Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part B (2017)
Role of herbals in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome and its associated symptoms
Author(s): Dr. Chitra V, Dhivya and Precious Derera
Abstract: Polycystic ovarian syndrome or (PCOS) is a complex endocrinal and metabolic disorder affecting every 1 in 10 women worldwide of reproductive age. In these women hyperinsulinemia may contribute to the pathogenesis of PCOS by promoting abnormal androgen secretion, disrupting folliculogenesis and menstrual cyclicity. PCOS is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol level this may finally lead to stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Early diagnosis of PCOS is necessary to prevent the future health co-morbidities. Nowadays people are focusing towards allopathic medicines to get the temporary relief for many diseases, however, women with PCOS can find alternative therapy for permanent cure. Herbal medicines are the most popular alternative therapy among all. In this review, the literature was analyzed from the published manuscripts focusing on the herbal medicines used in the treatment of PCOS.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chitra V, Dhivya and Precious Derera. Role of herbals in the management of polycystic ovarian syndrome and its associated symptoms. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(5): 125-131.