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Simple and Effecitve Home Remedies for PCOS

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PCOS is a condition where the body experiences low grade-inflammation and the same leads to insulin resistance. As a side effect of this resistance, you suffer from issues like excessive facial hair, growth of hair on the body, menstrual bleeding that is painful along with clotting followed with an array of other problems. Hence it is vital to exercise caution and implement measures that help you in getting rid of the same. Since the underlying cause of this illness is not determined, home remedies for PCOS are a safe alternative as compared to contemporary medications.

Cinnamon

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This spice is known to aid in fertility along with clearing many symptoms associated with PCOS. It helps to reduce swelling and inflammation and also regulates your menstrual cycle. You can add a dash of cinnamon to warm milk before going to bed. Along with this, increasing your intake of cinnamon in your daily diet is suggested as a measure for improving overall reproductive health.

Spearmint Tea

spearmint tea for pcos

Spearmint is known to reduce symptoms of PCOS by alleviating pain, regulating your menstrual cycle and cleansing the internal organs of the body. For making this remedy, you have to boil a handful of spearmint leaves in a cup of boiling water. Let it simmer for a few minutes, then strain the same and add honey to it. Drink this twice a day to get benefits from the symptoms of PCOS.

Fish Oil

fish oil

Though vegetarians don’t have fish, there are natural fish oil capsules available in the market. For those who eat fish, the good news is that the fish oil is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. Not only will it help in reducing your insulin insensitivity, it is also known for fighting off the excessive androgen levels in the body. You can have either 1-2 capsules of the same on a daily basis or even increase your fish intake on the whole.

Exercise and Yoga

yoga for pcos

Though underlying causes of PCOS is not known, one of the best home remedies for the same is exercise and yoga. Especially yoga poses like bow pose, boat pose, warrior pose, etc. help in strengthening the core muscles of the body. As a result, your uterus too is able to flush out toxins and get rid of many other symptoms associated with the same. Also, since they aid in weight loss, your chances at fertility are better with this home remedy for PCOS.

Drink 10-12 Glasses of Water

drink water for pcos

Drinking 10-12 glasses of water is often referred to the best hydration therapy for treating many ailments. The more water you drink, the more your body is able to flush out from its system. This in turn helps in getting rid of impurities and toxins from within and helps in regulating your insulin levels. Water is also known for balancing hormonal levels gently.

Diet Changes

Like all other home remedies, diet change remains to be a vital part of the entire process of getting rid of PCOS associated symptoms gently. As a rule of thumb, increase your protein intake - think lentils, oats, eggs, lean meats, etc. Soy products in particular are very helpful because they contain a drug named Clomid, which again regulates your menstrual cycle. DIM or Diindolymethane found in green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, etc. balances your hormones so add more of these to your diet. Also, being high on fibres, consuming these vegetable ensures that your digestive organs are functioning properly, which in turn boosts overall body functions.

With these simple home remedies for PCOS, you will be able to get rid of the painful and traumatic symptoms associated with it.

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PCOS

 

PCOS is one of the major causes of infertility in women, which is accompanied by other issues like obesity, menstrual irregularity, etc. As the name suggests, cysts are found in the ovaries of women suffering from this syndrome. Some of the evident symptoms of the same include loss of hair, pan around the neck, irregular periods, hormonal abnormalities, etc. There are various strong medications available for creating this issue. However, due to fluctuations like high amounts of male hormone testosterone i.e. Hyperandrogenism; LH- Luteinizing hormone imbalance and other fluctuations make medical treatments rather complicated.

Ayurvedic procedures:

Ayurvedic treatment PCOS

 

In this reference, ayurvedic procedures are not only safe but effective in the long run. The process usually involves-

Basti - In this process, a medicated oil or decoction is provided through the rectum. It aids in releasing the vitiated Vata and helps to improve ovulation functions.

Uttarbasti - This ayurvedic process is known to treat multiple gynecological issues along with purifying the ovaries. It has helped treat the issue of PCOD by injecting purifying oils into the uterus and ovaries.

