction – Eye Gel, Body Gel, Day and Night Cream, Breast Creams, Cataplasm and Patches. [5]

The Problem. What Problem?

Well, PM is an estrogen mimic and ought to make estrogen dominance worse. But the fact is, it doesn’t. This blessed little herb is truly a gift to women tormented by their hormones (the majority). We may speculate that it acts at the estrogen receptor sites and has its special effect via that route, so displacing real estrogen, which is thus rendered more or less harmless.

This is the reason that breast cancer is so rare in that region of Thailand.

We call this type of substance a SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator). That would explain why breast cancer rates are proven to be the lowest in the world (Northern Thailand). Tamoxifen, if you are interested, is also a recognized SERM. But PM should NOT be used instead of Tamoxifen.

The US government website, has published papers and animal studies, showing that SERMS have beneficial effects on heart health and inflammation. The former remains the number one lifestyle killer; the latter is the main cause of aging.

I also found a what was said to be the first study ever to demonstrate that a SERM suppresses cartilage degradation in both rodents and humans, which is good news for women with arthritis.[32]

It also brings relatively safe control of perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms, i.e., vasomotor instability, hot flashes, night sweats, and mood changeability, similar to orthodox meds, but without the toxicity of equine estrogens (horse urine).

It helps prevent and improve osteopenia and osteoporosis in both sexes, promotes significant improvement of blood lipid and cholesterol levels, protects the function of the endothelial lining of blood vessels, prevents and reduces prostate hyperplasia and also prevention and reduces of erectile dysfunction.

It has positive mammogenic effects, i.e., natural promotion of enlargement, toning and firming of the female breasts, by stimulating healthy, breast gland fibroblastic activity.

More interesting than the breast enhancement effect actually is the longevity effect.


Local communities in Thailand have used Kwao Kreu Kao (Pueraria mirifica) for generations for its rejuvenating qualities.

In May 1931, Luang Anusan Suntara published a pamphlet on the subject of Kwao Kreu Kao describing different ways of preparing this remarkable folk herbal remedy, restating the claims of it’s rejuvenating power.

It is stated in the pamphlet that Pueraria mirifica can;

Serve as the fountain of youth for aged men and woman
Serve as an anti-wrinkle agent for aged and wrinkled skin.
Darken white hair and increase hair growth.
Alleviate cataract problems.
Help with memory loss.
Increase energy and vigor, more reflexive bodily movements.
Increase blood circulation.
Increase appetite.
Alleviate sleep disorders.

In 1932, Dr. A.F.G. Kerr, the Director of the Botanical Section of the Journal of the Siam Society, directed the attention of the scientific community to the fact that the tuberous roots of a Thai plant called Kwao Krue Kao (originally mistakenly identified as Butea Superba), were considered to be of value as a rejuvenating herb.

Dr. Kerr was the first to create international awareness of the rejuvenating qualities of this plant which subsequently led to the isolation of a potent phytoestrogen that is unique to PM (miroestrol) and to the identification of the true plant as Pueraria mirifica in 1952.

Miroestrol and its deoxy derivative are known to be approximately 3,000 times more potent than soy isoflavones with respect to estrogen receptor effects and 1000 times more potent than red clover. ERb stimulation in the brain has been shown to protect neuronal cells from injury and death from excitotoxins, such as MSG.

ERb stimulation in the prostate gland helps protect against hyperplasia, and reduce symptoms of benign enlargement of the prostate.

Pueraria mirifica may constitute a new herbal class of safe, non-toxic, effective, hormonal therapeutic support as natural, Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs), with estrogen agonist activity in certain tissues and antagonist activity in others, which help balance hormonal function, and possess significant, anti-aging, protective properties for estrogen sensitive tissues in both men and women.

Good and Bad Estrogen

Pueraria mirifica far out performs DIM (diindolylmethane) in terms of natural balancing good metabolites called 2-hydroxy estrogens vs. bad metabolites called 4 or 16-hydroxy estrogens.

Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is well-documented to have anti-cancerous properties. It is a compound that is formed in your body during the digestion of foods that contain the nutrient indole-3-carbinol. Indole-3-carbinol is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Eating these foods, therefore, provides your body with DIM. Most people are already aware of the anti-cancer benefits of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.

So when I say PM has the same benefits as DIM, only more so, you now understand its worth.

