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Top 8 Homeopathic Medicines for PCOS

Most women dread the thought of menses or periods, irregularities and unusual changes in the menstrual cycle can be a nightmare. Delayed or irregular menses, no menses for many months, prolonged menses — all these could be indicative of an endocrine disorder known in medical terms as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Along with this complaint, hair growth on face and acne are very common in PCOS. It is a very common hormonal syndrome that affects women in the reproductive age group and is one of the leading causes of female infertility.

Homeopathic Treatment Of PCOS

Homeopathy can be a boon to patients having PCOS. Homeopathic medicines help to treat PCOS and manage its symptoms by working to set right the hormones that are out of balance in such cases. These help to regularise the menstrual cycle and manage other signs and symptoms of PCOS like heavy periods, facial hair, pimples, hairfall., skin pigmentation. There are numerous medicines in homeopathy to treat these cases, but among these, the medicine which is required to get rid of the disease from its roots varies from case to case. The medicine needs to be selected as per signs and symptoms in each individual case. So it is advised to consult a homeopathic doctor to discuss the right plant of treatment in every case. The complete cure of PCOS is a time-consuming process that can take several months. It requires complete observation regarding the change of symptoms in the patient and frequent clinical follow-ups.   Homeopathic Remedies for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Homeopathic Medicines For PCOS

1. Pulsatilla – Top Grade Medicine

Pulsatilla Nigricans is a natural medicine sourced from plant ‘wind flower’. It is the top most medicine for treating PCOS. The foremost issue that it can help with is irregular and late periods due to hormonal disturbances. It is indicated for cases where periods happen very late, later than the expected date and menstrual flow is also scanty and may be dark and thick. Menses can be painful as well. Besides, it is a wonderful medicine to treat acne associated with menstrual irregularities.

When and How to use Pulsatilla?

Pulsatilla is a highly recommended medicine for cases of hormonal disorders in females. This medicine is prescribed in cases of irregular menses, and where tendency for late periods is there. This medicine helps to regularise menstrual cycle and aims to bring periods on the right time. The potency of this medicine differs from case to case from low to high. Low potencies like 30C can be taken twice a day. Use of high potency like 200C is limited to once a day. Potencies higher than this including 1M, 10M are also available that are used in infrequent doses and should only be taken after consulting homeopathic doctor.

2. Sepia – For Irregular Periods, Facial Hair And Pigmentation


Sepia is the next most effective medicine to help cases of hormonal imbalance which results in ovarian cyst. Most prominently its action is to regulate hormonal levels to regularise the menstrual cycle. In general, females needing it have tendency of late periods with scanty blood flow. A very characteristic symptom present is a bearing down sensation in pelvic region as if pelvic organs will be pushed out of vagina. Sepia is indicated to manage complaint of facial hair. Hair growth is mostly noted over upper lips and chin. Sepia is also a leading medicine to treat infertility in females. Lastly, Sepia is recommended to manage cases of skin pigmentation (darkening).

When and How to use Sepia?

This medicine can be used to regularise menstrual cycle and also to treat late, scanty menses. Besides, also remember to use it in cases of facial hair and skin pigmentation. Sepia is available in different potencies like 30C, 200C and 1M. Among these, the potency varies from case to case but is usually used is 30C potency once a day.

3. Calcarea Carb – To Manage Weight Gain And Heavy Period

It is an important medicine when it comes to manage problem of weight gain. This medicine controls excessive weight gain. Other than this, it is an excellent medicine to manage heavy periods in PCOS cases. The duration of periods may also be prolonged in cases needing it. There may be extreme sensitivity to cold air.

When and How to use Calcarea Carb?

Its use can be done in cases where excessive weight gain is well marked and menses are very heavy. In the  beginning, Calcarea Carb 30C is apt to start with, taken twice a day. Higher potencies may also be required in some cases after carefully watching the symptoms, but it is best to consult a homeopathic expert before taking high potency.

4. Natrum Mur – For Managing Hair Fall And Hair Thinning

Natrum Mur is an ideal choice of medicine to manage cases of hair fall and hair thinning. It will control further falling of hair in such cases. Apart from this, it is also indicated to treat tendency to have late periods. Lastly, it can manage sadness, irritability and headache well.

When and How to use Natrum Mur?

