Category: Ovarian Cysts

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.

FAQs

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.

Effective Herbal Cure For Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts are a common finding in gynecology. Most women with ovarian cysts are asymptomatic. An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with liquid or semi-liquid material arising in ovary. An ovarian follicle that is larger than about two centimeters is termed as an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are closed, sac like structures within the ovary that are often filled with liquid or semi-solid substance. It affects women of all ages but most often it occurs during child bearing ages. Most ovarian cysts are harmless (benign).

Ovarian cysts are non-cancerous and have a sac like structure that can be filled with fluid, pus or other gaseous material, they are common and can occur anywhere on the body.  The diagnosis of ovarian cysts has increased with the extensive use of ultrasound technology, MRI and CT scan. The treatment of an ovarian cysts is mainly done by hormonal treatment (combined oral contraceptive pills) and by surgical treatment such as pelvic laparoscopy and laparotomy which are having their side effects but in Ayurveda, ovarian cysts can be co-related with Kaphajagranthi.  Some ovarian cysts cause problems such as per-vaginal bleeding and pain in pelvis. Ovarian cysts frequently require surgical treatment but immense challenge persists to manage with medicines.

Ovarian cysts according to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system which involves natural and holistic treatment. Ayurveda means “the science of life”. In Ayurveda, cysts are co-related with “Granthi”.According to Ayurveda, menstrual cycle in females is regulated by Apana vayu or Prana-vyana-apana axis (endocrine imbalances in relation to ovarian cysts) and the fertility depends on the balance of Vayu in the lower abdomen which is known as “Apana Vayu”. Ovarian cysts according to Ayurveda may be though in the lines of Kapha blocking the functions of Apana Vata.

This mostly happens in 2 cases

  1. The normal Kapha being pulled by Apana Vata into its place due to the suction of Vata.
  2. Kapha dripping into the Vata places especially into the lower areas of the body and blocking the smooth functioning of Vata.

In these conditions Kapha which is usually present in the upper part of the body drips down through the middle part of the body, which is Pitta place (Agni sthana), while doing so Kapha drags Pitta too as it moves into Vata sthana. Due to this, there is an accumulation of fluids in the lower portion of the body which causes cysts. When this happens, the Prana-Vyana-Apana axis is disturbed because they are also subjected to unnecessary and undesired displacements. In this condition, Ayurvedic treatment is concentrated on correcting Prana-Vyana-Apana axis.

What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts?

  • Pelvic Pain- a dull ache that may radiate to lower back and thighs.
  • Pain during bowel movements or pressure on bowels.
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Breast tenderness
  • Pelvic pain shortly before menstruation begins or just before it ends
  • Heaviness/ fullness in the abdomen.
  • Pressure on the bladder that causes a patient to urinate more frequently
  • Difficulty in emptying the bladder completely.
  • Difficulty in conceiving

Effective herbal cure for Ovarian Cysts

There are many herbal supplements for ovarian cysts which are safe, effective without having any side effects as these herbal remedies work slow and steady and do not cause fluctuation in the hormones. These herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda show their results within 4-8 weeks.

These herbal supplements of Planet Ayurveda enhance overall immunity of the body, balance hormones, enhance liver function, helps in providing relief from leucorrhoea, regulates menstrual cycle and also protects from abnormal cell growth. The herbs include—Asoka, Asparagus, Symplocus racemosa which are considered as excellent natural treatments for ovarian cysts.

Anti-Ovarian Cyst pack of Planet Ayurveda consists of

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1. Pradarantak Churna

This product of Planet Ayurveda is one of the best herbal medicine for treating ovarian cysts and various other female health problems like- pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts as this herbal product is a complete herbal formulation to take care of all female health problems. This herbal powder is a slight modification of classical Ayurvedic “Pushyanug Churna”.

Herbs in Pradarantak Churna
S.No. Botanical Name Common Name Quantity
1. Symplocus racemosa Lodhra 25 gm
2. Saraca indica Ashok 25 gm
3. Ficus glomerata Udumbur 25 gm
4. Terminalia arjuna Arjuna 25 gm

Dosage:

1-2 teaspoonful twice daily with water, juice or iced tea after meals. It can be taken for long time as it has no side effects.

2. Kanchnaar Guggal

It is one of the very efficient Ayurvedic herbal medicine. Its reference is found in Bhaishjya Ratnavali, 44th

The bark of this tree has been found to be useful in blockages in lymphatic channels and found to be very effective in tumors of all kinds. It is also useful in uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. The main ingredients of Kanchnaar Guggal is Kanchnaar and Guggal. Other herbs like Triphala and other spices is a combination of hot herbs useful for generation heat and also improves the penetration of the medicine into the cells and the system.

Major ingredients of Kanchnaar Guggal are
S.No. Common Name Botanical Name Parts
1. Kanchnar Bark Bauhinia variegata 40
2. Amalaki Emblica officinalis 8
3. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 8
4.  Bibhitaki Terminalia bellerica 8
5. Ginger Zingiber officinale 4
6. Black pepper Piper nigrum 4
7. Pippali Piper longum 4
8. Varuna Crataeva religiosa 4

(Reference: Sharangdhar Samhita (M.kh.A-7)

Dosage:

2-5 tablets with plain water after meals.

3. Chanderprabha Vati

Chanderprabha vati is an ancient remedy dating back to 1300 A.D. and was described for the first time in ancient Ayurvedic text Sharangdhar Samhita(M.kh-7)

Ingredients of Chanderprabha Vati
S.No. Botanical Name Sanskrit Name Parts
1. Asphaltum Shilajit 32
2. Commiphora mukul Guggul 32
3. Sugar Sharkara 16
4. Cinnamomum camphora Karpoor 4
5. Acorus calamus Vacha 4
6. Cyprus rotundus Mustak 4
7. Curcuma longa Haridra 4
8. Emblica officinalis Amla 4
9. Piper chaba Chavya 4
10. Embelia ribes Vidanga 4
11. Tinospora cordifolia Giloy 4
12. Zingiber officinalis Shunthi 4
13. Piper nigrum Maricha 4
14. Piper longum Pippali 4
15. Sodium carbonate Sarjikashaar 4
16. Potassium carbonate Yavkshaar 4
17. Rock salt Saindhav Lavan 4
18. Sodium sulphate Suvarchal lavan 4
19. Black salt Vida lavan 4
20. Baliospermum montanum Danti 1
21. Cinnamomum zeylanicum Dalchini 1
22. Cinnamomum tamala Tejpatta 1
23. Elettaria cardamomum Ela 1

Chanderprabha vati is quite beneficial in ovarian cysts, fibroid s shrinkage and in many other diseases.

Dosage:

2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals.

Diet

Women must include zinc, vitamin C, green leafy vegetables, lukewarm water, regular exercise/brisk walking in the daily routine and avoid heavy/ oily, junk food, stress in life.