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.
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
- The normal Kapha being pulled by Apana Vata into its place due to the suction of Vata.
- 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.
- 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
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
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|
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.
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|
|6.||Black pepper||Piper nigrum||4|
(Reference: Sharangdhar Samhita (M.kh.A-7)
2-5 tablets with plain water after meals.
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|
|17.||Rock salt||Saindhav Lavan||4|
|18.||Sodium sulphate||Suvarchal lavan||4|
|19.||Black salt||Vida lavan||4|
Chanderprabha vati is quite beneficial in ovarian cysts, fibroid s shrinkage and in many other diseases.
2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals.
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.