Bacterial Vaginosis causes many discomforts and troubles to women’s lives. If bacterial vaginosis is not treated in time and definitely, it can endanger the reproductive health, even lead to infertility. Please refer to home remedies for bacterial vaginosis as below.
Definition and symptoms of bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) also called vaginitis, is a vaginal stimulation that leads to changes in a number of bacteria in the vagina. The number of bad bacteria increases, which causes itching, smelling and many other signs in the vagina.
The most common symptoms of BV are a vaginal discharge with a smell, and painful feeling, itching in the vaginal area. Also, when you urinate, you may feel painful.
Home remedies for bacterial vaginosis
The following list is 8 natural treatments for bacterial vaginosis you can apply at home.
1. Guava leaves
Guava leaves also have antiseptic and antifungal characteristics, so they are usually used to vaginal hygiene, and help reduce the symptoms of the disease quickly.
How to do: picking some guava leaves, rinse with salt water, and then boiling with water about 30 minutes. Next applying this water to wash the vagina. Repeating this method 2-3 times a week, you will see the disease reduce quickly. Please note that you should not select old or tender guava leaves.
2. Betel leaves
Betel leaves have antiseptic and antifungal properties. Therefore, the betel leaf is a common folk remedy to treat inflammatory diseases in the skin. In additions, the betel leaf is used for the vaginal hygiene, preventing and treating gynecological inflammatory diseases safely and efficiently.
Picking some betel leaves, rinse with salt water to remove parasites, dirt sticking on the leaves. Next crush them and filter to get juice, and then use the mixture of this juice and warm water to wash the vagina. Finally clean and dry the vagina with a soft towel. Or you can cook betel leaves with just enough water, then add a little salt. When this water is cool, use to soak and wash the vagina. Doing this way 2-3 times per week will help reduce the disease.
3. Green tea leaves
Like as betel leaves, green tea leaves have many vital uses to beauty and health. Green tea leaves also have antiseptic properties, and treat fungal infections. Therefore, the green tea leaves are one of the most useful home remedies for bacterial vaginosis.
Take a handful of fresh green tea leaves, rinse with dilute salt water, and then get the juice. After that, blend this juice and warm water to wash the vagina. Similar to the betel leaf, you can boil green tea leaves with water, then add a little salt. Then use this cool mixture to clean the vagina. Applying this way 2-3 times per week till the disease is completely removed.
4. Mugwort leaves
Mugwort is known as a herb to treat osteoarthritis. Also, it is a beneficial vaginosis cure. Just take about 20 g of dry mugwort leaves, boil with 300 ml of water. Then use this water to steam about 15 minutes. When the water is cool, apply it to clean the vagina. Finally, rinse with clean water and dry with a soft towel. You should do this treatment twice per day for 7 days to get the result as expected.
5. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many uses in the life. Besides the apple cider vinegar also has the ability to destroy bacteria and fungi, and is considered as one of the home remedies for bacterial vaginosis. You only need to add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into bath water, symptoms of vaginitis will be relieved fast and safe.
Thanks to minerals and active elements to inhibit inflammation, okra can cure vaginitis efficiently. Take about 100 g of okra, boil with 100 ml water in about 20-30 minutes, drink the water when it is cool. Drinking this water every day has the effect of reducing the unpleasant symptoms caused by vaginitis quickly.
7. Basil leaves
Basil is a kind of vegetables in the dishes as noodle soup, rice soup, dried beef. With spicy feature and warm properties, it has effects of inflammation reduction, detoxification, antiseptic and antifungal property. Thanks to these effects, basil leaves are very appropriate to treat inflammation of the vagina.
Taking 1 handful of basil leaves, wash and crush into a dough. Then, boil this dough with about 2 cups of water, use this water to clean the vaginal area. Besides, you can drink the water of basil leaves every day to cure vaginitis.
8. Dilute salt water
Applying dilute salt water is one of the straightforward home remedies for bacterial vaginosis. Dilute 1 tablespoon of salts with warm water, then use to clean the vagina. After that, dry your vagina with a soft cloth. However, the sisters should not apply this way too many times in a day or a week, because using more salt water can make the vagina dry. It’s best to use this method 2-3 times per week.
Eating probiotic or lactobacilli foods
Some theories claim that adding the probiotic or lactobacillus will help boost the number of good bacteria in the vagina, which helps prevent BV. Probiotic is found in foods like kombucha tea, tofu, and kêfia wine. Fermented cheese and vegetables including cabbage, kimchi, Gouda, cheddar, and Swiss have a high content of probiotic.
The above article introduced some home remedies for bacterial vaginosis. Depending on each situation that you can choose a suitable treatment. An important note is that you need to implement these measures correctly to achieve the best results. Besides, the women should go to the gynecology center to have periodic health examinations for early disease detection and timely treatment, avoiding the regrettable consequences.
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