Use of Natrum Mur can be done in cases of hair fall and hair thinning. Though it works well in various potencies, most commonly used in 6X potency which comes in tablet form. One may take Natrum Mur 6X three to four times a day (4 tablets at a time) as per severity of hair fall.

5. Hepar Sulph – Manage Your Pimples With This Medicine

Hepar Sulph is an outstanding medicine when it comes to managing pimples (acne). It works very well in cases of acne contains pus (pustular acne). These are attended with a prickling pain. Sometimes blood may ooze from pimples.

When and How to use Hepar Sulph?

When it comes to treat acne (more particularly the ones filled with pus) and halt its further spread, Hepar Sulph is the right choice. Take it in 30C potency once or twice a day as per severity of complaint and watch its excellent results.

6. Oleum Jecoris Aselli – Choose It For Managing Hair Growth On Face

One may find this medicine highly suitable when it comes to treating excessive hair growth on face. It gives good results when hair growth occurs on chin or upper lip. The hair may be thick. This medicine has great ability to check unusual hair growth on a woman’s face.

When and How to use Oleum Jecoris Aselli?  

Oleum Jecoris Aselli, with a short name Oleum Jec, is a very popularly known remedy for managing cases of hair growth on women’s face. The most commonly used potency of this medicine is 3X. Four tablets of Oleum Jecoris Aselli 3X twice or thrice a day is the right dose to start with.

7. Kali Carb – When Periods Are Late By Several Months 

Kali Carb is a very helpful medicine for cases in which periods are missed for several months (say 3 or more) together. When periods come, they are heavy in nature. It is attended with backache. Before periods, a colicky pain in lower abdomen may be felt.

When and How to use Kali Carb?

A female having tendency to miss periods for many months together like 3 to 4 months can find this medicine quite helpful. This medicine can be taken in 30C potency two times a day to get periods on time.

8. Thuja – For Managing Hair Growth On Face And Skin pigmentation

Thuja is prepared from fresh twigs of plant Arbor Vitae. Use of this medicine is highly considered to manage excessive hair growth on face. Next, it is applicable to manage skin pigmentation. Here, it is  used for brownish discolouration on skin.

When and How to use Thuja?

This medicine is well indicated to manage excessive hair growth on face as well as brownish skin pigmentation. This medicine can be used in low and high potencies as per individual case. Generally, 30C potency can be taken once a day, but in high potencies like 200C and 1M, infrequent doses are recommended like once or twice a week.

Note One may use these medicines for one to two months. To use it beyond that or to change its potency and dose kindly check with a homeopathic practitioner.

Causes Behind PCOS

The exact cause for PCOS is still not clear. There are a few factors however that are believed to play a role in it.

1. It is considered a disease of genetic origin. A woman with a positive family history of PCOS is at a higher risk of developing the same.

2. Main factor is excessive production of male hormone androgen by the ovaries.

3. Next is insulin resistance and excess of insulin (a hormone produced by pancreas that helps body cells to use sugar for energy). In case cells get resistant to insulin, then there is an increase in blood sugar levels. This makes the pancreas to produce more insulin. The excessive insulin in turn trigger ovaries to produce more androgen.

4. Another factor is low-grade inflammation due to high androgen levels.

5. Weight gain and obesity and an inactive lifestyle are other contributory factors.

Signs And Symptoms Of PCOS

1. Menstrual problems: They include

a) Irregular periods that occur from absence of ovulation due to which the lining of uterus is not shed every month.

b) Delayed periods, amenorrhea (absence of menses for three or more consecutive months).  Females with this may have less than eight periods in a year.

c) Scanty menses

d) Heavy periods. As the periods do not occur regularly, it  results in building up of uterine lining for long. When the periods occur, they can be heavier than normal.

2. Hirsutism: It means excess hair growth on the face or other unusual parts of the body. The hair growth may occur on belly, chest and back. Hirsutism is due to raised male hormone levels.

3. Acne / pimples may occur due to elevated male hormones that cause skin to become oily. Acne may occur on face, chest and back.

4. Hairfall, hair thinning

5. Tendency to gain weight (it is noted in around 80% of these cases) and obesity

6. Skin darkening may appear especially in body folds like groin, under breast, armpits and neck.

7. Mood swings, irritability and headache may be complained by some from hormonal changes.

These signs and symptoms will have to be supported by hormone tests and other medical investigation for proper diagnosis of PCOS. The main test is an ultrasound which shows the presence of cysts (fluid-filled sacs) in ovaries with the enlargement of ovaries. Next are hormone tests such as FSH, LH, androgens, prolactin, and progesterone.

