Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Artik (Edison, Nj, Usa) on 08/15/2012

Hi! I am a 40 year old woman with PCOS.

I have severely thinning hair, irregular periods and a 50 lb weight gain. I have read the ACV cure on this site and wanted to know from people who have tried it how long it took before they saw results with stopping the hair loss and regrowing hair? Also, did you take ACV 2 times a day or what is the recommended dosage?

I have heard that ACV causes constipation. Any way of countering that side-effect?

I also take a daily multi-vitamin, Saw Palmetto capsule, fish oil and Biotin ( for hair) every day.

Appreciate your time and advice!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Teri (Fredericksburg, Va) on 11/17/2013

Does not cause constipation. The opposite actually.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lenn (Spain) on 01/23/2015

You should get checked for hypothyroidism - those are classic symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Victoria D. (Lafayette La) on 08/31/2015

You can also use apple cider vinegar on your hair too. I use it and let it sit for bout 5 mins prior to shampooing my hair. You can add some after conditioning. Leave it in your hair and either put leave I'm conditioner or put oil ( I recommend mixing tea tree oil and lavender oil which helps regrow hair.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Kim (Melbourne) on 06/19/2018

Hi, I was diagnosed with a cyst of 2.2mm in my left ovary and confirmed symptoms of PCOS. From last 3 months, I am not having periods. Please if anyone can suggest some natural remedy. Is molasses with ACV good to take if you have no periods.

Dong Quai
Posted by Anon (Anon) on 02/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Y___ brand tea makes a tea for women that contains Dong Quai that relieves the pain and swelling of PCOS that I get from eating chocolate. Chocolate seems to exacerbate PCOS for me. Dong Quai is wonderful, the tea is wonderful, especially for PMS, too.

Posted by Elizabeth (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on 02/24/2012

I would love to know if you've had any further developments on this front. A couple years ago I had myself checked out because I had always had abnormal facial hair (my mom always attributed it to heredity), continual weight loss and gain, irregular periods, etc. But I felt it was something more. An external and internal ultrasound showed that I had ovarian polyps, an earlier stage of PCOS.

At that time I had maintained a healthier lifestyle (diet and exercise) with little processed foods and simple sugars out of habit rather than restriction, which had held the polyps at bay. That has changed within the past year and I have noticed a difference on every front. Spearment tea sounds like a wonderful idea and I would love to give it a go so I am thoroughly interested in your findings.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 12/28/2011

Hi Lara... Perhaps the easiest way to cure PCOS is to take lugol's iodine orally. Here is a broadcast by Dr Flechas from the Iodine Project which describes the many successful outcomes in people who have had this problem


This is a one hour audio broadcast where Dr Flechas also describes and covers how he has cured hypothyroidism, PCOS, Fibrocystic breast disease, diabetes, varicose veins, obesity etc using lugol's iodine.

And here is another extract from another research article by Dr Flechas on the use of oral lugol's iodine to help cure PCOS:

Iodine deficiency may cause the ovaries to develop cysts , nodules and scar tissue. At its worse this ovarian pathology is very similar to that of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). As of the writing of this article I have five PCOS patients. The patients have successfully been brought under control with the use of 50 mg of iodine per day. Control with these patients meaning cysts are gone, periods every 28 days and type 2 diabetes mellitus under control.

Source: http://www.optimox.com/pics/Iodine/IOD-10/IOD_10.htm

So the dosage of iodine needed per day would be 50 mgs (8 drops of 5% lugols iodine) per day in a glass of water in split doses. According to Dr Flechas, this normally heals the PCOS problem within about 6 months.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lisa (Rabat, Morocco) on 08/02/2012

Ashley, these are the recommended companion nutrients for the iodine protocol:

Vitamin C-2,000-5,000 mg/day
Magnesium-400 mg/day
Selenium-200 mcg/day
Unrefined sea salt-1/2 tsp/day (this salt is either grey or pink)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ashley (St. Louis, Mo) on 08/02/2012

Thanks Lisa and Bill for this great info! I will be on the hunt for these supplements so that when my Lugol's Solution arrive I will have everything needed to start my curing process for PCOS finally! When update soon for my earth clinic users to let you all know how things turn out!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ashley (St. Louis, Mo) on 08/02/2012

Bill and Lisa I have one last question before I start with the Lugol's Solution and the supplements... Am I suppose to take everything together or should I take Iodine first then the supplements hours later? Not really sure but just want to be sure so that I don't having any reactions from everything being mixed together. And is it best to Lugol's in juice or water?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 08/03/2012

Hi Ashley... In answer to you questions:

Am I suppose to take everything together or should I take Iodine first then the supplements hours later?

