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.
Saraka indica (ashoka)
Its bark is very beneficial to treat menstrual disturbances and can regulate the female menstrual cycle. It treats menstrual pain and pain in various kinds of tumors of the female reproductive system. The pre-menstrual tension can be cured using Ashoka. It is used in our products female health capsules and pradrantak churna.
Symplocus racemosa (lodhra)
It has a big tree bark that acts as an astringent and is commonly used in leucorrhea that is the excessive discharge from the vagina. Lodhra works well in case of excessive menstruation, painful menstruation, and delayed menstruation. In many types of cancer, especially cancer of the female reproductive system this herb works well.
Commiphora mukul (guggul)
Guggul has highly potent rejuvenating properties. It revitalizes cells and therefore rejuvenates them. Its purifying properties as well as lipid- regulating properties make it a wonderful herb for many health tonics. It is useful for people who have low haemoglobin and are anemic. It is useful in many heath conditions as it has proved its versatility in several conditions. The effect it has on cholesterol and triglyceride levels indirectly protects the heart from atherosclerosis. The herb also boosts the levels of HDL cholesterol. This herb also has been proved to have antioxidant properties. The herb is beneficial for hypothyroidism related disorders. The herb promotes the metabolism and therefore aids in weight loss. It is also beneficial for conditions like arthritis, premenstrual syndrome, bloating and many more. Guggul is used in the preparation of kaishore guggul.
Aloe vera juice (kumari)
Aloe extract is enriched with various medicinal properties. It can be used to treat skin conditions like eczema, ulcers, psoriasis, acne, bites and stings. In cases of ailments like arthritis, asthma, colitis and diverticulitis aloe vera juice has proved very beneficial. Aloe vera gel present inside the leaves is efficient in treating burns, wounds and skin disorders. It forms a protective coating on the infected areas and speeds up the healing process. The yellow sap which is found at the base of leaves is dried and is known as bitter aloes. It is enriched with digestive stimulants and also a strong laxative. As aloe vera has antioxidant and nutritional qualities, it helps in the prevention of injury to epithelial tissues if they get damaged. It promotes the process of healing. Aloe vera works effectively on damaged skin, epithelium present in the gut, bronchial tubes and genital tracts. The natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties along with nutritional constituents encourages cell growth and promotes the healing process. Aloe vera juice is used to prepare kumari saar.
Terminalia chebula (haritaki)
Haritaki is an important constituent of Triphala that has wonderful health benefits. It acts well in gastrointestinal ailments, in cases of spleenomegaly, hepatomegaly, tumors, ascites, and anemias. Its powder, when mixed with honey and ghee, is an effective remedy for anemia. The herb improves memory and is salutary in dysuria and urinary stones. Haritaki helps in improving appetite and helps in the digestion. In anemia of any origin, haritaki herb is highly beneficial. It helps anemia due to haemoglobin deficiency, anemia due to red blood cell deficiency, and anemias of abnormal form origin. Haritaki is used in kaishore guggul.
Terminalia belerica (vibhitaki)
A very important herb in the ayurvedic world, vibhitaki is famous for its wonderful use in the formation of triphala. It has numerous health benefits on the human body. Its action on the heart makes it an excellent heart tonic. It helps in purifying the blood, thinning of blood, and removing toxins. It is used in cases of a low RBC count and low haemoglobin. Vibhitaki helps cases of anemia of any origin and help regain healthy haemoglobin count and form.