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How can spearmint tea help reduce excess hair

23rd April 2014

It is never good news finding visible excess hairs on your body. This is especially true for most women who might be addicted to upholding an attractive image. Past research has shown that the consumption of spearmint tea can help you get rid of excess unwanted hair.

The connection between spearmint tea and excess hair: what studies have shown

Researchers at, Suleyman Demirel University's medical school in Isparta, Turkey, have found that spearmint tea helps get rid of excess hair. The study involved 21 hirsute women, with 12 of them suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and the others having an unknown reason behind their excess hair.

The researchers asked the women to drink spearmint tea twice a day for five days. Blood tests showed that the women's level of androgen reduced a fair amount after drinking the spearmint tea.

High levels of androgens can cause an imbalance of hormones in our body and is usually the main reason behind excess hair growth. "The hormonal shift the women experienced after drinking spearmint tea might reduce hirsutism" the researchers say.

What else can be done about excess unwanted hair?

Besides trying the usual herbal remedies for reducing your excess hair like drinking spearmint tea, you can also go down the laser hair removal route. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular treatments that are available at most laser hair removal clinics. To find out more about these, you can get in touch with the expert skin specialists at one of our sk:n clinics.

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