The Top Benefits Of Spearmint Tea
Have you ever wondered why sooo many people recommend spearmint tea?
Well let me tell you!
Although spearmint is seriously delicious, it doesn’t stop there! Let’s take a closer look at the top benefits of drinking spearmint tea.
Relieve your digestive symptoms
Got some indigestion, nausea, bloating or gas? Spearmint tea might be able to help relieve those symptoms naturally.
Spearmint contains a compound that reduces muscle contractions in your gut. This may be why drinking spearmint tea can soothe your tummy grumbles away.
To try this, brew yourself spearmint tea whenever you experience digestive symptoms and drink 1-2 cups per day.
Support your blood sugar balance
Do you struggle with high blood sugar levels or insulin resistance? Spearmint tea may be able to help.
At this stage, there are no human studies. But several animal studies have found that spearmint can significantly lower blood sugar levels in those with high blood sugars. Spearmint contains several compounds known to have hypoglycaemic (blood sugar reducing) effects.
As we know this could be particularly useful for women with PCOS, as insulin resistance is often a big concern and the root cause of many unwanted symptoms
Aid in stress relief
Feeling stressed? The answer might be in your tea cup. Spearmint has been traditionally used in South American to treat stress and insomnia.
Spearmint leaves contain menthol, which has a relaxing effect on the body. It’s theorised that spearmint stimulates GABA, a calming brain chemical. Some animal studies have found that spearmint can decrease anxiety and improve sleep.
Plus we all know that taking time out to brew a cup of tea and sip it is a calming ritual in itself. So that makes it the ideal combination!
Aim for 1-2 cups per day to feel calm and collected, although you may wish to increase your dose if you’re having a stressful day.
Reduce hirsutism, hair loss and acne in women
If you experience hirsutism – dark, coarse hair on your face, chest or abdomen, or acne on your face and body– Spearmint tea may be able to help.
Spearmint has been used as a herbal remedy for unwanted hair growth in Middle Eastern countries for centuries, and now we’re starting to uncover the reason why. High levels of androgens (male hormones) are linked to hirsutism and acne in women, and spearmint tea may help to reduce these androgens.
One study found that women with PCOS who drank two cups of spearmint tea per day for 30 days reported a reduction in facial hair. However, it may take longer to see significant changes in facial hair, so I suggest trying 2 cups per day for 3 months.
Another study 2015 study by the American Academy of Dermatology, sates that two cups of organic spearmint tea ingested daily reduced inflammatory acne lesions by 25% after one month and by 51% after three months.
Given these results with spearmint tea being able to significantly reduce testosterone and DHT, taking spearmint as a supplement or drinking spearmint tea is also thought to be a great treatment for hormonal and PCOS hair loss.
The picture below shows the difference in my skin after drinking Cysterhood tea (which contains spearmint and other medicinal herbs) for just 6 months.
You can follow my entire PCOS journey on instagram @pcos_to_wellness
Support hormonal balance & reduce high testosterone
Spearmint tea is one of the star players when it comes to managing PCOS naturally. This is because it can help to bring your hormones back into balance by reducing elevated testosterone levels.
One study found that drinking spearmint tea twice per day for a month saw a significant reduction in testosterone. So something as simple as popping on the kettle twice per day could add up to significant benefits for women with PCOS!
Remember, our hormones love consistency – that’s why it is recommend to use it for minimum of 3 months if you want to work on your hormone balance.
Where to get it?
Spearmint tea is an incredible herb to add to your hormone balancing routine, just make sure you stick to the highest quality and organic to ensure there are no nasty hormone disrupting chemicals used to grow and product it!
Also please note spearmint tea is NOT the same as pepermint tea and does not have same benefits.
I have had such incredible results using traditional organic herbs such as spearmint myself, that it is now one of the key ingredients in my all natural powerful hormone balancing Cysterhood tea!
You can read the hundreds of reviews for Cysterhood tea and the many incredible women it has helped here.
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