PCOS known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is regarded as hormonal imbalance. The very meaning of the word ‘polycystic’ means the presence of multiple cysts in the ovaries. A cyst, in this case, is basically the formation of follicles in the ovaries. It is a fairly common condition among women, and happens when the ovaries get enlarged and the body starts to produce male hormones called androgen. Whereas their production in small amounts is deemed fairly okay, PCOS is often accompanied by what is known as hyper-androgenism. This may altogether prevent ovulation among women and affect their reproductive health in the long run. The major issue that crops up is that the menstrual cycle may become irregular or not take place at all, and eventually comes in the way of conceiving in the natural manner.

PCOS – Common Signs And Symptoms

One of the common symptoms faced by the females suffering from PCOS is the excessive growth of facial hair, as well as that on the various other parts of the body – also known as hirsutism. Other than this, PCOS is often accompanied by acne, baldness, excessive weight gain and a significantly reduced sensitivity to insulin. The same may also present various psychological side effects such as frequent mood swings, stress, anxiety and even depression among many. However, all women suffering from PCOS may not experience the same set of symptoms. Besides, women are more likely to suffer from PCOS if they have an immediate family history of the same. Also, diet choices and lifestyle issues such as obesity or diabetes, play a big role in the onset of this problem among women of reproductive age. Nonetheless, if ignored for long, this ailment can lead to serious heart problems and even diabetes among women in the long run, apart of course from various reproductive complications. Therefore, the sooner the problem gets diagnosed and treatment begins, the better it is for the overall health of the woman.

PCOS And 8 Best Natural Remedies

There are various natural herbs and health supplements by means of which the problem of PCOS could be relieved. Here are 8 Natural remedies for relieving the ailment of PCOS.

  1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry) – Also known as Amla, the Indian Gooseberry is believed to contain a variety of nutrients. It is also one of the best known natural remedies to cure PCOS. While Amla detoxifies our body from within, it also helps to maintain hormonal balance in our body. You can take it in the form of juice, candies or even traditionally in the form of murabba.

     2. Seb ka Sirka (Apple Cider Vinegar) – It is known to balance the hormones in our body, improve the natural elimination system, balance the pH levels and regulate insulin levels. Have some apple cider vinegar tonic about two times a day, starting with the first thing each morning.

     3. Alsi (Flaxseed) – These are known to contain lignans which promote the production of SHBG, a sex hormone in our body, thus preventing abnormal testosterone levels from causing any damage of their own.

     4. Pahari Pudina Chai (Spearmint Tea) – Owing to its anti-androgenic properties, consuming spearmint tea on regular basis does go a long way in reducing the growth of excessive hair on our body, and it also prevents the undue production of male hormones in our body. Simply add one tsp of dry spearmint leaves in a cup of boiling water. Allow it to simmer for about 8-10 minutes, strain the same and the tea is ready. You can have this tea about two times daily for a few weeks.

     5. Jeera (Cumin) – Cumin is a great source of antioxidants, and is loaded with health promoting properties, especially those that regulate the insulin amounts in our body. Simply ground some cumin seeds and have a teaspoon of it with a glass of warm water, about two times a day.

    6. Daruharidra (Berberine) – Apart from preventing the excessive production of the Androgen hormone in our body and thus checking the ovarian testosterone levels from rising, this potent supplement is also effective in treating a variety of symptoms associated with PCOS, such as acne, excessive hair growth, stress and anxiety, etc. It also promotes the production of SHBG, the sex hormones beneficial to female body especially in case of PCOS. Besides, it manages our insulin levels by activating AMPK, a metabolism regulating enzyme in our body. The benefits of berberine go beyond managing our reproductive health, as it also promotes a healthy gut function, helps in regulating the cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and looks after the healthy overall functioning of our circulatory system.

    7. Dalchini (Cinnamon) – A common culinary herb found in kitchens, cinnamon is known for its calorie burning properties, regulating blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity.

    8. Methi (Fenugreek) – This particular herb, also known as Methi, improves our body’s resistance to insulin, and prevents any hormonal imbalance or abnormality from occurring in the first place. Additionally, this also helps in reducing weight and regulating cholesterol in our body, and looks after the overall health of our heart. So make sure to include fenugreek in your day-to-day diet. Alternatively, you can soak a few seeds of Fenugreek overnight, and have them on an empty stomach about once or twice a day.

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Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.



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