What Are Its Complications?

The first and very common complication that can arise is infertility (this is because women with PCOS do not have ovulation regularly and as a result egg is not released to be fertilized).

The second complication that can occur is Type 2 diabetes.

Third complication is metabolic syndrome (a combination of conditions that includes high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high LDL and low HDL). These conditions increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, which means interrupted or reduced blood supply to part of  brain depriving it of oxygen and nutrients that results in death of brain cells within minutes. It is a serious condition needing immediate medical help.  It may also result in diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Other complications are miscarriage and premature birth. It can also lead to anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Another complication is sleep apnea (repeated momentary pauses in breathing during the night interrupting sleep). Liver inflammation from fat accumulation in the liver is yet another complication. Lastly, there may be risk of endometrial cancer means cancer of uterine lining (as ovulation doesn’t occur and the uterine lining doesn’t shed each month, this lining gets built up and thick  lining in endometrium increases risk of endometrial cancer).

Pathophysiology Of PCOS

In PCOS, ovaries of a woman and ovulation are affected. The ovaries are a pair of reproductive organs in woman that produce eggs (ovum). The ovaries also produce hormones named estrogen, progesterone and a little amount of male hormones known as androgens. The ovaries release an egg every month. The process of release of egg from ovary is known as ovulation. Ovulation occurs around 14th day of a 28 day menstrual cycle. The ovulation is under control of hormones FSH – Follicle stimulating hormone and LH – luteinizing hormone.  Among these, FSH controls follicle (sac containing egg) production by ovary and maturation of egg and surge of LH triggers the release of mature egg from ovary.

In case of PCOS, there is an increase in androgen (male hormone) level. This inhibits the production of hormones by ovaries and normal development of an egg. In PCOS, fluid-filled sacs/ immature follicles in ovaries that contain an immature egg develop and ovulation doesn’t occur. The absence of ovulation results in altered levels of estrogen, progesterone, FSH, and LH. Additionally, levels of progesterone is low in cases of PCOS.

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  1. What to use in case of PCOS accompanied by infertility?

  2. What is the cause of PCOS?
    Does use of birth-control pills contribute to the development of PCOS?

  3. Julie kumari says:

    Hy mujhe pcos h 3 years se or thyroid bhii

  4. Kanaka Divya Tejeswari says:


  5. Kanaka Divya Tejeswari says:

    Hello dr.sharma sir I’m a 21 year old female and i was diagnosed with pcos in 2017 almost six years I’m suffering from pcos a lot i used ocp without what it was for six months and i dropped i was in a coaching centre for getting mbbs seat and i didn’t pay much attention to my health and it worsened by one year i have hair like males on my chin and upperlip thick hair like males in the sideburns also … My weight is 52kg and i have acanthosis nigricans I’m now studying third year mbbs now I’m on myo inositol and chiro inositol and it is very hectic for me with my hirsutism and acne problems now I’m so depressed i can’t concentrate on my studies and iam performing very less in my exams i do believe in homeopathy please help me can u briefly tell me the hemeopathic medicine names and method of usage and duration pls…… Sir don’t ask me to call or something because it depress me a alot i can’t talk on phone I’m very introvert pls help me if the method u told give me a positive result i will update you I’m depressed with my life i can’t pay huge amount also because of hirsutism for electrolysis my father paid three lakhs to sessions that much my hair thick pls help me to solve this problem I’m asking you very shamelessly to charity pls sir I have read this website and i have a hope i will pay u back one day and i never forget u sir pls help me….. For eight months i didn’t get my periods sir I’m feeling very outcasted pls help me

  6. Muslimah Miah says:

    I have pcos with weight gain and heavy period, but have other symptoms too. Doctors also think I have endrometrosis and I have h pylori stomach infection, Ibs.

    All the symptoms are affecting my life.

  7. Sagandeep kaur says:

    Hello Dr, I have pcos from last 10 years. I don’t get periods without medicine. From age 17 to 23 , I was getting irregular periods then afterwards due to prolonged stress and bad diet, it stopped completely. Then I took oral contraceptives for 1.5 yrs. But whenever I stop these pills, I wait for 6 months , still periods don’t come on their own. I am eating a strict vegan diet. Avoiding junk foods and sugar. Can you please tell if homeopathy can help?

