Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is quite common these days with at least one in 10 women suffering from this health condition. No wonder more and more women are taking medicines or making diet and lifestyle changes to treat PCOS.

PCOS can affect the mental and physical state of a woman and though treatment options are available, it cannot be cured completely. But there are home remedies for PCOS that can help you to cope with the condition. Some home remedies control the factors causing PCOS, while others help in eliminating the symptoms.

Below are some home remedies for PCOS. These ingredients are available in your kitchen itself. Add them to your PCOS diet to manage the symptoms effectively –

Fenugreek (methi seeds)
Fenugreek seeds’ extract reduces the number of cysts as well as body weight. It is rich in minerals and vitamins, so fenugreek seeds have many health benefits. For instance, methi seeds help lower blood sugar and bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol levels, it can improve digestion and might increase breast milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek seeds are also beneficial to menopausal women.

Cinnamon
Regular intake of cinnamon can drastically reduce insulin resistance – one of the major causes of diabetes and PCOS. It can also regulate menstrual cycles among women with PCOS and improves glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Isn’t it one of the best home remedies for PCOS? Here’s how you can use cinnamon –

• Drink cinnamon tea every morning. You can add milk for a better taste.
• Sprinkle cinnamon powder on yogurt, smoothies and shakes. This spice can be added in curries as well as desserts
• Chewing cinnamon sticks aids digestion and helps you feel light after a heavy meal
• Honey, cinnamon and lemon water helps you in losing weight and reduces the effects of PCOS

Flax seeds
They are a good source of omega-3 & 6 fatty acids, fibre and essential amino acids. Moreover, it is full of plant-based estrogen called lignans. Daily usage of flax seeds may help reduce testosterone levels in women with PCOS as much as 80 to 90%. You can add flax seeds in salad or soup or into a grain-free cereal. Other seeds that are also beneficial for PCOS women include chia, sesame, fennel and pumpkin.

Basil leaves (Tulsi)
Tulsi is one of the best home remedies for PCOS because it not only helps you lose weight, but also relieves stress. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the effect of PCOS symptoms. Chew at least 10 basil leaves every morning on an empty stomach to get its maximum benefits. You can also consume boiled Tulsi water every morning.

Honey
Honey reduces hunger pangs and keeps you full for a long time. Take one tablespoon of honey and mix it in warm water. Drink it on an empty stomach in the morning. This is will you lose weight. Losing weight is crucial for women with PCOS because this health condition causes hormonal imbalance, which leads to obesity.

Indian gooseberry (amla)
Amla controls blood sugar and improves fertility in women with PCOS. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, both crucial for managing symptoms of PCOS. Amla juice cleanses the body but flushing out the toxins, thus helping you lose weight. Amla therefore makes it to the list of some great home remedies for PCOS women.

While home remedies for PCOS are an excellent option for helping you cope with the symptoms, it is advisable to seek a doctor’s help. Accordingly, he will devise a diet plan for you.

Author's Bio: 

I am saurabh, works in Health Total, loves writing about PCOD and Home Remedies for PCOS.