The body finds its natural way of expelling waste, and vaginal discharge or leucorrhea is one such important housekeeping function that eliminates the bacteria and dead cells from the vagina to keep it healthy.
This natural lubricant is vital to the intimate health of a woman, as it also regulates the pH balance of your vagina, and therefore safeguards it against any infections. But, if there is excessive discharge, it could spell trouble for you. While it isn’t easy to determine the exact measure of a normal discharge, it is easy to identify any signs of infection. A yellowish or greenish color masked by a foul odor calls for a run to the gynecologist. But, what about the clear, colorless, and odorless vaginal discharge? Fret not, that’s normal. In fact, what should take you to the gynecologist is the excess in such discharge, but if you prefer natural remedies, then read on.
The Indian Gooseberry or the Amla has some of the best medicinal properties. This vitamin C-rich berry is used to cure many diseases and is an essential element of Ayurvedic medicine. The astringent and antibiotic properties in Amla fight infections. To tackle leucorrhoea, Amla can be consumed in its raw form, or a simple paste of Amla powder and honey can be applied to the vaginal tract.
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Yes, the water that you throw away while cooking rice is now your best friend if you have excessive vaginal discharge. The remnant water that is strained while boiling rice is actually capable of treating leucorrhoea. All you have to do is, drink it. Two to three tablespoons of it through the day should help a great deal in reducing the amount of vaginal discharge.
Tulsi or Basil is revered not only for its religious value but also for its marvelous medicinal properties. The juice of basil leaves mixed with honey in an equal proportion can cure leucorrhoea. If you are a believer of “more the merrier,” then try the mixture of Tulsi juice, cumin powder, and milk as a drink.
Fenugreek or Methi seeds regulate and improve the pH level down under, and also affect the estrogen levels. Bonus tip: Fenugreek seeds help in increasing breast size. So if you want the best of both worlds, all you need to do is soak a teaspoon of the seeds in water and leave it overnight. Strain the water and add half a tablespoon of honey to it. Consuming this drink on an empty stomach will benefit you greatly. Alternatively, you can boil the seeds in water and use the water as an intimate wash.
Cranberry? Can berry! The antibiotic and anti-fungal properties in cranberries help in the prevention of bacterial infection and thereby tackles leucorrhoea. Drink 2-3 glasses of unsweetened cranberry juice in a day, or pop a cranberry tablet that’s available over the counter.
You needn’t look beyond your kitchen to get your hands on these beneficial and medicinal ingredients, but do consult a doctor before you try any natural remedies. Intimate health is something that needs to be taken seriously but is often ignored or considered to be a taboo subject. Knowing what is normal vaginal discharge and what means a red flag is crucial for one to understand intimate health concerns. Vaginal discharge is nothing to be alarmed about unless you smell foul odor or experience discomfort and irritation. Regular washes with a gentle intimate wash (or as prescribed), wearing cotton underpants, avoiding feminine sprays and fragrances are some of the best practices to keep your vagina free from infections.
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