PCOS/PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/Polycystic Ovarian Disorder) is one of the most common female endocrine hormonal illnesses, affecting up to 20% of women of reproductive age and resulting in primary or secondary infertility. Aarthava Kshaya is linked to PCOS in Ayurveda.
PCOD is a condition in which the ovaries produce excessive amounts of androgens (male hormones), especially testosterone, resulting in high levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and low levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which prevents follicles from producing mature eggs, resulting in anovulatory cycles and irregular menstruation.
Some women may investigate Ayurveda after being diagnosed with the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Let us learn more about PCOS treatment in Ayurveda in this article.
What is the
Ayurvedic approach to PCOS treatment?
PCOS treatment in Ayurveda usually consists of a combination of medicines, treatments, and dietary changes.
Ayurvedic use of herbs for PCOS
Although Ayurvedic treatment of PCOS may vary among practitioners, it often involves the use of specific herbs, primarily to maintain a balance of hormones. These include:
- Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is a herb that is also called Indian ginseng or winter cherry. Ashwagandha powder helps to combat several PCOS-related symptoms such as fatigue, increased stamina, decreased anxiety, balanced blood sugar and mood swings, improved sleep, hormone production, and libido by regulating the stress reaction and the endocrine system’s nourishment (ovaries, thyroid, adrenals).
- Cinnamon. Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree and is used in a variety of baked dishes. It can improve insulin resistance markers in PCOS. According to research, it plays a vital role in regulating menstrual cycles.
- Turmeric. According to studies, Turmeric Extract improved endocrine-metabolic abnormalities associated with Letrozole-induced PCOS by boosting circulating levels of adiponectin and decreasing circulating LH.
Diet recommendation for PCOD
- Avoid all sugary meals and artificial sweeteners.
- During menstruation, limit salt consumption.
- Increase your fruit and vegetable consumption.
- Choose whole grains, which have all of the grain’s constituents.
- Non-vegetarians, on the other hand, Fresh fish, organic poultry, and organic eggs are all good sources of protein. To keep their blood glucose levels in check, they should eat nutritious grains and legumes.
- Saturated fats, which can be found in red meat, chicken, commercially prepared snack items, and deep-fried foods, should be avoided.
Lifestyle Recommendations for PCOS
- Manage your anxiety and tension. Stress reduction can aid hormone balance.
- Drink 1.5–2 litres of filtered water every day to stay hydrated.
- 45 minutes of moderate activity per day.
- Pranayama is the practice of breathing alternately through the nose and mouth.
Yoga for PCOS
- Control your worry and tension. Stress reduction can assist with hormone homeostasis. Drink 1.5–2 litres of filtered water every day to keep yourself hydrated.
- Every day, do 45 minutes of moderate exercise. Pranayama is the practice of breathing in and out of the nose alternately.