Category: Female Health

Treatment of Ovarian Cysts in Ayurveda

Ovarian Cysts: It is often seen that a huge proportion of the female population is suffering from the problem of Ovarian Cyst. Most people know that Ovaries are the most important part of the woman’s reproductive system. Ovaries are the reproductive parts that are located on the lower side of the Abdomen on both sides of the Uterus in females. Each and every female has two ovaries. Both these ovaries produce Progesterone and Estrogen hormones and also produce Eggs. Every woman at least one time in their life may suffer from the disorder of Ovarian Cyst. The cyst usually develops when one fluid-filled sac develops on the surface of Ovary. Sometimes this Single Cyst may cause the problem of Multiple Cysts. The problem of Multiple Cysts is also called PolyCystic Ovarian Syndrome i.e. PCOS. These cysts are present in the female body and do not show any signs but most of the time these cysts are very painful. Cysts may vary in their size but if these Cysts become excessively large in size then they may cause Discomfort or Menstrual Irregularities.

Ovarian Cysts

Types of Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian Cysts are mainly classified into two types:

1. Functional ovarian cysts

2. Abnormal ovarian cysts

These main types are further divided into many sub-types depending upon the cause of cysts and their characteristics.

A. Functional Ovarian Cysts

The first main type of ovarian cyst is Functional ovarian cysts. This type of ovarian cysts is commonly occurred due to small alterations in the normal functioning of female ovaries. This minor alteration may occur due to an imbalance of hormones which may further cause Dysmenorrhea, Irregular menstrual cycle or Painful menstrual flow. This type of ovarian cysts is further divided into two types:

1. Luteal Cysts

The luteal cysts usually appear after ovulation or you can say during the second half of the menstrual cycle. During the normal cycle the egg is released from the follicle which develops into the corpus luteum. This corpus luteum normally produces the progesterone in the female body but during this condition, it is filled with fluid or blood which lead to the formation of cyst.

2. Follicular Cysts

This type of cysts usually develop before ovulation or you can say during the first half of the menstrual cycle. During this condition, the egg remains inside the follicle which continues to grow and become enlarged after some time due to the presence of fluid inside it. Follicular Cysts do not show any symptoms.

B. Abnormal Ovarian Cysts

Abnormal growth of cells is the main reason behind this type of cysts. Sometimes, Abnormal Cysts develop on the outer side of the ovaries and after its development, it grows bigger in size and then gets attacked by a stem to the ovary. Abnormal Ovarian Cysts are also known as Cystadenoma of ovaries.
These cysts are further divided into three types:

1. Polycystic Ovaries

This condition mainly arises due to the imbalance of hormones and in this condition, a large number of cysts develop inside the ovaries. The condition of Polycystic ovaries is also known as PCOS.

2. Teratoma Cysts or Dermoid Cysts

These cysts are not normal cysts, they are basically tumors that are filled with the pieces of Teeth, Skin, bone, and Hair. These cysts have the ability to become malignant.

3. Endometrial Cysts

During this condition, Endometrial patches/cysts that are filled with old blood form on the surface of the ovaries. These types of cysts are also called Chocolate cysts.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cyst

Usually, Ovarian Cyst present in females does not show any symptoms but some signs and symptoms are very common when Ovarian Cyst starts growing. Few of the signs and symptoms that may occur during the growth of Ovarian Cyst are as follows:
● Vomiting
● Nausea
● Painful intercourse
● Tenderness of Breast
● Painful Bowel Movements
● Abdominal Swelling or Bloating.
● Excess pain in the Thighs or Lower back.

Ovarian Cyst may also cause severe symptoms. These Symptoms require Immediate Medical Treatment. Some severe symptoms include:

● Fever
● Dizziness
● Rapid breathing
● Faintness
● Severe Pain in the Belly.
● Severe or Sharp Pelvic Pain during or before the Menstrual Cycle.

All the above-mentioned symptoms can indicate that cyst is ruptured and it may cause some serious problems if not treated in time.

Diagnosis of Ovarian Cyst

The presence of Cyst is usually detected with the help of the pelvic examination. Each and every cyst may vary in size. Sometimes these cysts are filled with fluid or sometimes they are in solid form. Depending on its type doctor will recommend some tests for the proper confirmation of the type of Cyst. Some common tests include:

1. Pregnancy Test

With the help of this test, the doctor may check the presence of Corpus Luteum Cyst.