Virechan - Through this process, detoxification of the pitta takes place by using ayurvedic alternatives that cleanse the ovaries, intestine and also help in faster explosion of these cysts.

Vaman - This is a cleansing procedure that is focussed on the excretion of vitiated ‘Kapha’. It is a painless procedure where a drug is induced via emetic modes to purify the internal toxins. Doing so also balances the  hormonal system and stimulates pancreas for reducing symptoms of PCOD/ PCOS.

Mentioned below are some ayurveda medicines and herbs that aid in the above procedures-

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shavatri

This herb is known to regulate normal functions of the ovaries, helps your menstrual cycle get back on track and is also known to combat high insulin levels in the body, which is caused because of hyperinsulinemia. It contains phytoestrogen that has natural hormones to help in the same.

Guduchi (Tinospora Cordifolia)

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Guduchi known as an excellent anti- inflammatory ayurvedic herb. It helps in restoring the insulin imbalance in the body, which in turn helps the ovaries to revitalise while reducing insulin resistance.

Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare)

fennel

 

The common household name of this ayruvedic remedy is fennel seeds that are called shatapushpa in Sanskrit. They are a good source of phytoestrogens that again bring down the levels of insulin resistance in the body and restore the cellular imbalance that is a major cause of PCOS.

Triphala

triphala

 

Basically Triphala is the mixture of three fruits that are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) all blended together. Being a rich vitamin C source, it contains natural anti-oxidants along with inflammation reducing properties. It is also known to fight free radicals and detoxify the body. As a result, it helps in restoring harmony in the body.

Aloe Vera- Kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

aloe vera

 

Aloe Vera is a boon of ayurveda for women who suffer from different kinds of menstrual issues along with PCOS. It is known to regulate your menstrual cycle, restore hormonal imbalances and also cleanses and purifies. Just 2 spoons of the same on an empty stomach is known to aid in the purification.

 

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pcos

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem of hormone imbalance. It causes fertility problem for women and makes it difficult to conceive. Women with PCOS will have small cysts in ovaries and these cysts are responsible for hormone imbalance. If  PCOS is not treated, over time it can lead to some serious health issues. 

 

Symptoms

 

  • Ovaries become enlarged and accommodate number of small fluid filled sacs.
  • Irregular periods; fewer than 8 periods a year, prolonged periods (either scant or heavy), menstrual interval longer than 35 days, or no menstruation.
  • Elevated levels of androgens (male hormones) may result in some physical indications such as facial/body hair, acne, etc.
  • You may also experience fatigue and mood changes.
  • Weight gain is also a sign of PCOS.
  • You may have pelvic pain, headache due to hormonal changes.

 

Causes

 

  • High levels of male hormones (androgens) cause PCOS.
  • Excess insulin also affects the ovaries and interfere with the ovulation process. Insulin is a hormone generated in the pancreas that makes cells to utilize glucose.
  • Low-grade inflammation; inflammation is a substance which fights against infections. Women with PCOS will have low-grade inflammation and this will make ovaries to produce excess androgens.
  • Heredity; your chances of getting PCOS is high if your mother/sister has it.

 

Home Remedies To Cure PCOS

 

Cinnamon

 

  • Cinnamon help regulate menstrual cycle in women with PCOS. Also, it is helpful for reducing the insulin resistance.
  • Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder with a glass of hot water, drink it daily for few months.
  • You can also sprinkle some cinnamon powder to your daily diet.
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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

  • Apple cider vinegar help control the blood sugar and prevents your body from producing excess insulin.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Drink it in the morning and also before your meals. Continue for several weeks to see the result.
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Flaxseed

 

  • Flaxseed helps reduce androgen levels and fights against PCOS.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons flaxseed powder to a glass of water. Drink it daily for few months.
  • Also, try to add flaxseed powder to your daily diet.