Remember, nutrition is still important. Vitamins, minerals and amino acids, especially calcium, vitamin B and folic acid, can significantly contribute to your overall success with Pueraria mirifica for several issues in connection with female hormone receptor modulator balancing, breast firming/enlargement, and better overall nutrition.

Bad Effects of Estrogen

Women need estrogen, to perform as female biological animals and to reproduce. Beyond that, ESTROGEN IS BAD NEWS!

Negative symptoms of estrogen:

Water retention
Painful breasts
Irritable moods
Estrogen-sensitive tumors (breast cancer esp.)
Grey hair
Neurological decline

And don’t forget, women get dementia much more than men (60/40%).

Unwanted Male Estrogen effects:

Man boobs
Belly fat
Low T
Loss of libido
Lack of muscle tone
Enlarged prostate

The Protective Estrogen

Estrogen actually comes in 3 forms: estriol, estradiol and estrone. The latter two are commoner but have no beneficial effects (in fact they are trouble, as listed below). But estriol is highly protective: it helps prevent cancer. No surprise then that, according to research, PM herb contains phytoestrogens that can exert protective hormonal effects similar to estriol but inhibits estradiol and estrone.

It seems to act as a balancer, meaning when levels of estrogen are too high, Pueraria mirifica will tie up receptors to weaken the hormone’s effects. But when levels are low, the herb exerts the necessary estrogenic activity without actually increasing the amount of estrogen in your body.

That’s a double benefit. Quite remarkable.

Current scientific research recognizes that there are two types of estrogen cell surface receptors, the alpha receptor (ERa) and beta receptor (ERb). ERa affects classical estrogen-sensitive tissues, e.g., breasts, uterine endometrium, ovaries, male testes and vas deferens, and the hypothalamus in the brain.

Whereas, ERb affects non-classical estrogen-sensitive tissues, e.g., brain, bone, heart, lungs, kidneys, intestinal mucosa, and vascular endothelium in both sexes.

Excessive ERa stimulation can lead to breast cancer and other estrogen-dependent cancers.

Competitive inhibition (gaining control) of ERa receptors by miroestrol and deoxymiroestrol block the binding of the stronger estrogenic hormones (estrone and estradiol).

That’s why PM is so beneficial, but ONLY THE AUTHENTIC KIND, remember.

So Where Do We Get The Good Stuff?

Excellent question. And the answer is two-fold:

First, you must have the correct plant, certified officially by the Thai government, and not the fake stuff offered on the Internet. That’s the ONLY way to be sure you are getting the real deal (and please don’t fall for phoney “certificates” supplied, of course, by the scammers!)

Secondly, I am now able to offer an enhanced version of PM extract, grown greenly and intelligently, in Thailand. Instead of gangs of bounty hunters, swarming all over the delicate rain forests of northern Thailand, trampling and cutting (and most of them cannot recognize the true plant tuber anyway), let’s grow our own!

That’s been the goal of my friend Theodore Gunn, after nearly twenty years of research surrounding these native Thai traditional medicines. Now he can supply authentic, certified PM, in great quantities and, hence, at a favorable price. I’m glad to have found him, now Dr. Sandy Schwartz has retired.

But that’s not even the best news! The really wonderful new plant extracts Theo Gunn offers have been enhanced by careful, selective interbreeding, to produce plants exceptionally rich in miroestrol, the main active ingredient in PM. In fact FOUR TIMES AS RICH AS THE WILD PLANT!

So let’s save the forests, act responsibly, and switch to the harvested SUSTAINABLE form of Pueraria. Yes, sustainable. That’s important. Because the way the pirates are behaving, they’ll soon decimate all natural supplies.

DON’T SUPPORT THEM! You will only prolong the devastation. (see here for more about herbal supplement safety and the scams that exist)

Buy only certified PM. Theo Gunn is a licensed supplier and hold certificates of authenticity from the Thai government. You can get it directly from me, here on this website.

Purity and Potency

The latest organically cultivated chemical-free Pueraria mirifica contains a whopping 357 mg of the active assay ingredient, Puerarin, according to state of the art high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

No-one else is even close to that! It’s four times more pure and potent than any rival, which is why I chose this line for you.

The grower’s philosophy here with this product is to remain true to the ancient Thai tradition of sun-drying the herbs and then grinding into powders. This is crucial because chemical processing, while reducing bulk, could also inadvertently remove vital synergistic constituents.

One capsule a day is recommended as an ideal supplement for menopausal relief & sustained hormone restoration and body and skin care balancing!

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How Safe Is This Product?

