How can Ayurveda help manage PCOS?

by Alisha Sadnani on November 04, 2022

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder that affects women in the reproductive age group. PCOS is caused due to a hormonal imbalance (excess production of male hormone levels (androgen) which affects the ovaries. Every month, ovaries produce eggs which are released during ovulation as a normal part of the menstrual cycle. 

Women suffering from PCOD suffer from symptoms like heavy vaginal bleeding. This is because, as they don’t ovulate and produce the hormone progesterone-like normal women do and have normal periods, the lining of their uterus becomes thick leading to heavy bleeding and sometimes uterine cancer.

Here we discuss ayurvedic treatment for PCOS problems and also find out the symptoms of cysts in the ovary. Also, Check out the benefits of ayurvedic medicine or herbs such as Shatavari, Guduchi, Triphala, Aloe Vera, and more for PCOS in women.

Some women start seeing symptoms around the time of their first period. Others only discover they have PCOS after they’ve gained a lot of weight or they’ve had trouble getting pregnant.

The most common PCOS symptoms are:

  • Irregular periods.
  • Heavy bleeding.
  • Hair growth.
  • Acne.
  • Weight gain.
  • Male pattern baldness.
  • Darkening of the skin.
  • Headaches.


How Ayurveda Treatment Can Help?
Ayurveda applies a holistic approach to managing PCOS. Personalized treatment aims to address the root cause of the disease and bring balance to the body. Ayurvedic treatment of PCOS follows these protocols:

  1. Ayurvedic detoxification of the body
  2. Strengthening and revitalizing the female reproductive system
  3. Rectifying hormonal imbalance
  4. Managing obesity and insulin resistance

In Ayurveda, PCOD is caused due to an imbalance of any of the two doshas - Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water). Aggravated Pitta causes contamination of the dhatus or tissues like blood and plasma. This causes a buildup of toxins or ama in the body.

In PCOS patients, these toxins get accumulated in the channels of the mind, leading to an imbalance of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland. This results in an imbalance of female hormones and causes the formation of ovarian cysts which is nothing but a collection of fluids within the ovary, anovulatory periods or periods with no ovulation, etc.

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for PCOS 
Ayurveda remedies work on these problems that occur due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

  • Correcting hormonal imbalance.
  • Reducing obesity.
  • Reducing high cholesterol levels.
  • Treatment for insulin resistance.

Some ayurvedic herbs and formulae useful for managing PCOS include:

  • Shatavari- Asparagus racemosus
  • Varuna- Crataeva nurvala
  • Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  • Pippali – Piper longum
  • Bilva – Aegle marmelos
  • Agni mantha – Premna integrifolia
  • Punarvana – Boerrhavia diffusa
  • Guduchi – Tinospora indica
  • Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
  • Shunthi – Ginger

Bare body Essentials’ PCOS Balance comes with ingredients like Vitex agnus-castus extract, Panax ginseng root extract, Tribulus Terrestris fruit extract, Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract, Allium sativum(garlic) bulb extract, Precipitated dried silica that helps balances your hormones. It's an ideal remedy to keep all your PCOS symptoms in check! 

Ayurveda recommends a holistic and spiritual approach to life. With the right diet and lifestyle modifications and relaxation techniques like meditation, women with PCOS can fight off many symptoms and benefit from it in the long run.