Spearmint Tea for PCOS and Hormonal Imbalances
Let me spill the (spearmint) tea ya'll...
I tried the famous Spearmint Tea remedy. You know, the miraculous one that everyone always talks about?
The same Spearmint Tea that treats acne?
The same Spearmint Tea that does wonders for PCOS?
The same Spearmint Tea that’s supposed to reduce excessive hair growth in women?
Yes, I’m talking about the same Spearmint Tea that has endless benefits for people like YOU and me. Women who suffer from hirsutism, hormone imbalances, or those who endure painful PCOS menstrual cycles every month.
The remedy that goes: drink two (fresh) cups of spearmint tea everyday and within two to four weeks your problems will vanish. Just like that.
Let me be the first to tell y'all… it worked, but MINIMALLY.
But hey, don’t get me wrong. I don't want to come off as being a total hater, just a slight hater. This remedy, like many other remedies we read about, depends on many things. They’re subjective and are contingent upon your level of internal issues. IE: your level of PCOS, hormone imbalance, acne, unwanted facial hair etc. This remedy could work for you, but it didn't work for me in ways I had hoped. So I’m going to give y'all a list of the steps I took to try to balance my hormones by drinking Spearmint Tea.
Let’s get into it!
Operation: Find Spearmint Tea
For this being such a hot trend, I couldn’t find the tea bags anywhere! I went to all the major retailers, Safeway, Target, Whole Foods, Lucky’s, and no one had organic spearmint tea. Not Wal Mart, Trader Joes, Ralphs… There was no spearmint tea near me. I wasted plenty of gas driving around town trying to start this journey. So, like most of us do nowadays, I took to old faithful:
I ended up finding a bag of dried, organic Spearmint leaves from Etsy. The seller I found said she sourced her tea leaves locally, which sounded great to me! I spent 13 bucks and got enough loose leaves to last me about 4 months. I was on my way to organically solving my internal hormone imbalances.
Bye Bye Facial Hair?
Once I got the bag in the mail, I immediately started that night. I figured that I might as well begin the process. I didn't want to be one of those people who say they will start something, spend money, and never, ever begin the process.
I was motivated!
I had unwanted facial hair all over my chin and to be frank, I was really getting tired of looking at it. I wanted to gain my self confidence back and having these little dark coarse hairs across my jawline was not doing it for me. I was really desperate to see my chin hair go away and I would have tried just about anything to get results.
The Results Are In..
It was the moment of truth.
Three weeks of me religiously drinking my two cups of tea had passed and I did see somewhat of a change. I noticed that the hairs had slowed down, that’s to say, they weren’t growing as rapidly as they normally did. My normal routine was to shave my face about every two to three days. After drinking the tea, I was having to shave every four to five days. I have to admit, I was expecting the growth to slow down, but it wasn’t enough for me. I wanted this problem to go away altogether and I wasn’t going to stop until I found a permanent solution.
I Kept At It
If there’s one thing I am, it’s committed. I continued to drink the spearmint tea for another three months. Aside from my hair coming back slower, there was no other visual change. It was as if my body had regulated the chemical change from the tea, or sort of plateaued internally.
At this point, I was done.
I never cared for the taste or flavor of the tea. Even if I had sweetened it with honey or sugar, I never grew accustomed to the taste. But here I was, three months later, in a place not too far from where I started. I knew I had to come up with a plan.
Then the REAL tea happened
I suddenly had a legitimate excuse to stop drinking the tea.
You guessed it!
I got pregnant.
For those of you who don’t know, it is advised to not drink Spearmint tea while pregnant as it promotes hormonal changes. I didn’t want to hurt my baby, so I stopped consuming the tea as soon as I found out. In retrospect, I think having a baby did more for decreasing the amount of hair I had on my chin than drinking the tea did. When pregnant, I only had to shave about once a week which I was grateful for.
How long, exactly, was I supposed to be drinking this tea anyway? If it’s “forever” that is not a route, road, or street I’d like to take. I never went back to it after I gave birth, but I do wonder what the long term side effects would be. Or if with long term consumption, the spearmint tea would rid you of hirsutism related problems, excessive hair growth or other issues that arise with PCOS.
And that was my experience in a nutshell.
What was yours like with this trend? Leave a comment below and let us know about your journey or experience with the Spearmint Tea Treatment.
Thanks for reading,
CEO of Umber, by J. Lenay