Does eating mint cause erectile dysfunction ?

Does eating mint cause erectile dysfunction

Does eating mint cause erectile dysfunction

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Research studies on rats, trying to link peppermint and spearmint teas to suppress the male sex hormone, androgen, have proved inconclusive. This is a myth and there is no medical research to back it. Mint DOES NOT cause erectile dysfunction. Mint tea, in itself, or as part of an herbal infusion is recommended as an aphrodisiac in many ancient cultures and medicines.

Smoking menthol flavored cigarettes or eating mint based candy was mired in a similar negative propaganda. But apart from the ill effects of smoking (irrespective of the flavor) and the excess artificial sugar in candies (not forgetting the rest of the artificial flavors) on overall health, there is nothing to tie these directly to impotency or erectile dysfunction.  

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

Dr Janardhana Hebbar

Senior Ayurvedic Consultant at CureJoy, Dr. Hebbar has authored 4 books on Ayurveda. Special interests are Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) and Shalya chikitsa (Surgery).

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