While testosterone is typically seen as a "male" hormone, it's also present (albeit in much smaller amounts) in women. However, between 4-7% of American women produce too much testosterone in their ovaries, which usually leads to a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome.  Too much testosterone in women can lead to infertility due to lack of ovulation, as well as some embarrassing symptoms like acne, a deepening voice and facial hair growth. Reducing testosterone levels in women is often accomplished with medication, although dietary change can make a positive impact also.
Hi Ali: Regarding the mint studies…I just saw this on Suppversity…regarding the difference between mints effects on male and female rats…..Spearmint (M. spicata): At least in women spearmint tea has been shown to increase estrogen and luteinizing hormone in the follicular phase of their menstrual cycle (Aktodgan. 2007). In a 2004 study that was conducted on male rodents, on the other hand, the daily administration of peppermint tea (M. spicata) for a period of 30days lead to significant increases in luteinizing and follicle stimulating hormone and increases in serum testosterone, yet with the serious downside of “extensive degenerative changes in the germinal epithelium and spermatogenesis arrest compared with the findings in the testicular biopsies of the control group” (Aktogan. 2003) interesting for sure!
I started using Boron for a few days, and I was taking about 10mgs a day and after a few days I started getting hot flashes? I am very active and pretty sure my testosterone is very high, as I grow muscle very fast and have a very deep voice, wide jaw bone and very high sex drive, but as soon as i started supplementing with boron I started to see different effects than expected which were very confusing, as I looked these effects up online it stated that these were effects were due to drastic changes in testosterone levels, like andropause in men where testosterone drops significantly. Any thoughts? I stopped taking the supplement and it wasnt a capsule but it was liquid boron. Also might I add i am only 20