Manage PCOS Symptoms with these Natural Ayurvedic Herbs

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Gynae

This disorder has raised major concerns amongst women of middle-age that have significantly affected their physical and mental status up to a vast extent. Therefore a discussion regarding its management should be done to raise awareness regarding women's health. If a suffer then the Treatment for polycystic ovaries should be done on time to avoid later unmanageable and non-reversal complications which hamper the system's smooth functioning. Ayurveda for PCOS has an altogether different and unique approach for treating the disease from other medical practices and strongly believes in PCOS natural treatment and other diseases for beneficial results. If considering Ayurveda, it is said that PCOS is categorized under diet and lifestyle disorder and thus by making mere changes in both of them can help overcome from disorder naturally and effectively.

Today, diseases related to affecting women’s health have emerged high and thus they are strenuously battling various challenges that impact fully affect the quality of life. The hormonal fluctuations can be the underlying cause of many complex diseases such as gynecology, skin, and metabolic disorders. PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is categorized as a hormonal endocrine disorder that is typically marked by symptoms such as irregular periods, scanty bleeding, and sometimes no menstruation at all, and in extreme cases black period blood. If the disorder is not treated timely can become the major cause of metabolic disturbance and infertility. 

This disorder often remains undetected in most cases due to a lack of awareness regarding the issue. Various researchers believe that women with PCOS are at high risks of developing Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and fatty liver. In several cases may experience mental health problems like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and mood swings. Hence, these described complications fabricate over time due to PCOS and progressively triggers affecting a woman’s life to a considerable negative expansion. 

Are you suffering from PCOS?  

Does the symptoms caused extreme pain?

Have you tried all way out but got no results?

For this first women must detect early symptoms of deteriorating health and approach a holistic way to effectively and naturally rejuvenate their life. Therefore, Ayurvedic medicines are all the formulation of herbs, shrubs, and plants which are used for their enormous medical properties. This helps in healing the body system naturally which is in practice since age long. The oldest practice is based on the concept that wellness and health are achieved through a balance between your mind, body, and spirit.

Some of the best Ayurvedic herbs for PCOS recommended for sustainable and long-term relief from the discomforting symptoms are listed down below.

Cinnamon (दालचीनी)

cinnamon

Cinnamon is a wonder herb that is a common ingredient in every household kitchen. It is recognized for its effective properties and is one of the best used for managing PCOS symptoms.

  • Cinnamon help reduce insulin resistance which is the main cause of diabetes and PCOS.
  • Cinnamon also helps decrease the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after a meal and interferes with the functioning of numerous digestive enzymes. 
  • Cinnamon reduces the occurrence of Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) that is the main contributor to PCOS disease. This helps regulate regular menstrual cycles for women with the disorder. 

Application

  • Cinnamon tea- Have a cup of cinnamon tea each day for beneficial results. You can make tea with milk or water. 
  • Cinnamon powder- You can have refreshing drinks by adding some cinnamon powder in smoothies and shakes. The sweet aroma enhances the flavors of the drink. 

Holy Basil (तुलसी)

basil

Medicinal herb Tulsi is recognized for its excellent properties and stands out as an essential herb for managing PCOS symptoms. It is loaded with anti-androgenic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties and helps control androgens which causes excessive facial hair growth and acne. It additionally helps reduce body weight and is known as a marvelous stress reliever.

Application

  • Consume around 10-12 fresh basil leaves on daily basis and specifically during the morning on an empty stomach which gives positive results in recovery. 
  • You can even have basil leaves tea 2-3 times a day for the best results. 

Maca

maca

Maca is considered an adaptogen herb that is mainly responsible for bringing hypothalamic, pituitary, and adrenal glands in balance for smooth functioning of the body organs. It is associated with providing an enormous number of benefits to women suffering from PCOS. 

  • Balances and controls function of hypothalamus and pituitary gland. 
  • Helps regulate hormonal balance thus minimizing the symptoms of the disorder. 
  • When going through menopause, it is an excellent herb that helps relieve symptoms such as anxiety, hot flashes, and sexual dysfunction. 
  • Also balances FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) and estradiol. 
  • It improves fertility.
  • Help to boost mood, memory, and energy.

Application

  • It can be consumed one way or the other such as powder, and liquid form. But a special piece of advice suggested that it should be included in your daily routine only after consulting with a specialist. 

