Natural hormone balance, PCOS

Spearmint Tea for PCOS.What are the benefits?

Homeopathic remedies are increasing in popularity within the PCOS community. Natural remedies are desirable because they address the underlying cause rather than simply treating the symptoms. One of the most talked about natural remedies is The use of Spearmint tea for PCOS. What are the benefits

 

Spearmint Tea as a natural remedy for PCOS

Spearmint tea has long been recognized in the Middle East for treating hirsutism (unwanted male-pattern body hair growth in females).
Even before the mechanism of action was known, people drank spearmint tea medicinally for lessening hormonal acne and alleviating the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

 

In recent years, studies have been conducted to test the validity of spearmint tea, specifically Mentha spicate, for treating these ailments. Akdogan and colleagues performed a study in 20071 and Grant performed another in 2012; both found positive results for the use of spearmint tea as a natural remedy.

 

Benefits of Spearmint tea for PCOS

PCOS is an endocrine disorder, meaning that women who suffer from this condition have a hormonal imbalances in their bodies.
Their androgen levels, like testosterone, are too high and this results in unwanted symptoms: body hair, acne, and ovarian cysts to name a few.

Spearmint tea can be beneficial to women with PCOS in the following ways:

  • It is an internal hair growth inhibitor.
  • Reduction and prevention of cystic acne.
  • Assists in regulating irregular menstrual cycles.
  • Combats inflammation.
  • Boosts immunity
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Aids in digestion.
  • Decreases nausea and bloating.

 

Why Spearmint Tea Works

Spearmint tea has anti-androgenic effects. Studies found that drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day decreased the level of testosterone in the blood.

Not having testosterone, the androgen, in the blood remedies the androgen disorder. Therefore, the body no longer presents symptoms of the endocrine disorder. In other words, drinking two cups of spearmint tea a day can significantly remedy hormonal acne, PCOS, and hirsutism.

 

A Natural Cure

Drinking spearmint tea is simple, cost-effective, and natural. It has been used as a medicinal remedy long before studies showed its efficacy. Spearmint tea is safe and easily accessible. All of these factors add up to a miracle medication that is over-the-counter and almost too good to be true.

In Akdogan’s study, the women were asked to drink two cups of spearmint tea a day for a period of five days. Even in this short experimental time period, the researchers saw results. Grant asked the women in his study to consume two cups of spearmint tea a day for 30 days. He, too, saw results from a single month. There is reason to believe that consistent, long-term usage of spearmint tea will result in more significant results.
Taken together, there is both cultural and scientific evidence that spearmint tea is a natural remedy for androgen disorders in women. There are very few side effects, if any, with this treatment course. It is very well tolerated by most people.

 

How to make spearmint tea

Spearmint tea can be made from fresh or dried tea leaves or from a commercial tea bag. Look for a product that is organic and 100 percent natural. Tea bags are helpful if you don’t have a lot of time or want to make hot tea at work.
You can drink spearmint tea hot or cold and will still reap the same benefits.

 

 Here are the 2 easy recipes that I like to make

 

 

 

 

Hot spearmint tea
Ingredients:

5-6 fresh spearmint leaves or 1 Tablespoon dried leaves.

1 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Bring waters to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Place mint leaves in water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain tea into a cup

Pour over ice if you prefer to drink your tea cold. This will make 1 cup of tea. It is easy to adjust the amounts if you would like more servings.

If you prefer cold tea this is one of the easiest was to make it in the summer. It requires no heat source. You can make this with tea bags

 

Spearmint Sun Tea

Ingredients:

4 spearmint tea bags

2 quart glass jars or container

2 quarts of water

 

 

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Directions:

  1. Put tea bags and water in glass container and screw on lid.
  2. Place the container outside in direct sunlight
    Put tea bags and water in glass container and screw on lid.
    Place the container outside in direct sunlight for 3-5 hours.
    When tea is desired strength. Remove the tea bags.
    Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
    Two-three cups of tea per day is the recommended dose. If you don’t want to drink that much tea, you can take spearmint capsules. 500 mg is the recommended dose per day.or 3-5 hours.
  3. When tea is desired strength. Remove the tea bags.
  4. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Two-three cups of tea per day is the recommended dose. If you don’t want to drink that much tea, you can take spearmint capsules. 500 mg is the recommended dose per day.

 

 

 

 

Compared to conventional hormonal medicine which can be unnatural and accompanied by side effects, spearmint tea is a well-studied alternative for women with PCOS.

 

Have you ever tried drinking spearmint tea for PCOS?
What were your results?
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Let me know in the comments below.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Kegan says:

    Spearmint is absolutely magic stuff – mother earth really does provide us with everything we need to be healthy, happy and make adjustments to our lives through simple herbs and remedies.

    I see you have some recipes here for your own spearmint tea – do you think dried leaves, or fresh leaves are better?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Kegan,

      I like fresh leaves but it is difficult to grow spearmint during the winter months were I live. If you don’t want to grow your own Spearmint it is easier to buy dried leaves because they will last longer when stored correctly. If you buy the organic ones,  tea bags also work well.

  2. Natalie says:

    Thank you so much for this post, I’ve been living with PCOS for years and never had read about the benefits of spearmint tea. I always prefer to use a natural remedy, so this is right up my alley. I’m excited to reap some of the benefits of spearmint tea. This is the first time I’ve come across your page, I look forward to seeing what other gems of information you have on here. Thank you!

    1. admin says:

      Hi Natalie,

      I am surprised you have not heard of this before. It is definitely a good thing to try when you have PCOS.Let me know if you try it and what your results were.

  3. Win Bill Huang says:

    I have always liked the taste of spearmint tea. Who knew that is can have such health benefits. You mentioned less body hair, and lower testosterone level. That is amazing. This sounds like a great preventive measure for PCOS. I bookmarked this page. I am sure my wife can benefit from the wisdom here. By the way, is it more effective to drink more than one cup of spearmint tea a day?

    1. admin says:

      2-3 cups of spearmint tea per day is the recommended dose to see beneficial results.

  4. Diane says:

    Hi There,
    I loved your article and feel like I can benefit from it.

    I feel like trying to make my own Spearmint tea at home, thanks for that. I will be trying it soon.

    I also like your review page,it made think of trying these products:)

    1. admin says:

      Hi Diane ,Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your tea! I hope that it is beneficial for you.

  5. GSKROHN says:

    My wife suffers from PCOS, I will tell her to try the Spearmint Tea, since we have not tried this remedy. This disorder has wrecked her endocrine system, and it has been affecting her overall health and everyday life. We look forward to using Herbs as medicine.
    Thank you Lisa for this informative post, we appreciate the information you have provided.

    1. admin says:

      You are welcome. As someone with PCOS I understand what she is going through. I hope the spearmint tea works for her.

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