Leucorrhea (Discharge)
Leucorrhea, commonly known as whites, refers to a whitish discharge from the female genitals. It is an abnormal condition of the reproductive organs of women.
In Ayurveda, Leucorrhea is believed to be caused by the aggravation or vitiation of kapha dosha. This commonly occurs in females who are weak, emaciated and anemic. This is characterized by a discharge from the female genital tract. It is often associated with infection of the genital tract by some organism. Organisms apart, some metabolic and hormonal disturbances are responsible for this disease. Patients suffering from chronic leucorrhea become irritable and it is often associated with digestive disturbances. For the treatment of this ailment, it is necessary to locate the exact causative factor for this disease. It can be caused by fungal infections, chronic constipation, weakness, anemic and hormonal disturbances. Whenever the body is loaded with toxins due to wrong dietary habits and the eliminative organs such as skin, bowels, lungs and kidneys are unable to eliminate the toxins, the body produces a profuse discharge or elimination through the mucous membrane of the uterus and vagina in the form of leucorrhoea. In the case of advanced, chronic inflammatory conditions of these organs, it leads to a discharge with pus, offensive in odor and color varying from cream to yellow or light green. In addition to the whitish discharge from the vagina, the patient feels week and tired. She also suffers from pain in the lumbar region and the calves and a dragging sensation in the abdomen. Other symptoms are constipation, frequent headaches and intense itching. In chronic form, the patient feels irritable and develops black patches under the eyes. Leucorrhea basically occurs due to poor health & unhygienic condition of the female genital organ. Vaginal irritation with burning and discharge is the main symptom. A vaginal discharge that has an odor or that is irritating usually is considered an abnormal discharge. The irritation might be itching or burning, or both. The itching may be present at any time of the day, but it often is most bothersome at night. These symptoms often are made worse by sexual intercourse.
Ayurvedic treatments and tips for Leucorrhea
• Hormonal disturbance
• Improper hygiene
• Indigestion
• Constipation
• Anemia
• Diabetes
• Wound created by itching
Symptoms of Leucorrhoea:
• White discharge from vagina
• Weakness
• Lethargy
• Pain in the lumber region & calves
• Dragging sensation in the abdomen
• Constipation
• Frequent headaches
Do's and Don'ts for Vaginal Irritation
You should not keep your stomach empty for a long time. Relieve itching with a cold water compress or cool baths. Wash the vaginal and genital area once a day with plain water or a mild, non perfumed soap. Rinse well and dry thoroughly. Wear cotton and avoid tight-fitting clothing. Avoid tight jeans. Avoid the use of feminine deodorant sprays and other perfumed products. They irritate and dry tender skin. Avoid douching. Eat a balanced diet, which will help keep your body healthy and help maintain a normal balance of organisms in the vagina.
Diet for Vaginal Discharge:
Eat yogurt. Avoid simple and refined sugars (breads, pasta, baked goods, sweets), dairy products, alcohol, peanuts, fresh or dried fruit, fruit juice, and food allergens. Eat plenty of protein, vegetables, and grains. Heavy indigestable food, sour things should be avoided. Drinking cranberry juice may be helpful.
Have a sound sleep free from tensions. You should not keep awake late in the night. Sexual intercourse should be avoided. A morning walk is very helpful. Hygienic measures should be followed carefully.
Ayurvedic concepts for Leucorrhea
• Boil hoarse gram in water
• Washing and cleaning of the vagina and internal parts with Spatika (alum) water will be very effective.
• Shelled tamarind seeds, macerated in milk is very efficacious in Leucorrhea.
• Pushyamuga Churna about three grams twice daily with milk, along with 20 ml of Ashokaarishtha, gives good results.
• Prepare a paste from the pulp of mango and apply it on the vagina. This is one of the most effective remedies for treating leucorrhea.
• Take 2 to 3 tsp fenugreek seeds and put them in a liter of water. Boil the decoction for concerning half an hour, on a low flame. Thereafter, strain the mixture and drink it.
• Cook some rice in half a liter of water. Once cooked, strain the water and add a tsp of sugar to it. Drink this liquid. It is useful for treating leucorrhea.
• In one liter of water, put 200 grams ladyfinger. Boil this decoction until the water reduces to half. Strain the mixture and add sugar to taste. Drink 70 ml of this decoction, every 3 hours.
• Put some walnut tree leaves in one liter of water and boil until the combination is reduced to half. Use it on the affected area, with the help of a douche.
• Soak a tsp of coriander seeds in a glass of water. Keep this all night and have it, first thing in the morning. Repeat this for a week.
• Chewing betel nut after meals is thought to be cooperative in treating leucorrhea
• Put some guava leaves in one liter of water and boil until the assortment is reduced to half. Use it on the exaggerated area, with the help of a douche.
• Rub either the top or the leaves of Amaranth in a cup of water. Filter this water and have it two times a day.
• Have 2 grams of Amalaki powder, with sugar or honey. It is effective in curing leucorrhea.
Ayurvedic Guidelines :
• Maintain good health, take proper rest, and do stress reduction exercises regularly, as these increase your resistance to infection.
• Avoid fried, hot, and spicy foods, pickles, maida, and its products. Cut down on sugar, fermented foods, mushrooms, pastries, sweets, cheese, puddings and alcohol. Take plenty of fresh curds.
• Keep your vaginal area clean by washing it 1-2 times daily with plenty of water. Pat dry afterwards, using your own towels.
• Always wipe your anus after defecation from the front to back, to prevent infection from stools entering your vagina.
• Do not use nylon panties. Wear clean cotton panties and change out of wet clothes promptly.
• During your periods, use a clean cotton cloth or pads instead of tampons, especially at night.
• Both you and your partner should wash hands and genitals before and after intercourse.
• You must ensure that your sexual partner is free of any infection. Use a condom to provide added protection.
• Keep your blood sugar always under control.
• Do not self-medicate and avoid unnecessary medication. Avoid perfumes and chemical products such as deodorant soaps, perfumed powders, perfumed sprays, and colored toilet papers.
• Do not scratch, as the fungus may get under your nails and spread.
• Drink at least 10-15 glasses of water daily and include plenty of green-leafy vegetables and salads in your diet.
Ayurvedic treatments and tips for Leucorrhea
• Mental worries and Leucorrhea go together. Avoid having blues. Keep smiling and happy.
• The effective Ayurvedic medications for patients suffering from Leucorrhea are Tandulodaka, Sphatika, Pradarantaka lauha, Lodhra Asava, and Kumari.
• You must follow hygienic and regular sanitary regimen
• Early morning brisk walk helps the curing process.

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