Vaginal itching and vaginal irritation are becoming common in women these days. Vaginal itching and burning are termed as Pruritus vulvae, which means itching vulva. The irritation could be due to various reasons such as infections.
Vaginal Itching And Burning: An Ayurvedic Perspective
Vaginal itching and vaginal irritation are called Yoni Kandu or Bhaga Kandu. Bhaga or Yoni refers to the vagina or the labia and Kandu refers to itching. In Ayurveda, it is believed that every disease occurs due to the imbalance in the humors of the body. Vaginal irritation happens because of Kapha Dosha. When Kapha increases, it leads to dry skin, itching, and inflammation in the body.
What Are The Causes Of Vaginal Itching?
- Bacterial or fungal infections
- Unhygienic vagina
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Skin disorders
- Not cleaning after sexual encounters
Home Remedies For Vaginal Itching
Vaginal irritation, vaginal itching and burning have been a concern for women since a very long time. It has always been difficult for women to talk about it with their family or the doctors. In this case, some home remedies for vaginal itching can be put to use.
1. Triphala Powder Treats Vaginal Itching.
Add a tablespoon of Triphala powder to half a bucket of water. Heat the water until it becomes lukewarm. Put the water in a bathtub and sit in it for 5 minutes before taking a bath. If the itching is severe, then repeat the process twice or thrice a day – but do not bathe every time.
2. A Herbal Paste Can Reduce The Burning Sensation.
Take neem, kutki, and vasa leaves. Put them into one cup of water and add a pinch of turmeric. Boil the water for two minutes and then strain the same. Add Tankana Bhasma (Borax Powder) to the decoction and form a paste. Apply this paste to the affected area.
3. Garlic Soothes The Irritation.
Take 2-3 fresh garlic cloves. Peel the skin of the garlic and make a paste with it. Apply this directly to the affected area. Adding garlic to your meals can also be beneficial. It’s best to use fresh garlic.
4. Tea Tree Oil Soothes Vaginal Inflammation.
Take some Tea tree oil and dilute it in water. Wash your vagina with this solution. You can also dip a tampon in 40% solution and use it for not more than 18-20 hours.
5. Licorice Tea Cures The Infection From Within.
Licorice root is very powerful. Boil some licorice root in 500 ml water for about 15 minutes. Strain the water and then, the tea is ready to be consumed. But make sure you do not drink licorice tea for a long time.
6. Ashwagandha Is A Potent Reliever.
Take ashwagandha with a teaspoon of ghee and honey. Ashwagandha can also be taken with milk. Take half a teaspoon of ashwagandha and mix it in a cup of milk. Consume this milk at night before sleeping and it’ll cure the infection.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. 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 an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.