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5 Herbs & Foods For PCOS


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder from which women suffer all around the world. It’s symptoms include irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, and insulin resistance. While medical intervention is often necessary, incorporating herbs and foods into your diet can complement your PCOS  management plan. In this article, we will explore five herbs and foods recommended by both Vedique concepts and modern nutrition for PCOS management.

Fenugreek (Methi)

Fenugreek is an herb widely used in Ayurveda and is known for its therapeutic properties in managing PCOS . According to Vedique concepts, Fenugreek is considered to balance the “Kapha” and “Pitta” doshas and help regulate menstrual cycles. Modern nutrition also recognizes its benefits due to its high fiber content and potential to improve insulin sensitivity. Fenugreek seeds can be soaked overnight and consumed in the morning or added to soups, stews, or curries.

Cinnamon (Dalchini)

Cinnamon is a versatile spice used in both Vedique and modern nutrition practices for its potential in managing PCOS symptoms. According to Vedique concepts, cinnamon helps balance the “Kapha” and “Vata” doshas and improve digestion. Modern research suggests that cinnamon may improve insulin sensitivity, reduce blood sugar levels, and regulate menstrual cycles. You can incorporate cinnamon by adding it to your morning oatmeal, smoothies, or herbal teas.

Flaxseeds (Alsi)
Flaxseeds are nutrient-rich seeds that offer numerous benefits for women with PCOS. In Vedique concepts, flaxseeds are considered “Vrishya,” meaning they help enhance fertility and reproductive health. From a modern nutrition perspective, flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and lignans, which have anti-inflammatory properties and may help balance hormones. Add ground flaxseeds to your breakfast cereals, yogurt, or smoothies for a nutritious boost.

Spearmint (Pudina)

Spearmint, a refreshing herb, has long been used in Ayurveda for its cooling properties and potential benefits for women with PCOS. According to Vedique concepts, spearmint helps balance the “Pitta” dosha and supports hormonal balance. Modern studies have shown that spearmint may help reduce excess androgen levels, a common hormonal imbalance in PCOS. Enjoy spearmint tea by steeping fresh or dried leaves in hot water.

Whole Grains and Fiber
A diet rich in whole grains and fiber is crucial for PCOS management, according to both Vedique concepts and modern nutrition. Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, and oats have a lower glycemic index, which means they have a less significant impact on blood sugar levels. Fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits, legumes, and chia seeds, can help regulate digestion and promote satiety. Aim to include a variety of whole grains and fiber-rich foods in your meals.

It is important to note that PCOS management should be personalized, and these herbs and foods are not meant to replace medical advice. Consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional is recommended to create an individualized plan tailored to your specific needs.

Incorporating fenugreek, cinnamon, flaxseeds, spearmint, and whole grains into your diet can be a beneficial step towards managing PCOS symptoms. These herbs and foods, rooted in both Vedique concepts and modern nutrition, offer potential support in balancing hormones, improving insulin sensitivity, and promoting overall well-being for women with PCOS.

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Prakriti Analysis Individual 

It is very useful to do the prakriti analysis as it tells us about the mental, physical and functional aspects of our body. The prakriti based guidelines for diet, lifestyle and usage of herbs results in healthy tissue and balance of doshas. If we take out some time to do our prakriti analysis, it will help us to know about our body cond

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What is the Vedique Diet?

Envisioned by Dr. Shikha Sharma, the Vedique Diet is India’s #1 Doctor-driven, scientific weight loss & disease management programme. It is an amalgamation of the best practices of science-backed Ayurvedic nutrition and modern nutrition.  The programme has helped over 51000 patients lose weight, fight diseases, and become healthier over the past 22 years.

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