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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine system disorder which in India is affecting around 5% to 12% women of reproductive age. Most women with PCOS have many small cysts on their ovaries. Hence, it is called polycystic ovarian syndrome.

The cysts lead to hormone imbalances. One hormone change triggers another, which changes another forming a vicious cycle. The main cause of increasing numbers is unhealthy lifestyle.

Organs involved in Polycystic Ovary disease

1. Ovary – the female gonad organ, present at the either sides of the uterus.
2. Adrenal glands – The glands which are placed just above the both the kidneys.
3. Pancreas – Gland that produces insulin in our body.
4. Pituitary gland – the gland just below the brain, which is responsible for all the hormonal control.

What happens in PCOS?

There is increased production of Androgen (a hormone) by the ovaries, which suppresses the maturation of ovarian follicles (ovarian follicles lead to ovum). So, ovum does not get properly formed and released .Remember that ovum meets with the sperm during intercourse leading to conception. So, in a case of PCOD, the lady usually will be having problem with conception.

It is caused by an imbalance of a woman’s sex hormones or chronic infection by semen or urinary tract which may lead to:

  • Menstrual cycle changes/ Irregular periods
  • Skin problems such as acne
  • Increased hair growth on the face and body
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormality in mental health
  • Sleep apnea
  • Cysts in the ovaries and
  • Trouble getting pregnant
  • Gain weight
Effects of PCOS in pregnant woman

Woman with PCOS have higher chance of:

  • Miscarriage
  • Gestational diabetes
  • PIH- Pregnancy induced hypertension, preeclampsia
  • Premature delivery.
  • Multiple pregnancies (if ovulation is induced by medications)


What ayurveday says about Pcos?

In Ayurveda, the balance state of doshas is mainly responsible for health and any derangement to this will lead to disease.
This dosha-vaishamya is directly connected to symptoms and the relation between doshas and lakshanas are permanent.
Ayurvedic supplement which reduces the symptoms of pcos

The main aims of using supplement in women with PCOS are:

  • Detoxification of body
  • Strengthening and revitalizing the female reproductive system and regularizing menstrual cycles.
  • Rectifying hormonal imbalance


It contains women rejuvenating herb extract:

Shatavari helps in promoting normal development of ovarian follicles, regulates menstrual cycle and revitalizes the female reproductive system. Shatavari also helps in combating the hyperinsulinemia- i.e. high levels of insulin, mainly due to its phytoestrogen (natural plant based estrogen)

Lodhra : It helps to reduce irregular uterine bleeding which happens in PCOS. Its use helps in weight reduction and boosts the sensitivity of cells to insulin. Extract of Lodhra significantly stimulates FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) along with rise in serum levels of LH (leutinizing hormone) hence improves ovarian functions.

Ashoka : It is a natural treatment for Irregular Periods, Ovarian Cysts & PCOS. It Repairs the inner lining of uterus, Prevents heavy blood loss during menstruation, Regularizes the menses cycle, dissolves all unnatural growths like cysts, Reduces swelling in pelvic tissue & organs, Contains antioxidants to boosts immunity, Protects body organs against infection, Balances hormones levels and Help to treat iron deficiency.


It contains:

Flaxseed: It is rich source of fibre, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and lignans, a protein that reduces the quantity of available testosterones in case of Pcos. Flax seeds help in utilizing the glucose and insulin in the body.

Blackseed (Kalonji): It boosts immunity of female reproductive system and prevents concurrent microbial infections .Significantly stimulates FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) along with rise in serum levels of LH (leutinizing hormone) hence improves ovarian functions.

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Ranjana Mishra
Ranjana is a MSc. in Life Sciences (Bio-Chemistry) and is presently pursuing Phd. in Bio-Molecules. She is in the Products Research & Development Department in Herbalage and had got immense knowledge on Health & Diseases which she is sharing with us via her articles.

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