Ingredient Spotlight

Mint / Bo He

Why we love it

So much more than its refreshing flavor, Mint is an effective, natural pain reliever that’s been shown to reduce stress and even help with PCOS.

Helps with: 

  • Cramps

  • Bloating

  • Headaches

  • Digestion

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How it heals

In Chinese Medicine, Mint releases the exterior and disperses heat, thereby clearing the head, brightening the eyes, and benefiting the throat. It also vents rashes and disperses stagnant, clouded qi. 

In Western medicine, Mint is antibacterial and antiviral, reduces blood pressure, and induces healthy bile flow. The menthol in mint can also be used to relieve allergy and cold symptoms while relaxing the muscles. 

Fun Fact: Mint (Mentha) gets its name from a Greek mythical character, Naiad—nymph of Mount Mintha who was loved by the god Hades. When she claimed to be superior to his wife, Persephone, the angry goddess transformed her into a mint plant.

How we use it

“Mint is an effective muscle relaxant and anxiety reducer, making it perfect for the mental and physical tension felt in the days leading up to menstruation. Try adding your tincture to mint tea for an extra boost of benefits.”

- Lulu Ge, Founder

What the research says

In a clinical trial, mint was shown to reduce the severity of primary dysmenorrhea by taking three 330mg peppermint extract capsules a day for the first three days of the menstrual cycle.
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Spearmint tea reduces free testosterone levels while also increasing luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone levels.
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In the evaluation of mint efficacy regarding dysmenorrhea when compared with mefenamic acid, peppermint oil reduced the severity and duration of menstrual cramps with fewer side effects than mefenamic acid.
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Mint demonstrated antipyretic and antinociceptive properties through the presence of flavonoids, saponins, tannins, reducing sugars, cardiac glycosides, and triterpene steroids.
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