Ayurvedic Herbs to Manage Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD)
Nowadays usage of perfumes is very common and has become a trend. These perfumes are made up of various chemicals. One such chemical is Xenoestrogens, which mimic the effects of estrogen hormone in the body of humans and cause disorders of the reproductive system. Xenoestrogens can be either natural or synthetic chemical compounds. Natural Xenoestrogens are plant-derived and are also called dietary estrogens. Whereas, synthetic Xenoestrogens have been introduced into the environment by industries and chemical companies.
Other Sources and effects of Xenoestrogens
Xenoestrogens are found in many everyday items like skincare, food, cosmetics – perfumes, plastic containers, packed food, household cleaning products, tampons, sanitary pads, toilet papers, condoms, etc. These chemicals once entered the body in large amounts or small amounts can trigger the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone from the anterior pituitary due to the release of hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
Xenoestrogens have hazardous effects on humans. As said above Xenoestrogens can mimic estrogen and interfere with its functioning. It has a potential effect on estrogen and the reproductive functioning of females. It affects the growth of endometrium and causes endometriosis, it also has effects on oncogenes, which can lead to breast cancer. The most commonly found disorder due to overuse of chemicals leads to disturbance of ovarian tissues and can lead to the formation of multiple cysts in the ovaries due to overaction of Xenoestrogens. This condition is called PCOD , Polycystic ovarian disease. It is a health condition in females that can impact their lives. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a lifestyle disorder causing enlarged ovaries with many cysts. The main problem women face is difficulty in conceiving, which can be due to an irregular periodic cycle. Ayurvedic herbs restore the imbalance of doshas due to anovulation and normalize hormones that increase the chances of conception, which will be discussed in detail further in the article. However these chemicals can also cause abnormality in males by interfering with sperm production and their quality, but more commonly they interfere with estrogen working and cause its associated disorders.
Xenoestrogens can also affect the thyroid gland, brain loops, pituitary glands, and gonads by blocking the action of natural hormones. The similarity in the structures of these chemicals and real hormones results in several reproductive problems in females.
How can you minimize exposure to Xenoestrogens and avoid health problems like Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) –
- Minimizing the use of chemical cosmetics/perfumes on your skin.
- By initiating less use or no use of packed food in plastic containers.
- Avoiding drinking water from plastic bottles.
- Choose chlorine-free sanitary pads and tampons.
- Initiating the least use of plastic.
- Try to avoid packed food, household material – chemicals, and cosmetics as much as you can.
- Go herbal and stay healthy.
How to cure Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) due to exposure to Xenoestrogens
According to Ayurvedic Aspect
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) in Ayurveda is correlated to ‘Aartava kshaya’. Due to continuous practice of Nidan (causes) the prakupit dosha saddle in aartav veh strotas (reproductive system). These doshas cause various ailments in the area causing problems in menstrual blood flow, difficulty in conception, and untreated cases can also lead to infertility. Shodhan, Shaman, and Tarpan treatment regimen is implemented for the treatment of such conditions in Ayurveda. Various other methods are also applied in its treatment.
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) can be successfully cured with ayurvedic treatment. Thousands of years ago in Charak, Sushruta, and many other Samhitas, the treatment regimen has been already described. According to many kinds of research 86% of Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) women were successfully cured with ayurvedic treatment.
Herbal medications for PCOS by PLanet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is an ayurvedic manufacturing company in India. For 2 decades it has been preparing many medicines which are successfully managing many diseases worldwide. Their preparations are 100% pure and natural and also free from any kind of chemical, or preservative. Anti Ovarian Cyst Pack is one of their herbal formulations which is non-invasive and chemical-free. It restores the imbalance of doshas in Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) and manages the health condition in women. While details about the product and mode of action of different herbs included in this pack are below –
Anti Ovarian Cyst Pack
- Pradrantak Churna
- Kumari Saar
- Kanchnaar Guggul
- Punarnava Mandur
- Chandraprabha Vati
1. Pradrantak Churna
It is a herbal powder prepared by a combination of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashoka (Saraca indica), Lodhra (Symplocus racemose), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata). This herbal combination maintains healthy female reproductive organs and proper hormonal control. This treats irregular and acyclic bleeding in ovarian cysts and can improve the overall condition of the female gonads.
Dosage – 3-6 grams twice daily with water
2. Kanchnaar Guggul
It is a classical combination of Kanchnar (Bauhinia variegata) and Guggul (Comniphora mukul). Both these herbs work very efficiently in reproductive and urinary system problems. They help in reducing cystic swelling in PCOD by draining the excess Kapha from the body.
Dosage – Take 2 tablets two times a day with water.
3. Kumari Saar
Ghritkumari (Aloe vera) is used for the preparation of this wonderful ayurvedic medicine. Aloe vera helps to reduce Kapha dosha along with balancing pitta and Vata dosha. This herb is well used in female reproductive diseases and it supports hormones functioning in the body. It also helps with digestion. Taking kumara saar regularly in PCOD disease will surely ease the symptoms of the disease by balancing the doshas naturally.
Dosage – 2 tablespoons full daily with water.
4. Punarnava Mandur
These tablets are prepared with Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Haridra (Curcuma longa), etc and are used for weight management in PCOS women. They give the best results without any physical or internal weakness in the body. They maintain immunity, and blood composition and very effectively treat the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD).
Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice a day with water
5. Chandraprabha Vati
This is a wonderful compound ayurvedic medicine prepared with (Piper nigrum), (Piper longum), (Cinnamomum camphora), (Cyperus rotundus), etc. This Vati helps in reducing kapha dosha along with insulin enhancement and hormone balancing. Due to its antispasmodic properties, it helps in painful periods by relaxing the muscles and managing Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) like conditions.
Dosage – Take 2 tablets two times a day with water.
Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) can be treated to a large extent with a good lifestyle, a proper healthy diet, daily yoga, and ayurvedic herbs. To avoid this condition minimize/stop the use of chemical perfumes and other chemical products. Also follow the given instructions.
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