Those with gynecomastia struggle to restore the balance between estrogen and testosterone levels. Passionflower is a natural and effective testosterone booster that can be found in some herbal food supplements aimed to increase the male libido. Passionflower also contains chrysin, which can protect against the breakdown of testosterone.
You can take the supplements containing the herb or prepare passion flower for consumption yourself:
- Add one to teaspoons of dried passionflower to a glass of water.
- Let it steep for ten minutes
- Strain the drink.
- Drink this mixture a few times a day.
Passionflower has also been found to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, and lower blood pressure. It is said to reduce ADHD symptoms, insulin levels, inflammation and the adverse effects of menopause.
Zinc helps reduce enlarged breasts on males by stimulating the production of testosterone naturally. Some case studies suggest that a zinc deficiency can cause testosterone levels to shrink.
Zinc can be consumed in supplements or by eating food high in zinc, such as:
Zinc is also useful in treating an ulcer, canker sores, burns, and acne. Zinc deficiency can cause prostate glands to become enlarged and more susceptible to cancer. Zinc has also been found to have a strong influence on mental functions.
5. Milk Thistle
Liver damage caused by alcohol and drug addiction can also lead to gynecomastia. If the enlarged breasts are a result of liver disease, milk thistle could be a useful remedy. Silymarin is the active component in milk thistle that aids in restoring liver functioning. Consult your doctor before beginning a supplement regimen.
Here are some tips on preparing milk thistle for consumption:
- Crush a tablespoon of milk thistle seeds.
- Add the crushed seeds to three cups of water.
- Bring to boil
- Remove from heat and let it steep for twenty minutes.
- Strain the mixture and flavor with honey.
- Drink this two times a day for a few weeks.