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Spearmint Herb Health Benefits

Spearmint leaves can be used fresh, dried, or frozen. They can also be preserved in salt, sugar, sugar syrup, alcohol, or oil. The leaves lose their aromatic appeal after the plant flowers.

 

It can be dried by cutting just before or right as the flowers open, about one-half to three-quarters the way down the stalk.

 

Spearmint tea may help women reduce excess facial and body hair by lowering levels of androgens.

 

Men and women both produce androgens, but men produce more of these hormones.

 

A hormonal imbalance can encourage hirsutism (excess body and facial hair), often linked with having PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

 

Spearmint has also been described as having excellent antioxidant activity, comparable to the synthetic BHT.

 

Due both to its antioxidant activity and its common use to season lamb in Indian cuisine.

 

The herb decoction is an excellent remedy for minor ailments such as headaches, nervous strain, fatigue and stress, as well as for the respiratory problems; helping with asthma, bronchitis and catarrh.

 

Spearmint tea can be used safely in pregnancy. In women, it helps reduce unwanted hairs through its anti-androgenic properties.

 

Heat few Spearmint leaves in water for around 5 minutes by letting it simmer. It should not be boiled.

 

Just heat it and sip it. It can be consumed either hot or cold, by making it sit for a while. Alternative way of making Spearmint Tea is soak few Spearmint leaves in water for 5-10 minutes. Then heat the water and sip it either hot or cold.

 

The recommended dosage of Spearmint tea is 6 tbsp of dried Spearmint herb per 2.5 cups of boiling water.

 

If you have bought the Spearmint tea in the form of tea bags then a tea bag per consumption will do well.

 

The herb can also be found in health food products, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and cosmetics.

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