Texts of ayurveda recommend various ayurvedic treatments which can be done at home for PCOS or PCOD and Female Infertility.
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About PCOS or PCOD
PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) or PCOD (Polycystic ovary disease) is a most common cause for female infertility. PCOS is caused due to hormonal imbalance that occur in women who are in their reproductive age. Irregular menstrual cycle, weight gain, increased male hormone (androgen) in body, increased hair growth on face and body are major symptoms of PCOS. Internally numerous small fluid filled follicles appear in ovaries. Hence this condition is known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Texts of Ayurveda recommend various treatments for this condition. The treatments involve changes in diet, lifestyle and use of herbs. These ayurvedic treatments for PCOS can be done at home. But consult a qualified ayurvedic physician before starting. (Click here to Consult Dr.Savitha Suri).
Ayurvedic Treatment for PCOS or PCOD at Home
Exercise is the mantra:
Regular aerobic exercises or vyayamaare very important as these help to reduce body weight and normalise hormones. Spend at least 45 minutes daily for this. A brisk walk for 45 minutes is a simple and easy exercise. (Read Benefits of Daily Brisk Walking) . A weight loss of even 5% helps in the path of recovery. This is the best natural ayurvedic treatment for PCOS which is also known as PCOD
Honey and Lemon a healthy shot:
Lemon and honey with warm water is an excellent drink with various health benefits. (Read Do Lemon And Honey Reduce Body Fat ? ) Ayurveda acharyas describe the action of honey as “lekhana”. This means honey acts as a scraping agent. It scrapes fat, toxins and blocks of body channels. Add 1 tea spoon of honey 2 tea spoons of lemon to a big glass of warm water. This has to be taken as a very first drink in morning in empty stomach. This drink flushes toxins, clears body channels, scrapes fat and boosts metabolism. This is an excellent PCOS or PCOD ayurvedic treatment.
Welcome balanced food:
Food is the major element which can make or break your body. When you have PCOS avoid foods which are heavy to digest and increase body weight. Strictly say no to Sugar, all-purpose flour,(maida), bakery foods, sugary drinks, oily foods, junk foods, meat and egg. Favour plant proteins, fresh vegetables, whole grains and fresh fruits. Stick to fresh home cooked food rather than ready to eat foods. A balanced food detoxifies body and acts as a best PCOD or PCOS treatment in ayurveda
Water is your medicine:
Water is needed for all body function. Reduction in water content imbalances body function. Likewise excess of water intake can be hazardous. Hence drink water in moderation. Around 3 litres of water per day is sufficient to keep the body healthy. Ayurveda acharyas advise to consume 7-8 glasses of warm water every 2 hours to maintain the hormonal balance in PCOS. Warm water boosts metabolism, increases body temperature and helps body to function in an optimal condition
Reap The Benefits of Spices:
Spices like cinnamon (dalchini),(Read Ayurveda Health Benefits of Cinnamon), Fennel seeds (saunf) ( Read Ayurveda Health benefits of Fennel Seeds or Saunf ) , Black cardamom (badi elaichi) (Read Home remedies for weight loss ), amla (Indian gooseberry) (Read amalaki ayurveda ) etc which help in PCOS . These spices can be used in the form of powder or herbal tea. ( Read Read Five Effective Ayurvedic Tea Recipes for Weight Loss )
Ayurvedic Diet for PCOS:
Ayurveda always advises on healthy eating and well balanced diet. Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Give attention to consume minor millets and pulses. Minor millets are small grains which are grown in dry regions and are highly nutritious. These can be included in pcos or pcod home remedies. For example
Millets for PCOS
- Barnyard Millet (Hindi: Jhangora; Tamil: Kuthiravaali; Telugu: Odalu)
- Finger Millet (Hindi: Mandua; Tamil: Kelvargu; Telugu: Ragulu; Kannada: Ragi; Malayalam: Koovarugu)
- Foxtail Millet (Hindi: Kangni; Tamil: Tenai; Telugu: Korra; Kannada: Navane; Malayalam: Thina)
- Kodo Millet (Hindi: Kodra; Tamil: Varagu; Telugu: Arikelu; Kannada: Harka)
- Little Millet (Hindi: Kutki; Tamil: Samai; Telugu: Sama; Kannada: Same; Malayalam: Chama)
- Pearl Millet (Hindi: Bajra, Tamil: Kambu, Telugu: Gantilu, Kannada: Sajje)
- Proso Millet (Hindi: Barri; Tamil: Panivaragu; Telugu: Varigulu; Kannada: Baragu)
- Sorghum (Hindi: Jowar; Tamil: Cholam; Telugu: Jonna; Kannada: Jola; Malayalam: Cholum)
The above minor millets can be used as best Indian home remedies for pcos or pcod
Foods to avoid in PCOS
Avoid foods which contain lots of starch like refined flour, polished rice etc. Strictly say no to sweets, sugar, bakery products and junk food. Consuming junk foods increase the secretion of insulin which in turn stimulates secretion of androgen and cause imbalance of female hormone. Never consume foods which cause indigestion or bloating. Indigestion leads to production of “ama” a body toxin which causes imbalance of doshas when accumulated. You can consume NILOBESE WEIGHT LOSS Ayurvedic Herbal Capsules to lose weight fast. Weight loss with the use of NILOBESE capsules is quick and healthy.
Consume Jeera and Turmeric:
Another PCOS or PCOD home remedy is Chewing ½ tea spoon of Jeera (cumin seeds) (read Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds) twice daily. It improves digestion and also reduces body fat and boosts its metabolism. You can add turmeric to dishes wherever possible. Turmeric helps to detox liver and improves skin health.
Ayurvedic Remedy for Facial Hair in PCOS
Apply a face mask of turmeric and cucumber to get rid of facial hairs:
Ayurveda remedy for PCOS or PCOD includes using fae mask to remove unwanted hair which grow in this condition. Grate 1/4th of cucumber and add ½ tea spoon of turmeric to it. Apply this on face as mask twice daily. It helps to get rid of facial hairs which grow due to PCOs or PCOD
Ayurvedic herbs for PCOS or PCOD
There are various herbs which effectively help to treat the PCOS. These herbs help to reduce body weight, prevent hair loss, regularise menstrual cycle and reduce acne, pimple and body hair. Yashtimadhu or Licorice is one such ayurvedic herb for PCOS. These ayurvedic herbs are beneficial when combined together in proper proportion. Doctors at Ayurhelp and Moolika Ayurveda with their wisdom of 25 years of clinical practice, have formulated a herbal combination which is very effective in PCOS. These ayurvedic formulations can be used at home for PCOS treatment after consulting the qualified ayurvedic doctor.
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