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For those who have PCOS and suffer from hirsutism

Friday, May 24, 2013

Apparently spearmint tea can help:

" To look at the effects in women, 21 volunteers with hirsutism, 12 of whom had polycystic ovary syndrome, were given a cup of spearmint tea twice a day for five days in the follicular (when the ovarian follicle develops) phase of their menstrual cycle.

They made the tea by pouring a cup (250ml) of boiling water over one heaped teaspoon (5g) of dried leaves, and leaving it for five to 10 minutes.

The researchers found a significant decrease in free (active) testosterone in the blood and an increase in several female hormones including follicle-stimulating hormone. "

I'm going to try this out.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/30/2013 4:13PM

    This is informative.

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REDTHREN 5/25/2013 9:20PM

    I've been drinking 2 cups of organic spearmint tea for almost 4 weeks now, and I think I am starting to see a slight difference. The hairs are just as plentiful, but seem to be coming in less coarse. I'm going to keep drinking it even if I don't see vast improvements just because I love the taste of it, no sweetener needed. Doesn't hurt to try! emoticon

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KITT52 5/25/2013 6:55AM

    thanks for the info...I'll let a friend know who suffers from this

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NMINDSEYE 5/25/2013 4:57AM

    I think I'll try this too. emoticon

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