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Infertility due to Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a highly prevalent endocrine-metabolic disorder that implies various severe consequences to female health, including alarming rates of infertility is a worldwide problem that is increasing in day by day .It is characterized by chronic anovulation, polycystic ovaries, and hyperandrogenism leading to symptoms of irregular menstrual cycles, hirsutism, acne and infertility. Insulin resistance and elevated levels of male hormones (androgens) are associated with PCOS. The sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and dietary variations and stress etc., are also the contributory factors. Various plants like ginger, turmeric, fennel, cumin etc., proved active in the treatment of PCOS. In this review, attempts have been made to summarize the important medicinal plants which are used in treatment or prevention of PCOS.
Published Date: 2022-08-05; Received Date: 2022-07-04