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Spearmint tea and balancing hormones?

Answered on November 24, 2018
Created December 01, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Hi all! I am new to this forum and hope to participate more in the community

I have hashimitos and fully believe in trying as much as possible to naturally threat the condition and support my immune system with good food and lifestyle (paleo all the way!). I have been taking this approach with the aid of an alternative medicine doctor for the last 2-3 years and I am happy to report I am off thyroid replacement hormone pills 9 months now and my thyroid anti-bodies continue to decrease on every blood test.

Now for my question which I hope someone can help with as my doc is away so I can’t ask him.
Do any of you feel that spearmint tea has any benefit to balancing hormones? I am not a fan of the taste but am fully willing to have a cup a day if it will have a positive effect. I have read a lot about it helping with excess hair, which I do suffer from slightly, but nothing that links it directly to helping with Hashimotos. Also does anyone know of any bad effects that may come from drinking it? Is it only spearmint or any from the mint family (mint, peppermint…)?

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on November 24, 2018
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I don't really have any experience with hashimoto, but it has definitly helped me balance my hormones. I drank 2 cups of spearmint tea per day and saw the first results after about a month. There's also quite a few studies on the anti-androgen effects of spearmint tea by now.

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on December 06, 2015
at 04:31 PM

Unless you have an allergy to spearmint and unless you're drinking copious amounts of spearmint or using copious amounts of spearmint oil, you're fine. 

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