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Alternative Treatment For Pcos (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome is also known as PCOD or Polycystic ovarian disease. It is one of the most common gynecological disorder whose prevalence is increasing day by day among Indian women.  Most of the young girls and middle aged women are affected by PCOS.

It is a complex disease which involves many factors and organs such as – obesity, insulin resistance, irregular menstrual bleeding (in most cases, excessive menstrual bleeding), abnormal menstrual periods & cycle, lack of ovum production (anovulation) etc. Approximately it affects 5- 12% of women. It is one of the leading cause of female infertility.

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There are different ways to treat PCOS. Allopathic treatment may cause severe side effects. There is an alternative treatment for PCOS called Ayurvedic treatment. It is a natural way to treat the diseased condition without causing any side effects. There are number of herbs used in the treatment of PCOS such as

  1. Ashok (Saraca indica)
  2. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  3. Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa)
  4. Harad (Terminalia chebula)

What is PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

It is most common hormonal problem in women in which Ovaries get enlarged, that contain small collection of fluid, multiple immature follicles which is characterized by irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and acne. Generally cystsare harmless but in some cases it may cause bleeding and pain. Size of cysts may vary, it can be small as a pea or large as an orange.

CAUSES OF PCOS

Its exact cause is unknown. Usually it happens due to imbalance of hormone of pituitary and ovaries, when a hormone called LH (from the pituitary gland) or levels of insulin (from the pancreas) are too high, which then causes the ovaries to make extra amounts of testosterone. But other factors involved in PCOS are given below:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Low grade inflammation
  • Hereditary
  • Mental stress
  • Lack of physical activity

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms vary from person to person. Some common signs and symptoms may involve:

  • Irregular menses
  • Acne
  • Abnormal hair growth on face
  • Hair fall or alopecia
  • Weight gain
  • Insulin resistance
  • Elevated levels of male hormones (androgens)

DIAGNOSIS

Before switch to any treatment option, it’s important to discuss diagnosis with doctor. During diagnosis doctor may include symptoms and perform some tests which include:

  • Physical exam – It includes the height, weight and blood pressure.
  • Blood tests – It helps to measure the hormone level in blood.
  • Ultrasound – It shows the appearance of ovaries and lining of uterus.

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PCOS

In most of the time it is neglected as a minor health complaint or simple menstrual irregularity. Its early detection and immediate attention will help to control the disease as well as to avoid the complications like infertility. It causes severe complications like:

  • Infertility
  • Endometrial (lining of uterus) cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression and anxiety

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF PCOS

According to Ayurvedic point of view, there are three main energies and seven dhatus responsible for healthy wellbeing. The main cause of PCOD is vitiation of rasa and rakta dhatus and all three energies. In this case, toxins and impurities get accumulated inside the body in the form of cyst around ovaries. In some patients agnimandya (low digestive fire) may also exist.

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR PCOS OR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicines which mainly works on the principle of herbal or natural way to cure disease using herbs present in nature. Herbs have wonderful power to bring astonishing results.

Alternative treatment of PCOS mainly focuses on addressing three main types of PCOS signs

  1. Hormonal imbalances
  2. Insulin, blood sugar, and metabolic sensitivities and/or irregularities
  3. Stress response and management

PLANET AYURVEDA’S TREATMENT FOR PCOS OR POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

Planet Ayurveda offers wonderful alternative treatment for PCOS. They offer a combo pack called Anti ovarian cyst Pack. These medicines are free from any side effects.

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This pack contains following products:

  1. Pradrantakchurna
  2. Chanderprabhavati
  3. Kanchnaarguggul

Product description:

1. PRADRANTAK CHURNA

This is herbal powder formulation of Planet Ayurveda which is obtained from the blend of different herbs like Lodhra, Ashok, Udumbur, Arjunawhich offer good Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOS.

Ingredients

BENEFITS

These herbs have wonderful properties to treat the excess bleeding and abnormal menses. It is very effective remedy for the treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS. It also has the anti-inflammatory properties that helps to reduce the pain and swelling in ovarian cysts and also reduce the size of cysts. It helps in managing all gynecological conditions.

Dosage – 1 tea spoonful, 2 times in a day with water or fresh juice.

2. CHANDERPRABHA VATI

It is one of effective formulation used in Ayurveda for the treatment of polycystic ovarian disease. It is made from mixture of different ingredients which are as following.

  • Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  • Guggul (Comniphoramukul)
  • Sharkara (Sugar)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomumcamphora)
  • Vacha (Acoruscalamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Vidanga (Embeliaribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinosporacordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiberofficinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Saindhavlavan (Rock salt)
  • Suvarchallavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Danti (Baliospermummontanum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomumzeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomumtamala)
  • Ela (Elettariacardamomum)

BENEFITS

It has a calming effect on the entire body. It is one of the most potent adaptogen and stress-buster and causes relaxation.

Dose – 2 tablets twice a day after meal with plane water.

3. KANCHLNAAR GUGGUL

These are herbal tablets obtained from following ingredients:

  • Kanchnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminaliachebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminaliabellerica)
  • Ginger (Zingiberofficinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum
  • Varuna (Crataevareligiosa)

BENEFITS

  • It helps to balance all three doshas in body which is the main cause of any disease.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to reduce swelling.
  • It is good to shrink the cysts and swellings.

Dose: 2 tablets thrice daily with lukewarm water.

