“Mint (genus Mentha) plants are perennials known for their fragrant, toothed leaves with purple, pink or white flowers (depending on the species). Furthermore, they are regarded for their fruity, aromatic taste.”
Drinking tea is one of the most popular pastimes around the world and is noted for bringing a variety benefits to your health. In the context of spearmint tea, it may help:
Boost Your Immune System
According to a study published in Flavour and Fragrance Journal, spearmint tea has been found to have antimicrobial properties that may work against a wide variety of pathogenic fungi and bacteria.7
In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers discovered that drinking spearmint tea may help manage inflammation.
The experiment involved 62 randomized participants who were given high-rosmarinic acid spearmint tea twice a day for 16 weeks. By the end of the study, the participants noted that they had reduced pain scores.8
Benefit Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Symptoms
Spearmint tea has been demonstrated to have anti-androgen effects against polycystic ovarian syndrome, which helped improve hirsutism (unwanted male-pattern hair growth).
Participants in a study were given the drink twice a day for a month and results indicated that it helped reduce androgen hormones, follicular hair growth and cell turnover time.9
The anti-inflammatory compounds of spearmint tea may help calm your stomach if you’re experiencing digestive issues that result in nausea.
Drinking spearmint tea may also help relieve cramping, bloating and other unpleasant gastrointestinal issues.
“Soothe Your Senses With Spearmint Tea” by Dr. Mercola