Take the lugol's iodine drops alone in a glass of water outside mealtimes. Start small and go slow with the dosage.

5% Lugols Iodine contains 6.25 mgs per drop

2% Lugols Iodine contains 2.50 mgs per drop

So to reach a 50 mgs daily dose with 5% Lugols Iodine will take 8 drops (8 X 6.25) and will take 20 drops with a 2% lugols solution(20 X 2.5).

Split the lugols dosage into four smaller dosages per day -- early morning, late morning, early afternoon and late afternoon. Avoid taking the lugols in the evening -- it tends to energize the body so you might have difficulty sleeping if you take it at night.

Use the magnesium(Mag Oil) transdermally whenever you like. You can also use and supplement the Mag Oil in a glass of water -- ten drops a day.

Alkalize outside mealtimes.

Take Vitamin C as Sodium Ascorbate(avoid calcium ascorbate) on its own or at mealtimes.

Take the zinc, magnesium(as a pill supplement), selenium, niacin, B Vitamins and Chanca Piedra at mealtimes.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ashley (Saint Louis, Mo) on 08/03/2012

Thanks Bill for your response! Really appreciate all your info and advice! Now that I have the info needed I will start my journey to curing my PCOS or at least getting it under control finally so I can start having babies!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Linda (New Haven, Ct, United States) on 08/04/2012

Bill: Reading your excellent response has me wondering if I am doing something wrong regarding my Lugol's. When I was initially taking it at 8 drops of 5% Lugol's I took the supplements you suggested for the 3 months I was using Lugol's at this higher dose. After that 3 months period I slowly reduced my Lugol's intake to just my present 2 drops per day as my maintenance dose.

I thought the supplements were only necessary during the heavier detox period when I was taking 8 drops daily. I never experienced any detox side effects so assumed I was one of the lucky ones during those months or perhaps the supplements were responsible for the easy 3 months I experienced.

Either way, once I was down to the 2 drops daily maintenance dose, I stopped all the supplements. Was I supposed to continue taking these supplements for the rest of my life while taking Lugol's 5% ?

If so, I will start but I need an answer to this first. Thank you.

General Feedback
Posted by Sharon (St.albans, Ny) on 12/12/2011

Hello, My name is Sharon, just turned 34. I was diagnosed with PCOS 1 1/2 yrs ago. Don't know how long I've had it without knowing but I suspected that I've had it for yrs without knowing. (Thank GOD for private doctors) Anyway, I suffered with High Blood Pressure, against the doctor's advice I refused to be on medication for the rest of my life… I've always had irregular period and terrible acne problems, and yoyo weight problems. Something was wrong but regular doctors would always diagnose the symptoms with something else.

3 yrs ago, I was introduced to a few medical missionaries who counseled me about my lifestyle, Nutrition, Water intake, Exercise, etc…. I sat there for what seemed forever and at the end of that session I walk out of that place 100% Vegan. I went cold turkey!! (Family members thought I was crazy until they saw the results for themselves) I did everything they told me to; which was to simply take BETTER care of myself.

As I continued to administer these new found ways of healthy living, for the first time in my life I started to get my period every 28 days. I lost 18lbs, which brought me to my normal weight for my height and age. Not only did I feel more energetic because of my anemia problem but my Blood pressure is now under control.

Hence, I decided to become a medical missionary because of the unbelievable result I got. I am now helping others to live a healthier lifestyle and in the process diseases are being cured; And it's all due to the one who created us. I will willingly help anyone who is suffering and need help especially with type 2 diabetes. My email address is dhealthlaws(at)gmail.com

GOD Bless!

General Feedback
Posted by Joy (Athens, Greece) on 03/28/2012

I want to share a miraculous remedy for delayed periods. In times of anxiety my period just disappears (once for whole 6 months)and this is not good. My doctor gave some pills in order to ovulate, but I just like the natural way better.. A friend of mine, is like a natural remedie expert, and gave me the follow remedy:
-Smashed Fresh aloe vera leaves (the gel inside)
-Honey (enough)
-Liquor or vodka (2 tbs)
Mix the above ingredients until you have something like a syrup.
Drink just a half glass of it, and in 4 days maximum your period will come. You can drink this mixture once a month in order to regulate your period. It works every time.

