Herbs for PCOS

People with PCOS condition cannot regulate the insulin, so it gets build up in the body and causes to produce higher levels of the male hormones known as androgens. Adaptogen herbs help to balance these hormones. Some of them also help to ease other symptoms of PCOS. 

These herbs are not FDA approved so you should consult a doctor before taking them.

Maca Root

Maca root is a traditional herb. It helps to improve your fertility and libido. It also helps to balance the hormones in your body to regulate your period and lower down the cortisol levels. This herb is good for treating depression which is one of the most common symptoms of PCOS. Besides this, it decreases the production of excessive facial hair. Maca root promotes the overall functioning of the endocrine gland. 


Ashwagandha is also known as Indian ginseng. You should include its intake in your routine to get ease from stress and to balance the cortisol levels. It helps to improve the thyroid function, supports adrenal function and controls the blood glucose levels in the body. It regulates the menstrual cycle and also helps to ease the period pain.

Holy Basil

Holy Basil is commonly known as Tulsi and is referred to as “queen of herbs”. It has anti-androgenic properties and decreases the androgen production in the body. It helps to control the blood glucose levels, helps to reduce weight and lower down your cortisol levels. Besides this, it has anti-inflammatory benefits.  

You can add holy basil in your tea and have it every day to help control the symptoms of PCOS.

Licorice root

Licorice root contains a compound known as glycyrrhizin that has many unique properties. It can help your body handle the stress that is related to the internal and external changes taking place. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. This herb helps to metabolize the sugar and balance the hormone levels to regulate the menstrual cycle. It also helps to decrease acne and excessive hair growth. 

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus Terrestris is an ovarian stimulus so it assists in the normalization of the menstrual cycle and helps to ovulate. So if you are trying to conceive then you should include this drug in your routine. This herb also helps to decrease the ovarian cysts. 


Chasteberry has been used since ancient times to help with the reproductive conditions. It is considered to be the most common herb that is used to control the symptoms of PCOS. It helps to stimulate and stabilize the functioning of the pituitary gland by reducing the levels of estrogen and androgen and increasing the levels of progesterone. 


This drug is commonly used in treating the symptoms of PCOS. It helps to increase the levels of SHBG in the blood and estrogen. It helps to significantly reduce the ovarian volume and the follicles in polycystic ovaries. Ths hers helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. So, you should include it in your diet. 

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is also known as Silybum marianum. This herb helps in healing damaged cells of the liver and protects the liver against the damage. It also helps in reducing estrogen and controls the blood glucose level in the body. 


Spearmint is also known as Mentha cordifola. This herb is usually mixed in the tea. It helps to decrease the androgen levels and the testosterone in the blood. It also has anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties.