Thursday, February 22, 2007

Women Shed Unwanted Hair Through Mint Tea

Hairy women could shed their unwanted growth by drinking mint tea, according to a study published today. (February 21st - From the

They are hirsute because they have abnormally high levels of "masculinising" androgen hormones. Today, a study published in Phytotherapy Research shows that drinking two cups of mint tea a day for five days could reduce the level of androgens and counter the unwanted hair growth.

The team studied the effects of spearmint on 21 hirsute women because of reports that extracts of the spearmint plant (Mentha spicata Labiatae ) reduced libido in men. One explanation was that spearmint was reducing androgen levels. After taking spearmint tea twice a day, there was a "significant decrease" in free testosterone, the primary androgen, among the women.

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1 comment:

HyunChard said...

Really? Mint tea? but maybe you should try some hair removal products that's tried and tested.