General Feedback
Posted by Ashley (Saint Louis, Mo) on 08/29/2012

Hello Joy from Athens, Greece, I am trying to understand about the Aloe Vera Leaves... Am I suppose to just take the gel from the leaves and mix with honey and vodka or do I smash the entire leaf with the gel and mix with everything?

Saw Palmetto
Posted by Nash (South Africa) on 09/18/2015

Hi, just wanted to know if women are allowed to take SAW PALMETTO. Don't know too much but I read it was to help men.

Saw Palmetto
Posted by Jane (Australia ) on 11/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I can confirm the same as Latinavaquerita from La Grande, Or.

Saw palmetto has worked for me also, pcos symptoms gone and period cycle has returned to normal.

Chaste Tree Berry
Posted by Dloverofmusic (Woodbridge, Va) on 10/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

In 2010, I was having cystic cramps and did not know it. Cramps all the time, very painful for months. After going to the doctor and trying a few medicines they gave me (which only made my emotions worse - like bi polar extremes worse - and nothing helped the pain), I decided to try chaste tree berry. It got rid of the cramps almost immediately. I also did not have my cycle for nearly a year due to undiagnosed PCOS. I began taking this and after about 2 months I got my cycle. Then I've had it regular ever since. I haven't been taking it as regularly now, but I haven't had any pain return and if my menstrual doesn't come I take it again for a few weeks and it comes back.

Also, I noticed that when I have too much soy products the cramps begin to return- if I keep taking my vitex, they aren't nearly as severe as they were.

I am so happy with the results of this herb. Now if only I could find a good cure for the hirsutism which seems to just be getting worse.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Princessjazz (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/10/2010

I just have a question for you. First of all I thank you so much for your post, I have pcos and I've tried what seems like everything over the past 5-7 years and nothing has helped it. So now I tried your acv remedy, and now (about a week and a half later) my period comes!!! Im soooo excited, I need to get a ovulation test to see if im ovulating also. Anyway, my question to you is, while on your period do you continue to take the acv or not? Also what is an update to your routine now, or is everything normal?

Thanks in advance for your information.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Simplyred (Lewisville, Tx) on 06/19/2010

hi princessjazz,

i just found this site and will star the acv today. how's your progress coming? thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Princessjazz413 (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/21/2010

Hello Simplyred,

I bought "organic" apple cider vinegar and began taking it (about 1-2 teaspoons a day) with water. A little over a week later, MY PERIOD CAME!!! I have taken 2 ovulation predictor tests, and unfortunately Im NOT ovulating. Im not sure if its just that my timing is off, but Im just hoping that I begin to ovulate, and that my period comes next month and the months thereon an continue to come regularly like they are supposed to. Let me know how it works for U!! Good Luck!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Maxine B (Chatham, Kent Uk) on 09/27/2010

I am trying the cider vinegar too.... Fingers crossed it works for me too :-)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Earthcli (Rolling Meadows, Il) on 07/20/2011

hello ladies,

could you please update us with your progress? has the ACV worked for you? how long have you had to take it? Thanks

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mrsmom (Kermit, Wv) on 01/20/2012

I was told I have pcos and want to try apple cider vin, but does it make you have an odor or if you sweat can you smell the acv? Can't wait to hear back.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Latha (Chennai, India) on 03/07/2012

Hi mrs. mom try it once. It won't give any odor but the sour taste makes difficult to drink, do add some orange juice or anything. It worth it lot ways.. All the best

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Xrae (Philippines) on 08/04/2016

Hi I was diagnosed pcos, I heard so much about apple cider vinegar/vitex to help regulate period.

My question is can I take ACV/VITEX at the same time?

Hope you can help. Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Vibegirl (Buffalo, Ny) on 08/16/2016 15 posts

I'm an Herbalist Xrae, there is no reason not to take them at same time as they are both foods - if you have any doubts, simply wait 30 minutes between taking them :)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mamta (Chennai) on 07/29/2017

Can we drink during periods?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Carolina (Montclair , NJ) on 07/05/2009

I went to Whole Foods and I got the Kelp Tablets, it comes in 225 mcg ea table, I am just surprised that it means I have to take 32 a day. Is there any other alternative?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Seyvill (Montgomery, Al) on 01/09/2012

did it help with the facial hair?

Chaste Tree Berry
Posted by Shanon (San Antonio, TX) on 12/23/2008

Hi, First of, I am sooo happy that you got pregnant. Tell me how that's going! Second, can you please tell me the amount of Vitex you are taking and the times. Does brand matter? I just bough a bottle at GNC. I would appreciate your feedback.


