Last Updated: 18th Oct. 2018
Ayurveda Success Story: Healing from PCOS
My student Victoria’s question to me was:
I am overweight, suffering from PCOS and have irregular menses due to the cysts. I am taking medication for PCOS.
What is PCOS?
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a common condition among women in which the levels of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. A lot of women suffering from PCOS have cysts growing in their ovaries.
Take a look at this video which gives a more detailed explanation about PCOS:-
After consultation, I found out that Victoria has a Kapha constitution. My answer to Victoria’s question was:
As per Ayurveda, you have a Kapha constitution with a tendency to put on weight. What you need to do is to follow some simple Ayurvedic principles and change to an Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle to help your body heal.
Heal from PCOS by following these 3 simple Ayurvedic Dietary principles:-
Firstly, you need to reduce your intake of sweet, sour and salty foods. Sweet foods aid in the growth of cysts. By decreasing your intake of sweet foods, you will hamper the growth of cysts in your ovaries.
And, since you have a Kapha constitution, reducing intake of sour and salty foods will prevent you from gaining weight.
Secondly, you have to eat more vegetables and bitter tasting foods such as turmeric, endive and dandelion green.
And lastly, you have to start adding some spices such as turmeric/curcuma, anise, black pepper, cumin, ginger and nutmeg to your diet.
Course of action taken by Victoria:
Victoria made these necessary changes and followed an Ayurvedic Diet as per my advice and after a while, she stopped taking medicines for her PCOS.
When I met Victoria after a year, she had lost around 8 kgs! The cysts in her ovaries had also disappeared because of which her menses had become regular.