Best Home Remedies For Vaginal Discharge

Medical review: Dr. Sheila Sedicias
Gynecologist

Vaginal discharge can be treated naturally with the use of guava leaf tea and by following a proper diet that promotes restoration of normal vaginal flora levels. However, if the discharge continues even after 3 days of home treatment, you should see your doctor.

Condoms should also be used during sexual intercourse while completing any home treatment for vaginal discharge to avoid the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.

See the our recipes for our home remedies below:

1. Guava tea for vaginal discharge

Guava leaves, known scientifically as Psidium guajava L, are a great home remedy to stop yellow-greenish vaginal discharge with a bad odor, or milky white, cottage cheese-like discharge.

Ingredients

  • 30 g guava leaves
  • 1 liter (about 33 oz) of water 

How to prepare

Heat the water up until it boils, then turn off the stove .Add the leaves and allow to soak for 3 to 5 minutes. Then strain and take a sitz bath with this tea, carefully washing all the genital area. Repeat this procedure 2 to 3 times a day.

A guava leaf sitz bath is effective in treating vaginal discharge caused by Trichomoniasis which causes bacterial infections, and Candidiasis cells that causes yeast infections. This home remedy is safe and does not have any associated side effects. Learn more about what causes yeast infections and how they can be treated.

2. Guava and sweet broom tea

Ingredients

  • 1 handful of guava leaves 
  • 1 handful of sweet broom leaves
  • 2 glasses of water

How to prepare 

Place the guava and sweet broom leaves in a bowl and add boiling water. Cover and allow to soak until the water is cool, then strain.

Complete your usual hygiene routine and, when you are finished, wash the area with the infusion for a few minutes. Dry off with a soft, clean towel. You should repeat this every day for 1 week, before going to bed.

Foods that help fight vaginal discharge

The sitz bath along with a healthy diet can help in the treatment of vaginal discharge. You should avoid processed foods as much as possible and eat foods such as fruits, vegetables, natural yogurt, chicory, cabbage, lemon, melon or pomegranate, for example.

These types of foods alter the pH level in your blood and genital area, promoting the restoration of normal vaginal flora. However, if the discharge continues for more than 3 days, even with home treatments, a medical assessment is recommended.

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Atualizado por Tua Saude editing team, em February de 2022. Medical review por Dr. Sheila Sedicias - Gynecologist, em January de 2019.

References

  • BAERY Nasrin et al. HERBAL REMEDIES USED IN TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINITIS: A MINI-REVIEW. Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 4. 11; 3830-3839, 2017
  • RAVI K et al. Psidium guajava: A review on its potential as an adjunct in treating periodontal disease. Pharmacognosy review. 8. 16; 96-100, 2014
Medical review:
Dr. Sheila Sedicias
Gynecologist
Physician graduated in Mastology and Gynecology by UFPE in 2008 and member no. 17459 of CRM-PE, Brazil.