Spearmint: A Boon for the Ladies

A cup of spearmint tea with a teabag and some spearmint leaves by the side.

This one is for the ladies out there. A beverage specially made for the amazing women, without whom we wouldn’t even exist! We never truly appreciate the women in our lives as much as we should. At Ono Teas, we have found a way to celebrate women by dedicating a drink (actually an entire collection), especially for their health. Usually, herbal teas serve a lot of purposes – weight loss, skincare, and whatnot. But spearmint tea is something special.  Not only does it provide the usual herbal benefits, but it also helps with hormonal issues in women. 

Even in today’s modern society, women have it tough. From the responsibilities of a mother, a daughter, as a wife, to their jobs as educators, entrepreneurs, astronauts, doctors, and just about any profession. While handling all of this, taking care of their health is significantly tougher for women. Especially, hormonal issues like PCOD are increasingly becoming common, and therefore need to be taken care of. Never heard of PCOS? Keep reading. 

What is PCOD/PCOS?

PCOD or Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder caused by the imbalance of hormones in women. It causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. 

Although the real cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t truly understood, experts say that it may be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Women who experience this disorder suffer a lot. In fact, women with PCOD suffer from symptoms like menstrual irregularity, acne, obesity, and excess hair growth. 

Is There a Solution?

No matter how tough the times get, there’s always a positive outlook. There are a lot of different medicines available in the market which serve various functions. There are birth control pills that regularise periods. A medication called metformin to prevent diabetes. Statins, a type of drug, controls high cholesterol, and hormones can be taken to increase fertility. Procedures can be done to remove excess hair. 

But all that sounds really tiresome. Wouldn’t you rather prefer preventing this disorder in the first place? We all know that prevention is better than curing the problem later. So why not opt for natural ways to stay healthy?

Ono Teas brings you the Spearmint PCOD tea, a wonderful drink for all the Wonder Women out there. Although the real cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn’t truly understood, experts say that it may be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Women who experience this disorder suffer a lot. But there’s always a way out, right?

A lot of research has backed up the claim that spearmint can be really essential in helping the people who suffer from PCOD. But it doesn’t stop there! Spearmint offers a variety of health benefits that might surprise you. 

A twig of spearmint plant for demonstration of spearmint leaves.
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Also known as the “garden mint”, this minty herb contains aromatic oil, called the oil of spearmint. People around the world often use it as a flavouring and sometimes as a scent. This oil is one of the main reasons behind the various health benefits of spearmint, such as:

Spearmint Helps with Weight Management

Research has suggested that spearmint may help in managing weight and preventing obesity. It is not some magical herb, but it can aid in a healthy diet, a balanced lifestyle, and ideal weight.

Spearmint tea may act as a catalyst in your weight loss journey. It may act as a potential treatment for obesity, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Also, tea made with spearmint is very low in calories, meaning it won’t add much to your daily intake.

Spearmint May help Reduce Stress

Mental health is a very serious issue. We often ignore it as a society. We need natural ways to take care of our mental health.

Spearmint tea may help in relaxing your nerves and reducing stress. It is a natural anti-stress agent and helps you keep calm in stressful situations. In some South American countries for a long time, people have traditionally used spearmint as a remedy for stress and insomnia.

In a lab study, scientists gave spearmint extract to rats for observing any potential changes. Finally, the results indicated decreased anxiety and improved sleep. Spearmint leaves contain menthol, which is famous for its relaxing properties.

Spearmint may help Maintain Blood Sugar Levels

Research suggests that spearmint tea may help lower blood sugar in some diabetes patients. There have not been any extensive human studies on the matter. But, studies on rats with diabetes have shown lower blood sugar levels when given spearmint.

In a lab study that having healthy and diabetic rats, the researchers gave spearmint extract to the rats every day. Compared to the healthy rats, the diabetic rats displayed lower levels of blood sugar.

In another study, the researchers gave 300 mg (per kg of body weight) of spearmint extract to diabetic rats daily for 21 days. The study reported a 25% reduction in blood sugar.

Spearmint may help in Dealing with PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance in women. Women with PCOS produce amounts of male hormones that are considered more than normal. This happens due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Women suffering from PCOS often report symptoms like irregular periods, excessive hair growth on the face, chest, back, or buttocks, hair loss, and acne.

Spearmint tea may help with PCOS. In fact, it has an anti-androgenic effect that results in a significant decrease in testosterone levels that may help in the treatment of PCOS.

In a 30-day study, 42 women with PCOS were given spearmint tea twice a day. Compared to the control group, these women showed lower testosterone levels. Similar results were found in another study, which was conducted on 12 women with PCOS.  In a different study, women with facial hair were given spearmint tea twice a day, for 30 days. A significant reduction in facial hair was reported.  

Spearmint may Improve Memory

Wouldn’t it be great if chugging on tea helped improve how our brain functions? Well, it’s not far from possible! Spearmint can help improve brain function by boosting memory.

Spearmint has neuroprotective properties. It increases neurotransmitter levels, protects neurons, and promotes neural growth. The chemical analysis says that spearmint may help in improving memory and treating memory-related ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease.

A study tested mice’s memory by making them pass a maze test. After giving them some spearmint extract, the mice experienced improved learning and memory. In a more recent study, scientists gave supplements containing 900 mg of spearmint extract to some older adults with memory impairment. The results showed a 15% improvement in working memory.

Spearmint has Antioxidants

Antioxidants are compounds that help protect our bodies from the cellular damage caused by free radicals. These are harmful molecules that might cause oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress can lead to several chronic conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Foods rich in antioxidants are very useful in preventing chronic diseases caused by oxidative stress. As mentioned above, oxidative stress is a medical condition. The free radicals that damage our skin can result in oxidative stress.

Spearmint has a lot of antioxidants. The most prominent ones are rosmarinic acid, flavones and flavanones like limonene and menthol. Antioxidants are also responsible for the memory-boosting and neuroprotective properties of spearmint.

Hey Ladies, Cheers to Your Health!

So, go ahead and fill your cup with a warm spearmint tea and give yourself the health boost you deserve. Uplift your mood and dive deep into the minty freshness that is the Spearmint PCOS Tea. Gift yourself this incredible drink and enjoy its refreshing minty notes.

Spearmint PCOS Tea, brought to you by Ono Teas, is the perfect tea for hormonal issues in women. On top of that, it also reduces stress and the chances of Alzheimer’s in the elderly. You can use this tea for making iced teas, cocktails, and mocktails. The fresh sundried spearmint leaves will leave you wanting for more!

Feel free to check out our other teas, especially from the Women’s Wellness Collection. If you want to try something exotic, taste the traditional drink of Morocco– the Authentic Moroccan Mint Tea. The authentic taste of Moroccan culture, right at the comfort of your home.

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