Chaste Tree Berry
Posted by Lindsy (Calamine, WI) on 06/04/2009

Just go to your closest Herbal nutrition store, they should be able to recommend a brand (they don't allow us to post brands here). Just make sure it has a standardized amount of agnuside or you don't know if your really getting anything beneficial.

Chaste Tree Berry
Posted by Ody (Miami, Fl) on 06/15/2011

I just have a quick question did you expierence any hair loss or thining of your hair before taken the chaste tree berry? I also have PCOS.


Green Tea Extract
Posted by Pam (Texas) on 01/22/2016


Thanks for the post. It makes a lot of sense because the doctor told me that high insulin equals high testosterone. I'd like to know how much green tea to take. My Chinese doctor does not want me to take green tea but said I could introduce it slowly once my body was more hot than cold (Whatever that means). Also let me know how you're doing with your symptoms.

White Peony Tea
Posted by Erynn (New Haven, CT) on 06/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

PCOS Treatment: White Peony Tea. This is a new remedy. I found on that the Chinese have been using White Peony to treat infertility. I started drinking white peony tea. My periods regulated, and my OBGYN says the cysts are starting to go away.

White Peony Tea
Posted by Shanon Parker (SAT, Texas) on 12/28/2008

Hi, I am really interested in trying white peony tea. I would like to know how much I should take, how soon will I see results, and how you are doing with it. Please let me know if you are still having success with it and if you did anything in addition to the tea. I would appreciate your prompt response. Sincerely, Shanon Parker

White Peony Tea
Posted by Erynn (New Haven, CT) on 01/16/2009

I bought a box on the internet of about 100 tea packets. I was drinking about 1 cup of tea per day. I started noticing a change after about a week or two, but i am not sure how it would work with others.

I am currently taking a break from it. After taking the tea, and regulating my periods, I discovered I had Endometriosis (through surgery as well)--so I am on treatment for that as well--trying the doctors way first before my own. But i still recommend the TEA!

White Peony Tea
Posted by Ladybeauty (Port Of Spain, Trinidad) on 11/20/2009

Is white tea and white peony tea the same? I am interested in trying this.Thanks for any feedback.

White Peony Tea
Posted by Shannon (San Antonio, Tx) on 01/21/2010

Thank you for replying. I bought the white peony tea but as of now have not tried it. I went to a naturopath and he gave me a mixture of three teas: dong quai, chaste tree berry and prickley pear root, and told me to take three caps daily of evening primerose oil, garlic, and vitamin E. This I took for four months then didn't take anything else. I simply changed my eating habits and exercised more. All you have to do is avoid all forms of sugars especially those found in milk and alcohol. Avoid gluten and dairy as well. Exercise daily, even it it's just for 10 minutes as long as its CONSISTENT! I have always taken fish oil tablets and multivitamins as supplements, and I started sleeping before 10 pm and this decreased my stress levels immediately!!! For some reason, stress and pcos go hand-in-hand. Well, I hope that this advice helps. My period has been regular for about a year now and my last two ultrasounds taken six months apart have been normal and without visible cysts. When I was diagnosed my ovaries were twice their size and full of cysts. My doctor was amazed on how well my condition has been controlled. I told him I was just happy I didn't take the clomid and glucophage he had originally prescribed! I am almost certain that anyone with this condition can overcome it if the follow the above advice. I know I did! There is hope out there ladies!

White Peony Tea
Posted by Veronica (London, Uk) on 10/19/2010

Never heard of peony tea! Had no periods for 2 years and very fat now also! What surprised me is the going to bed at 10pm! I must say I stay up too long - and am always stressed; which cant have helped! Will try this thks!

Oil Pulling, ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, No Gluten
Posted by Jamie (Chico, CA) on 06/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with PSOS since i was in my teens and have stopped my monthly flow .. i am only 32 and had not had a period in 2 years.. after only two weeks of Oil Pulling, acv, removing Gluten and BSM, i now am having a flow ...I am in some heavy pain but my hopes are high I dont know why. its so hard to find info on healthy alternative to Westen meds. and on top of this im loosing weight and my skin looks better than it has in years also dark rings around my eyes have nearly dissapeared. Bright Blessings to those who have shared.

