What is a Corpus Luteum Cyst? How can Ayurveda Help?


There are a number of series of events that occur in the normal ovulation process. Corpus luteum cyst develops as a result of abnormal changes occurring in the follicle after the egg has been released, caused by sealing off the opening. Fluid accumulation in the follicle leads to swelling of the follicle known as corpus luteum cyst. It is a normal, harmless, fluid-filled mass. A cyst form with the corpus luteum grows. In the following section we shall have a look at corpus luteum cyst and its detail. We shall also have a look at its management in the modern system of medicine as well as in Ayurvedic medicine. Let’s discuss!!

Corpus Luteum Cyst


Corpus luteum cyst is a type of ovarian cyst.It is formed when ovulation occurs. The follicle turns into corpus luteum after it releases the egg. Corpus luteum does an important function during pregnancy. Corpus luteum produces progesterone that is required for the developing foetus. Sometimes after release of the egg, the follicle that turns into corpus luteum, sometimes filled with fluid due to sealing off the exit of the egg, results in corpus luteum cyst. Corpus luteum usually vanishes with each menstruation. It occur due to tridosha vitiation. This occurs due to metabolic disturbances due to pitta imbalance and srotas dushti or srotavrodha by kapha imbalance and vata vitiation.

Causes Of Corpus Luteum Cyst

  • Hormonal imbalance.
  • Fertility drug clomiphene citrate increases risk of corpus luteum cyst.

Symptoms Of Corpus luteum Cyst

  • Nausea
  • Stabbing pain in the lower abdomen
  • Heaviness in the lower abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Fever

Risk Factors

  • Hormonal imbalance or disturbed hormones
  • Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Previous history ovarian cyst

Diagnosis Of Corpus Luteum Cyst

  • Imaging: Ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound (TVS).
  • Tests: Hormone levels


  • Rupture of the cyst
  • Bleeding from the cyst
  • Twisting or torsion of the ovary

Treatment Of Corpus Luteum Cyst

  • Rest is necessary
  • Pain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, opioids etc
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Surgical therapy

Surgery is indicated in the following conditions

  • Persistent cysts that are causing symptoms.
  • Women those are perimenopausal or menopausal.
  • Cyst are large in size.

Ayurvedic Management For Corpus Luteum Cyst

  • Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) is a beneficial herb in reducing abnormal sizes of the bodily tissues and cells. It is used in cysts and tumours. It has marvellous results in abnormal growths therefore it reduces the size of corpus luteum cyst and also reduces pain associated with it. It dries the cyst due to its kapha and pitta dosha pacificatio properties. Decoction of the bark of shallaki can be consumed in 50-100 ml a day.
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinale) is useful in hormonal imbalance. By balancing and regulatining and pacification of tridosha makes it a useful herb in the condition. Amla juice can be consumed in the quantity of 10-20 ml.
  • Aloe vera is a beautiful herb that provides overall wellness to the female reproductive health. It pacifies kapha and pitta dosha that are the prime reason that leads to the corpus luteum cyst. It regulates proper secretion of hormones. Juice of the aloe vera leaves can be consumed in the quantity of 10-20 ml.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is an esteemed GMP certified, ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered Ayurvedic Company, which sticks to the objective of producing quality Ayurvedic products as described in a number of ancient texts of Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda has worldwide branches. Products are manufactured without additives and preservatives and other kinds of chemicals or artificial flavour enhancers which can cause a number of side effects on the human body. Products manufactured at Planet Ayurveda are pure and devoid of any kind of adulteration. The products are purely organic and vegetarian and gluten free. Planet Ayurveda presents its anti-ovarian cyst pack which is helpful in managing condition efficiently.

Following are the products of Anti-ovarian Cyst Pack which manages Corpus Luteum Cyst condition

  1. Pradrantak Churna
  2. Chandraprabha Vati
  3. Kanchnaar Guggul
  4. Punarnava Mandur
  5. Kumari Saar

Corpus Luteum Cyst, What is a Corpus Luteum Cyst

Products Description

1. Pradrantak Churna

Pradrantak Churna is a formulation best indicated for female reproductive health conditions. The formulation also regulates proper menstruation thus avoiding any abnormality in the ovary and uterus. The pradrantak churna is filled with lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), ashok (Saraca indica), arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) and udumbar (Ficus glomerata). The formulation is known to stop very disturbed hormones. It is the perfect formulation for abnormal growths like cysts and tumours. It is useful in regulating hormones. Hence it is a productive formulation in managing the condition of corpus luteum cysts.

Dosage: One teaspoonful twice a day with warm water after meals.

2. Chandraprabha Vati

It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which is also called Sarvaroga Pranashini which means it ends all the aliments. It pacifies all the three doshas. It contains a variety of herbs and minerals. Chandraprabha Vati is a blend of following ingredients including darvi (Berberis aristata), saindhava lavana (Rock salt), sarjikakshara (Sodium carbonate), maricha (Piper nigrum), gaja pippali (Piper chaba), trivrit (Operculina turpethum), chitraka bark (Plumbago zeylanica), ela (Elettaria cardamomum), vanshlochan (Bambusa arundinacea) etc. It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation that balances the hormones which helps in proper menstruation. It is very useful in corpus luteum cysts.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day with warm water after meals.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar guggul is beneficial in the corpus luteum cyst as it reduces the size of the cyst. It contains the herbs that are known to reduce the abnormal sizes of the tissues and reduce pain. Kanchnaar Guggul contains the ingredients such as kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), amalaki (Emblica officinale), bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica), marich (Piper nigrum), pippali (Piper longum), ginger (Zingiber officinale), varuna bark (Crataeva religiosa), guggul (Commiphora mukul), tejapatra (Cinnamomum tamala) etc. Kanchnaar Guggul is useful in the cystic ovary as it dries the excess fluid and kapha. Kanchnaar guggul has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a traditional formulation used in cysts. Therefore, it manages the condition of the corpus luteum cyst.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day with warm water after meals.

4. Punarnava Mandur

Punarnava Mandur is a classical ayurvedic formulation which is composed of a number of herbs including punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), pippali (Piper longum), maricha (Piper nigrum), shunthi (Zingiber officinale), chavya (Piper chaba), vidanga (Embelia ribes), chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica), haridra (Curcuma longa), mandoor bhasma (calx of ferric oxide) etc. It helps in removing the fluid filled in the corpus luteum cyst, reducing the size and minimising it and eventually ends it. By reducing the size by exiting the fluid from the corpus luteum cyst it manages discomfort and other associated symptoms.

Dosage: Two tablets twice a day with warm water after meals.

Kumari Saar

Kumari saar contains the juice extract of leaves of kumari (Aloe barbadensis). kumari is named as kumari means female. Therefore, it is helpful in female disorders. By regulating endocrine health, it regulates hormones which prevent any kind of ovarian cyst. Hence, Kumari Saar is beneficial in preventing and managing corpus luteum cyst.

Dosage: Two tsp twice a day with plain water after meals.


It is a hormone induced condition, therefore managing the condition by regulating the hormone secretions and balancing the hormonal imbalance is necessary. In the contemporary system of medicine, there is no effective treatment is present where in the traditional system of ayurveda medicine there are herbs and formulation that are magnificently helps in draining and drying the fluid filled cavities such as in the case of corpus luteum cyst condition. As we have seen there are a number of herbal formulations which are beneficial in managing the condition of corpus luteum cyst. Planet Ayurveda’s products, as we have seen above, are efficient in managing the condition as it is filled with herbs that are known to reduce abnormal fluid filled growths and cysts.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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