Herbs have been glorified since centuries for treating various disorders of the body. It is unfortunate that many of us do not understand the importance, or the efficacy of herbs and its use in treating common ailments without side effects.
Bacterial vaginosis is a vaginal infection caused when the normal Ph balance inside the vagina is disturbed as a result of increase of bad bacteria.
Bacterial vaginosis is accompanied by inflammation of the vaginal walls, severe itching and resultant pain. Sometimes abdominal cramping and fatigue too are reported as related symptoms. Take a look at these herbs that can make a difference.
Echinacea For Treating Bacterial Vaginosis
Know as a great immunity booster, intake of the herb, especially during an episode of bacterial or viral infection will stimulate the immune system to fight the bacteria and viruses and prevent it from attacking the cells. This is facilitated due to the action of chemicals and polysaccharides.
Normally, Echinacea in a dose of 500-1000 mg is administered as capsules. However, Echinacea must be avoided if you have some kind of allergy to sunflower plants as Echinacea too belongs to this plant family.
Aloe Vera And Cabbage For Treating Bacterial Vaginosis
The soothing properties of aloe vera have given solace to many skin problems and diseases. Though aloe vera is not a cure for bacterial vaginosis, the itching associated with bacterial vaginosis which is mostly very intense and unbearable can be relieved using aloe vera gel.
Take aloe gel and apply on the genital area and on the inner walls of the vagina. It would be good to shave off the pubic hair when you have infections and for easy application of the gel. This will immediately stop the itching and provide relief.
Application of cabbage leaves too can help in controlling the itching sensation and pain in the vaginal area. Taka some cabbage leaves and crush to form smaller pieces. Remove the hard veins as well. Cover the crushed leaves in gauze and leave them inside your underwear. You can secure them in place by using a sanitary napkin upside down so that the glue will keep the gauze in place.
Tea Tree Oil For Treating Bacterial Vaginosis
Application of tea tree oil is one of the best ways to reduce the bacterial action in the vagina and remove the infection inside. Take tea tree oil and mix it with a little water to reduce its severity. Apply inside the vagina for controlling the multiplication of bacteria and also to remove the itching and inflammation as well.
Garlic For Treating Bacterial Vaginosis
Garlic is the simplest and most effective treatment method that can be adopted for a number of diseases of the body. Garlic is especially beneficial for bacterial infections of the body. For bacterial vaginosis 4 to 5 garlic cloves can be taken every day on its own or as an infusion prepared by crushing 4-5 cloves of garlic along with a cup of water and boiling it for 5, minutes. Take this for a week to remove the bacterial infection. Garlic oil or the infusion can be used for application and rinsing of the vagina respectively.