Honey a Treatment for PCOS?
(Saudi Arabia Ryd)
Hi, this is Rumana. I've been married for one year now but still not pregnant. I thought it's going to be as easy as it is for everyone around me. But it wasn't as such for me.
Yesterday I found out that my ovaries are polycystic (PCO)....and I've researched about it.
I've found something useful for those who really don't know what to do: Treatment of PCOS with honey.
Ayurveda has established several curative properties of honey.
For women with PCOS, honey helps in losing weight if administered as described in the section "Treatment Methodology" below. In this form it can burn fat very efficiently. It works by reducing hunger and frequent craving for food.
-Honey: 1 tbsp.
-Lemon: 4 tbsp.
-Lukewarm (NOT hot) water: 200-250 ml
Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly to make the drink. The patient is to take this drink every morning on an empty stomach and wait for about 1/2 an hour before ingesting anything else. Follow the drink with soaked Fenugreek seeds or leaves boiled and consumed if using that treatment protocol as well.
I'm going to try this and I hope I will have a success story to post as well. Good luck gals and ladies.
Don't lose hope...God's great.
Thanks a lot.
Ed. Note: I have great respect for Ayurvedic medicine. It has been an effective healing methodology for centuries.
However, I tend to disagree with the idea of taking honey all by itself on an empty stomach, because women with polycystic ovary syndrome also can have an exaggerated insulin response to a simple carbohydrate such as honey, especially if it is not combined with other foods. In other words, when a carbohydrate is consumed, especially a refined carbohydrate such as honey, an undesirable hormonal cascade of events might occur in some women who have PCOS.
We have no problem with the fenugreek. We do have a problem with taking honey on an empty stomach and waiting 1/2 hour before consuming any other foods.
In The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility book, we recommend that you avoid honey.