Effect of spearmint (Mentha spicata Labiatae) teas on androgen levels in women with hirsutism


Akdogan M., Tamer M. N. , Cure E., Cure M. C. , Koroglu K., Delibas N.

PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, vol.21, no.5, pp.444-447, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ptr.2074
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.444-447

Abstract

Mentha spicata Labiatae, known as spearmint and Mentha piperita Labiatae, known as peppermint can be used for various kinds of illnesses in herbal medicine and flavoring in industry. M. spicata Labiatae grows on the Anamas plateau of Yeniparbademli town of Isparta, located in southwest part of Turkey. In this town, clinicians thought that consumption of tea steeped with M. spicata or M. piperita caused a diminished libido. Because antiandrogenic effects of spearmint and peppermint were found previously in rats, it was decided to observe the effect of this herbal tea on the androgen levels in hirsute women.