Ayurvedic Treatment For PCOS: Herbs and Diet For PCOS

Dr. Shubham Kharche

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Shubham Kharche


10 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Resorting to ayurveda for PCOS has certain health benefits
  • Shatavari is an effective ayurvedic medicine for PCOS problems
  • Guduchi and pippali form a part of ayurvedic treatment for PCOS

PCOS and Ayurveda go hand in hand, and it has been seen an ayurvedic treatment for PCOS can be very effective in relieving the symptoms. PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal condition that can cause fertility problems in women. Here, excess production of male hormones or androgens affects your menstrual cycles. This condition can cause several complications like weight gain, excessive growth of facial hair, acne,  PCOS hair loss, irregular periods, and even infertility. With an early diagnosis and a disciplined lifestyle, you can manage PCOS.

Read on to know effective ayurvedic treatment for PCOS to relieve the symptoms.

Ayurvedic Treatment For PCOS

Keep a Stress Free Mind

  • Spend some time alone, away from the crowds. We can all become trapped in our routines and ruts. For those with PCOS, it ought to be minimized. Pick a relaxing technique that you like to use
  • Practice pranayama and yoga. A great all-around exercise that will assist in burning the obstinate extra fat is the Surya Namaskar. Yoga may be practiced in groups, which is its best feature. You are encouraged to keep going by this. You can practice these yoga poses at work if you don't have time to attend a class
  • Observe yourself and the environment. You'll get new ideas and a fresh perspective on life as a result of breathing in some fresh air
  • Sit down and meditate. You can relax and decompress while practicing guided meditation, which will also spark your imagination. Furthermore, it will assist in preventing sadness, and anxiety
  • Spend time with loved ones and close friends. It will enable you to put things into perspective and take things more lightly
  • Volunteer your time. This makes it easier for you to put someone else's needs ahead of your own. The feel-good element works wonders to reduce stress

Follow Special Diets

You can think about incorporating some unique components into your diet. For PCOS patients, many of these nutrients are also recommended in Ayurveda.

  • Bitter gourd can be consumed as a vegetable or in juice form. This will aid with blood sugar regulation. Similar effects can be obtained with amla or Indian gooseberry
  • Tulsi, or basil and fenugreek leaves will help keep insulin levels stable. Insulin levels are high in PCOS individuals because the body does not use insulin, raising blood sugar levels
  • A tablespoon of honey mixed with lemon juice and water will help you lose weight and satisfy your sweet tooth

These food items can aid in preventing or delaying the onset of PCOS as part of your Ayurvedic treatment for PCOS. If you are genetically predisposed to it, this is useful.

Additional Read: Boost the Female Reproductive System

Maintain a Regular Ovulatory Cycle

The cycle of ovulation is impacted by PCOS. It affects menstruation and fertility, causing irregular periods and challenging pregnancies. Controlling the symptoms of PCOS requires a consistent ovulation cycle. Avoiding unnatural intake is one way to improve yourself. To delay their menstrual cycle, some women use tablets. If possible, try to reduce this.. If you must, only do it once a year.

Exercise Regularly

  • You can walk, run, or go to the gym, but you must do so on a regular basis. Don't act hastily or excessively. Gradually increase the workout volume to prevent it from becoming a stressful activity
  • Patients with PCOS often struggle to lose weight, which is one of their issues. But keep in mind that even if you can't notice the difference on the scale, it will eventually help you lessen your symptoms
  • Exercises for the lower abdomen should be prioritized. These will aid in reducing tummy fat

At first glance; it may appear to be a drop in the ocean. But keep in mind that the powerful ocean is made up of many tiny drops. Long-term results will be evident.

ayurvedic treatment for PCOS

Balance Your Hormones by Consuming Shatavari 

Shatavari is an effective ayurvedic medicine for PCOS problems. This potent herb is ideal for treating your reproductive health issues. It helps in balancing your hormone levels and prevents cyst formation. Consuming this herb also helps you avoid developing PCOS again. It also regularizes your menstrual cycles by maintaining proper blood flow. All in all, this herb promotes good ovarian and uterine health.

