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Benefits of Spearmint Tea And Its Side Effects

Spear mint tea is one of the most invigorating type of tea that is loaded with anti oxidants, vitamins and many vital nutrients. Though the name and aroma is very similar to peppermint, it contains less menthol than peppermint is very rich in limonene, dihydrocarvone and cineol. Spear mint tea is very useful in soothing indigestion and boosting the immune system. It also protects us from fungal infections, boost dental health, reduce facial hair growth and and lower inflammation.

Benefits of Spearmint Tea And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Spearmint Tea
Nutritional Value of Spearmint Tea
Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea
Boost immune system
Eliminates Nausea
Reduces Hirsutism
Improves mental health
Prevents chronic diseases
Reduces inflammation
Prevents and treat gastric ulcer
Balances hormone levels
Skin treatment
Uses of Spearmint Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Spearmint Tea
Cultivation of Spearmint Tea

Spearmint Tea

Spear mint tea is made from the leaves of spearmint herb scientifically known as Mentha Spicata that has sharply pointed leaves from where it derives its name. Like other herbs of the mint family it has a square shape stem that is very thick and can grow upto 1 metre in height. Unlike other forms of tea that uses dry leaves and oxidization process, speart mint tea is best when the leaves are garden fresh and brewed directly in boiled water.

Nutritional Value of Spearmint Tea

Spear mint tea is loaded with anti oxidants and important compounds that are very useful to our body. The presence of limonene and mint L carvone with lesser amount of menthol gives it an added advantage over other mint teas. It is also rich in Vitamin A and vitamin C with important minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium. Spear mint tea has very low amount of fat and zero cholesterol.

Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Spearmint Tea
Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea

Boost immune system

Spear mint tea has very powerful anti bacterial properties that can ward off infections on topical application. Thus it also helps the immune system fights bacteria present inside the body making it stronger against common disease. It also boost the overall resistance of the immune system.

Eliminates Nausea

Spear mint tea has got anti inflammatory effects that can settles down your stomach during nausea or stomach upset. It also helps in eliminating cramping, b;loating , constipation and other gastrointestinal disease by calming down the inflamed tissues of your stomach.

Reduces Hirsutism

Histurism is the growth of unwanted hair growth on women’s body caused usually due to the high levels of androgens. Spearmint is known to reduce this male hormones and regulates other hormones to reduce the effects of hirsutism.

Improves mental health

Limonene found in the spearmint tea is very effective in fighting free radicals and icrease the brain’s neurotransmitter activity. The neurotransmitter triggers concentration and focus that can improve memory and boost the overall health of the brain.

Prevents chronic diseases

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Free radicals are mostly responsible for chronic diseases by causing cellular breakdown. The anti oxidants present in spear mint tea are very effective in countering and eliminating these free radicals, thus preventing the immune system.

Reduces inflammation

The anti inflammatory compounds present in spear mint tea are very powerful in eliminating headaches and other body pains especially joint pains. It is also very useful in soothing sore throats and indigestion by relaxing the spasming muscles of the gut.

Prevents and treat gastric ulcer

Gastric ulcer is caused when the lining of stomach or intestine has an open sore or raw area. Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that is the most common cause of gastric ulcer. Spear mint tea is very effective in killing and inhibiting the growth of the bacteria.

Balances hormone levels

The hormonal interactions within our body defines our appearance, behavior, mood and daily energy cycles. Spear mint tea is known for impacting the hormonal balances in our body which effects our overall growth and development both physical and mental.

Skin treatment

Spear mint is very rich in anti oxidants which is very beneficial for skin. Drinking spear mint tea can cure skin problems such as acne, dark spots, dullness and wrinkles. Therefore, spearmint tea leaves are also used for face packs and face massages and also in preparing for drugs and ointments.

