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Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 2:23pm

Natural anti Testosterone / herbal inhibitors ?

Apparently Mint - Peppermint and Spearmint are plants that can inhibit or reduce testosterone levels when consumed in high quantities, Licorice can also have this effect. (having the odd murray mint, humbug or Polo won't have any effect as they all use synthetic menthol)

Are there any herbalists on FZ who may be able to shed light on what levels of consumption may cause this unwanted side effect ? and whether herbal tea with mint is ok.

Reason for my concern is I gave up caffeine - as I used to live on double expressos and now drink green tea or herbal teas, sadly have just discovered 2 of the teas I like happen to contain the offending herbs, shame as they taste nice X(

Will cut them out and just drink other options if they do have an effect.

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Thursday, September 29th 2011, 6:27pm

Apparently mint tea (Peppermint or Spearmint) consumed regualrily is beneficial to PCOS affected ladies as the anti-testosterone properties help with hormonal imbalance and may reduce the masculine hormone levels that maye have unwanted affects such as becoming more bodily or facially hirsute.

So what may be something for male factor / hormonally inbalanced men to avoid consuming could be a benefit to women with PCOS.

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Friday, September 30th 2011, 4:17pm

Hi Demon1x have you tried red (roibos or redbush) tea? I don't know about it's positive or negative effects but found the taste quite nice since giving up a lot of other drinks. I also like decaf. caffee have you tried that?

Rianon

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Friday, September 30th 2011, 9:11pm

Decaf coffee tastes like muddy water X( redbush is nice though and caffeine free plus high in antioxidants, dragonfly teas - rubois with bourbon vanilla is lush 88)

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