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All About Leucorrhoea & Its Ayurvedic Cure!

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Dr. Pradnya Aptikar 91% (202 ratings)
B.A. Sanskrit, BAMS, M.A. Sanskrit, MS -Gynaecology Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Thane  •  24 years experience
All About Leucorrhoea & Its Ayurvedic Cure!

Leucorrhoea is a medical condition in women in which there is an excessive release of a yellow or white thick, sticky, and odorous substance from the vagina. This problem is experienced by almost all the women during their reproductive years. There are no such symptoms and signs of the problem than the release of a thick and sticky substance but at times it is accompanied by itching, burning sensation, redness, and irritation. There can be a number of reasons for this common problem such as weak immune system, unhygienic settings or infectious genital tract.

Causes - 

There are number of causes which varies from hormonal imbalance to food habits and lifestyle like consumption of alcohol and smoking, constipation, hormonal disturbances or imbalance caused by trauma or mental stress, improper vaginal sanitation or hygiene, consumption of excessive unhealthy, spicy and oily food, indigestion, excessive sexual activity, diabetes, anemia an inappropriate lifestyle and food habits during menstrual cycle.

Symptoms -

There are a number of symptoms of Leucorrhoea and many of them are shared by other medical issues also. It is advisable to consult the doctor about the symptoms before consuming any medication or treatment for Leucorrhoea. Discharge of thick, yellow or whitish bad smelling substance from the vagina, pain during sexual activity, itching and redness in the vaginal area, burning urination, weakness and tiredness, pain in lower abdomen, thigh and back pain, urge to pass small amount of urine very frequently, indigestion and constipation are some of the symptoms of Leucorrhoea.

Ayurvedic treatment for Leucorrhoea -

In Ayurveda, Leucorrhoea is known as Shwetapadara. Ayurveda believes in three prominent elements, namely Vata, Pitta, and Kapha which are important in suitable balance for good health and well-being. Leucorrhoea is caused by an aggravated Kapha Dosha. There is a number of ayurvedic gynaecological therapies like yonidhavan, pichu, etc.

  • Yonidhavan: It is another important treatment in gynaecology. In this treatment, the vaginal canal is cleansed with medicated decoctions. It is extremely effective in treating urinary infections, itching, vaginal dryness, prolapsed uterus, vaginitis, leucorrhoea, cervicitis, etc. Yonidhavan has shown promising results in treating cervicitis, cancer of cervix, etc.
  • Pichu: In the treatment of Yoni Pichu, a sterile medicated cotton swab dipped in ayurvedic oil or ghee, is placed at post fornix of the vagina. The swab of cloth should be kept for a specified period of time, as advised by the ayurvedic physician.

Take Away -

Leucorrhoea is a common problem experienced by almost all women. Though this problem is common, it can lead to serious health and medical issues if not treated properly and on time. There are a number of medications available in Ayurveda for the treatment of Leucorrhoea accompanied by some changes in food habits and lifestyle.

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