Vaginal discharge can be treated naturally with the use of guava leaf tea and by following a proper diet which can help vaginal flora get back to normal. However, if the discharge continues even after 3 days of home treatment, you should go to a gynaecologist.
Condoms should also be used during sexual intercourse while doing the home treatment for vaginal discharge to avoid the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
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.
- 30 g guava leaves
- 1 litre of water
Heat the water up until boiling point and then turn off the heat. Add the leaves and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Then strain and take a sitz bath with this tea, carefully washing all the genital area. Repeat the procedure 2 to 3 times a day.
The sitz bath made with guava leaves is effective in treating vaginal discharge caused by Trichomoniasis and Candidiasis. The home remedy is also safe and doesn’t cause any side effects.
2. Guava and sweet broom tea
- 1 handful of guava leaves
- 1 handful of sweet broom leaves
- 2 glasses of water
Put the guava and sweet broom leaves in a bowl and add boiling water. Cover, let cool and strain.
Do 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 cloth. 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 yoghurt, chicory, cabbage, lemon, melon or pomegranate, for example.
These types of foods alter your blood and the pH of your intimate area, facilitating the rebalancing of your vaginal flora. However, if the discharge continues for more than 3 days, even with home treatments, a medical appointment is recommended.
- 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