18 Best Natural Cures for Leucorrhoea (Vaginitis)

Collection of 18 Natural Cures and home remedies for Leucorrhoea (Vaginitis)

What is Leucorrhoea ?

Abnormal, foul smelling, slimy, frothy, dirty white, greenish or yellowish discharge from female genitals which is accompanied by inflammation, irritation and redness is known as Leucorrhoea (Vaginitis).

Leucorrhoea can last for weeks or about a month and may affect the reproductive organs of women.

Leucorrhoea is mainly experienced during puberty, when sexual organs are developing in a woman. Leucorrhoea can be very irritating and damaging if left untreated.

Symptoms and causes of Leucorrhoea

Symptoms of leucorrhoea Causes of leucorrhoea
The following are some of the symptoms of leucorrhoea:

  • White discharge in the undergarments
  • Intense irritation and /or Pain in the cervical region
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Headaches & irritability
  • Stomach ache
  • Fatigue
  • Dark patches under the eyes.

 

The following may be the causes of leucorrhoea:

  • Improper or bad eating habits
  • Eating spicy and fried foods and lots of carbohydrates.
  • Accumulation of toxins in the body
  • Unhygienic living conditions
  • Wounds produced by itching
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Anaemia and diseases like diabetes etc,
  • Hormonal disturbances

Unhygienic conditions of genitals make them prone to bacterial infections and other kinds of infections. Vaginitis may occur during menstruation period, due to thickening of mucous membrane.

Is it Leucorrhoea?

Vaginal discharge is the main symptom of leucorrhoea. However not all vaginal discharge is leucorrhoea.

Vaginal discharge may occur due to general factors such as pregnancy, excessive vaginal ovulation during menstruation or menopause. Normally such secretions are cyclic and regular occurrence. They are more viscous (stiffens the clothes) and non-odorous. Examination shows no inflammation or redness. Such discharge do not do not affect the cervical mucus and do not result in itching, irritation or functional disorders.

Discharge related with leucorrhoea (or other STDs like yeast infection, chlamydia and trichomoniasis) are generally foamy, greenish-white, foul-smelling and infectious.

A proper diagnosis using vaginal swab is very important to diagnose the exact infection, before treatment can ensue.

18 Best Natural cures for leucorrhoea (Vaginitis)

The following are some effective home remedy for leucorrhoea:


Fig tree and Banyan tree:
A douche for the vaginal tract made of the decoction of the bark of banyan and fig tree is effective in treating Leucorrhoea. One tablespoon each of the powders of the bark of both the trees should be boiled in one liter of water till it reduces to half. Douching with this lukewarm decoction will keep the vaginal tract healthy.

Lady s finger (Okra): Lady’s finger has various useful minerals which are beneficial in Leucorrhoea. Take about 100 gm of lady s finger and add a liter of water to it. Boil this for at least 20 minutes to make an infusion. After it cools, sweeten the drink and take it daily as frequently as possible, till the symptoms are gone.

Mango seeds: Dry and grind the mango seeds to make a powder. Add a little water to this powder to make a fine paste, apply this paste outside and inside the vaginal tract to treat leucorrhoea.


Fenugreek seeds:
Add fenugreek seeds to cold water and simmer over moderate flame for 30 minutes. Strain and use this as a douche. Tea made of fenugreek seeds , by boiling it in water and drinking it , can be very useful in treating this condition.


Amaranth root:
Amaranth root has antibacterial properties which help in treating infections. Its beneficial compounds help in healing of reproductive organs. Grind healthy amaranth root and add to water. Drink twice a day, morning and evening for better results. Amaranth leaves and its branches also can be added to boiling water for the same effect.

Guava leaves: Steep guava leaves in water and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain it and use twice daily, as a douche over the vaginal area till the symptoms disappear.


Coriander seeds: C
oriander seeds are very beneficial home cure for leucorrhoea. Soak the seeds in water overnight. Strain and drink this water the next morning on empty stomach. This can be done for at least one week for better results.


Walnut leaves:
Walnut leaves have astringent properties which are beneficial in healing infections, and treating leucorrhoea. An infusion made by steeping the leaves in water and boiling for about 20 minutes can be strained and used as a douche on genital areas . This can be done at least thrice a day for better and fast relief.

Rice water: Wash rice and strain it. Add honey or sugar to this water to sweeten it, before consuming it. This is a good remedy to get rid of itchiness and fatigue.


Cranberry juice:
Extract and drink cranberry juice, at least thrice a day, till symptoms remain.

Betel nut: Betel nut is very effective home cure for leucorrhoea. Chew a few betel nuts after every meal. This also prevents future occurrence of leucorrhoea. Take some betel nuts, add some rose petals and crush together. Add a little sugar. Drink it or use this as a douche to apply over the genitals.

Sandalwood oil: Take a few drops of sandalwood oil twice a day.


Amalaki powder:
Take some amalaki powder and add honey or sugar. Add it to a glass of water and drink. It can also be added to milk or made in to a paste and applied over the vaginal tract for better results.


Turmeric powder and garlic:
Mix turmeric powder with garlic and eat. This is very effective in condition where the white discharge is dense and itchy.


Banana:
Eating ripe or over ripe banana is very beneficial in treatment of leucorrhoea. Take one Banana and add some clarified butter (ghee) to it. Take at least twice daily for beneficial results

Cumin seeds: Grind some cumin seeds and mix it with honey and apply over the vaginal area. A concoction made of cumin seeds is very effective in treating leucorrhoea.


Asparagus:
Mix and boil asparagus and somnifera withania. Drink this for effectively treating this condition.

Smilax china powder: Make a paste using smilax china powder and milk and apply it over the genital areas for better results, use twice daily.

Other Herbs: Lamium album, White nettle and Tiger lily are other herbs which are effective in treatment of Leucorrhoea. However, they must be used under the guidance of naturopaths.

Fasting for treatment of Leucorrhoea

Fasting is an essential part of holistic treatment of Leucorrhoea. Fasting unclogs the lymph and helps in deep cleansing and total detoxification.

A Leucorrhoea sufferer should begin with a dry fast (without eating/drinking) for one day. This can be followed by 2-3 days of fasting on water and fruit juices to cleanse the bowel. This can be followed by an all fruit diet for about a week before resuming on normal diet comprising of raw vegetables, grains, fresh fruits and cereals.

Leucorrhoea: Foods to avoid

  • Avoid spicy and fried food completely.
  • Avoid food made of white flour
  • Avoid white sugar products
  • Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol and other condiments
  • Avoid tinned/ canned food

Other recommendations for treatment of leucorrhoea

  • Maintain good hygiene, especially in the genital areas to prevent any bacterial infections.
  • Hydrotherapy/ Hip bath/Cold sitz bath are effective in increasing blood circulation in the vagina. Cold water bath also helps relieve congestion in the pelvic region. Take daily hydrotherapy to speed up healing.
  • Exercise regime helps in treatment of leucorrhoea. Exercises improve blood circulation and builds immunity to bacterial attacks.
  • Aromatherapy with anti-infective essential oils of rosemary, oregano and sandalwood is effective natural cure for Leucorrhoea
  • Adequate sleep and rest facilitate faster healing.
  • Herbal tea such as green tea blended with sage or blackberry leaves facilitates in treatment of .
  • Avoid sanitary napkins, deodorants, sprays and other irritants during treatment as they can aggravate leucorrhoea.