DIET & LIFESTYLE ADVICE

  • Low-fat milk is suggested.
  • Take light fruits such as oranges, apples, grape fruit, pineapple, papaya and pears.
  • Grains like barley, chickpea and millets good in this problem. Avoid to take too much wheat or rice, as it increases kapha.
  • Avoid the Vegetables like potatoes and sweet potatoes as they can cause weight gain.
  • Follow a lifestyle which doesn’t cause the aggravation of tridoshas (vata, pitta and kapha).
  • Try to keep yourself away from Negative feelings like stress and tension. Try to avoid physical or mental work beyond your capacity.
  • Try to avoid the use of contraceptives.
  • Avoid the excessive fasting and overeating too.
  • Avoid Smoking.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption

Herbal treatment for ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts are the result of imbalance of female hormones. It has become serious female health issue. A fluid filled sac develops in ovaries is called as ovarian cyst.  Symptoms associated with this problem are bloating, painful bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, and pain.

Herbal treatment for ovarian cysts

For ovarian cysts, herbal treatment is very useful and safe.There are various herbs identified in ayurveda such as :

  • Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra(Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)

Which are very useful for the treatment of ovarian cysts. These herbs improve functioning of secretary glands of body and then accelerate the production of hormones in a natural way.

Ovarian cysts can be of two types:

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Follicular cysts– During the menstrual cycle, an egg develops in a sac named as follicle. These follicles are located inside ovaries. Mostly, follicles break down and release an egg. But when follicle does not break, fluid inside the follicle develops into a cyst.

Corpus luteum cyst – Follicle sac usually dissolves after releasing an egg. But when sac is not dissolved due to that additional fluid accumulation inside the sac. So accumulation of fluid causes the formation of corpus luteum cysts.

COMPLICATION ASSOCAITED WITH OVARIAN CYSTS

  • Ovarian torsion restricts the blood supply to ovaries and cause the cell death which may lead to infertility.
  • Ruptured ovarian cyst results in the severe internal bleeding. This condition may lead to serious infections and can be life threatening if not treated immediately.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • Irregularity in menstrual cycles.
  • Frequent urination.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK:

According to Ayurveda, ovarian cysts are due to the problems in rasa and rakta dhatus. When there is excess accumulation of toxins and impurities occur in rasa and rakta dhatus, body keeps them in form of cysts in ovaries. In Ayurveda, an ovarian cysts containing fluid is considered as kaphaja granthi. Kaphaja granthi is usually skin colored, slightly painful and slowly increases in size and when ruptured thick white fluid is released.

There are various herbs present in Ayurveda like:

  • Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra(Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Which help to balance hormones in a natural way and manage the ovarian cysts problems.

OVARIAN CYST HERBAL TREATMENT

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Planet Ayurveda offers Anti ovarian cyst pack which contains the three herbal products. All the herbal products are prepared from the standardized extract of herbs. These products are free from any preservatives, color, starch or chemicals.

  • 1) KACHNAAR GUGGUL
  • 2.CHANDERPRABHA VATI
  • 3. PRADARANTAKA CHURNA.

Product description:

1) KACHNAAR GUGGUL –   This herbal product contains various herbs which have excellent properties to treat the ovarian cysts.

INGREDIENTS

  • Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata) –  This herb has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda. It contains phytochemical compounds like tannins, alkaloid, tannins, and ascorbic acids which help to resolve the cysts in a natural way.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)-Plant parts used are seeds, leaves, bark, roots, flowers, dried and fresh fruits.  Tannins, saponins, sterols and alkaloids are the phytochemicals present which have anti inflammatory and anti cancerous properties. This herb helps to provide relief in the pain associated with ovarian cysts.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) – It is very useful herbal formulation to treat ovarian cysts. It   helps to reduce size of cysts and also helps to maintain hormone balance in the body.
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) – Bibhitaki is also beneficial to reduce the size of cyst and excess bleeding.
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) – This herb helps to balance the hormones in body and is very effective for the treatment of ovarian cyst.
  • Marich (Piper nigrum) – Alkaloid, Phenols, saponins, tannins, steroids are the phytochemical present in marich which are useful for treatment of ovarian cyst.
  • Pippali (Piper longum) – It has the anti-inflammatory properties thus helps to reduce the pain associated with ovarian cysts.
  • Varuna (Crataeva  religiosa) – It helps to maintain the regularity of menstrual cycle.

Dosage –   2 tablets twice in a day with lukewarm water.

2. CHANDERPRABHA VATI –  Chanderprabha vati is an amazing ovarian cyst herbal treatment provided by planet ayurveda. This herbal formulation is an amazing blend of 23 herbs which are given below.

INGREDIENTS

  • Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Sharkara  (Sugar )
  • Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  • Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  • Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
  • Suvarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate)
  • Vida lavan (Black salt)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  • Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  • Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)

Benefits – This herbal product is very useful for the treatment of ovarian cysts. Herbs used in the formulation of chanderprabha vati are very helpful to provide relief in the symptoms like swelling, pain in abdomen, nausea and vomiting associated with ovarian cysts. This herbal formulation is useful to balance hormones which are root cause of ovarian cysts.

Dosage– Two tablets two times in a day after meals.

3. PRADARANTAKA CHURNA – Pradarantaka churna is formed by the combination of various herbs which have excellent properties to treat the excess bleeding problems, irregularities in menstrual cycles.

Ingredients:

  • Shirish (Albezzia lebbock)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum)
  • Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum)
  • Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Benefits –Pradarantaka churna is an effective ovarian cyst herbal treatment. It helps in the reduction of bleeding during menstrual cycle. It has the anti inflammatory properties which help to reduce the pain in ovarian cysts and also helps to reduce the size of cysts

Dosage – 1 tea spoonful, 2 times in a day with water or fresh juice.

GUIDELINES-

  • Take plenty of Coconut water, aloe vera juice, bareley water and wheat grass juice.
  • Consume turmeric in milk every day.
  • Avoid  fast foods like pastries, pizza and cake etc.