Recently, I met an old friend of mine who was diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome. I was glad to see her in good health. I asked her how did she manage PCOS so well? I was surprised to know that she managed her PCOS with some lifestyle changes and especially with PCOS tea. It sounds strange, but she did that using spearmint tea.
In the first place, PCOS tea sounded like some magic tea.
So, I did some research on spearmint tea benefits. But then what I found was amazing, and I could not resist sharing this with you.
Benefits of spearmint tea
Natural home remedies work when you know how to use them properly. Similarly, spearmint tea is one of them. Spearmint is also a natural herb, and we know that herbs have been in use since early ages due to their effectiveness and healing properties.
So here are some of the benefits of spearmint tea.
Anti-androgen effects of Spearmint tea
In PCOS, women have elevated levels of androgens which are male hormones that lead to several health problems like hirsutism and weight gain.
A research experiment was conducted in Turkey to determine the anti-androgen effects of PCOS tea.
In that experiment, forty women were kept under observation and asked to drink spearmint tea twice a day for thirty days.
At the beginning of the research study, after 15 days and then after 30 days, the serum androgen and gonadotrophins level was analyzed. Results were significantly positive and satisfying.
It concluded that testosterone (male hormones) level was reduced, while FSH and LH levels increased significantly. These findings encourage spearmint tea use and confirm its anti-androgen properties.
Anti-diabetic effects of Spearmint
Spearmint is effective against diabetes. It helps to lower blood sugar levels. There is no human-based evidence available in this regard that strongly suggests it. However, some research studies performed on animals suggest positive effects.
Hirsutism is the condition in which there is an excessive male pattern of hair growth in females. It is the most unwanted symptom among all other symptoms because facial hair growth makes women depressed and more concerned about their beauty.
Research shows that it has spearmint tea benefits women suffering from hirsutism. It does this by lowering the male’s hormone levels. It takes time but helps in managing the PCOS symptoms.
Cures male pattern Baldness
Higher testosterone levels lead to the male pattern in females. But continuous use of spearmint tea lowers the testosterone and ultimately improves hair health.
Spearmint tea benefits for stress management
Spearmint tea contains powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants lower stress and also protect against oxidative stress.PCOS women are more vulnerable to oxidative stress due to an imbalance in hormones. Spearmint is the best way to combat stress and relieve PCOS symptoms.
Oligomenorrhea is a medical condition in which women suffer from irregular and infrequent menstrual cycles. In some cases, women also face problems in conceiving. Spearmint tee benefits in this regard as well by maintaining the hormonal balance.
Alleviate PCOS related acne
Besides, hirsutism acne is also common in women diagnosed with PCOS.PCOS tea helps in getting rid of acne and other skin problems due to its antioxidant properties.
Treats Brain Fog
Most PCOS women suffer from brain fog. In this condition, their ability to focus and mental clarity diminishes. Women suffer from forgetfulness and are in a constant state of severe confusion without any reason. But spearmint tea can helps to overcome these symptoms of PCOS.
Research shows that spearmint tea helps to improve brain fog by enhancing the ability to focus, improving mental clarity and memory, increasing cognitive ability, and reducing anxiety. Besides all that, it reduced stress levels as well. It is, therefore, one of the most recommended drinks for other hormonal problems and as a casual health drink.
From Where Do I get spearmint or spearmint tea?
Spearmint is the most common. It is found everywhere.
You can grow it in your garden or in a small pot. But it will take time to grow spearmint. So the best idea is to purchase it. The one my friend suggested is Organic Spearmint by Traditional Medicinals. It is available for purchase online on Amazon.
How to make this magical tea?
It’s super easy to make. There is no big science or recipe for it. Follow these steps
- Boil water(as desired but usually two cups)
- After boiling for some time, add spearmint leaves to the water and boil until the colors turn green.
- Then strain and add lemon juice to add some flavor if you want to.
You can use both dried and fresh leaves. In the case of Organic Spearmint by Traditional Medicinals dip the tea bag in your boiled cup of water and enjoy your PCOS tea.