6 Home Remedies to Say Goodbye to Excessive Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge can be an annoying and embarrassing problem. Plus, it's usually caused by an imbalance in your healthy vaginal bacteria. Learn how to treat it with these 6 natural home remedies!
6 Home Remedies to Say Goodbye to Excessive Vaginal Discharge

Last update: 13 September, 2018

Vaginal discharge plays a very important role in a woman’s private parts because it has healthy bacteria that helps prevent bacterial or yeast infections.

Although some women may find it off-putting, normal discharge has a transparent or whitish color that indicates that your vagina’s pH is normal.

The problem is when you notice changes in your vaginal discharge’s texture, color, and odor, which may indicate the presence of harmful bacteria. This situation leads to uncomfortable infections that are both painful and can affect your sex life and self-esteem.

The good news is that there are several natural solutions that can regulate your vaginal flora and help control the excessive production of vaginal discharge.

Next, we’ll share 6 amazing natural remedies you can try if you notice any changes in your vaginal discharge.

Best Remedies for Excessive Vaginal Discharge

1. Plain yogurt

A bowl of plain yogurt.

Plain yogurt contains live cultures similar to those found in the vaginal flora. That’s why it’s an effective solution against infections that increase the production of discharge.

Its probiotics act directly on the infectious agents. Thus, they inhibit their growth and restore your vagina’s natural balance.

How to use it

  • Take a couple of tablespoons of plain, unflavored yogurt and rub the yogurt over the external parts of the vagina.
  • Let it dry without rinsing. Apply 2 or 3 times a day.
  • To supplement the treatment, eat a cup of yogurt a day.

Do you want to know more? Read: 8 Foods Necessary For Good Vaginal Health

2. Calendula infusion

The anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties of calendula flowers can be used as an alternative remedy for infections that produce bad odor, irritation, and abundant discharge.

Its compounds don’t irritate the vagina’s delicate skin and reduce redness and itchiness.

How to use it

  • Prepare a concentrated calendula flower infusion, let cool, and use the liquid to wash your intimate area twice a day.

3. Sage infusion

A cup of sage tea.

Sage has properties that help balance the vaginal flora and reduce excessive discharge and bad odors. In this regard, sage infusion refreshes irritated skin and fights fungal and bacterial infections.

How to use it

  • Make a liter of sage infusion and use the liquid to rinse your intimate area.
  • Repeat the treatment twice a day until you feel relief.

4. Garlic infusion

Garlic is a powerful antibiotic that can be used as an alternative treatment for infections that affect the intimate area.

Its active compounds eliminate yeast and bacteria while also slowing down the excessive production of vaginal discharge.

How to use it

  • First, crush 2 or 3 garlic cloves in a mortar.
  • Then, put them in a liter of boiling water for 15 minutes.
  • Once this time has passed, drain the infusion.
  • Then, let it cool and use this liquid to wash the affected area.
  • Repeat this process every night for a week.

5. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar.

The natural acids in apple cider vinegar can be used as a remedy to treat vaginal pH imbalances. These substances feed the healthy bacteria of the vaginal flora and help fight harmful microorganisms.

On the other hand, its antifungal and antimicrobial properties help control bad odors and discharge.

How to use it

  • First, dilute half a cup of apple cider vinegar in your bath water.
  • Then, take a bath inside this water and wash your intimate area with it.
  • Do this treatment twice a day for at least a week.

6. Baking soda

Finally, the organic compounds in baking soda help stop excessive vaginal discharge and eliminate bad odors.

They help restore the vagina’s pH and favor the production of healthy bacteria to create a protective barrier against harmful fungi and germs.


  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (5 g)
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml)

How to use it

  • First, mix one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink it once a day.
  • For better results, add half a cup of baking soda to tepid water and take a bath inside this water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Repeat the treatment for a week or until you feel relief.

As you’ve just seen, there are several natural remedies that can control the excessive production of discharge and other yeast infection symptoms. Choose the remedy that most appeals to you and follow our recommendations!

It might interest you...
Five Home Remedies to Control Vaginal Discharge
Step To Health
Read it in Step To Health
Five Home Remedies to Control Vaginal Discharge

There are natural remedies that can help you control vaginal discharge. Actually, you can use topical and oral treatments together.

  • Medina, Ruth, Adolfo Rechkemmer, and Marco Garcia-Hjarles. “Prevalencia de vaginitis y vaginosis bacteriana en pacientes con flujo vaginal anormal en el Hospital Nacional Arzobispo Loayza.” Revista Medica Herediana 10.4 (1999): 144-150.
  • Puentes Rizo, Elisa María, et al. “Comportamiento del Síndrome de flujo vaginal en el Consultorio 16, Policlínico Párraga.” Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología 35.3 (2009): 11-23.
  • Vidal Borras, Emilio, and Crispina Justa Ugarte Rodríguez. “Síndrome de flujo vaginal.” Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología 36.4 (2010): 594-602.