Ayurveda Treatment For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
The polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) - or polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD) - is a gynecological disorder whose prevalence seems to have increased considerably among women in the last few years. Many young girls and middle-aged women are suffering from this syndrome which is a marked by the appearance of multiple cysts on ovaries and disturbances in monthly menstrual cycles. The exact cause of PCOS remains unknown to modern science even as the genetic link is being scrutinized for its causative role.
Common PCOS symptoms include:
Abnormal hair growth on the face
Hair fall from the scalp
Low-fat milk is recommended. Boil milk before drinking. Drink it warm. This makes it easier to digest. Do not take milk with a full meal or with sour or salty foods. Add a pinch of turmeric or ginger to the milk before boiling it. This helps to reduce the kapha increasing qualities of the milk.
Lighter fruits, such as apples, oranges, grapefruit, pineapple and papaya and pears, are recommended.
Sweeteners: Honey is excellent for reducing kapha. Reduce the intake of sugar products, which increase kapha.
Beans are recommended. Nuts should be avoided.
Grains such as barley, chickpea, and millet are recommended. Do not take too much wheat or rice, as they increase kapha.
Spices are recommended only in moderate quantities.
Vegetables such as potatoes and sweet potatoes should be avoided as they can cause weight gain.
Follow a lifestyle that will not aggravate any dosha.
Negative feelings like stress and tension should be avoided. Do not undertake physical or mental work beyond your capacity.
Limit the use of contraceptives.
Follow an active lifestyle, yet the exercises should be according to one's capacity. Both excessive fasting and overeating are harmful.
Smoking, drinking alcohol and using narcotics aggravates menstrual disorders.
This includes Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, and Broccoli. These vegetables contain indole-3-carbinol, which is able to significantly reduce estrogen levels. However, they should be steamed or cooked in order to avoid the toxic effect they have on the thyroid gland. Also, do not consume too much of them as they can deplete iodine.
Flaxseeds for PCOS:
A study done on rats proved the efficacy of the hydroalcoholic extract of flax seeds to ameliorate the PCOS condition.
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