PCOS or PCOD Medicines, Herbs and Treatment in Ayurveda

Ayurveda recommends various herbs for female infertility and are very effective in PCOS or PCOD. These herbs when combined in proper proportion help in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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PCOS or PCOD according to Ayurveda

Best Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine and Treatment for PCOS

Ashoka or Saraca indica for PCOS

Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) for PCOD

Yashad Bhasma (Zinc Calx) for PCOS

Shilajit (Purified Asphaltum) for PCOS

Karavellaka or Bitter Melon (Momordica Charantia)

Haridra or Haldi or Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) for PCOS

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) for PCOS

Jambu or Jamun (Eugenia Jambolana)

Meshashringi or Gudmar or Madhu Nashini (Gymnema Sylvestre)

Guduchi or Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia)

Vrikshamla (Garcinia Combogia)

Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

Kirat Tikta (Swertia chirata)

Treating infertility is an utmost priority subject in Ayurveda. PCOS or PCOD is a common cause for female infertility. Ayurveda Vaidyas recommend various herbs as PCOS or PCOD medicine in Ayurveda. Texts of Ayurveda also recommend various herbs for female infertility which can also be used as ayurvedic medicine for PCOS or PCOD. These ayurvedic herbs have to be carefully chosen and then combined as medicine for the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Disease.


(We at Ayurhelp and Moolika Ayurveda located in Mysore, India (Very near to Bangalore) offer very effective best treatment and medicine to help in PCOS or PCOD.)

Before Discussing about PCOS Herbal Medicine, Let us know about what causes this condition according to Ayurveda principles.

 PCOS or PCOD according to Ayurveda

Ayurveda believes that three ‘doshas’ or forces of energy – vata dosha, pitta dosha and kapha dosha – circulate in the body and facilitate important bodily functions. In healthy individuals, all three doshas are in perfect harmony. According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in the three forces of energies can lead to diseases.

Ayurvedic texts mention the presence of shukra dhatu (semen) in both men and women. Shukra dhatu plays a vital role in maintaining the health of the reproductive system. Shukra dhatu can be considered as a combination of androgen (male hormone) and estrogen (female hormone). Any imbalance in Shukra dhatu can cause infertility.

An imbalance in the doshas can affect the efficiency of the Shukra dhatu. When “doshas” affect the efficiency of the Shukra dhatu in women, it leads to excess production of male hormones and other symptoms of PCOD such as the appearance of cysts in the ovaries.

Thus the PCOS natural medicines which are recommended in Ayurveda help to balance doshas and shukra dhatu in women. These also increase fertility in women.

Best Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine and Treatment for PCOS

Texts of ayurveda recommend various herbs which are very effective in this condition. Here is the name of these herbs which are effectively used for PCOS medicine in India

Ashoka or Saraca indica for PCOS

Ashoka or Saraca Indica is an evergreen tree which is abundant in India. Ayurveda acharyas have very high praises for this herb for its medicinal properties which help in addressing uterine disorders. It is a very well-known uterine tonic and acts as uterine support. Ashoka helps to regulate vaginal discharge, irregular bleeding and imbalanced menstrual cycle.

Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa):

This is an evergreen tree . Parts of this tree are used in female disorders like excessive menstrual bleeding, increased vaginal discharge etc. Lodhra is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Hence it is recommended in conditions where there is inflammation in organs of pelvis like uterus and ovaries.

Yashad Bhasma (Zinc Calx) for PCOS:

Yashad bhasma is Zinc Calx. This is very effective in controlling elevated blood sugar level. Young women with PCOS often have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. The zinc in Yashad Bahsma helps to prevent occurrence of diabetes and zinc is an antioxidant, protecting body cells from free radicals.

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Shilajit (Purified Asphaltum) for PCOS:

Shilajit (Purified Asphaltum) – This resinous and nutrient-rich biomass has been praised by Ayurveda’s Materia Medica as the best carrier of energy and nutrition into the human body. It rejuvenates female reproductive system and supplies abundant energy to it. In women it helps in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS. Since shilajit aids in Weight loss and blood sugar level control, it effectively controls formation of cysts in ovaries.

Karavellaka or Bitter Melon (Momordica Charantia):

This herb is also known as bitter melon or Karela (Read Ayurveda Health Benefits of Bitter melon r Bitter gourd or Karela). Weight gain and insulin resistance are main features of PCOS. Karela very effectively helps in weight loss and maintenance of blood sugar level. Bitter melon can help prevent our body from absorbing excess sugar and also improves insulin secretion . (Read Ayurvedic Kitchen Herbs for PCOS and Weight Loss )

Haridra or Haldi or Turmeric (Curcuma Longa):

Turmeric is known as yoshita priya or friend of women as it helps in almost all conditions which appear due to PCOD or PCOS. (Read Benefits of drinking turmeric milk ) It improves complexion, reduces acne and pimple, reduces unwanted hair detoxifies female reproductive system, helps in weight loss and improves insulin resistance which is very common in PCOD. This herb can be used as best Ayurvedic treatment for PCOS at home.

Twak (Darusitha) or Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) for PCOS:

Cinnamon is a favourite herb of naturopaths as it helps to reduce blood sugar level. It has been shown to improve the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and reduce insulin resistance. It helps in conception. Based on principles of Ayurveda Cinnamon improves body metabolism and is a best fat burner. Hence weight gain and insulin resistance which are the main symptoms of polycystic ovarian disease are addressed with the use of this medicine. (Read Ayurveda Health Benefits of Cinnamon )

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) for PCOS:

In women it checks repeated abortions and irregular menstrual bleeding. This also increases quantity of milk in lactating mothers. (Read Health Benefits of Shatavari an Ayurveda View) .The anti-diabetes properties of shatavari improve the sensitivity of cells to insulin. This herb helps in strengthening of female reproductive system.

Jambu or Jamun (Eugenia Jambolana):

This herb helps in weight management, blood sugar control and management of cholesterol . These medicinal properties help in controlling weight gain and improve the sensitivity of cells to insulin. Thus women suffering from PCOD are immensely benefited by use of Jambu.

Meshashringi or Gudmar or Madhu Nashini (Gymnema Sylvestre):

This is a potent anti-diabetic and improves insulin sensitivity and supports pancreatic health. Meshashringi activates uterus

Vrikshamla (Garcinia Combogia):

This herb contains an active component called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which supports normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It helps to improve healthy appetite levels and maintain optimum body weight (Read Buy Garcinia Cambogia Capsules in India )

Guduchi or Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia):

Guduchi is a potent liver protective drug and acts as rasayana (restorative and rejuvenative). Giloy improves blood sugar level and boosts female libido. (Read Health Benefits of Guduchi or Giloy )

Neem (Azadirachta Indica):

Helps to prevent occurrence of acne, pimples and improves glow of skin.It improves hair growth. Neem is a potent anti-diabetic and acts as blood purifier. (Read Neem For Diabetes )

Kirat Tikta (Swertia chirata):

Kirata tikta or Chirata is an ayurvedic herb and has anti-inflammatory with good hypoglycemic properties (Reduces blood sugar level) . It supports liver health and improves skin health and boosts immunity.

Other Herbs recommended by western Naturopaths

Western naturopaths recommend various herbs which help in PCOS. Few are given here.

Evening Primrose

The evening primrose is a very popular herb for PCOD. This herb helps to control premenstrual symptoms and irregular menstrual cycles. Evening primrose also helps to fight skin conditions , like acne, pimples, dry skin etc which arise due to PCOD. Naturopaths also opine that this wonder herb is of great help in controlling blood pressure, cholesterol and also acts as heart friendly.

Saw Palmetto

Various studies show that Saw palmetto has anti-androgen property. Because of this property, it helps in controlling polycystic ovaries symptoms. Saw palmetto helps to reduce facial hair and testosterone level in women with PCOD.

Dong Quai

This herb is also known as “female ginseng”. This Chinese herb is extensively used for   polycystic ovaries. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that  this herb help women in normalising hormones and correct functions of liver. Because of this Dong Quai helps to regularise menstrual cycle and flow.


Chasteberry is also known as Vitex or Angus Castus. It is mainly used to manage body weight and control hair loss,  which are major problems of PCOS. This herb can be used for a long time without any side effects.

Black cohosh

Black cohosh is also recommended for controlling Pre Menstrual Syndrome. Apart from this many opine that they are benefited by this herb in controlling irregulat menstrual cycle and amenorrhea.


  1. Improves insulin sensitivity
  2. Helps to promote ovulation.
  3. Helps to reduce testosterone levels
  4. Controls hirsuitism.
  5. Reduces incidences of acne and pimples
  6. Improves hair loss.
  7. Helps to increase fertility of women.
  8. Manages weight and helps to control weight gain.
  9. Reduces hunger pangs and cravings for sweet
  10. Restores healthy digestion and boosts libido
  11. Helps to regularise menstrual cycle

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