Suffering from PCOS? Try these herbs to manage symptoms

  • From cinnamon to holy basil, here are some effective herbs to help you deal with PCOS.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST
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Dealing with PCOS, an imbalance of reproductive hormones can be quite troublesome for women who struggle with irregular periods, acne, metabolic disturbance and infertility. One in every ten women of reproductive age are affected by PCOS worldwide. PCOS symptoms can be managed by making certain changes in diet and lifestyle. There are also some effective herbs that can help deal with it. Karishma Shah, Integrative Nutritionist and Holistic Life Coach suggests 6 effective spices for PCOS.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST

Dealing with PCOS, an imbalance of reproductive hormones can be quite troublesome for women who struggle with irregular periods, acne, metabolic disturbance and infertility. One in every ten women of reproductive age are affected by PCOS worldwide. PCOS symptoms can be managed by making certain changes in diet and lifestyle. There are also some effective herbs that can help deal with it. Karishma Shah, Integrative Nutritionist and Holistic Life Coach suggests 6 effective spices for PCOS.(Pixabay)

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Cinnamon: Cinnamon, a popular spice readily available in Indian kitchen, is known for its insulin sensitizing effect. It also has a positive effect in regularising menstrual cycle in women with PCOS.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST

Cinnamon: Cinnamon, a popular spice readily available in Indian kitchen, is known for its insulin sensitizing effect. It also has a positive effect in regularising menstrual cycle in women with PCOS.(Pixabay)

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Ashwagandha: A very effective herb in balancing cortisol levels, it helps relieve stress among other PCOS symptoms. According to a 2016 study, 52 women under chronic stress and anxiety due to PCOS consumed Ashwagandha which gave them an instant relief. Ashwagandha also helps balance blood sugar levels.
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST

Ashwagandha: A very effective herb in balancing cortisol levels, it helps relieve stress among other PCOS symptoms. According to a 2016 study, 52 women under chronic stress and anxiety due to PCOS consumed Ashwagandha which gave them an instant relief. Ashwagandha also helps balance blood sugar levels.

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Maca: The roots of the maca plant are consumed to boost libido and fertility in women with PCOS.(Instagram)
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Maca: The roots of the maca plant are consumed to boost libido and fertility in women with PCOS.(Instagram)

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Holy basil: Holy basil or Tulsi helps control levels of androgens and insulin level in women with PCOS. It has anti-androgenic properties that can be helpful in managing the symptoms of PCOS. Women with PCOS have to deal with acne and excess hair due to excess production of male sex hormones. Holy basil is an excellent agent that aids in controlling these hormones in women with PCOS.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST

Holy basil: Holy basil or Tulsi helps control levels of androgens and insulin level in women with PCOS. It has anti-androgenic properties that can be helpful in managing the symptoms of PCOS. Women with PCOS have to deal with acne and excess hair due to excess production of male sex hormones. Holy basil is an excellent agent that aids in controlling these hormones in women with PCOS.(Pixabay)

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Turmeric: Curcumin, the orange compound present in turmeric is a powerful polyphenol. It contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. A 2016 study says that curcumin is as effective as clomiphene citrate in treating PCOS.(Pixabay)
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Turmeric: Curcumin, the orange compound present in turmeric is a powerful polyphenol. It contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. A 2016 study says that curcumin is as effective as clomiphene citrate in treating PCOS.(Pixabay)

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Licorice: Licorice with its anti-inflammatory properties relieves nerve pain and period cramps. In licorice, the glycyrrhizic acid is metabolized into cortisol which efficiently fights inflammation at all levels. This reduces period pain, nerve pain and alleviates ovarian cysts. It also improves hormonal imbalance.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST

Licorice: Licorice with its anti-inflammatory properties relieves nerve pain and period cramps. In licorice, the glycyrrhizic acid is metabolized into cortisol which efficiently fights inflammation at all levels. This reduces period pain, nerve pain and alleviates ovarian cysts. It also improves hormonal imbalance.(Pixabay)

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Shatavari: Phytoestrogen and other natural phytochemicals present in Shatavari are extremely beneficial for women in PCOS. It helps rectify the hormonal imbalance. It has a powerful effect on insulin resistance.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:25 PM IST

Shatavari: Phytoestrogen and other natural phytochemicals present in Shatavari are extremely beneficial for women in PCOS. It helps rectify the hormonal imbalance. It has a powerful effect on insulin resistance.(Pixabay)

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