25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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And herbs such as maca root, ashwagandha, and licorice root can also treat PCOS.

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Herbs can also help manage symptoms of PCOS, according to Healthline. Maca root is typically used to boost fertility and libido. It also balances hormones, lower cortisol levels, and treats depression. Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, also helps balance cortisol levels. This helps to decrease stress and other PCOS symptoms. Licorice root has a compound called glycyrrhizin, which helps decrease inflammation, metabolize sugar, and balance hormones. Other herbs that help treat PCOS symptoms include holy basil, which reduces blood sugar levels, prevent weight gain, and lower cortisol levels, chaste berry, which helps reduce symptoms of PMS and other reproductive issues, and Tribulus Terrestris, which stimulates ovulation, support healthy menstruation and decreases ovarian cysts.

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