2. Laparoscopy

In this test, a slim and lighted instrument is inserted in the abdomen of the infected females through a small incision. A camera is attached to the top of the lighted instrument through which a doctor may detect the ovarian cyst and after its final detection, the physician may remove the ovarian cyst at the same time after giving some dose of Anaesthesia.

3. Pelvic Ultrasound

In this test, a transducer is used to send as well as to receive the Ultrasound Waves. These waves create images of ovaries from different sides on the screen. Then the physician may analyze the images to confirm the presence and location of the cyst.

Management of Ovarian Cyst

After reading the above article, you should be thinking about how Ovarian Cyst should be managed. Basically, most of the Allopathic doctors recommend some control pills to prevent the growth of Ovarian Cyst but these pills do not remove the already present cyst inside the body. Whereas, Allopathic doctors suggest that patients should undergo surgery for the permanent removal of Ovarian Cyst. But this is not a suitable method for its management. However, Ovarian Cyst can be easily managed without any surgery with the help of the Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack of Planet Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda which is the leading and one of the most trusted companies of Ayurvedic remedies prepares Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack with the help of pure and natural herbs. This Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack is completely free from Harmful Additives and Preservatives. This pack does not contain any Sweetening and Coloring agent. Apart from this, Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack does not produce any adverse effects in the body.

Anti-Ovarian Cyst Pack contains the following products:

1. Chanderprabha Vati

2. Pradrantak Vati

3. Kachnaar Guggul

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1. Chanderprabha Vati

Chanderprabha Vati are prepared from various types of herbs such as Haridra (Curcuma longa), Vidanga (Embelia Ribes), Guggul (Commiphora Mukul), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), etc. All the herbs that are used in the formulation of Chanderprabha vati tablets are very useful in the management of symptoms that are associated with Leucorrhoea, Uterine Fibroids, PMS and ovarian cysts, etc.

Dosage: 2 Tablets 2 times a day after meals with plain water.

2. Pradrantak Churna

Pradrantak churna is available in the form of powder and formulated from herbs such as Ashok (Saraca indica), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata), and Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), etc. This churna maintain the overall reproductive health of females and treat the major problems of Painful Menstruation, Uterine Fibroids, and premenstrual syndrome.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful powder 2 times a day after meals with plain water.

3. Kachnaar Guggul

These tablets reduce the size of cysts and also remove it easily from the body without any surgery. The herbs used in the preparation of these tablets include Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Kachanar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guggul (Commiphora mukul) and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis). The tablets of Kanchnaar Guggul shows very effective results against various types of ovarian cysts.

Dosage: 2 Tablets 3 times a day after meals with plain water.


Q. What symptoms may occur if a female is suffering from Ovarian Cyst?
A. Some common symptoms of Ovarian Cyst include Vomiting, Nausea, Painful intercourse, Tenderness of Breast, Painful Bowel Movements, Abdominal Swelling or Bloating, Fever, Dizziness, Rapid breathing, Faintness, Severe Pain in the Belly

Q. What causes the pain of the Ovarian Cyst to occur?
A. Stretching, Rapid growth or Rupturing of the cyst may cause pain.

Q. How are Ovarian cysts detected?
A. Ovarian cysts are detected with the help of pelvic examination, Pregnancy test, Laparoscopy, and Pelvic ultrasound.

Q. Ovarian cysts can be treated without surgery or not?
A. Yes, it can be managed without surgery with the help of Ayurvedic remedies.

How Does Obesity Affect the Body?

How does obesity affect the body?

In this looks-obsessed society, many people think that overweight is an appearance issue. Being overweight is actually a medical concern as it can affect the health of a person. It can cause diabetes and hypertension and also affect the joints, sleep, energy and mood.

As per the Ayurveda aspect:

In Ayurveda, it has been clearly mentioned that the basic 7 seven elements that govern the body are called as dhatus. Out of these seven dhatus, one dhatu is meda (fat). The excessive accumulation of meda in the body channels leads to obesity.

Obesity Treatment in Ayurveda

How overweight can be defined?

Obesity is a chronic and serious disease that has effects on body systems. Being overweight increases the risk of developing some serious conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and joints, and bones related disorders, etc. In some of cases, it may also lead to disability or early death.