Eliminate Toxins From Your Body with Kanchnar Guggulu 

This herbal formulation helps in flushing out waste substances from your body. While it is effective in treating a range of diseases, this is an ideal ayurvedic treatment for PCOS and PCOD at home. Packed with numerous healing traits, it is capable of treating menstrual disorders as well. With this herb, you can solve the following problems: 

  • Hormonal imbalance issues 
  • Amenorrhea 
  • Ovulation 
  • Obesity

Ayurvedic Therapies For PCOS

PCOS problem treatment in Ayurveda advocates the use of certain therapies. Basti is a process wherein medicated oil is poured through the rectum. This helps minimize the PCOS problem as well as fertility issues. Another herbal cleansing therapy called virechana is helpful in flushing out the toxins from your body. With this procedure, you can also regulate your bowel movement. Here, the cleansing process is initiated in the small intestine.

During the herbal vomiting process, Kapha is eliminated from your body with the help of certain ayurvedic medicines. This painless method helps in balancing your hormone levels. Another ayurvedic therapy called fertility massage reduces the pressure in your lower abdomen. It also improves the blood supply in your pelvic region. This promotes the healthy functioning of your uterus.

Apart from these therapies, doing yoga can also help you improve the health of your reproductive system. You can try the following asanas for effective results: 

  • Camel pose 
  • Tree pose 
  • Diamond pose 
  • Raised leg pose 
  • Bow pose 

Doing pranayama and butterfly stretch also helps in boosting your reproductive health. These therapies increase your muscular strength as well as the flexibility of your lower back.

Additional Read: Yoga for PCOSayurveda diets to treat pcos infographic

Boost The Female Reproductive System By Using Guduchi

Ayurveda for PCOS also recommends the usage of this herb. This one-shot remedy is the perfect solution for building the health of your reproductive system. Not only is it helpful in treating PCOS, but it also minimizes inflammation in your body.

Some of the other beneficial features of Guduchi are that: 

  • It rectifies hormonal imbalance issues 
  • It helps in weight loss
  • It regularizes your menstrual cycle

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Pcos With Bilva

This herb is known for its potent therapeutic and medicinal properties. It is packed with bioactive compounds and vital nutrients. All of these help in reducing the size of your cysts. Another PCOS symptom is uterine bleeding. You can also decrease this by using bilva.

Balance Your Hormone Levels With Pippali

Pippali has properties that can relieve flatulence. It also contains certain antioxidants that protect your cells by destroying free radicals. Thus, it prevents the oxidation of healthy cells in your reproductive system. With this ayurvedic herb, you can also get the following health benefits. 

  • Improve your resistance to insulin 
  • Manage your weight and balance your hormone levels

Various Ayurvedic Medicine for PCOS

Chandraprabha vati

Harridan, Amalaka, Triphala, and other natural components are included in Chandraprabha vati. It helps with urinary and skin problems and has digestive and expectorant properties. This medicine aids in the removal of obstacles in the body connected to data flow that may have resulted in the accumulation of kapha and pitta. Additionally, it makes strotas normal. Therefore, Chandraprabha vati is a useful ayurvedic treatment for PCOS management. It is advised to take the medication an hour before eating. However, before taking it, always seek the advice of an Ayurvedic doctor.

Shatapushpadi ghanvati

The components in Shatapushpadi Ghanvati are Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa), Guduchi, kumari (aloe), and Hing (asafoetida). It regulates the kapha and vata doshas and has qualities that aid in digestion (agni deepana). 

The medicine increases the uterus's functionality and detoxifies it while regulating menstruation. This medicine's ushna (hot), ruksha (dry), lekhna (scraping), and tikshna (sharp) characteristics normalise the vitiated kapha and vata doshas, remove excess meda, reduce blockage in the body's micro-channels, and regulates the functioning of a vata called apana vata, which is responsible for waste removal. As a result, it restores the artava vaha strotas to its typical state of operation, resulting in proper and regular menstrual flow in PCOS-affected women.