Turmeric (हल्दी)

turmeric

Curcumin is the major element or compound present in Turmeric which possess marvelous properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anticancerous. Many studies claimed with researches states that curcumin has the potential and is as effective as clomiphene citrate for treating PCOS. It does also acquire a mechanism that helps manage blood sugar levels and significantly enhance levels of the female hormone, estradiol. 

Some of the benefits Turmeric provides to manage symptoms of PCOS and other associated issues regarding the disorder are:

  • Decrease insulin resistance
  • Increases HDL cholesterol (High-Density Lipoprotein) 
  • Lowers body inflammation 

Application

  • Turmeric milk- To 1 cup of warm milk add a pinch of turmeric and consume it daily for better results. 
  • Soups- Adding a little bit of turmeric to soups is one of the easiest ways to sneak it into your diet. 
  • Turmeric tea- Take 1 cup of water and add turmeric to it till the mixture become clear. 

Licorice (नद्यपान)

licorice

It possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the common symptoms of PCOS are nerve pain, abdominal cramps, and irregular periods. Therefore, due to the presence of glycyrrhizic acid, which potentially gets metabolized into cortisol thus making this ingredient excellent to fight against inflammation. The results of its consumption are – less painful period, reduced nerve pain and alleviated ovarian cysts. Additionally maintain and improves hormonal balance. 

The important benefits of licorice for managing PCOS symptoms are:

  • Contains anti-androgen properties- It offers hormone balancing properties by acting as natural estrogen that emulates estrogen and gets binds to receptor sites. It improves hormonal imbalance and infertility. By maintaining estrogen balance Licorice promotes regulation of ovulation with improved fertility.
  • Keeps adrenal fatigue at bay- It helps stimulate the adrenal gland thus promoting healthy levels of cortisol in the body. This makes licorice good for those having stress-related HPA axis dysfunction that causes hormonal imbalances.
  • Boosts immune and endocrine system function- By stimulating the immune system, it prevents hyperactive immune responses. This in turn protects and maintains the overall reproductive health of women

Application

  • Licorice tea- Consuming licorice tea each day provides marvelous results. 

Ashwagandha

ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one such recognized Ayurvedic herb which since long been known for its powerful adaptogen properties. Adaptogen herbs are the ones that help in balancing hormones of the body that in turn alleviate stress and symptoms of PCOS. By efficiently regulating stress responses and nourishing the endocrine system i.e., ovaries, thyroid, and adrenals Ashwagandha helps combat several PCOS-related symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, balanced blood sugar, mood swings, improved sleep, hormone production, and libido.

How does this magical herb help manage PCOS?

  • Help reduce excessive calories 
  • Corrects hormone imbalance 
  • Alleviate mental stress, anxiety, and depression 
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Improves fertility 
  • Manage menstruation 
  • Help overcome insomnia 

 Application

  • Ashwagandha tea- This can be consumed twice a day and for this take around ½ cup milk, ½ cup water, and 1 tsp. of Ashwagandha powder with a zest of honey for better and more effective results. 

Shatavari

shatavari

Shatavari has emerged as the potent herb and best choice for treating women's reproductive concerns and other health issues regarding female health. This herb provides an enormous number of benefits and the most important is balancing body hormones and maintaining the ovarian plexus. It is so by averting the formation of cysts and thereby preventing the re-emergence and remission of the disease symptoms. 

Some of the benefits Shatavari provides for improved reproductive health.

  • Regulates menstrual cycle – A healthy menstrual cycle is marked by a proper cycle of 28 days to 35 days. Shatavari helps in managing the balance between the hormones.  
  • Follicular growth and development – It stimulates and promotes follicular development and growth which is responsible for developing the ovum required for conceiving.
  • Balances FSH and LH hormones– Release of eggs from ovaries every month called Ovulation which is initiated and maintained by the FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (Luteinizing hormone). 
  • Estrogen and progesterone balance – The main hormones responsible for functions of ovaries, conception, and pregnancy. These are not only concerned with reproductive system function but also help other organs to perform their regular functions such as increasing bone formation and growth, and maintaining HDL level.

Dr. Sharda Ayurveda is recognized for its effective root cause and specialized treatment. The guidance from experts with mere changes in diet and lifestyle accompanied by Ayurvedic medications become a boon for the recovery and thus keep diseases at bay.

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