PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is the condition when ovaries start forming cysts. Cysts formation in the ovaries hinders the release of ova or egg which is necessary for fertilization (process through which women conceive). Therefore, women with PCOS have difficulty in conceiving. Besides this, women with PCOS also suffer from obesity, thinning hair, irregular menstrual cycle, acne and hirsutism (male pattern of hair growth).
Though PCOS cannot be cured, there are certain treatments and lifestyle changes that can be included to overcome symptoms associated with PCOS. There are many herbs that help to maintain hormonal balance in women body and further combat with symptoms of PCOS. Here is a list of such herbs that has been found effective to relieve the symptoms of PCOS.
Top 5 Herbs For PCOS
Chasteberry plant is also known by the name of Vitex, Abraham’s Balm and Monk’s Pepper. It is found in the Mediterranean region. The berries and leaves of this plant have been found to have a tonic effect on both men and women. Since ages, the plant has been used as herbal remedy for menstrual problems and to induce breast milk production in women after delivery It regulates the formation of male hormone in the women body. Chasteberry acts by stimulating the glands to release luteinizing hormone and inhibit the production of follicle-stimulating hormones that increase the level of progesterone. Progesterone aids in ovulation thereby increase the chances of getting pregnant.
Women having PCOS suffers from hormonal imbalance which is the main reason of infertility. Evening primrose helps to treat hormonal imbalance and increases the chance of getting pregnant. Women with PCOS have higher level of estrogen than progesterone, taking this herb’s extract maintains optimum level of both the hormones.
Moreover, evening primrose oil contains fatty acids which balances the hormone level as well as create a healthy environment in the body required for fertilization.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Hormonal imbalance not only hinders the process of conceiving but also makes it difficult for the fertilized egg to attach to the uterine wall. Red raspberry leaf has been found to strengthen the uterine wall so that egg firmly gets attached to the uterine wall and prevent miscarriage.
Similar to the above herbs red raspberry leaf too maintain hormonal balance which is vital for getting pregnant. It is recommended to consume the herb as tea in a dose of 1.5 to 2.4 g of red raspberry leaf per day.
Saw Palmetto Berry
Saw Palmetto has been found to control the symptoms related to PCOS. It lowers the production of DTH which further prevents hirsutism in women with PCOS.
This herb also minimizes endometrial hyperplasia and symptoms associated with hormonal acne. Saw palmetto berry is also very nutritious and boost the immune system.
Dong Quai Root
Dong Quai is a Chinese herb that has been used to treat female reproductive problems. The herb acts by accelerating blood flow to the pelvis which helps to prevent irregular menstruation.
It also helps a woman to get periods who has completely stops menstruating. It improves blood circulation which helps to strengthened uterine wall. Thus it overall control the symptoms associated with PCOS in women.
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