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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Treatment: Herbs

Overview

There are many herbs purported to be helpful in treating PCOS, though there has not yet been extensive study on all of them.

In addition to those listed below, nettle root may also be recommended for polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Treatments

Effect of Green Tea on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Green tea which contains polyphenols, is at times recommended for PCOS.

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Effect of Flaxseed on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Like fish oil (which is also prescribed at times for polycystic ovarian syndrome) flaxseed (and flaxseed oil) are rich in omega-3s; an essential fatty acid. Supplementing omega-3sis thought to be a...

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Effect of Inositol on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Mostly, inositol might be helpful in treating PCOS for those with insulin resistance.

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Effect of Pinitol on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Pinitol, similar to inositol, may help to improve ovulation for those with PCOS. Also, it may affect the action of insulin, which doesn't always function properly in persons with PCOS.

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Effect of Soy on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Soy has been said to possibly help with hormone regulation for those with PCOS.

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Effect of Saw Palmetto on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

For Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, saw palmetto is mostly used to metabolize the excess testerone that might be present.

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Effect of Chromium on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

For PCOS, chromium picolinate is mostly used to help with glucose sensitivity.

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Herbs and supplements generally used to treat PCOS include green tea (for the poyphenols), flax seed (omega 3s and fiber), fish oil (omega 3s and for skin health), inositol (for insulin resistance), pinnitol (for insulin resistance), soy (for hormone regulation), saw palmetto (to metabolize the excess testerone), nettles root, and chromium picolinate (for glucose sensitivity)

8 years ago

Other good herbs are spearmint

8 years ago

Thx. Any idea about the effect of spearmint on PCOS?

8 years ago

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