White discharge (leucorrhea)
What is leucorrhea?
Leucorrhealeucorrhea can be defined as the thick milky discharge from the vagina. It can be due to physiological causes or due to some pathological causes. In usual cases, the leucorrhea is physiological due to the release of estrogen hormone in large quantities but it could be inflammatory also. The watery discharge is usually white in color but in severe infections, it could be greenish or yellowish in color.
What are the causes of leucorrhea?
The leucorrhea discharge is a normal condition that occurs in the menstrual cycles in almost all women at some stage or the other. The causes of this could be:
* hormonal imbalance
* increased estrogen levels
* improper diet
* lack of iron in blood
* indigestion and constipation
* menopausal woman
* infections and inflammations
* diabetic women
What are the symptoms of leucorrhea?
The symptoms of leucorrhea are:
* watery discharge from vagina
* foul smelling discharge
* greenish or yellowish purulent discharge
* itching around vagina
* dryness around vagina
* weakness in women
* lethargic body
* irritation and headaches
* pain in claves
* lumbar pain
How can Ayurveda help in case of leucorrhea?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance, and will.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to naturally enhance the body functioning in an herbal way. The herbs for leucorrhea help improve the gonads functioning n an herbal and natural way. The herbs for white discharge or leucorrhea help produce proper hormones for the complete functioning of ovaries and therefore to naturally start the menstrual cycle again. They help reduce the excess discharge by controlling the hormone quantities and disturbances by infections and inflammations.
Herbs in Ayurveda for leucorrhea
Aloe barbadensis (ghrit kumari)
Aloe has been used in several skin care products. It helps in rejuvenating the skin making it shiny and strong. It prevents wrinkles, clears blemishes and prevents aging marks. Herbs and herbal formulations that have aloe barbadensis reduce skin inflammations effectively. In hair care products aloe is used to repair dull and dry hair. It forms an important part of several hair conditioners and shampoos. Aloe extract is generally useful in treating hypertension. It has abundant antioxidant properties and effectively eliminates toxins from the body. It helps to overcome high blood pressure and respiration problems.
Rubia cordifolia (manjistha)
Manjistha is an excellent herb famous for its beautiful actions on the outer skin. It has magnificent powers on the skin that nourish and replenish it in a beautiful way. It is anti-inflammatory and heals wound and inflammations, helps in ulcers and skin disorders. It portrays astringent like properties. It can also be used as an antihelminthic. It increases flow and it purifies breast milk. Its special role is in case of different skin disorders related with pigmentation, weakness, general debility and poisoning. Manjistha can be used in skin diseases like leprosy, erysipelas, vitiligo and hypo-pigmentation.
Azadirachta indica (neem)
People in India use neem herb on a daily basis owing to its rich medicinal effects on the health. It is widely used as a dental and gum cleaner to protect from oral infections and bad breath. Gingivitis, bleeding gums, and toothache are also helped by using neem regularly. Another of its famous use is as a skin disinfectant. It is widely used in soaps, shampoos and body washes and is believed to have curing action on pimples. Some of its wonderful actions can be seen in diseases like diabetes and arthritis. It is due to its antibacterial properties that it is used in a lot of toothpaste and mouthwashes. Neem works wonder in medical conditions like bee stings, conjunctivitis, hemorrhoids, and ulcers and even in cases of bronchitis and epilepsy. Practitioners have drawn marvelous results in cases of skin diseases like psoriasis, acne, and eczema.