If your body is unable to regulate insulin, then it starts to build up in your body and increases the levels of androgens which is the male sex hormones. Adaptogen herbs help balance out the hormone levels in our body and ease symptoms related to PCOS. (Before taking any herbal supplement consult your doctor)
Some of the adaptogen herbs that can help overcome PCOS are :
• Maca root: It is a traditional herb that helps lower cortisol levels, treats symptoms related to depression and balances out hormones in the body. It may also help boost fertility.
• Ashwagandha: It is also known as the Indian Ginseng as it helps to improve stress levels, balance out cortisol levels with other symptoms related to PCOS.
• Holy Basil: It is also known as tulsi and helps to overcome metabolic stress along with chemical stress of the body. Holy Basil helps to lower cortisol levels, prevent weight gain and reduce blood sugar levels.
• Liquorice Root: It works like an anti-inflammatory agent which helps to balance hormones and metabolise sugar.
• Tribulus Terrestris: It helps to decrease the no. of cysts in the ovaries and stimulates ovulation.
• Chasteberry: It might help to improve symptoms related to PMS as it has been used to overcome reproductive conditions.
Don’t forget to include Probiotics as they play a very crucial role in overcoming PCOS. Its consumption helps to regulate the sex hormones like oestrogen and androgen, they help to reduce inflammation and is great for gut health and digestion.
It is very important to maintain a healthy weight when it comes to treating PCOS, as healthy weight helps to reduce the risk of other conditions related to PCOS, helps regulate your period and decreases insulin resistance. So keep a check on your diet and exercise every day in order to overcome PCOS.