Uses of Spearmint Tea

Spear mint tea is used mainly as a beverage for its refreshing and energizing qualities. However, due to its medicinal importance spear mint tea and its oil is also used for preparing drugs and ointments. It is also used as an ingredient in many cuisines and drinks such as mojito, mint julep, sweet and iced tea.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Spearmint Tea

Spear mint has no possible side effects if consumed proportionally even on a daily basis. That is the reason of it being a common ingredient in toothpastes and mouth washes. however it is strictly forbidden for pregnant women as it can cause uterus damage triggering miscarriage. It also has minor effects on your kidney and liver if taken in excess amount.

Cultivation of Spearmint Tea

Native to the Mediterranean regions including some parts of Europe and asia but now being cultivated and produced throughout the world as it grows really well in all temperate climate. However it is best grown in loamy soils with abundant organic material. The best of the spear mint tea quality is produced and supplied in Europe.

Popular Questions & Answers

She is always feeling sexy. She told me that her sex power is getting increase and some time she is unable to control. So want to decrease the sex power. What she need to do.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sex thoughts, Sex addiction, masturbation addiction, porn films addiction etc comes under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior – sometimes called a natural reward – despite any negative consequences to the person's physical, mental, social or financial well-being. Behavior addiction needs to be curbed or controlled using your own self will power. Diverting your mind and body away from the circumstances which compels you for the addictive habit, with the help of physical exercises, games, entertainment etc can help you. Never sleep alone. Be always with your family even at night etc are some other tips. Willpower is the key always. Behavioral therapy also works well. Take care.

I have lot of hair on my face. I am planning to go for a laser hair removal treatment. I want to know its side effects and for how long it will last as in reappearance of hair?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello. We do have good and effective medicines in homoeopathy for unwanted facial hair. Want to know whether do you have any hormonal imbalance? medication: schwabe's oleum jacoris 3x/ 3 times a day for a month. There are few tips or home remedies which will help to get rid of your unwanted facial hair: - take safflower oil (kusuma oil) and thanaka (yellowish-white cosmetic paste, available in ayurvedic stores). Remove unwanted hair either by using hair removal cream or by shaving. Take some kusuma oil and grind thanaka in it. Prepare a paste. The thickness of the paste should be similar to hair removal cream. Apply it on hair removed areas. Massage until the skin pores absorb it. Leave it for 3-4 hours. (you can also apply it at night, before sleeping). Wash with water. Use this method continuously for 100 days. You will get rid of unwanted hair, permanently. -one of the reasons for unwanted hair growth in women is the excess levels of testosterone (a hormone). Spearmint tea helps in reducing the level of this hormone, thereby decreases the growth of unwanted hair. Laser therapy: there are different types of laser therapies available in the market for hair removal. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair. Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour. Many people have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions/ sittings and later may not require any sittings, but few of them may need maintenance sittings in future. (if the laser is taken from an expert hand, it wouldn't harm your skin).
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Is hirsutism problem will be solve with laser hair treatment and any ayurvedic treatment for it like spearmint tea is beneficial for reduce excessive growth of hair on body and face?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
In a girl we have to treat the cause for hirsutism and excessive hair growth stoppage can be symptomatically treated for cosmetic purposes through laser ablation therapy.
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Hi I have so much hair on my whole body so I want to ask you a question is how can I remove my whole body hair with home remedies?Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, there are few tips or home remedies which will help to get rid of your unwanted facial hair: - take safflower oil (kusuma oil) and thanaka (yellowish-white cosmetic paste, available in ayurvedic stores). Remove unwanted hair either by using hair removal cream or by shaving. Take some kusuma oil and grind thanaka in it. Prepare a paste. The thickness of the paste should be similar to hair removal cream. Apply it on hair removed areas. Massage until the skin pores absorb it. Leave it for 3-4 hours. (you can also apply it at night, before sleeping). Wash with water. Use this method continuously for 100 days. You will get rid of unwanted hair, permanently. -one of the reasons for unwanted hair growth in women is the excess levels of testosterone (a hormone). Spearmint tea helps in reducing the level of this hormone, thereby decreases the growth of unwanted hair. -take dry turmeric, leaves of acalphya indica (khokli or kuppi) and neem leaves. Grind all the ingredients. Prepare a paste. Rub it on the face, before sleeping at night. At morning, peel off the dried mixture from your skin. Use it regularly. Eventually, it will remove undesired hair.