    • I ‘m suffering from pcos at least 2yrs.Now I have no menses. Menses is not appear at least 6 months.What can I do now?

    • Dear Sagandeep, I am not a doctor, but fellow woman with PCOS and just by judging on how no comments are answered , but knowing what you are describing – I have decided to reply myself and share at least what I know.

      I can write a really really long novel on all information I have found on PCOS, but I will try summarize it: Nobody knows why exactly PCOS is triggered or why it is affecting some females and not the others, but everybody can agree on the crystal clear fact -> PCOS women have their hormones out of balance.

      Reasons for that can be and usually are complex: lifestyle, genetics, stress, physiological factors, injuries, etc. You need to do a little bit of self analysis to find out what could be your underlying reason(s) and address that at the root cause. Every case is individual. But the general the idea is: something you do in YOUR life or to YOUR body – is affecting your body system that is responsible for hormone function.

      From my research, here are the biggest ‘influence’ factors:
      1. EXERCISE. PCOS is creating a constant inflammation in our bodies. We need to move to help our body to heal and combat that. I put exercise on No.1, because even with right diet – if u don’t exercise with PCOS, if we don’t move, everything will get even worse. Walking every day is a must. Resistance training. Slow, fluid and strength training exercises are good. Be kind to your body, no need to hit the gym like a maniac or do HITT workouts – but just try to have an exercise routine every single day. Be it 15-30 minutes, but the key is: consistency, elevated heart pulse and kind push for body to do better. I say kind several times, because if you are too hard on fitness – you might do more damage than good. I tried many apps and exercises and mostly I love doing P.Volve and/or some Yoga.

      2. NUTRITION.
      Maybe you have very active physical life, but you have poor diet (e.g. too many carbs or fats and not enough protein, or not balanced meals). I have read many many articles and science papers on nutrition for PCOS, there are many false claims and bad advices. From scientific facts, there are two PROVEN suggestions that I can share: keep a balanced diet and pay extra attention to Proteins. In your daily food consumption -> you should have 30-35% of your calories coming from FAT, less than 30-40% from complex carbs, and 30-40% from PROTEIN. Protein should never be less than 30% of your daily calorie intake. Fat should never exceed 35%, be very diligent about that. Moreover, pay attention that your EVERY meal should have ideally some good fat, carb and protein. Also pay attention that these % are given for ENERGY from FAT/CARB/PROTEIN, not weight of FAT/CARB/PROTEIN in your food. Reason: 1 gram of fat creates 4 times energy than 1 gram of protein and 2 times than 1 gram of carb.

      Second, you might consider intermittent fasting (16-8) on top of correct nutrition macros. It wasn’t working for me (I felt like I was too hungry and needed some snacks here and there), but if it is something comfortable and easy for you – it has very good effect on PCOS and hormonal balance, worth trying.

      3. MENTAL. Deep psychological underlying reasons – some experts suggest that PCOS is a sign of woman somehow not allowing herself to be The Woman in her life. If you think of that on hormonal level – PCOS women do have more male hormones. If you look at the spiritual side of this situation, you can interpret it as: woman is trying to take more of male attributes in her life. Examples could be: trying to build and focus aggressively in your career, not giving yourself love and attention, not being flexible, kind and fluid – having strong opinions and hard discipline, or for example always caring about your family or children/husband/parents, but not paying attention to YOUR needs as a Woman, Your desires, nurturing Your dreams – putting yourself always on 2nd place or last, not giving yourself Your time, or being too critical of your mistakes/faults/misfortunes. It is a very good idea – to do a bit of self-exploration and heal yourself not only from outside, but from inside too.

      4. SLEEP. No good sleep and rest – no good hormones. Sleep is a holy time for our body to recharge and heal, so pay attention to quality of your sleep. Is your mattress comfortable, is your pillow making you happy, do you get enough hours of sleep, do you have atmosphere that makes you happy to wake up. How do you feel when u wake up?

      Now when it comes to fixing the problems, western medicine is focusing on addressing the hormonal balance – by prescribing hormonal therapy plus metformin for insulin resistance and weight gain. In other words situation is the following: your body is weak and needs help to produce hormones. You can either:
      a. try to make your body stronger (which takes time, effort and consistency) -> and maybe, slowly it will regain the function of properly producing the right levels of hormones.
      b. take hormonal pills -> which will bring missing levels hormones to your body.

