Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a most common hormonal disease in women. It affects 5 to 10% of women during their reproductive age.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome, also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome or hyperandrogenic anovulation is a disorder that is commonly caused due to imbalances in the functioning of the endocrine system. The causes of PCOS are not completely understood. However, there is solid evidence that the disease may be genetic.
The ovaries of women with PCOS are enlarged and filled with small aggregations of fluid called follicles. These can be detected during an ultrasound examination. If PCOS is diagnosed and treated early, it will help avoiding long-term complications, such as infertility, heart disease or type II diabetes in females.
The exact causes of PCOS are not known. However, certain factors are considered to predispose a person toward PCOS.
According to Ayurveda, PCOS is mainly a Kapha disease. It is caused by aggravated KAPHA and VATA. The causes of PCOS may be genetic alone with unwisely choosing diet and lifestyle that may aggravate the kapha humor in the body.
If you display at least two of the following symptoms, you could be suffering from PCOS:
PCOS manifests most commonly as irregular periods. It may involve:
Too much androgen
If the levels of androgen or male hormones increase in the body, the signs of excess body hair and facial hair (hirsutism), severe adolescent or adult acne, and male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia may occur.
The ovaries become filled with sacs of fluid called follicles and become enlarged.
Several Ayurvedic herbs are quite effective in the treatment of PCOS. Women suffering from PCOS will definitely get help from the following herbs that are easily available at “Pure Ayurved Herbal Clinic” in Melbourne, Australia. Though these herbs are generally safer but still one should consult your Ayurvedic Doctors before planning to take any herbs, to know the best possible combination of these herbs require in your case.
Only experiences Ayurvedic doctors could able to consider other factors wise fully like one’s ayurvedic body type, imbalance state of energies etc. before advising most effective and gentle herbal formulae for PCOS.
Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic has offered the finest herbal formula in veggie capsules to hundreds of their clients with very good success rate. Ayurvedic Herbs useful in Polycystic ovarian syndrome are:
This mineral is an essential component in the management of PCOS. It acts to improve the health of the ovaries and improves its functioning.
Shatawari (Asparagus racemosus)
This herb contains substances called phytosterols that restore the normal hormonal balance in the body. It improves the functioning of the ovaries and helps regularize menstrual cycles.
Ashoka (Saraca indica)
This herb has estrogenic effects. It helps control excessive bleeding and promotes ovulation. In addition, it stimulates the tissue of the endometrium and the ovary.
Yasti Madhu (Glycerrhiza Glabra)
This herb is a natural source of estrogen. Consumption of yasti madhu can help bring about a balance in hormones and restore the functioning of the ovaries. It can also be taken as a preventative measure for PCOS.
Kachnar (Phanera variegate)
Kachnar is used in ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of tumors, cysts, goiter and disorders of the thyroid glands. It helps in Polycystic ovarian syndrome by acting on the growth of the cysts. It reduces the size of the cysts and helps in get rid of the problem of cystic ovaries.
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
Guduchi is an immunomodulator herb used in many diseases including polycystic ovarian syndrome. This potent herb harmonizes the three humors and helps to get rid of a variety of health problems. It contains glucosides and some volatile oils, which make it effective in cystic disorders. It is also an anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and anti-diabetic. It has anti-arthritic and diuretic characteristics as well.
The following therapies are used in Ayurveda to treat PCOS:
Basti (Herbal Enema)
This refers to enema of medicated oil or an herbal decoction through the rectum. Basti helps release vitiated vata, which is responsible for health problems such as PCOS. Apana Vayu, a type of Vata dosha, controls the ovum in females. Basti helps regulate apana vayu.
Virechan (Herbal Purgation)
This procedure helps to eliminate toxins in the body such as vitiated pitta. Drugs that activate bowel movements are passed for removal of doshas through the rectum.
Vaman (Herbal Vomiting)
This procedure is painless and induces vomiting using drugs. It cleanses the body and removes vitiated kapha. It helps balance the hormones.
For people suffering from PCOS, performing yoga exercises will help them relax. The specific postures that will provide relief are Butterfly pose, Reclining butterfly pose or Suptabadhokonasana, Bharadvaja’s Twist or Bharadvajasana, Moving the Grinding Wheel pose or Chakki Chalanasana, Corpse pose or Shavasana, Padma Sadhana, and Sun Salutation or Surya Namaskar.
Certain lifestyle changes can alleviate the symptoms of PCOS.
“Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic” in Melbourne has best to offer in case of natural and herbal cure for Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Like many others, one can get online consultation as well, after following this link http://www.pureherbalayurved.com.au/find-your-body-type.php
Dr Gurnam Singh Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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