Category: Female Health

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.

Methods of Diagnosis in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is science of life which is composed of two sanskrit words (“ayur = life and “veda” = knowledge or science). It is a natural healing system which has been originated around 5000 years ago in the Vedic culture of India.

In Ayurveda it is believed that good health depends on an appropriate balance between body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda works on this concept that use of herbs, a balanced diet and a good life style can cure ailments.

Concept of Ayurveda

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According to Ayurveda, everything in the universe either it is living or non living is connected with each other. Good health can be achieved when body, mind and spirit are in equilibrium with universe. Disruption of this equilibrium leads to poor health.

Every individual is having five basic elements as in the universe-

  • Space
  • Air
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Earth

These elements combine in the body and form the three energies called as doshas. These three energies are responsible to maintain the physical and mental health. Three energies are vata (wind), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth+ water). These energies are important to maintain the good health. Imbalance of any of three energies results in the health complications.

वायु: पित्तं कफश्चेति त्रयो दोषा: समासत: विकृताऽविकृता देहं घ्नन्ति ते वर्त्तयन्ति

The above vedic text explains that vata (vayu), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth) are the three doshas in the body. Appropriate balance of three doshas leads to the health whereas imbalance in tridoshas is responsible for diseases.

Methods of diagnosis in Ayurveda

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Diagnosis is very important aspect of Ayurvedic treatment. Diagnosis means to find out the basic cause of a disease (Nidan). Without the proper diagnosis it is difficult to suggest medicine and cure the diseases.

Causative factors of diseases may be improper eating habits, life style and various other activities. In Ayurveda, treatment is done according to constitution of an individual.

Two Main methods of Diagnosis in Ayurveda:

  • Rog Pariksha ( Diagnosis of a disease)
  • Rogi Pariksha ( Examination of a patient)
  • Rog Pariksha ( Diagnosis of a disease)

It has been mentioned in Charak Samhita  vimaan sthan chapter 4.

Three ayurvedic diagnostic methods are applied for diagnosis of disease :

  • Aaptoupdesh(As is advised by ancient sages)
  • Pratyaksh(Direct observation)
  • Anumaan(Guess worke.g. to know digestive power of patient)
  • Rogi Pariksha ( Examination of a patient) –It is done by three methods of diagnosis in Ayurveda:

!)Tri-fold examination of a patient was given by Maharshi Vagbhata (the author of text book of Ashtanghridayam)

  • Observation (Darshan).
  • Touch, palpation and percussion(Sparshan)
  • Questioning (Prashan).

2) TENFOLD EXAMINATION (DASHVIDHA PAREKSHA) – Tenfold examination was given byAcharya Charaka in Charak Samhita  vimaan sthan chapter 8

Ten-fold examination of a patient has following 10 methods:

  • Prakriti (Body type/ Body constitution)
  • Vikriti (illness)
  • Sara(Outlook of patient)
  • Samhanan, (Type of food consumption like vegetarian and non –vegetarian)
  • Satva (Mental strength of patient)
  • Satmya (What suits to patient)
  • Aaharshakti (Food intake)
  • Vyayam-shakti( Physical fitness )
  • Vaya (Age)

Pramana( The quantitative measures) for examining a patient. Abnormalities related to the Structure and functions of body are observed.

3) EIGHTFOLD EXAMINATION (ASTHAVIDHA) – Eightfold examination as the name suggests that there are eight methods for the diagnosis. These types are more practical and useful.  It helps to get on quick diagnosis of an OPD patient. The Eight-fold examination of a patient has given by Yogratnakara

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In above Ayurvedic text it is explained that there are eight things (nadi -pulse, mala- feces, mutra- urine, jihva – tongue, shabda – hoarseness of voice, sparsha – touch, drik – examination of eyes, akruti – shape of body) which are to be examined by ayurvedic physician for making proper diagnosis of a disease.

pulse diagnosis in Ayurveda

  • Pulse examination (Nadi preekshan) – In this examination strength, rhythm and speed of pulse are observed to make a diagnosis.
  • If pulse is felt irregular (missing at intervals) or moving fast it can be compared to moving like a snake (sarpavat) that means vata is dominant in that pulse.
  • If pulse is having good volume with a throb and it can be compared to jumping frog (mandookvat) then pitta is dominant in that pulse.
  • If pulse is heavy or slow and its movement is like moving swan (hansvat) then kapha is dominant in that pulse.
  • Urine examination (Mootra preeksha) – Color and turbidity of urine is observed by naked eyes.
  • Fecal examination (Mala preeksha) –Examination of fecal matter is also done by naked eyes in order to see blood in stool and its floating nature (jalnimajan preeksha).
  • Tongue observation (Jivha preekshan) – Tongue of patient is examined for any discoloration, ulcers and white coating.
  • Examination of the voice and speech of pateint (Swar preekshan) – Hoarseness of voice is observed.
  • Skin and touch examination (Sparash preekshan) – Temperature of body, color and texture of skin is observed by Sparash preeksha.
  • Observation of eyes (Netra preekshan) – Color of iris, sclera and conjunctiva is observed.