Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), also known by the name Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a hormonal problem that causes women to have a variety of symptom.
In Ayurveda Acharya Sushruta has mentioned Bandhya (Su/UT/38/10) a type of yonivyapada whose symptom is amenorrhoea or oligomenorrhoea. Similarly Acharaya Charaka has described Arajasaka (Ch/ChiS/30/17), a Yonivyapada indicating Amenorrhoea A combination of classical history, close observation of patient and the following investigations are important tools to confirm a case of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
The treatment principle is to pacify Vata, to clear obstruction in the pelvis( shrotorodha) , to normalise metabolism, to Assist cleansing and regulate the menstrual system (arthava shrotus).
Ayurveda has a wide range of phytosterons to strengthen ovarian functions.
Various Ghritas like “Phalaghrita” are made from herbs and cow ghee are used to balance out hormones.
Aloe vera, cinnamon, fenugreek, amalki, honey, glycosugars, shilajit, shatawari, aswgandha, Kauncha, Vidarikand, salam, ashoka, are the useful herbs. Herb “Latakaranj”(Caesalpinia crista) has shown encouraging results in PCOS cases. Use of ‘Latakarang extract has shown very good results in PCOS cases.
Some of the other useful ayurvedic preparations include
2]Dashmool preparations like Dashmoolarishta, Dashmool quath,Dashmool ghana etc.
The goal of herbal medicine is to reduce circulating androgens, optimizing ovarian function, and supporting optimal endocrine function.
– Basti (the enema therapy) is the best choice to bring Vata in physiological proportion. The Matra Basti and Uttar Basti are highly efficient to calm down Vata dosha.
– Abhyangam the whole body massage with anti-Vata oils
– Swedan or steaming with anti Vata herbs
– Upnaha or poultice – A medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of herbal preparation or a castor oil packs
Sarvagasana, Matsyasana, Ardhmatsyendrasana, Paschimottanasana, Surya namaskar, Ushtrasana and all backward bending asana are recommended but they should be try under the supervision of an expert.