Pathological leucorrhoea is a thick, yellowish foul smelling vaginal discharge that often brings with it symptoms like vaginal itchiness, fatigue, weakness, headache, and digestive problems. In Ayurveda, this is called ‘shveta pradar’, which translates to white discharge. We want to assure you that it’s nothing to be embarrassed about, and it can be treated. Here’s some information about leucorrhoea treatment in Ayurveda. Let’s start with the causes…
What Causes this White Discharge in Women?
- Infections in the urinary tract
- Poor hygiene
- Improper diet
- High stress levels
- Accumulation of toxins
- Hormonal imbalance
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Unhealthy lifestyle
- Irregularity in sleeping and eating
Pathological Leucorrhoea Treatment in Ayurveda
After consulting your doctor, you can get started on remedies such as:
1. Fenugreek Tea
Fenugreek a.k.a methi has various uses in Ayurveda, one of which is treating leucorrhoea. It reduces the accompanying symptoms like inflammation and pain. Add 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds to a litre of water. Boil it for 30 minutes and then strain the mixture. Cool it down, and then drink it. This is accepted as one of the most effective remedies.
2. White Rice Water
Another widely used Ayurvedic treatment for leucorrhoea is white rice water. Simply add a cup of rice to a litre of water and bring it to a boil. Once the rice cooks, strain out the water into a cup. Add a bit of jaggery for taste (optional) and cool the mixture down. Then, drink it. Easy peasy!
Coriander relieves the symptoms of leucorrhoea as well as reduces the levels of toxins in the body. With a doctor’s approval, you can try taking coriander supplements. You could also make coriander water, a remedy that is supposed to produce positive results in just a matter of weeks. Soak 10 grams of dry coriander seeds in equal quantity of water overnight. Drink this water the following morning on an empty stomach.
4. Indian Gooseberry Powder
Also called ‘amla’, Indian gooseberry is often used for leucorrhoea treatment in Ayurveda. It’s one of the richest sources of vitamin C, an important antioxidant to ward of infections. You’ll need a teaspoon of dried gooseberry powder and another spoon of honey. Add both to a glass of milk or water and drink it daily. Another remedy is to mix equal parts of dried amla powder and liquorice powder with thrice as much honey. Take this mixture daily.
As we mentioned earlier, leucorrhoea brings along symptoms like fatigue and weakness. If you’ve been experiencing these, bananas will bring relief. Everyday, simply crush a ripe banana and eat it with a bit of honey – do this every morning on an empty stomach.
6. Amaranthus Tea
Amaranthus is widely used in Ayurveda, owing to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It has abilities to improve reproductive health. That’s why it makes for an effective Ayurvedic medicine for white discharge. Amaranthus tea is fairly easy to prepare. All you need to do is add a handful of its leaves to water and bring it to a boil. Pour it into a cup and drink when lukewarm.
Some Diet Suggestions…
Food to Eat More of:
- Fruits, especially bananas
- Fresh organic vegetables
- Wet food like soup and juices
- Drink plenty of water
- Stick to light food that’s easy on your digestive system
Food to Avoid:
- Spicy and sour tastes
- Fried food
- Processed food
- Refined sugar
- Anything that’s heavy on your digestive system
Note: This article is solely for the purpose of sharing information. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So before using anything to treat yourself, always consult your doctor.