An Ayurvedic Approach in Management of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
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
Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
The author hereby transfers, assigns, or conveys all copyright ownership to the International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine (IJAM). By this transfer, the article becomes the property of the IJAM and may not be published elsewhere without written permission from the IJAM.
This transfer of copyright also implies transfer of rights for printed, electronic, microfilm, and facsimile publication. No royalty or other monetary compensation will be received for transferring the copyright of the article to the IJAM.
The IJAM, in turn, grants each author the right to republish the article in any book for which he or she is the author or editor, without paying royalties to the IJAM, subject to the express conditions that (a) the author notify IJAM in advance in writing of this republication and (b) a credit line attributes the original publication to IJAM.