An Ayurvedic Approach in Management of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • Saroj Kumari
  • Sarvesh Kumar Singh
  • Kshipra Rajoria
  • Avadhesh Kumar
Keywords: PCOS, Nastartava, Herbal Drugs Panchakarma

Abstract

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a probably fastest growing endocrinological disorder in females of reproductive age. In PCOS, follicular growth is influenced by hormonal imbalance during the ovarian cycle, leads to affected follicles remain in the ovary. The prevalence of PCOS is estimated 6-10% globally and 3.7% - 22.5% in Indian female population, which is relatively high. It is characterised by hyperandrogenism, anovulation and polycystic ovaries which clinically manifests in the terms of amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, acne, infertility etc. In present scenario, incidence of this disease increasing exponentially due to sedentary lifestyle and faulty dietary habits. This particular disease is not described word to word in Ayurveda. Associated features of PCOS are closely resembling with Bandhya Yonivyapada, Artavavahasrotasa-Vidhha Lakshana, Nastartava and Ksheenaartava described by Acharya Sushruta and Pushpghani Jatharini and Vikuta Jatharini mentioned by Acharya Kashyap. Maximum congruence of PCOS can be established with Bandhya Yonivyapada. The purpose of this study is to understand Nastartava which is the cardinal feature of Bandhya. Word Artava has been used exclusively in Samhita in context of menstrual blood, ovum and ovarian hormones. Therefore Amenorrhea, anovulation, hormonal dysfunction is considered exposed manifestations of Nastartava. Possible line of treatment is stipulated with Nidanaparivarjan, herbal drugs and Panchakarma procedures.

Keywords- Ayurveda, Artava, Nastartava, PCOS, Herbal drugs, Panchakarma

Author Biographies

Saroj Kumari

PG Scholar, PG Department of Panchakarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur.

Sarvesh Kumar Singh

Assistant Professor, PG Department of Panchakarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur.

Kshipra Rajoria

Lecturer, PG Department of Panchakarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. 

Avadhesh Kumar

PG Final Year, PG Department of Panchakarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur.    

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Kumari, S., Singh, S., Rajoria, K., & Kumar, A. (2020). An Ayurvedic Approach in Management of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 11(4), 644-649. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v11i4.1504
Section
Review Articles