Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: November 8, 2023

Women are no strangers to health conditions stemming from a change in their hormones. Even the smallest of imbalances in our bodies can manifest in the form of debilitating-feeling ailments.

Irregular periods, hot flashes, UTIs, painful cramps, and weight gain are just a few of the most common issues. For every women’s health condition that you have probably heard of, or experienced at some point in your life, there’s an Ayurvedic treatment that can provide long-term relief.




When you are already in a state of distress because of your periods, consuming oily or spicy food could further exacerbate the concern. It leads to bloating and may also result in the formation of acne.

In such a case, you would ideally need to eat an Ayurvedic diet that is rich in organic produce, especially the leafy kind. These reduce the risk of obesity because they are full of vitamins and minerals without adding many calories to your meals.

A few examples of easily digestible and soothing healthy foods are sweet potatoes, soups, and bananas.

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Ayurvedic practitioners typically recommend the use of cooling herbs like coriander, cilantro, and chamomile to ease certain imbalances in your body. Soaking coriander seeds overnight and drinking the water (sans seeds) can also help cleanse your urinary tract!



Taking out time every day to exercise may seem burdensome if your schedule doesn’t allow for it. But try to lead an active ayurvedic lifestyle however possible – whether that means doing yoga in the morning or going for a walk post-dinner.

Being physically active helps mitigate discomfort during menstrual cycles. It improves blood circulation, which is essential for keeping infections at bay.

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Similarly, skipping your meals or not eating at a consistent time daily could impact your hormone levels. This, in turn, affects the regularity of your periods. You must try to follow a schedule of healthy dietary practices so as to not aggravate your bodily functions further.

If you have reached the stage of menopause or are experiencing hot flashes, performing abhyanga with soothing oils such as coconut oil is known to rid your body of toxins. It also pacifies pitta.

Steam therapy, also known as swedana, is a practice that has multifold benefits. It reduces inflammation, eases muscles, and provides relief from body aches. If done with the right oils, swedana can help reduce the impact of various women’s reproductive health symptoms.



Nearly 5 million women in the United States alone are said to suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder that results in some of the symptoms mentioned above.

Adopting Ayurvedic practices can help you get to the root of the problem and alleviate these concerns.

We recommend that you consult an Ayurvedic doctor before self-diagnosing or making significant lifestyle changes.

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