It’s 100% pure, no adulteration.

Toxicity studies of Pueraria mirifica were conducted by the Medicinal Plant Research Institute, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health and by the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University. Test animals were given the suspension of root powder in water orally at the dose range between 10-1000 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day continuously for a period of ninety days.

From the animal toxicity study, no estrogenic effect was observed at the doses of 10/mg/kg/day. The histopathological studies and biochemical data at different dose levels in rats of both sexes suggested that the maximum tolerated dose in rats would be around 100 mg/kg/day.

When consider the uncertainty factor for the difference in the species and sensitivity among individuals, it is concluded that the safe dosage of Pueraria mirifica as a dietary supplement for human should be about 50 mg/kg/day; no more than 100 mg/kg/day.

According to a study conducted at the School of Medicine, Saint Mariane University, Tokyo, Japan by Kuramoshi, T. and Smitasiri, Y. about the preliminary study of Pueraria mirifica in Japanese females, 50 healthy menstruating volunteer females, ages 20 to 49, were given between 100 to 600 mg orally of Pueraria mirifica root powder daily as capsules for 7 days, two weeks after menstruation. No reports of abnormally heavy, severe, or missed menstruation were recorded.

If breakthrough bleeding does occur (bleeding after menopause) consult your doctor but make sure he or she knows you are taking this product. It is very potent. Usually, halving the dose is sufficient to clear up the bleeding, so you may continue to enjoy all the other youthful health benefits of this “miracle” herb!

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Men Should Take PM Too!

The good news is that men can benefit too. We know that male estrogen (di-hydro-testosterone) increases through time, while testosterone falls, due to aging, body fat, hormonal replacement, pesticides, nutritional deficiencies, prescription medications and excessive alcohol intake. In fact, studies have shown that the estrogen levels of the average 54-year-old man are higher than those of the average 59-year-old woman!  The end result is that these high levels of estrogen can cause reduced levels of testosterone, fatigue, loss of muscle tone, increased body fat, man boobs, loss of libido and sexual function and an enlarged prostate.

Maybe Pueraeria mirifica should be in a man’s diet too. It’s a SERM, as stated, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, meaning it will protect you from the wicked mischief of male estrogen!

But don’t suppose it will take the place of good diet, exercise, cutting down on alcohol and losing plenty of weight.

One extra tidbit, before I close: In males, estrogen is present in low concentrations in blood, but can be extraordinarily high in semen and as high as 250 picograms/ml in testicular fluids, which is higher than serum estradiol in the female.

In fact I prefer that men should take the related herb Butea superba (Red Kwao Krua or Kwao Krua Dang). That’s the one I take. Order yours on this website, here: announcement on how to order yours coming very soon

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Pueraria FAQs

Q. Is this product safe for an estrogen-sensitive breast cancer?

Yes. Pueraria technically acts as a SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator). That’s exactly what Tamoxifen does. We are not allowed to say this would replace Tamoxifen. It wouldn’t. But stating the class of substances in this way should help you under stand the effect of Pueraria.

Q. Is Pueraria suitable for men?

Yes, at a lower dose per body weight, it helps reduce the unpleasant and dangerous effect of “male estrogen” (dihydrotestosterone and its metabolites).

A better recommendation, however, from the Thai growers, is for men to take Butea superba, a slightly different plant but with almost all the good benefits of Pueraria, but without enhancing male breasts. That’s the one I take. We hope to make that available by early May.

Older men, especially those with prostatism (enlarged prostate), should also take saw palmetto, chrysin and zinc.

For transgender men, on route from male to female, we seriously recommend a far more powerful form of Pueraria, called NuTransGenX™. This is one transgender result:

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Q. I’m way past the menopause and hormonal control no longer matters to me. Is there any point in taking Pueraria mirifica?

Possibly it’s best action of all is as an “elixir of life” (life enhancing, life extending). Not only are the women of northern Thailand attractive and sexually active. They live way beyond average.

Q. What If I don’t want any breast enhancement. Will it make them grow anyway?

A well-endowed girl/lady probably wouldn’t get a further effect. PM seems to have the magical property of acting where it needs to and also blocking where it will help. However, no guarantees on breasts.

For a measly $5 we could ship you 10 capsules, to try and see if there is any unwanted effect? Just mail scott mumby wellness @gmail .com and we’ll send you a PayPal invoice for $5. [NOTE: just remove the gaps in that email address, so that it works properly]

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