Matcha, the popular Japanese tea that has become a favorite of many American women, has been used in the past to help women’s menstrual cycles, according to a new study.
The new research was published Thursday in the journal PLOS ONE.
“A lot of the tea was made in Japan, but there was no formal education about it and women didn’t really know what it was,” said study co-author Laura Karp.
Karp, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, said it’s been around since the early 1900s, and that its popularity has grown in recent decades.
Matcha tea was popular in Japan until the 1950s, but was only commercially available in Japan for the past 30 years.
In the United States, Matcha has been sold in more than 50 countries and is available in most supermarkets and drug stores.
A woman may drink Matcha or other tea in the morning before going to bed.
Her menstrual cycle starts during the night, so the tea may help control the flow of menstrual blood in the early part of her cycle, which is known as the follicular phase, or when a woman’s ovaries release eggs and begins ovulation.
But the new study found that the tea doesn’t help women with regular periods, so it wasn’t a helpful supplement for the early-cycle cycle.
More specifically, the study found women who drank Matcha between 10 and 11 a.m. and women who didn’t drink Matchas tea between 7 and 9 p.m., but ate lots of other healthy foods, had lower rates of menstrual bleeding and had more consistent menstrual cycles.
That’s not surprising, said study author Kim Anderson, an associate professor at New York University’s Langone Medical School.
The study didn’t examine whether Matcha was good for a woman who had irregular periods, or whether it’s better to consume Matcha when menstruating or during ovulation, said Anderson. “
So there’s some evidence that Matcha might help women in that situation, but not necessarily that it helps with regular cycles.”
The study didn’t examine whether Matcha was good for a woman who had irregular periods, or whether it’s better to consume Matcha when menstruating or during ovulation, said Anderson.
But she said that could be because women who have irregular periods tend to be more likely to have a thyroid condition, which could lead to less effective Matchas consumption.
Anderson said the study doesn’t rule out the possibility that women could benefit from taking a tea while menstruating to help with menstrual cycles that aren’t consistent, but she said it should be used in conjunction with other healthy habits.
It’s possible to drink Matchachai tea to help control your menstrual cycles while you’re pregnant, but it’s not a proven option for this, Karp said.
Even if Matcha helps women control their cycles during pregnancy, Kamp said, it’s still not clear how much it could help in a postpartum period.
“That’s something we need to study more in a clinical setting, where there are more studies,” she said.
“The thing that we’re seeing with women in the postpartums is that they’re starting to really feel a little bit of relief, and some of them are even starting to get back to normal, which means that there’s no longer a need for this tea,” Karp added.
“This could be something that could help during pregnancy.”