Hi, I am 18 year old I have excess hair growth in hands legs and also in face from birth. Does drinking spearmint tea twice a day really help inhormonal imbalance and reduce excess hair growth in face and other parts.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Excessive hair due to hormonal balance can be controlled by a good diet and exercises. But the hair which you already have can not be reduced by spearmint tea.

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Spearmint (Pudina) - 7 Amazing Health Benefits!

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Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Spearmint (Pudina) - 7 Amazing Health Benefits!

The word "Spearmint" probably reminds you of your favorite chewing gum. However, this special type of mint and has far reaching benefits than just a gum, some known and some unknown. Its value lies in its leaves that are used in many cultures as a part of daily recipes. Apart from that, the leaves are used to prepare a host of products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. They are also used medicinally and are one of the predominant medicines used in Ayurveda. Let us look at some of the benefits of using Spearmint.

Health benefits of spearmint

  1. Antibacterial Capacity: The natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of the spearmint can be beneficial in protecting your gums and teeth from cavities. Apart from that, they also take care of your bad breath and dental damages.
  2. Respiratory Health: Spearmint has a significant impact on the overall health of your respiratory system. It has anti-inflammatory qualities and can relieve sore throats and chest tightness. They are also used in some asthma medicines to ease out the congestion and assist in the breathing process.
  3. Digestion: If you are facing stomach upset frequently, look no further than spearmint. It is beneficial for digestion and can be great for the overall health of your digestive system. It is also helpful during pregnancy and can prevent morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting. It also minimizes cramping and bloating.
  4. Hormonal Balance: For people who are suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome or other forms of hormonal imbalance, having spearmint juices can reduce the symptoms. The juice stimulates the endocrine system and prevents complicated metabolic side effects.
  5. Blood Circulation: Spearmint leaves and juices can also prevent anemia and can be beneficial for proper blood circulation. They also greatly stimulate the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Spearmint leaves can also be beneficial in maintaining the pH levels of your skin and blood.
  6. Heart Health: Spearmint effectively maintains a healthy blood pressure and relieves the pressure on your arteries. They are also beneficial in controlling your cardiovascular symptoms and relieve the stress on your blood vessels and arteries.
  7. Stress Relief: Menthol, which one of the most powerful ingredients in spearmint, has a soothing and calming effect on your overall health. It also acts a mild sedative in some cases. Take a cup of hot spearmint tea in case you need a calming effect on your body. It can also significantly reduce the stress levels and can stimulate your nervous system effectively.
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Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain - Understanding It In Detail!

MD - Medicine, MRCP - Gastroenterology, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Chandigarh
Chronic Functional Abdominal Pain - Understanding It In Detail!

In most cases, pain anywhere in the body can be explained as a symptom of some other problem, but sometimes, there is no reason for abdominal pain. This type of pain is known as chronic functional abdominal pain. This is a gastrointestinal disorder that cannot be explained through X-ray or laboratory findings. It can be triggered by altered sensitivity to nerve impulses in the brain and gut. People suffering from this condition are often so debilitated by the pain that it becomes the central focus of their life.

This condition cannot be cured, but with proper treatment, it can be managed so that it does not affect the quality of your life. The aim of treatment for this condition is to control the symptoms and improve functioning. When it comes to treating this condition, the patient’s relationship with his or her doctor plays an important role as the condition cannot be proven through any form of testing and it has a great psychological effect on the person. Regular checkups are also a key to managing this condition effectively.

The first step towards achieving this is to identify possible emotional and situational triggers. Maintaining a journal that records these experiences can help with this. Further treatment is usually either through psychological treatment or antidepressants.

Psychological treatment is based on the understanding that the brain can block pain by diverting attention elsewhere. Nerve impulses that travel from the abdomen to the brain must pass through a type of ‘gate’ that is controlled by nerve impulses generated by the brain. When these impulses close the gates, pain is blocked while when these gates are open, the pain can be magnified. Psychological treatment for chronic functional abdominal pain can be in the form of relaxation techniques, imagery, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy. While relaxation techniques such as meditation and hypnosis help a person shift focus from the pain, cognitive behavioral therapy teaches a person how to change thoughts and perceptions in order to control the pain.

