Indian herbs that can benefit you
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus): The word ‘shatavari’ means ‘a woman with thousand husbands’. It is an adaptogenic herb that is considered an important staple supplement for women. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties and protects the female reproductive system.
Haridra (Curcuma longa): Turmeric is known as the “friend of women.” Its benefits are endless. It improves complexion, acts as a natural detoxifier, reduces acne, helps in weight loss, and improves insulin resistance.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica): also known as Baheda. This herb focuses on improving hair quality and promoting hair growth and helps with digestion. It also has a mild laxative quality and helps in blood detoxification.
Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): This powerful herb has antioxidant properties, boosts immunity, helps ward off allergies and has anti-carcinogenic properties. It is also said to aid in reducing symptoms of diabetes.
Ashoka (Saraca indica): this herb has cooling properties, stabilizes circulation and relieves pain and is commonly used in females to regularize hormones and menstrual cycles. Other benefits include digestive and diuretic properties.
All of the herbs mentioned above are available in 3 different forms: powder, pill or as a liquid extract. Choose as per your preference. Start with ¼ or ½ tablespoon dosage mixed with water if in the powder format, as soon as you wake up.
In case you are wondering, both Himalaya and Patanjali stock these herbs and they are readily available in any Ayurvedic store, as they are plants that are commonly found in India.
Of course, it all depends on what suits you and your needs. So do your research, invest in supplements that improve your wellbeing and I am sure you will feel the difference. Here is to controlling, if not beating, PCOS!