Polycystic ovarian disorder or Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that is caused by hormonal imbalances in a female of child bearing age. The female’s ovaries can become enlarged, and they will often contain a number of tiny cysts along the outer edge of one or both ovaries. Symptoms include irregular menstrual bleeding, acne, abdominal pain, excessive growth of hair, obesity and infertility. While the causes of the condition are not known, there are Ayurvedic treatments that can be used to treat the condition.
In “What to Do When the Doctor Says it’s PCOS,” Milton Hammerl, the medical director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for the Catholic Health Initiatives, and Cheryl Kimball assert that Gymnema Sylvestre is an Ayurvedic treatment for Polycystic Ovarian disorder. The recommended dosage of Gymnema Sylvestre is 400 to 500 mg per day.
In “Natural Healing Wisdom & Know How: Useful Practices, Recipes, and Formulas for a Lifetime of Health,” author Amy Rost explains that Shilajit is an Ayurvedic treatment for sterility and for helping to improve the condition of the sexual organs, including the ovaries. Shilajit can be consumed at a dosage of 1 tsp. twice a day in order to help improve ovarian functioning and to help a female become more fertile.
In “The PCOS Diet Book: How You Can Use the Nutritional Approach to Deal with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,” author Colette Harris explains that Shatawari is another Ayurvedic treatment for polycystic ovarian syndrome. This treatment has phytosterols which help to restore hormonal balances to normal and further helps to improve the functioning of the sexual organs and to restore irregular periods to normal. This treatment can be consumed by adding one to two teaspoons to a cup of milk; the concoction can be consumed just before going to bed as an effective and powerful ovarian tonic.
In “A Treatise on Home Remedies,” author S. Suresh Babu asserts that Yasti Madhu is a natural source of estrogen; this can help to rebalance hormones and to help to restore functioning of the ovaries back to normal. Yasti Madhu can be consumed at a dosage of a single teaspoon added to a cup of warm milk to times a day as an ovarian tonic and as a defense against polycystic ovarian disorder.
Sometimes women that have PCOS suffer from irregular menstrual periods and extensive bleeding. Ashokarishtha is an appropriate Indian treatment for such a condition. You can consume Ashokarishtha at a dosage of 20 mL mixed with 20 mL of water two times a day just before a meal for ease of digestion.