Antidepressants can also act as pain relievers. This form of medication stimulates the production of brain signals that close the ‘gates’ of nerve transmissions. This blocks the pain but can take several weeks to be effective. Some people may experience side effects such as drowsiness and nausea and hence should never be taken without a doctor’s supervision. In some cases, antidepressants may also be combined with cognitive behavioral therapy or medication to regulate bowels.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Tongue Ulcer Treatment in Hindi - जीभ के छाले का इलाज

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Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Tongue Ulcer Treatment in Hindi - जीभ के छाले का इलाज

जीभ पर होने वाले छाले को काफी हद तक माउथ अल्सर का ही एक रूप मान सकते हैं. इसमें भी उसी तरह के छाले होते हैं. वैसी ही जलन और परेशानियों का सामना करना पड़ता है. इसके लक्षण भी आसानी से नजर आ जाते हैं इसलिए उपचार में आसानी होती है. मसालेदार या तीखा भोजन करने पर मुंह में तेज जलन होने लगती है. इसके अलावा जीभ पर फोड़े हो जाते हैं. ऐसे में इसके उपचार में लापरवाही न बरतें. आइए इन छालों के प्रकार और उपचार के बारे में विस्तृत जानकारी प्राप्त करते हैं. जीभ पर होने वाले छाले के कुछ उपचार हम आपको बता देते हैं जिससे आप राहत महसूस करेंगे.

तीन प्रकार का होता है जीभ के छाले

1. गंभीर छाले
जैसा कि नाम से ही स्पष्ट है कि आमतौर से होने वाले छाले से आकार में बड़ा होता  है. आपको बता दें कि ये गंभीर छाले 10 में से 1 व्यक्ति को ही होता है. लेकिन जब आपको पता चले कि आपको गंभीर छाले है तो तुरंत किसी अच्छे डॉक्टर से संपर्क करना चाहिए.
2. सामान्य छाले
छाले से पीड़ित होने वाले ज्यादातर लोग सामान्य छाले से ही प्रभावित होते हैं. इसके नाम से भी स्पष्ट है कि ये आकर में ज्यादा बड़ा नहीं होता है और लगभग 10 दिन में ठीक भी हो जाता है.
3. हेरपेटीफॉर्म छाले
हेरपेटीफॉर्म छाले का दूसरा नाम पिनप्वाइंट छाले भी है. ये लगभग 3 मिमी आकार का होता है. आमतौर पर 10 से 40 वर्ष के आयुवर्ग के बीच होने वाले इस छाले से मात्र 10 प्रतिशत लोग ही प्रभावित हैं. ये बच्चों और बूढों में न के बराबर ही होता है.

ये हैं जीभ के छालों के मुख्य लक्षण
1. जीभ पर छाले होने से खाते और पीते समय बहुत ज्यादा दर्द होता है.
2. व्यवहार में चिडचिड़ापन आने लगता है. 
3. आपको हमेशा लगेगा कि आप थके हुए हैं. 
4. मुंह के घाव में लालपन नजर आने लगता है.

