If only regrowing your hair was as easy as sitting down with a cup of tea… While the solution to hair loss comes in many forms (including diet, exercise, and stress management) a common herb can be used to brew a hair growth tea! A recent study showed how adding spearmint tea to your diet will support the balance of your hormones by decreasing testosterone levels.
Spearmint has been traditionally used in the Middle East to regulate female hormones. While the mechanism of action is still unknown, the International Journal of Endocrinology Metabolism published this study which shows that drinking Spearmint tea on a daily basis significantly decreases free testosterone while increasing luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and estradiol. Female hair loss is often related to an overabundance of testosterone or a testosterone sensitivity. If you are experiencing hormone related hair loss, spearmint will help tilt your hormones back in favor of estradiol – allowing you to regrow hair that is thick and healthy.
For maximum benefit drink a cup of spearmint tea twice daily along with eating a balanced diet, daily exercise, and managing your stress. To brew your hair growth tea, use organic loose-leaf spearmint in a french press; this reduces the waste associated with bags and boxes. Add boiling water to 2 tablespoons of tea leaves and steep for 10 minutes. Boil a few slices of ginger with your water for a spicy zing!
Utilizing spearmint to brew hair growth tea is part of a long-term process aimed at balancing your hormones. Herbal remedies are gentle on your body compared to pharmaceuticals. If you make spearmint a part of your daily protocol, be sure to make time for tea every day. The balancing effect of spearmint will accumulate over time so the more diligent you are about your daily tea, the more time the herb will have to absorb free testosterone.
Creating to a balancing daily routine is a gift to your life. Tracking your herbs, supplements, and treatments on a calendar is a great way to honor your commitment. Balancing your hormones requires a devotion to self-care and self-love. You are worth it! <3
P.S. I discuss other herbs for hair growth in this guide: Hair Growth Supplements
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