Intimate infections are a fairly common ailment that happens mainly to women. There may be several reasons for them, but one thing is certain – intimate infections require intervention. Before you go to the gynecologist’s office, you can reach for herbs for female ailments.
The most common causes of intimate infections
Troublesome intimate infections can have many causes. Most often, the problems are caused by yeast or bacteria, less often by viruses. Infections are often the result of weakening the body’s natural immunity and disturbing the acidic pH of the intimate areas. The imbalance of the vaginal microflora causes the pathogens causing the symptoms of infection to multiply. This is mainly due to: taking antibiotics, hormonal fluctuations, insufficient intimate hygiene, wearing windproof underwear, changing inserts or pads too rarely. Menstruation may also contribute to the development of an intimate infection.
While infections can affect both genders, women are at a higher risk. This is due to the fact that the openings of the urethra, vagina and anus are close to each other, so it is not difficult to transfer pathogens, for example from the anus to the vagina.
What symptoms should you worry about?
The symptoms of intimate intimate infections are quite obvious and difficult to ignore. The vaginal discharge (abnormal vaginal discharge) with a changed odor, color, and often consistency is the first to appear. It is accompanied by itching, redness of the intimate area, burning sensation during urination.
Seven herbs for intimate infections. You will prepare soothing soups from them
Intimate infections always require treatment as they can cause inflammation of the ovaries and fallopian tubes, which can lead to, for example, infertility. Moreover, untreated or poorly treated intimate infections recur.
Apart from pharmacological agents that are really effective in treating intimate infections, it is also worth helping with herbs. Properly prepared herbs can be used as a prophylaxis and as an action to alleviate annoying symptoms. The herbs from the list below are suitable for use as a siphon, as well as for washing intimate areas.
The bark of the pedunculate oak contains tannins and other compounds with astringent, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The bark cap has anti-inflammatory and slightly anesthetic properties.
Chamomile has a bactericidal, fungicidal and anti-inflammatory effect. It soothes unpleasant ailments, itching and soothes swelling of the mucosa.
This herb contains an essential oil that has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes infections and facilitates wound healing.
Luminaria (both the flower and the herb) can also be used for therapeutic sitz baths in the case of an intimate infection. This herb contains flavonoids that are anti-inflammatory.
Witch hazel has an astringent, strengthening and anti-inflammatory effect on the walls of blood vessels. Witch hazel tubs will work well in relieving the troublesome itching accompanying intimate infections.
Sage has an astringent effect due to the content of essential oils and tannins. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
It is true that it is not a typical herb, but garlic will work in intimate infections in the form of water for washing. To prepare it, just a few cloves of garlic flooded with lukewarm water and left for several hours to stretch. Garlic is an effective natural antibiotic that is antibacterial against infections.
How to make a satchel?
Nasiadówka is a bath of warm water (usually 36–42 ° C) with the addition of herbs, which usually lasts 15–20 minutes. The buttocks are immersed in it so that the water reaches the level of the hips. It can be prepared in a large enough bowl as well as in a bathtub. After the shower, wipe the body with a clean, soft towel. The treatment, without consulting a doctor, may last up to 7 days.
To prepare a healing bath, you need to prepare an infusion of dried herbs or a decoction.
It is best to prepare an infusion or decoction according to the leaflet attached to the package of herbs. If there is no such information, because the herbs have been harvested by yourself, you can pour 2 liters of boiling water over 4 tablespoons of the herb and leave it covered for about 15 minutes. After this time, remove the herbs. Other recipes recommend 100 grams of herbs per liter of water.
If an oak bark soup is planned, a decoction is prepared from it. 4 tablespoons of oak bark pour 2 liters of water and cook, covered, for 5-10 minutes. After removing from heat, let the decoction stand for about 15 minutes and then strain, then pour it into a bowl with a small amount of clean water so that it covers the buttocks.
Nasiadówki, despite its effective and gentle action, are not recommended during pregnancy and during menstruation. Women suffering from allergies should also be careful about them.
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