Ovaries are part of the female reproductive system, located on both sides of the uterus, in the lower abdomen. These are two in number and produce eggs as well as estrogen and progesterone hormones. Sometimes, ovaries develop a cyst or a fluid-filled sac in one or both of the ovaries. These cysts are often painless and do not cause any symptom.Ovarian cysts have become very common and serious female health complication nowadays.
Following factors increase the chances of developing ovarian cysts
- History of previous ovarian cysts
- A severe pelvic infection
- Hormonal problems
Types of Ovarian cysts
There are various types of Ovarian cysts, some of them are as follow
1. Corpus luteum cysts
Normally, Follicle sac dissolves when the egg is released but if it fails to dissolve after releasing an egg, fluid accumulation occurs in it,and giving rise to Corpus luteum sac.
2. Follicle cyst
During the menstrual cycle, an egg grows in a sac called a follicle, located inside the ovaries. In most of the cases, this sac breaks and releases an egg. But if the sac does not break, then the fluid inside it can result in the formation of a cyst in the ovary, called Follicle cyst.
3. Dermoid cysts
Cysts containing hair, fat or other tissues.
When the normal tissues which grow inside the uterus start growing outside the uterus, attaching to the ovaries giving rise to Endometriomas.
Non-cancerous growths growing on the outer side of the ovaries.
Normally, these do not present with any sign and symptom but when the cyst grows in size it can present with
- Severe or sharp pelvic pain before or during the menstrual cycle
- Pain in the lower back or thighs
- Painful intercourse
- Painful bowel movements
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Breast tenderness
Diagnostic tests include
- Pelvic examination
- CT scan, MRI scan
- Hormonal level test
- CA-125 Blood test
Ovarian cysts if not treated early may lead to various complications like
- Frequent urination
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Ovarian cancer
- Enlargement of cyst leading to distortion of the ovary which results in pain
- Ruptured ovarian cyst leading to severe internal bleeding
- Ovarian torsion leading to Infertility
Ayurvedic perspective of Ovarian cysts
According to Ayurveda, Excessive accumulation of Kapha occurs when there is the low digestive fire in the body and this increased kapha vitiates rasa and raktadhatus, developing ovarian cysts. Due to the excess accumulation of toxins and impurities in rasa and raktadhatus, ovary diseases occur. In Ayurveda, an ovarian cyst containing fluid is considered to be as kaphajagranthi. Kaphajagranthi is slightly painful, skin colored and it slowly increases in size and on rupture releases white, thick fluid.
Treatment of Ovarian cysts
Ayurveda is a new ray of hope for the women who are suffering from Ovarian cysts because Ayurveda treats the disease from its root. There are various herbs in Ayurveda, which help to resolve the cysts in a normal way, balance imbalanced female hormones, which is the cause of ovarian cysts.
Herbs such as Ashok, Aloe vera, Amalaki, Arjuna Shatavari, Lodhra are quite help ful or the treatment of female ovary diseases by supporting the better functioning of the body’s secretary glands, naturally accelerating the production of hormones and helping to improve the health.
These herbs do not have any kind of side effects like chemical synthetic hormones, which are – Headache, back pain, weight gain, non specific vaginal discharge, mood swings and excessive feeling of heat in the body.
Top 3 herbal remedies to treat Ovarian cysts
Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedies for Ovarian cysts treatment in the form Anti-ovarian cyst pack. All these herbal remedies are pure, natural, 100% vegetarian, chemical preservative-free. These are free from any side effects and can be used for a prolonged period of time. These products are prepared by using the standardized herbal extract of the ancient herbs under the direct supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda.
Anti-ovarian cyst pack includes
- Kanchnaar guggul
- Chanderprabha vati
- Pradrantak churna.
The product descriptions are as follows
1. Kanchnaar Guggul
This is a natural supplement in tablet form and is a combination of various herbs like
- Kanchnar (Bauhinia Variegata)
- Triphala (Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
- Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
- Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)], etc.
Kanchnaar Helps to keep the tissues healthy and is very beneficial to treat ovarian cysts and Fibroids.
Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.
2. Chanderprabha Vati.
It is a blend of many herbs like
- Vacha (Acoruscalamus)
- Devdaru (Cedrusdeodara)
- Ela (Eletteriacardamomum)
- Pippali (Piper longum)
- Maricha (Piper nigrum)
- Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- Vidanga (Embeliaribes) etc.
It is very effective in irregular menses, menstrual pain, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), uterine fibroids, leucorrhoea, and ovarian cysts. It removes toxins from the body, provides immunity to the body and pacifies body heat.
Ancient verse about Vidanga (EmbeliaRibes)
Meaning – This Shloka explains about various synonyms and properties of Vidanga. Various synonyms for Vidanga are – Amogha, chitartandul, krimighna, jantunashan, vidanga, tanduland vail. It is pungent in taste, hot in potency, dry in nature, light to digest, stimulates digestive fire, pacifies Kapha and Vata dosha and is very beneficial in Ascites, worm infestation, flatulence, and abdominal pain.
Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals
3. Pradarantak churna
Pradrantak Churna consists of various herbs like
- Amra (Spondiasmombin)
- Ashoka (Saracaindica)
- Daruharidra (Berberisaristata)
- Pashanbhed (Bergenialigulata)
- Musta (Cyperusrotundus)
- Bilwa (Aegle marmelos)
- Lodhra (Symplocosracemosa), etc.
This herbal formulation is a slight modification of classical Ayurvedic formula “Pushyanugchurna” and its herbal ingredient Saraca indica helps in balancing the disturbed female hormones without any side effects. It is an excellent herbal formula for irregular menses, painful menstruation, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, leucorrhoea, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and it is one of the best herbs to take care of female health problems.
Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with water or fresh juice or iced tea
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an Expert Ayurveda Consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.