कैसे करें उपचार
1. जीभ के छाले से पीड़ित मरीजों को को खाने में विटामिन-सी का प्रयोग करना चाहिए. इसके लिए आप दो-तीन गिलास संतरे का जूस प्रतिदिन पिएं. आप टमाटर से भी विटामिन सी प्राप्त कर सकते हैं.
2. जितना हो सके ज्यादा मसालेदार और तले-भुने खाद्य पदार्थों से परहेज करें.
3. इसमें आपको ज्यादा से ज्यादा मात्रा में फलों का सेवन करना चाहिए और खूब पानी पीना चाहिए.
4. जितना हो सके हरी सब्जियों का भरपूर सेवन करने से लाभ मिलता है.
5. यदि आप खाना खाते समय खाने में कच्चे प्याज का इस्तेमाल करें तो और बेहतर होगा.
6. जीभ के छाले के पीड़ितों को दूध से बने खाद्य पदार्थों जैसे कि दही, बटर मिल्क और पनीर आदि इतेमाल में लाना चाहिए.
7. मांसाहारी भोजन अम्लीय स्वभाव का होता है इसलिए मुंह के छाले पीड़ितों को इसके इस्तेमाल से बचना चाहिए.
8. जीभ की सिकाई करने के लिए आपको दिन में दो से तीन बार तक गरारा करना चाहिए.
9. सबके घरों में आसानी से उपलब्ध तुलसी के कुछ पत्ते चबाने से भी राहत मिलती है.
11. ऐसे पदार्थ जिन्हें खाने से मुंह में जलन होने या दांतों में फंसने की संभावना हो, उसे खाने से बचना चाहिए. जैस आपको छाले के ठीक होने तक मदिरा तथा चॉकलेट से दूर रहना चाहिए.
12. छाले में जलन कम करने के लिए ग्लिसरीन में हल्दी का पाउडर मिलाकर उससे छाले वाली जगह पर धीरे-धीरे मालिश करें. इसके करीब 15-20  मिनट बाद इसे साफ कर लें.
13. एक उपाय ये भी है कि एक कप पानी में एक चम्मच धनिया पाउडर मिलाकर उबाले. इसके बाद जब पानी ठंडा हो जाए तो उससे दिन में दो से तीन बार गरारे करने से भी राहत मिलती है.
14. पानी की कुछ बूंदों में एक चम्मच बेकिंग सोडा के साथ मिलाएं और उसे छाले वाली जगह पर दो-तीन बार लगायें और 15 मिनट बाद उसे अच्छे से साफ कर लें.
15. खाना खाने के बाद हर्बल चाय पिने से भी जीभ के छाले में आराम मिलता है.
 

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Dentist, Ludhiana
Health Tip

After 1st sitting, you might face problem of ulceration, then you would be prescribed with relieving gel, apply it with cotton applicator tip.(you can use ear bud)

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Migraine - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Migraine - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

A migraine is a headache that causes a distinct pulsating pain, usually in one side of the head. It is different from normal headaches in the sense that the pain is much more intense and it may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting as well. Some patients have also complained about light sensitivity while others have also complained about pain in all areas of the head.

Some of the factors that separate a migraine from a normal headache are as follows:

  1. Headache may last for a day, whereas migrane lasts longer, even 3 days, sometimes. IV trigger
  2. Feelings of nausea or actual vomiting
  3. Sensitivity to light
  4. Extreme sensitivity to changes in sound

Causes Behind Migraines

Some of the common and known causes, which may trigger migraines in people are:

- Hormonal changes in the body that may have adverse effects
- Dehydration is also known to trigger migraines
- Patients with hypoglycemia may also face migraines if the blood sugar level drops within their body
- Change in air pressure due to change in altitude may also cause migraines to appear
- Lack of sleep
- Stress
- Lifestyle issues such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Remedies for Migraine in Homeopathy

Migraine is treated in homeopathy by attacking the root causes that may trigger them. Rather than temporarily alleviating pain, homeopathic treatments aim at curing the problem completely.

Some of the medicines that are known to be effective are:

  • Natrum Mur: A proper dose of this medicine provides great relief in migraine caused by stress, especially.
  • Belladonna: This had been known to be a great provider of relief for people who regularly face throbbing headaches.
  • Glonoine: For people who frequently have migraines due to congestion of the sinuses, this medicine has been known to be very effective.
  • Spigelia: To treat migraines in the left side of the head.
  • Sanguinaria: Is highly effective for situations where a migraine is on the right side of the head.
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Table of Content

Spearmint Tea
Nutritional Value of Spearmint Tea
Health Benefits of Spearmint Tea
Boost immune system
Eliminates Nausea
Reduces Hirsutism
Improves mental health
Prevents chronic diseases
Reduces inflammation
Prevents and treat gastric ulcer
Balances hormone levels
Skin treatment
Uses of Spearmint Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of Spearmint Tea
Cultivation of Spearmint Tea