M2-Tone is a herbal formulation marketed by Charak. It is indicated in PCOS, menstrual disorders such as Dysfunctional-Uterine-Bleeding (DUB) and other types of infertility. It contains herbs and salts that correct the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis, thereby regulating the hormones responsible for ovulation and menstruation. It nourishes the endometrium and supports conception. It is sold both in syrup and tablet form.

Treatment Protocol
For women with PCOS, M2-Tone helps in restoring ovulation, correcting the length of the luteal-phase and regulating the levels of estrogen. A good treatment protocol should consider 10-15 ml of the syrup or 1-2 tablets twice a day post meals for about 6 months. When taken in conjunction with home-remedies like Fenugreek, Tulsi, Amla, a healthy diet, detoxification procedures, regular exercises, it can take about 2-3 months to see positive results. Often with the treatment, absent menstrual cycles start recurring with a 45-60 day periodicity and gradually adjust to a 28-30 day duration. As the menstrual cycles get restored, accompanying problems such as acne, hirsutism, obesity and alopecia disappear. In chronic cases or long-term abuse with hormonal medicines, strong insulin-sensitizing medicines such as Hyponidd or Diabecon may be advisable.

As with any herbal medicine, every effort must be made to keep the required dosage of M2-Tone to a minimum and to avoid burdening the body with excess medication. A physician's advice is suggested when determining the dosage and duration of the treatment. When treated properly, herbal medicines should restore normalcy in the body and should be discontinued thereafter.

Case-3 discusses a treatment protocol using M2-Tone.

Ingredients of M2-Tone

Usheer (Andropogon muricatus, Vettiver) A fragrant herb-root with anti-inflammatory properties; controls acne, cools the body.
Kamal (Nelumbium speciosum, Lotus)Controls excess bleeding, supports liver and cardiac health.
Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum, Cumin)Improves digestion, metabolism.
Shunthi (Zingiber officinale)Stimulates the gastrointentinal tract, supports liver health; good anti-inflammatory
Nagkesara (Mesua ferrea)Controls excess bleeding; strong anti-inflammatory, nourishes the skin
Amalaki (Amla, Indian Gooseberry, Emblica officinalis)Excellent antioxidant, rich in C vitamin; good for healthy skin, hair growth; regulates sugar metabolism and supports a healthy liver .
Lavang (Caryophyllus aromaticus, Clove)Detoxifies the gastrointestinal tract and improves digestion; restores libido.
Kankola (Piper cubeba)Stimulates ovulation, supports liver and spleen; restores libido
Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)Powerful blood purifier; stimulates the nervous system and clams the mind; alleviates premenstrual syndrome.
Shalmali (Bombax malabaricum)Controls excess bleeding; controls acne.
Gairika (Hematite Calx)Treats menorrhagia; reverses anaemia
Yashad bhasma (Zinc Calx)Form of zinc useful in treating impaired glucose metabolism and acne.
Vang bhasma (Tin Calx)Good detoxifier; cleanses the urinary tract and improves digestion
Muktashukti bhasma (Pearl oyster shell calx)Anti-inflammatory; controls acidity and improves digestion
Mandur bhasma (Ferric oxide calx)Treats all form of menstrual disorders; promotes ovulation; controls anaemia; supports liver health.
Shuddha kasis (Ferrous sulphate)
Treats anaemia and weakness due to excess/prolonged bleeding.
Abhrak bhasma (Biotite Calx)
Treats anaemia.
Ashoka (Saraca indica)
Has estrogenic effects; stimulates endometrium and ovarian tissues; enhances ovulation and controls excess bleeding.
Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)
Supports uterine health; controls excess bleeding; improves liver health.
Shivalingi (Bryonia laciniosa)
Supports uterine and ovarian health; improves fertility.
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Excellent cleanser; improves metabolism, liver and colon health; controls excess bleeding.
Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
Controls inflammation; treats menorrhagia, bleeding disorders.
Vata (Ficus bengalensis)
Tones the tissues and organs; cools the body.
Devadaru (Cedrus deodara)
Has anti-inflammatory properties; alleviates premenstrual syndrome; controls menstrual pain.
Kokilaksha (Hygrophila spinosa)
Treats infertility and anaemia; restores libido.
Shatavari (Asparagas racemosus)
Regulates estrogenic activity; corrects the hypothalaum-pituitary-ovarian axis; promotes ovulation; cleanses the liver; increases lactation in feeding mothers.
Musta (Cyperus rotundus)
Regulates menstrual bleeding; alleviates prementrual syndrome.
Jamun (Eugenia jambolana)
Powerful hypoglycemic; regulates blood sugar.
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)
Blood purifier; cleanses the gastrointestinal tract and liver; controls excess bleeding.
Bhringaraj (Eclipta alba)
Supports liver health; treats alopecia areata and improves hair-growth
Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus)
Cools the body; cleanses the urinary tract.
Twak (Cinnamomum cassia)
Supports liver and cardiac health; improves glucose metabolism and imsulin sensitivity.
Pippali (Piper longum)
Strong inti-inflammatory; treats acne and nourishes skin; tones the tissues and organs.
Vacha (Acorus calamus)
Cleanses the liver and kidneys; stimulates the nervous system and calms the mind.
Nishotar (Ipomoea turpethum)
Cleanses the liver and colon; improves metabolism.
Daruharidra (Berberis aristata)
Stimulates ovulation; controls leucorrhoea and acne.

This content is presented as a source of general information only. An expert's advice should be taken before starting a treatment and care should be exercised when taking medicines.

The author has no financial interest in or affiliation to Charak or distributors/salespersons of M2-Tone.

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