Fenugreek

FENUGREEK

  • Fenugreek increases glucose metabolism and enhances insulin resistance. This is very helpful for balancing your hormone.
  • Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds for 7-8 hours. Consume one teaspoon of soaked fenugreek seeds along with some honey first thing in the morning. And one teaspoon of seeds 10 minutes before lunch and another teaspoon before dinner. Repeat regularly for a few weeks.
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apricots

Apricot is a fruit that comes in both fresh and dried forms, making it easier to access. The goodness of the fruit comes through from both forms though. So you can access whatever you get and eat it just on its own, blended in smoothies or even pureed in desserts. Apricots are known for providing women an array of health benefits and some of the home remedies using the same. Some of them include

 

Regulate menstrual cycle for fertility and menopause 

apricots for menopause

Apricots are known to be rich sources of iron, especially non-heme iron that helps in boosting RBC count in the body. Basically the iron found here is easily absorbed by the body as compared to other forms. It also stays in the system for a longer time and thus reducing your risks of getting anemia. Additionally, it is also rich in vitamin C that helps in easier absorption of iron. With healthy blood count or haemoglobin levels, your periods are regularised, thus higher chances of fertility. Also, it fights many signs of menopause in the later stages with its rich nutrient content. 

  

 

Fibre rich to help you lose weight and increase chances of conception

weight loss

Obesity is one of the biggest hindrances of connection because of sedate lifestyles and unhealthy eating patterns. When you consume regular doses of apricot in the morning as a fruit or even in salads or museli, you are increasing your fibre intake, which helps in getting rid of toxins from the body. Higher fibre apricots also satiate your sweet cravings, thus keeping you fuller for a long time too. This helps fight obesity and boosts immunity, giving you a better shot at conception.

 

High potassium level prevents pregnancy preeclampsia

pregnancy and apricots

High potassium levels are known for balancing the blood pressure in the body. In combination with salt and sodium, this helps to regulate water levels within and between cells. With stabilised blood pressure, pregnancy disease risks like preeclampsia are reduced drastically. 

 

Fights uterine cancer

apricots for cancer

Uterine cancer risks may be reduced by consumption of regular apricots. Women who eat more of apricots in their diet are known to have reduced risks of cancer because apricots kill free radicals that are known for attacking your DNA. Kernels or seeds found in the apricots have natural fibres that are known for restricting and preventing the malicious growth of cancer around the uterine area. You can dry these kernels in the sun and powder them. Consume a spoon a daily.

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flaxseeds

Women are often burdened with everyday tasks and homemaking duties, restricting their intake of healthy food. Adding flaxseed to your diet is highly recommended because of the many benefits it provides. Here are some of the home remedies using these-

Prevents breast and uterine cancer risk


cancer and flax seeds

High concentration of lignans (useful chemical compounds in plants) found in flaxseeds are known to prevent both uterine and breast cancer. Women who consume at least 1-2 spoons of flaxseeds are known to have lower risks of breast cancer as compared to women who don’t. With the high concentration of these elements, there is a reduced risks of both tumors and cancer.

Improves fertility

One of the biggest hurdle in fertility is obesity. It has been noted that women tend to suffer from an array of diseases, especially irregular menstrual cycles, increased blood pressure, etc. which are a hindrance when trying to conceive and also in carrying out pregnancies successfully. Flax seeds are known for lowering cholesterol in the body and also boosting metabolism, which helps in managing weight. Also, flax seeds have a tendency to expand when consumed, which keeps you fuller for longer, thus reducing appetite and helps fight obesity.

Improves pregnancy health 

pregnancy and flaxseeds

During pregnancy, constipation is one of the biggest problems that women face. This happens because the body is undergoing a lot of hormonal changes. There are soluble fibers found in the flax seed that are known for getting rid of constipation during pregnancy. Pregnant women can just have a small spoon of flaxseeds every morning to ensure smoother bowel movements. Also, women also suffer from bone loss issues post pregnancy. The consumption of flaxseeds helps prevent this bone loss with high fatty acid concentration. Thus keeping you healthier during and post pregnancy too. Furthermore, it also keeps many pregnancy diseases problems like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia at bay. But make sure you have the same just once a day.

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