Pathadi choorna

Herbs such as Patha (velvet leaf), Pippali (long pepper), Shunthi (dry ginger), Maricha, and Vrikshaka (country mallow) are included in Pathadi choorna. This Ayurvedic remedy supports healthy metabolism in PCOS-affected individuals, avoiding weight gain—one of the condition's most prevalent symptoms.

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Types Of Ayurvedic Herbs For PCOS


Guduchi, a tridoshic herb that strengthens the immune system and impacts the digestive and circulatory systems. It functions as a blood purifier and is helpful in the management of pitta illnesses. This plant is also effective in treating PCOS, diarrhoea, constipation, and skin conditions. Both extract and powder forms of guduchi are available.


Amalaki is a rejuvenator and nutritional tonic with a high vitamin C content. Internal bleeding, severe inflammation, digestive system diseases, and ulcers are all treated by it. Amalaki has a purifying and worm-killing effect. It deodorises the vagina and guards against worm-infected diseases. This herb also lengthens life and improves the quality of life in general. Amalaki treats all three doshas and is beneficial for treating a variety of illnesses, such as amla pitta (acidity), rakta pitta (bleeding condition), and daha (burning sensation). There are powders, decoctions, and sweets made from this herb. You can consume amalaki churna with honey, sugar, and water or as directed by your doctor.


Haridra is helpful for problems of the respiratory, urinary, circulatory, and digestive systems. It possesses antibacterial and antiparasitic qualities. It functions as a blood purifier and is beneficial for sprains, all inflammatory illnesses, anaemia, amenorrhea (lack of menstruation), skin issues, blood tissue development, and acne. Haridra is a mild body cleanser that comes in powder, decoction, and milk decoction forms. However, it shouldn't be utilised by people who have an excess of pitta.


Ashwagandha contains aphrodisiac, revitalising, and anti-inflammatory properties and acts on the neurological, respiratory, and reproductive systems. In addition to treating immune system and fertility issues, it is also used to treat skin conditions and overall weakness and exhaustion. Additionally, ashwagandha stabilises the foetus and replenishes women's hormones. It can be purchased as a powder, herbal wine, ghee, oil, or decoction.


Vitamin C is abundant in Bitter gourd (karela). It possesses antiparasitic and fever-relieving qualities, and it also reduces acidity.

This herb aids in the treatment of anaemia, kidney stones, diabetes, tumours, and fever. Karela assists in weight loss and purifies the liver, blood, and bile. It improves the sensitivity of body tissues to insulin, making it an effective treatment for PCOS and its symptoms.


Shatavari affects every system in the body, including the circulatory, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. This herb is, however, more frequently utilised to treat immune system and female reproductive system problems. Leucorrhoea, infertility, menopause, impotence, sexual dysfunction, and female organ dysfunction can all be treated with Shatavari. This herb provides female hormones, cleanses the blood, and sustains the ovum. The menstrual cycle is stabilised and strengthened, and artava dhatu is controlled. As a result, it helps in PCOS control.

Shatavari is available as an oil, powder, decoction, and ghee.


Maricha possesses expectorant and antiparasitic qualities and affects the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems. It is helpful in treating skin conditions, chronic indigestion, gastric illnesses, and toxins in the colon. It is also useful in the treatment of PCOS and its related symptoms, such as obesity. There are several forms of Maricha available, including powder, infusion, medicated ghee, and milk decoction.

An Ideal Ayurvedic Diet for PCOS

In many cases, the dietary recommendations an Ayurvedic physician makes for PCOS are the same as those that your primary care physician might make, such as:

  • Reduction in saturated fat intake (like red meat and deep-fried foods)
  • Lowering your salt consumption
  • Consuming more whole grains, fruits, and veggies
  • Avoiding artificial sweeteners, processed sugar, and sugary foods

Along with these ayurvedic herbs and therapies, you can modify your diet and lifestyle for better results. Learn to manage your stress and stay well hydrated. Practice breathing exercises and yoga can help you balance your hormone levels too. To get customized help, connect to ayurvedic specialists on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book an appointment without delay to address your PCOS problems at once. 

Published on 2 Nov 2021Last updated on 8 May 2023
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Dr. Shubham Kharche

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Shubham Kharche

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