Five Home Remedies to Control Vaginal Discharge
Vaginal discharge plays a principal role in the intimate health of a woman. Actually, besides being a natural lubricant, it contains healthy bacteria that avoid the attack of infectious agents. However, excess vaginal discharge can be quite uncomfortable. Below we’ll tell you more on how to control vaginal discharge.
In its natural state, it’s transparent or whitish in color. Also, it does not generate unpleasant odors and tends to be in small quantities. This means that the PH in the area is at stable levels and therefore is protecting against bacteria and yeast infections.
Nevertheless, on some occasions, it can change the color, texture, and odor. Furthermore, this indicates the presence of harmful microorganisms and that there isn’t a PH balance in the area.
As a consequence, there may be unpleasant symptoms such as an offensive odor, itching, and the excess production of fluids. As a result, these can cause insecurity and be annoying for your sex life.
Home remedies to control vaginal discharge
In the event of excessive vaginal discharge and other discomforts, the first thing to do is to consult with your gynecologist. Once the professional examines the area and determines the diagnosis, they’ll proceed to prescribe an adequate treatment. At the same time, they’ll recommend maintaining good lifestyle habits, such as good hydration.
Fortunately, you don’t have to limit yourself to just drinking water. You can also -if the professional authorizes it- drink some natural remedies that, due to their properties, not only help hydrate the body but also regulate the vaginal pH.
Marigold tea as well as the oil of marigold are both natural solutions that help to decrease excess vaginal fluid. This also improves problems with odor and irritation.
Its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory components protect the microbial flora of the area. This inhibits the growth of fungus, bacteria, and viruses as this study published in the Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research points out.
- 2 tbsp. of marigold flowers
- 2 c. of water
- Place the marigold in boiling water and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes
- When it is lukewarm and concentrated, filter and drink in moderation throughout the day
Take a sitz bath with this combination and then rinse the external areas of the vagina. However, it’s advisable to consult your gynecologist first to provide guidance in this regard.
Find out more about Marigold and its health benefits
2. Organic apple cider vinegar
Organic apple cider vinegar contains natural acids that help to control the growth of fungus and bacteria in the vaginal area.
Its antimicrobial and antimicotic properties prevent the proliferation of agents. At the same time, they protect the healthy bacteria of the flora. This is stated in this investigation published in Scientific Reports.
- 6 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
- 2 c. of water
- Mix the vinegar with lukewarm water and stir it so that it is well diluted.
You can drink this mixture once a day or you can use it to rinse the external areas of the vagina. As in the previous case, we recommend consulting a health professional before applying this remedy to any part of your body, as it could cause irritation and other discomfort.
3. Aloe vera
The direct application of aloe vera in the vaginal area can control the growth of microorganisms and cause changes in the fluid. This recovers the natural lubricants in the area and, at the same time, nourishes the healthy bacteria that impede the action of the harmful agents thanks to its antibacterial properties, as this publication from the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine shows.
- 3 tbsp. of aloe vera
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
- Combine the aloe vera gel with the tea tree oil
How to use
- Rub the aloe vera gel mixture on the external areas of the vaginal and let it sit for 30 minutes
- Rinse with lukewarm water and repeat this twice a day or as a medical professional authorizes
4. Control vaginal discharge with cilantro
Drinking cilantro tea is one of the internal remedies that can naturally reduce excess vaginal fluid.
Its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties, as pointed out by this investigation carried out by researchers from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, slow down the action of the infection agents. At the same time, it reestablishes the PH.
- 1 tsp. of cilantro seeds
- 1 c. of water
- Mix the seeds in boiling water and let it sit for 20 minutes
How to use
- Strain this infusion and consume on an empty stomach for a minimum of 7 days
Check out this article Little known uses and properties of cilantro
Finally, fenugreek seeds help to control hormonal activity, which helps to decrease excessive vaginal fluids and bad odors. In addition, these cause similar effects as what estrogen causes. This is a determinate of the menstrual cycle and of reproductive health. However, at the moment there’s no scientific evidence to prove it.
- 1 tbsp. of fenugreek seeds
- 1 c. of water
- Put the fenugreek seeds in the water and let them soak overnight
How to use
- Strain the liquid with a colander. Drink it on an empty stomach for 7 to 10 days
Consult your gynecologist to control vaginal discharge
Have you notices changes in your vaginal fluid? If so, go to your trusted gynecologist and if the professional authorizes it, try one of the remedies we’ve mentioned to help mitigate it.
Remember that to get a real improvement, besides following the doctor’s instructions, you must always maintain good life habits. Furthermore, eat healthy, hydrate well, avoid douching and take good care of yourself in every way.
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- Pazhohideh, Z., Mohammadi, S., Bahrami, N., Mojab, F., Abedi, P., & Maraghi, E. (2018). The effect of Calendula officinalis versus metronidazole on bacterial vaginosis in women: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. Journal of advanced pharmaceutical technology & research, 9(1), 15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801581/
- Yagnik, D., Serafin, V., & Shah, A. J. (2018). Antimicrobial activity of apple cider vinegar against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans; downregulating cytokine and microbial protein expression. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1-12. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18618-x#citeas
- Radha, M. H., & Laxmipriya, N. P. (2015). Evaluation of biological properties and clinical effectiveness of Aloe vera: A systematic review. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine, 5(1), 21-26. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4488101/
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