Leucorrhoea or leucorrea, vaginal discharge is a universal problem of all women. Most secretions are regarding life style physiological and warrant no medical interventions. But it is significant if it is blood stained, profuse, foul smelling or with changes in its colour. Usually the normal secretions are slimy and slightly sticky. It is something like nasal secretion. Normally the quantity of vaginal secretions varies throughout the menstrual cycle, peaking at ovulation and also increasing when under emotional stress.
Causes of Leucorrhoea
Symptoms of Leucorrhoea
Whitish discharge from the vagina
Pain in the lumbar region and the calves
Intense itching in genital path
Home Remedies for Leucorrhoea
Home Remedies: A proper diagnosis of the disease must be made and the cause removed. In addition to the medicines prescribed below, a regular douching of the genital tract with a decoction of the bark of the banyan tree or the fig tree is very helpful. A tablespoonful each of the powders of the bark of the two trees should be boiled in alitre of water till it is reduced to about half. Douching with the lukewarm decoction keeps the vaginal tract healthy and clean.
A home remedy used for this condition is to soak about 10 gm of dry coriander or dhania in 100 ml of water overnight, and to drink the water in the early morning. It gives relief in. seven to ten days in most cases.
Medicines & Prescriptions: The medicine of choice for this condition is, of course, Pradarantaka Lauha, a compound of some calxes, of which iron is the most important. Kumari (Aloe vera) is another wonderful remedy for the condition: it tones up the tissues of the uterus and prevents the exudation of any abnormal fluids. Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) bark is another substance, the decoction of which can be used for douching the vaginal tract of a leucorrhoea patient. Alum or tankan is also one of the drugs used in leucorrhoea. A proper course of treatment should be:
For patients suffering from neurasthenia along with leucorrhoea, Ratnaprabha Vatika should be given in 120 mg doses in the morning and evening.
Diet and Other Regimen: A strict dietary regimen is necessary. Fried and spicy foods are to be avoided, as are pickles and other savouries. The patient should be encourag«;d to chew betel nut (supari) after meals: it has a curative effect and also prevents the development of the disease.
The patient should avoid mental strain of all kinds. Late nights and sexual intercourse are to be avoided. A brisk early morning walk is helpful.
Fried and spicy food should totally be avoided. The patient should not be permitted to remain her stomach empty for a long time period. She should not receive heavy, indigestible food material. Sour items particularly pickle and curds are forbidden. Eating of supari later than taking food is very helpful both for prevention and cure of this disease.
YOGA FOR LEUCORRHOEA
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