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Reason Behind Unwanted Body Hair in Women and Spearmint Tea in Treating Unwanted Body Hair

Updated on October 6, 2013

Symptoms of Hirsutism

Hirsutism is a condition in which women suffer from unwanted body and facial hair. It is similar to a male pattern body hair. This condition arises due to excessive male hormones called androgen in women. Usually a specified amount of male hormones is present in females. But if this hormone secretion increases beyond the limit it leads to Hirsutism. It may be due to genetic or ethnic trait. Around 10% of US women suffer from Hirsutism.

Symptoms of mild Hirsutism:

The major symptom of Hirsutism is the presence of hair appearing in body where hair is generally not found in women. It includes hair on chest, back, abdomen, face, upper lip, chin, neck, shoulders, underarm, hands, lower legs and thighs. These are the sign of minor increase in male hormones.

Symptoms of major Hirsutism: - Needs attention and have to be diagnosed with a consultant

  • Coarse, pigmented body hair primarily on your face, chest and back
  • Rapidly growing hair on your upper lip, cheeks, chin, neck, mid-chest, inner thighs
  • A deepening voice
  • Irregular periods
  • Uncontrollable Acne
  • Decreased Breast size
  • Balding
  • Enlargement of clitoris
  • Increase in muscle mass

Pre-menopausal and menopausal women may develop coarse unwanted facial hair. This is natural and cannot be considered as Hirsutism. You can consult your doctor to distinguish between stray hairs that commonly develop at menopause and unwanted excess hair resulting from Hirsutism.

How to prepare Spearmint Tea

Spearmint tea acts as a wonderful herb to treat Hirsutism. The miracle in consuming this herb can be found here.

Spearmint tea is refreshing, aromatic beverage and it is refreshing served both hot or cold. It is a caffeine free drink and it soothe upset stomach and helps limit excess hair in women.

You can get a good quality of Spearmint tea by ordering on-line via ebay or amazon.

The direct link to reach out for Spearmint tea is given on your right side.

How to prepare Spearmint Tea:

  • Pour 4 cups of water in a saucepan
  • Take the spearmint leaves/tea bags. Put them in the saucepan
  • Heat the pan containing water and Spearmint tea bags/leaves using low flame. Make sure the water does not boil. The longer you heat the Spearmint leaves and water, the stronger the flavour will be.
  • Switch off the stove and take out the saucepan from the stove.
  • You can make the preparation to sit for a while to get more flavour. Once you are satisfied with the aroma, using the colander catch the leaves/tea bag from the tea. Discard the leaves.
  • You can have this tea either hot or cold by allowing it to sit for a while.
  • Add honey, sugar or milk as you desired.
  • Stir well and enjoy the refreshing drink.

Recommended Dosage of Spearmint Tea

A study in a research states that drinking Spearmint Tea twice a day reduce male hormones in women.

According to a Steady Health website, one serving of Spearmint tea contains noticeable amounts of dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, vitamins A, vitamin B-6, riboflavin and folate. It is such a healthy diet.

The recommended dosage of Spearmint tea is 6 tbsp of dried Spearmint herb per 2.5 cups of boiling water. If you have bought the Spearmint tea in the form of tea bags then a tea bag per consumption will do good.

Water consumption & Spearmint Tea consumption:

When you drink too much too quickly, your kidneys cannot process the water quickly, that leads your blood to become water logged and finally leads to swelling in the brain.

The reason why am telling this is too much consumption of Spearmint tea will make your kidneys flood up with much fluid to process.

Drinking too much Spearmint Tea beyond the stated limit can strain your kidneys.

A healthy kidney can excrete between 0.21 and 0.26 gallons of water an hour.

You have to drink Spearmint Tea in excess of 1,000 ml an hour to cause a net gain of water in your body.

So, if you have consumed more than 1,000 ml or 33 oz of Spearmint tea, avoid drinking any other fluids for at least an hour to give enough time to your kidneys to process the liquid.

By Ambiga Jeyaratnaraja

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      Joyette Fabien 3 years ago from Dominica

      Great hub. Thanks for sharing this very valuable information. I will specifically look for your hubs when I need health tips!

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      Ambiga Jeyaratnaraja 3 years ago from India

      Many Thanks Joyette. Sure I will be sharing a lot more beneficial health information in forth coming days too.

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      Joyette Fabien 3 years ago from Dominica

      Looking forward to reading them!

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Edjanse, This was a very interesting article. I don't agree with growing hair on a woman's face but I do think it is very attractive anywhere else on her body especially as long as it is soft and smooth.

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      Ambiga Jeyaratnaraja 3 years ago from India

      Thanks a lot word55. Hope you haven't seen such hairy women as beauty parlors hide those secrets.. ;)

      Almost majority of the women are suffering from hirsutism, at least in low range. It is the top most concern for many women. You can browse to find how many women post in different forums to find remedies for hirsutism and what treatments are available for women suffering from facial hair.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      U're welcome Edjanse, I just don't think that a man will lose admiration or affection for a woman if she has body hair or not. It is what's in heart that counts. Again, we may have a problem with facial hair but not short or shaved body hair. God's creation of us should acceptable unless it was altered by unnatural substances or circumstances.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Should be acceptable

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      Ambiga Jeyaratnaraja 3 years ago from India

      You are right word55. But almost all women who are suffering from too much of unwanted facial and body hair used to feel low and depressed, as in general a women should not have. Due to hormone imbalance such problem arises to most of the women which bothers them. Women love to be beautiful. If something affects their beauty to small extent they will feel embarrassed... :( it's women's nature.

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      am living in pondicherry....where can i get the spearmint tea

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      Soumya 3 years ago

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      Noor 2 years ago

      This article is awesome and helpful too...thanks for it...

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      Jeannette Johnson 2 years ago

      I like to try it because i have problem with unwanted hait on my face and i am light skin and i like to try it out .and see if it work for me.

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      jj 22 months ago

      please reply me soon for my problem.i have problem with unwanted hair in my face &also i m unmarried person .spearmint tea can give result for me.

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