Tea is a daily essential drink for most Indians. From relaxation to medication, tea has numerous benefits if consumed correctly. For instance, over the years, our homemade ginger tea has definitely helped us deal with cold, flu, and sore throat. Not only that, this hot beverage also acts as an immunity booster. With research and expansion, it is proven that teas help with maladies such as low immunity, high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, insomnia among others. It is also pertinent to have an effective solution that helps women with PCOS/PCOD too.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS, is a condition caused by hormonal imbalance where the ovaries produce excessive amounts of androgen, which is the male sex hormone. It causes irregular periods and excessive hair growth in teens and younger women. However, in older women, it leads to difficulty in conceiving, causes miscarriage and even infertility. Hence, it is extremely crucial to manage it by taking medication prescribed by doctors and including certain habits to daily routine like losing weight, taking a balanced diet, and exercising are generally recommended.
There are also certain tea variants that helps women to deal with PCOS/PCOD :
Chamomile tea is known for its calming and relaxing effect, it can help you wind down and reduce anxiety to a great extent. PCOS makes people emotional, which can interfere with other bodily functions. Hence, consuming this tea will help you in remaining calm through the course of your emotional mood swings.
2. Ginger Basil Tea
Basil helps in controlling androgens while also regulating insulin levels. Not only that, it’s also a powerful antioxidant and ginger, as well as aids in the regulation of female hormones. Besides, ginger is frequently used to relieve nausea and it also helps control symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and headaches. Therefore, consuming this tea will definitely reduce your pain and make you feel better.
3. Peppermint Tea
Many women with PCOS have irregular menstrual cycles or don’t have any at all. However, other symptoms of your menstrual cycle, like cramps and bloating, will not go away. Mint has always been used as a soothing agent and is beneficial because of its antibacterial and antioxidant properties to aid in digestion.
4. Dandelion Root Tea
If you are looking for a time-tested herb for PCOS, then you should go for dandelion root tea. Not only does it help with the condition, but it is also believed to help in inflammation, high blood sugar levels as well as urine infection.
5. Oolong Tea
The oolong tea consists of antioxidants, immune-boosting nutrients, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial characteristics that play a vital role in making your skin glow, reducing acne and pimples, which are other common symptoms of PCOD/PCOS.
- Mohor Bhattacharjee
Mohor Bhattacharjee is from Kolkata, currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. Besides writing, she likes music, movies, and cats.