8 home remedies for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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One in 10 women at childbearing age is affected by the polycystic ovarian syndrome. If you are a sufferer, you would definitely know how this ailment can affect the physical as well as mental state. While there are treatment options recommended by doctors, but natural remedies to treat PCOS are very effective at reducing symptoms.

Women with PCOS suffer from its effects, such as irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, facial hair, hair fall, acne, diabetes, depression, spotting in between periods, infertility and even cardiac diseases etc.

Home remedies for PCOS

  1. Vitamins

You might have heard that vitamin D is essential in women for optimum functioning of the reproductive system. Vitamin D plays key roles in different ovarian processes and also affects glucose homeostasis. Nearly 65-85% women suffer from PCOS because of vitamin D deficiency. Taking vitamin D supplements can regulate the reproductive and metabolic processes and aid re-establish regularity in menstrual and ovulation.

  1. Apple cider vinegar

Take 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and mix in one glass of warm water. Have the mixture empty stomach in the morning. You can gradually increase to 2-3 times in a day before meals.

  1. Coconut oil

Consume 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil as it is or by mixing it with smoothies, every day. Coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids and antioxidants that help in regulating blood sugar levels and insulin production. It also improves cardiovascular health by reducing levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.

  1. Green tea

Brew 1 teaspoon of fresh green tea by steeping the herb in hot water for 4-5. Strain in a cup, add honey and mix well. Have the tea while it is still warm. Drink 2-3 cups of this green tea in a day.

The antioxidants present in green tea, such as catechins can potentially bring down the levels of the hormones that cause ovarian cysts and other related symptoms. Even insulin levels are also brought in control by the green tea antioxidants.

  1. Aloe Vera juice

Drink one glass of Aloe Vera juice in the morning, before eating breakfast. Have this juice every day for better results.

  1. Amla juice

Take ½ cup of amla juice, dilute it with water and drink it. Repeat this once in an every day.

  1. Cumin seeds

Mix ½ teaspoon of cumin seed powder in one cup of warm water and drink the mixture. Repeat this twice a day.

  1. Cinnamon and honey

Take 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey and ingest it. Repeat this once in a day.

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home remedies to treat piles (hemorrhoids)

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Piles, which are also called as hemorrhoids, it is a condition wherein the veins of the anal canal swell up. This inflammation could be internal, occurring inside the anus, or protruding out externally through the anus. They often result from prolonged problems of constipation and indigestion, leads to hardening of stools.

Apart from being an uncomfortable and embarrassing condition, it is usually not a serious health problem.

Common causes of occurrence

  • Pregnancy
  • Aging
  • Low fiber diet
  • Hereditary
  • Anal intercourse
  • Severe constipation

Some of the home remedies for piles are:

Radish juice

Taking radish juice in the morning as well as night is one of the best home remedies to treat piles. Begin with ¼ a cup and level up to ½ a cup gradually over a period of a month. Radish juice soothes digestive system and application of radish paste along with honey can aid in easing the pain.

Black cumin seeds

Mix 1 tbsp of roasted black cumin seeds with 1 tbsp of unroasted black cumin seeds and powder the mixture. Take ½ a tsp of the powder with a glass of water once a day.

Bananas

Ripe bananas usually relieve pains. Boil one ripe banana in a cup of milk, mash it well. Taking this mixture at least 3-4 times a day aids pain related to piles.

Figs

Figs are one of the most effective Ayurvedic remedies to treat piles. Wash 3-4 figs and soak in a glass of water over night. Eat them empty stomach in the morning. Repeat the same process even in the night.

Bitter gourd juice

Crush the leaves of bitter gourd to extract its juice and mix 3 tsp of the juice in 1 glass of buttermilk. This mixture should be consumed on an empty stomach every morning, for a month.

Buttermilk

Take a glass of buttermilk with ¼ Tsp of carom seed powder and a pinch of salt. Buttermilk is highly recommended in the daily diet for people with piles.