When there is too much fat accumulation in the body, it causes various disorders in the body.

Obesity is epidemic and it can affect the kids, teens as well as the adults.

What are the causes of being overweight or obesity?

Obesity tends to be caused due to genetic factors. Most people have a genetic tendency to gain weight more easily. Genes influence the body’s type and size. Chances increased to 25% if one or both the parents are obese. Several environmental factors also play an important role in it.

Most of the people are gaining too much weight or becoming overweight because of the unhealthy food (like eating fast foods and preserved foods) and family habits (eating meals in front of the TV instead of sitting on the dining table). Overeating in combination with a sedentary lifestyle also leads to obesity. Consumption of foods that contain high calories, low nutrients, beverages, and less activity contributes to the obesity epidemic.

Metabolic factors also play an important role in determining weight gain. A hormone called peptide regulates the appetite and triggers hunger and gives you a feeling of fullness after eating the food.

What are the impacts of obesity on the body?

Obesity can cause various health-related conditions that hamper the daily lifestyle and make the person physically, mental and socially inactive.

It includes

Heart disease:

Accumulation of the fat tissue in the body needs nutrients and oxygen content that are required for the circulation of more blood to the fat tissue through the blood vessels. This increases the workload of the heart on the vessels. More circulation of blood means more pressure on the walls of the arteries which increases the blood pressure.

American heart association has stated that obesity is a major risk factor for the heart-related disease. People with obesity are at a greater risk for coronary artery disease. It also means that obese people have a higher risk of heart stroke or heart attack. Severe obesity is also associated with arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).

Diabetes mellitus:

Obesity is the main cause of type 2 diabetes and it usually begins in the adult stage but due to improper diet and lifestyle, it is now occurring in children. High blood sugar levels can also cause heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, and stroke. Obesity causes insulin resistance, thus elevates the blood sugar level.

Sleep apnea:

Sleep apnea causes the people to stop breathing for a short period which causes an interruption in the sleep throughout the night and causes sleepiness. This may lead to snoring and is also associated with restricted breathing. An overweight person may have the chance of accumulation of fat around the neck. It makes the airway smaller which makes the breathing loud or difficult.

Bone-related problems or joint damage:

Obesity contributes to the number of disorders of bones and joint tissues. It increases the risk of personal injuries and accidents. It mainly affects the knees and hips because of the stress put on the joints by being overweight. People with heavy weight or obesity have higher levels of substances that cause inflammation. This may increase the risk of osteoarthritis.

Causes of Obesity


Women who are suffering from obesity are at an increased risk of cancer such as breast, colon, uterus and gall bladder. Men with obesity have a higher risk of prostate and colon cancer etc.

Fatty liver:

Obesity is the main cause of the fatty liver and non-alcoholic liver disease which cause scarring of the liver and result in the alteration of the liver functions and have a higher risk of liver cirrhosis and liver failure. Symptoms include retention of fluid, indigestion, abdominal pain, etc.

Psychosocial effects on the body:

In this culture with the idea of physical attractiveness is to be thin, those who are obese or overweight suffer various disadvantages. These are blamed for their health or condition. It is not easy for an overweight person having a lower income or having fewer or no romantic relationships. Disapproval may lead to discrimination, bias or torment.

Some other common health problems:

Gall bladder stones:

Accumulation and buildup of bile harden the gall bladder and forms gall stones. This condition can be painful and according to the symptoms and duration, it may require surgery.

Muscle and joint pain:

Wearing and tearing of the joints by any injury, carrying extra weight or accidents may lead to arthritis in adults.


People who are obese or overweight are likely to be depressed and the person may lose his/her confidence and have a lower esteem level.

What are the symptoms of obesity?

BMI more than 30 (BMI defines as the accumulation of the excessive fat content in the body)

  • Excessive perspiration
  • Snoring
  • Breathlessness
  • Pain in joints and back region
  • Tiredness
  • Unable to cope with sudden physical activity
  • Low confidence level

What are the complications of being overweight or obesity?

  • Due to excessive fat accumulation, there will be constant pressure on the veins and arteries which may lead to atherosclerosis, heart attack or myocardial infarction.
  • Improper blood circulation to the brain may lead to a stroke.
  • Infertility is the main complication of obesity.
  • The person might feel socially unacceptable and has a lower esteem level which results in depression.