Leucorrhoea is one of the most common manifestations seen nowadays in clinical practice. It also affects the psychology of women irrespective of socio-economic status, occupation, etc. It is not a disorder of the reproductive system but can also occur due to abnormality in general health factors. Although it seems to be a negligible symptom initially if not treated in time can lead to major complications. So, let’s know how one can treat leucorrhoea naturally.
Leucorrhoea in Ayurveda
In Ayurveda, leucorrhoea is known as Swetapradara which is caused due to the vitiation of Kapha and Vata doshas. In Ayurvedic texts, it is mentioned that “na hi vatadrite yonivnitanam padushati” (A.S. Ut. 39/52). It means that this disorder does not occur without the vitiation of Vata dosha. Vata dosha, especially vitiated Apana vayu, causes white discharge because its main karma is Pravartna of Adhomargagata Malas.
In the same way, vitiated Kapha also plays a major role in the pathogenesis of leucorrhoea as it produces ama (toxins) in the body which is described as –“na paakah pittadrite” (Su. Su. 17/7). It means the onset of suppuration and formation of pus occurs due to vitiated Pitta dosha. So, pitta dosha is also one of the responsible factors which cause vaginal discharge in the cause of vaginitis, cervicitis etc.
So, it is justified that women of Vata-Pitta and Pitta-Kapha prakriti are more prone to swetapradara.
The women who are not aware of their personal hygiene are also prone to suffer.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Leucorrhoea
Ayurveda provides many alternatives for the treatment of leucorrhoea, which prove to be a boon to ailing humanity not only by treating the disease but also by preventing its recurrences.
Ayurveda prescribes herbs and natural herbal remedies that have:
- Ruksha guna (dry quality) because ruksha guna due to its shoshana action restrain strava.
- Sheet veerya (cold potency) because cold potency herbs act in srotas and cause stambhana.
- Kashaya (astringent) in taste and vran-ropan (wound healing).
Natural Remedies of Leucorrhoea
Pomegranate is a wonderful gift of nature that has the ability to treat vaginal infections naturally due to its Kashaya rasa and stambhan property. It can be used as a home remedy due to its easy availability.
How to use: Take fresh pomegranate juice daily for one month or crush 20-30 fresh pomegranate leaves and mix them with a pinch of black pepper powder. Mix this mixture in half a glass of water, strain the mixture and drink it twice daily.
2) Fenugreek Seeds:
Fenugreek seeds are loaded with antioxidants. These seeds are helpful in balancing the vaginal pH and help in maintaining normal flora.
How to use: Take 2-3 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in 3-4 cups of water and boil this water for approx. half an hour. Strain and let it cool down. Use this water as a vaginal wash twice or thrice a day.
Bananas act as a natural remedy in the treatment of leucorrhoea as it acts as disinfection and helps in eliminating harmful microorganisms that cause infection.
How to use: Consume 1-2 over-ripe bananas regularly.
4) Neem (Azadirachta indica):
Neem is widely used in the treatment of leucorrhoea due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the symptoms such as itching, foul smell, and inflammation naturally.
How to use: Washing the vagina with neem water is quite effective. Neem oil can also be consumed internally to get rid of the problem.
5) Amla (Emblica officinalis):
Since amla is the richest source of Vitamin C, it helps in boosting the immune system naturally.
How to use: Take 1-2 teaspoons of amla powder and make a thick paste by mixing it with honey. Consume this paste once or twice a day regularly.
Figs act as a laxative that helps in eliminating toxins from the body and helps in resolving excess vaginal discharge naturally.
How to use: Soak 5-6 figs overnight in a cup of water and consume these soaked figs on an empty stomach in the morning.
Diet and Lifestyle Modifications:
- Increase the intake of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Some foods can aggravate the doshas that should be eliminated if one is suffering from leucorrhoea. Foods such as mushrooms, eggs, white bread, bakery products, sweets, and fermented foods should be avoided.
- Increase the intake of water.
- Keep the vaginal area dry and clean.
- Yoga exercises such as bhujangasana, dhanurasana, bhadrasana, etc. are very effective. Daily practice of pranayama and Meditation are also useful.
It is always recommended that before using any internal and external remedies one must consult with a health expert. IAFA® has treated many cases of leucorrhoea naturally through Ayurveda. To get the Ayurvedic treatment of leucorrhoea, you can call us at (+91) 961-218-0000.