The polycystic ovarian disease is a gynecological disorder whose prevalence seems to have increased considerably among Indian women in the last few years. Many young girls and middle-aged Indian women are suffering from this syndrome which is marked by the appearance of multiple cysts on ovaries and disturbances in monthly menstrual cycles.


  • Menstrual disorders
  • Acne
  • Abnormal hair growth on face
  • Hair fall from scalp
  • Weight gain
  • Insulin resistance


The exact cause of PCOD remains unknown to the modern science even as the genetic link is being scrutinized for its causative role.

From the Ayurvedic point of view, PCOD reflects the vitiation of rasa and rakta dhatus. When levels of impurities and toxins increase in rasa and rakta dhatus, the body stores them in the form of cysts around ovaries. So the presence of multiple cysts indicates high levels of impurities and toxins in this dhatus. Sign and symptoms in PCOD patients suggest an imbalance of all three doshas. Dhatwagnimandya may also exist in some patients. History of improper diet and lifestyle is generally found among the majority of PCOD patients. Excessive consumption of hormonal pills and contraceptive pills too is reported by many patients. Mental stress and lack of physical exercise are marked among quite a few ladies with PCOD. From Ayurvedic perspectives, all these things can produce toxins in the body and cause diseases like PCOD.