Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a commonly found hormonal ailment in reproductive age women triggering irregular menstrual cycles, excessive body / facial hair, miscarriage, infertility, baldness, acne, high level androgens (male hormone), pelvic pain, high anxiety and depression. Women with PCOS develop a number of minor cysts in their ovaries leading to PCOS. These cysts lead to hormonal imbalances and initiate complications in women. Women with PCOS also produce too much insulin which enhances androgen level (Jhala et al, 2010). Untreated, it often precedes serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnoea. Foods have proven to have medicinal effects in many diseases and disorders. Here are some seeds which have been found to help in relieving symptoms of PCOS. 1. Flaxseed-It assists in decreasing androgen (male hormone) levels in body. Flaxseeds are a rich source of lignin which enhances production of SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) in the body thereby reducing the action of hormones and maintains balance. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of dietary fibre which contributes in reducing sugar and cholesterol levels. High omega 3 content reduces inflammation and risk of other metabolic diseases. (Jhala AJ 2010). Mix 1 or 2 tablespoon of freshly grounded flaxseeds in a glass of water. Drink it daily for few months until you are satisfied with the results and also include them in your regular diet. 2. Fenugreek seeds-Saponins and flavonoids found in fenugreek improve insulin mediated glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity and balance hormones and lowers cholesterol. It causes regularity in menstrual periods (Swaroop A, 2015). Soak 2 tablespoons of these seeds overnight and take it empty stomach in the morning for best effects. You can also include fenugreek seeds and leaves in your regular diet. 3. Chia seeds-It contains more than 20% protein and 60 % omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds improve testosterone levels and help improve egg quality from ovary and thus improve fertility. Mix 1 teaspoon of chia seeds with breakfast cereal. 4. Sesame seeds-Black sesame seeds reduce testosterone levels, increase insulin absorption and regulate menstruation. High lignans, phytoesterol, vitamin B1, B6, calcium and magnesium help in hormonal balance. Due to high zinc content of sesame seeds, they act as hormone regulators and enhancers, help ovulation in women and thus relieve symptoms associated with menstruation. Grind and add sesame seeds to the curries for a rich and creamy texture, sprinkle toasted seeds on salads, soups, vegetables, dosa, oats and upma. 5. Sunflower seeds-A high content of vitamin E in these stimulates progesterone production and they are rich in magnesium and selenium. Sunflower seeds offer cardio-protective benefits due to its rich content of cholesterol-lowering plant sterols. Mix sunflower seeds to tuna or chicken salad recipe, sprinkle sunflower seeds onto hot and cold cereals, or use fine ground sunflower seeds to coat meats or fish in place of flour. 6. Pumpkin Seeds-Pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas) provide many PCOS fighting nutrients. They contain beta-sitosterol which inhibits the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT which can help reduce hair loss as well as lower cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds also contain essential fatty acids (EFAs) that our bodies need. These EFAs help regulate hormone function, improve skin and nails, lower insulin levels, stabilize blood sugars, and help regulate periods. Pumpkin seeds are a fantastic source of vitamins A, E, K and B, protein, fiber, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and antioxidants. Eat 2 to 4 tablespoons of dry roasted pumpkin seeds without adding any extra salt. 7. Poppy seeds-Poppy seeds decrease the risk of PCOS symptoms. They contain calcium, magnesium, B vitamins and zinc which play an important role in preventing and treating PCOS symptoms. Boil one tablespoon of poppy seeds in warm water then add juice of one lime and boil it for approximately 40 minutes. Strain it through cloth and drink when it is cool after every two hours.