      The end result is pretty much similar, but in option a. you are healing the underlying reasons and fixing your ‘malfunctioning ship’, in option b your are just applying a ‘quick fix’ that will work only as long as you keep taking pills and when you remove the ‘quick fix’ – your ship might be even in worse state than before you made a quick fix. Another way to think about it is: your body already cannot make enough progesterone for some reason, but after you bombard it with hormonal therapy -> your weak body function becomes not needed and it just leads to atrophy of that function. And for some women, this is a right choice, for some it is not -> ultimately it is your body and You decide what is right for you.

      From my research -> those 4 points above are biggest contributors, and then supplements (like inositol, vitamin D, etc.), homeopathy and acupuncture can further stimulate healing in right direction and help to recover the functions that your body somehow struggles with. I came to read this article as I started researching what homeopathic options there are, but I believe a doctor should see your INDIVIDUAL symptoms to make a right suggestion.

      • Hi Maria,
        That is kind of you to reply to Sagandeep. However, consider this: Why do people ask for advice when the answer is on the page in front of them? Why should Dr. Sharma give consultations for free? I too am a Homeopath and a doctor of many other things, and need to eat and pay bills to keep a roof over my head. Should I work for free, and ask for charity to keep me and my family alive? Exchange is a natural law that keeps the world moving forward. When you deny exchange you create criminals. Ask Sagandeep what she would be willing to exchange for the benefit of getting well. Sickness is not just a material problem, it is a spiritual problem too. Have a great day! Ginger.

  8. TENAZ MEHTA says:

    Dr. Sharma:
    I am post menopausal, can I still take the above meds. I have been dx’d with PCOS, hyperandrogemia, Hashimotos thyroiditis, Uterine Fibroids (10cms with some pain at times) and hirsutism with more hair on left side of face than the right; testosterone levels are 206ng/dL. Can you recommend what I should take before I decide to self-medicate and screw up my hormones even more so. My endocrinologist suggests I go to a GyngOncologist and have a TAH and BSO which I am refusing to do. My bx for the fibroids are benign. I believe that Homeopathy can help me. I am hoping that you will reply to my post.
    Thank you
    Tenaz Mehta

  9. Dinata Roy says:

    Heavy pain I am having during periods

  10. Priya Kumari says:

    Hi.. Doctor.. I m suffering from pcod since 3 yrs.. Can u help me?

  11. Khan Homeo Cinic says:

    this post is very much helpful for me. thanks to Dr. Sharma for writing this awesome topic.

  12. Debjani Roy says:

    My daughter is 11 years old and is already having heavy hair growth in armpits and I have a history of PCS so what medicine can I gift to my daughter so that she does not have excess of androgens in her blood

  13. anup pal chowdhury says:

    we have got married on 2014 and my wife got pregnant on 2015 january but eptopic pregnancy and operation done on right side Fallopian tubes and there is no Fallopian tubes on right side. But from HSG report it came to notice that the right side tube is ok. and after USG it came to notice that there is pcos problem…Plz help us as such we can be parent of a baby. plz plz help us.

  14. Hi.
    My name is Ayesha.i have pcos problem.
    My period cycle is not disturb.
    I have acne dark spots and dark patches on my face.
    Also have hairs fall issue.
    I am lossing my memory and can’t concentrate on my work and always feel sadness. Don’t like to meet people.
    Which medicine should I use please guide me.

  15. Manashi Saha says:

    My daughter 17 years has pcod since 5 years.she has scanty and prolonnged period.How to stop prolonged period.please suggest.She is under treatment of homeopathy

  16. Anna Sirota says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,
    Thank you for all of this wonderful information. I am hopeful that there is a homeopathic solution to my problem.

    I was diagnosed with lean pscos several weeks ago. My only symptom is irregular, long cycles. I menstruate every 70-75 days. I eat a very healthy vegan diet, rich in fats and protein, low in carbs; gluten free, sugar free, no refined oils or processed foods, no starchy grains. I take vitamins D, B12, & Calcium daily and just started a pre/pro biotic. I also use CBD regularly. I workout rigorously 5-6 days per week and am of a healthy weight and build.

    My doctor suggested an oral contraceptive which I would like to avoid. She also said my case is not dangerous and because I am not planning on getting pregnant, not urgent. I would love some advice as to what I can do to treat this pscos homeopathically. Thank you for your time and guidance.

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