Spearmint Tea To Combat Hirsutism

by Jyothsna on  February 20, 2007 at 2:29 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Spearmint Tea To Combat Hirsutism
Consuming two cups of spearmint tea was found to bring down the androgen levels in women. This was reported by scientists from Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey.
Advertisement

Hirsutism is a condition which is characterized by growth of excessive hair in the face, breasts and stomach in women. This is mainly due to an increased level of male hormone, androgen which is responsible for masculine characters.

Advertisement
Spearmint was used in earlier studies to bring down libido in men by reducing androgen levels. Hence the researchers chose to use this in women suffering from hirsutism.

Currently oral contraceptives and other medications are used to bring down hirsutism. According to the researchers, spearmint could work as a natural alternative in women suffering from this condition. More studies in this subject are needed to corroborate this finding.

Source: Medindia
JYT
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Caffeine and Decaffeination Tea Hirsutism 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive