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Home Remedies For Leucorrhoea

Leucorrhoea is a condition in which there is a whitish discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female.

It often occurs normally, but if excessive may be a symptom of infection. Leucorrhoea is a simple increase in the normal vaginal secretion. It may be thick, viscid and foul smelling. There is normally more discharge at puberty, when the sexual functions are becoming established.

Causes of Leucorrhoea:

It can be due to inflammation of the womb following child birth, displacement of the uterus. The most common causes are vaginal infection and hormonal and metabolic disorders. Ayurveda considers that leucorrhoea is caused by the vitiation of kapha. It occurs mainly among weak, emaciated and anemic women.

  • Displacement of the womb, unhygienic conditions: The other common causes of leucorrhoea are displacement of the womb and unhygienic conditions which attract the bacteria to the genital organs.

  • Injury - Injury to the vagina or cervix or womb during childbirth, abortion, or excessive sexual indulgence can cause erosions and infections with discharges. 

  • Poor hygienic conditions and lack of cleanliness Non-hygienic measures, especially during menses, can create infection and cause leucorrhoea. 

  • Diabetes and anemia can cause leucorrhoea due to weakened immunity. 

  • Irritation of IUCD (Intra uterine contraceptive device) can cause pain and discharges. 

  • Sprays and jellies which are used by males for provoking sexual act and jellies and drugs taken by females to kill sperms to avoid conception can cause leucorrhoea.

The excess vaginal discharge can be due to following reasons: -

1) Physiological reason:
The normal discharge/secretion is expected to increase with rise of hormone level (estrogen) which is seen- During Puberty, during menstrual cycle, during sexual excitement, Pregnancy.

2) Cervical reason:
Non-infective cervical lesion can cause excessive secretion.

3) Vaginal reason:
When pelvic congestion increase give rise to excessive discharge e.g. uterine prolapsed, Chronic pelvic inflammation and use of contraceptive pills.

Signs and Symptoms for Leucorrhoea

Mostly there won't be any symptom other than discharge. Discharge may be slimy, viscid to dark coloured or even bloody with a foul smell.  Some important symptoms for leucorrhoea includes:

Trichomonal vaginitis: - Frothy, yellowish discharge is the primary symptom of leucorrhoea. Presence of local itching will confirm the diagnosis.

Monolial vaginitis: -Commonly seen in patient, who are diabetic or pregnant, or taking antibiotics or oral contraceptive pills.

Cervicitis: -It should be suspected in all patients of Leucorrhoea who also complain of low backache.

Other symptoms may be as:

  • Lower abdominal pain.

  • Painful sexual act.

  • Backache and pain in the leg, especially thigh and calf muscles.

  • Soreness and burning in the genital tract.

  • Burning urination and frequent urge to pass very little urine.

  • Irritability and lack of concentration in work due to consciousness of discharges.

  • Digestive disturbances like constipation or diarrhea or vomiting.

  • General tiredness due to loss of vital fluids as discharges.

Some Important Home Remedies for Leucorrhoea are:

Tips 1:
Amalaki seeds powder: The powder of this is very beneficial for the treatment of leucorrhoea. A 2-3 grams / day with Honey / Sugar will relieves the White Discharge.

Tips 2:
Chandana athar: Five drops of Chandana Athar (Sandalwood oil) to be taken with Peyan vazhaippazham (Plantain) twice daily.

Tips 3:
Mango seed powder: Mango seed powder in the dose of 1-2 gm's twice daily cure leucorrhoea.

Tips 4:
Fenugreek Seeds: The 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds twice daily will relieve from leucorrhoea.

Tips 5:
Guava: Tender leaves of guava are useful in the treatment of leucorrhoea.

Tips 6:
Walnut leaves: A decoction of fresh walnut leaves for douching will reduce leucorrhoea.

Herbal Remedies for Curing Leucorrhoea Fast:

Tips 1:
Bacopa Monnieri: It is a small, creeping herb that contains the alkaloids brahmine and herpestine is effective herb for the treatment of leucorrhoea.

Tips 2:
Punarnwa: It is helpful to reduce the pain during discharge.




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