Oil Pulling, ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, No Gluten
Posted by Jee (Hong Kong) on 10/25/2008

hi! am also suffering from PCOS for past 5 years....could you please tell us more about BSM (what is it really), oil pulling, acv.....? it would be very helpful to women who are having this problem.

EC: Pages with additional information:

BSM - Blackstrap Molasses
ACV - Apple Cider Vinegar
OP - Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling, ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, No Gluten
Posted by Jee (Hong Kong) on 10/29/2008

Thank you so much for your immediate reply. The links are very helpful. Let me try it out!

Oil Pulling, ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, No Gluten
Posted by Ashley (St. Louis, MO) on 01/31/2009

I'm 21 and was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago and currently taking birth control pills to bring back a period I haven't had for about three years now. So I finally found out about this site talking to a friend because I want to have kids soon but due to infertility because PCOS its kind of hard. So anyway to get to my question, I'm really excited about trying the ACV, BSM and the OP but I'm wanting to know how do you mix it all together or am I suppose to do everything separate? Please please give me some feedback so I can start right away. And will it also help me loose weight as well as getting pregnant and getting my period back?

Oil Pulling, ACV, Blackstrap Molasses, No Gluten
Posted by La (Atlanta, Ga) on 10/26/2014

What was your schedule of using all of this?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mizzstee (Shreswsbury, Shropshire) on 04/27/2011

I too was diagnosed with pcos in 2006, and have been taking one tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in 8ounces of water since monday 3days and twice today, hoping I will get some benefits too..

I am getting used to the taste, but I might start bathing in it too like the other ladies who mentioned it, but I dont have enough and will do that when I am back.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lupe (Houston, Texas) on 10/15/2011

I take ACV every day with honey and I use a straw, I put the straw in the back of my tongue as much as possible; this helps me not to taste the ACV as much as when I take it without a straw. Hope this helps.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Frombrooklyntoatlanta (Atlanta, Ga) on 01/19/2012

I have started taking Kelp. I was told by the the lady at the herb store to take about 8 per day. I was sceptical so I started with 6 an day and will work my way up.

I am also taking Dong Quai @ 6 capsules per day as well.

I am also going to the store today to start the ACV.

Staying prayed up and encoraged by so many testimonies on here. Can't wait to start periods again, ovulate and have my first of many babies;) Thanks everyone for sharing.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ally (Ohio, Usa) on 06/20/2012

Hi there, I've read that some people have been taking a few teaspons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a bit of water to regulate their period , as I believe you have. Anyway, it's been two weeks today since I started && no period :( Most people got it a week and a half later, should I keep at it?? Also, it's not 'organic' Apple Cider Vinegar as it is impossible to find it, it is unpasterized and free from preservatives, however I am now concerned it will not work because it is not organic... :( x

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Chelle (Danville, Il) on 11/19/2012

Ally-To find organic ACV try your local farm stores, like Farm and Fleet, Big R, Tractor Supply etc. In our stores organic ACV is located with the canning supplies as it is used in canning. Or try finding a local organic market, though it will be more expensive at the organic market then the farm stores.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diana (Bakersfield Ca) on 06/02/2013

How long did you take apple cider vinegar to regulate your irregular periods?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Anna Wright (Brooklyn, New York) on 12/10/2007

I would like to know what diet/eating regime Sarah from Toronto Canada used to correct her PCOS? What foods does she eat, what is her major protien source, what does her daily menu look like? I'd like to know if this diet has effected her muscle/lean mass? Are there any other effects that she's experiencing? I'd appreciate any help, I've been quite miserable and suffering, which is progressively getting worse. Hormones are just not an option for me. Please, I could really use the advice, any info would be very appreciated and put to immediately use. Thank you for your time and your patience.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Cas (Somewhere, Alabama) on 10/18/2008

Although, it is great that you are finding success with the modification of your diet. In the future when you post regarding something such as the Atkins diet, maybe you should do a bit of research first. First of all vegetables are a main component of the Atkins diet, fruit is also added back in in stages. Atkins is NOT a meat, cheese and egg diet in any way. I am a firm advocate of the Atkins diet b/c I have been eating this way for years and I have not felt or looked better in my life. So be careful in quoting something that you have no clue about. You are actually in fact on the atkins diet as that is exactly what it is about.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Jordann (Minnesota) on 02/25/2017

I am curious where your research on the topic comes from? I have never heard of it before but when I looked it up it said that typically side effects are like that of excess male hormones with excessive hair growth rather than hair loss as you explained. Just curious to know more about the disease. Thx

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