Keep Her Clean and Fresh: Top Home Remedies For Foul Smelling Discharge

29 January 2018
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Keep Her Clean and Fresh: Top Home Remedies For Foul Smelling Discharge

Vagina odor treatment is not openly discussed among women. Perhaps this is because some women are very sensitive when you talk about the uterus, menstruation and vaginas. In today’s millennial world, vagina talks are still discussed in private although there are online communities involving women not only talking about vagina but womanhood in general.

While vagina odor is usually connected to poor hygiene, it’s also important to emphasize that it is also related to infections, hormonal changes and sexually transmitted diseases. When the vagina is infected, you’ll probably experience itchiness, redness and irritation in the infected area. When there is infection, there is foul odor. Foul odor is commonly caused by bacterial vaginosis. Yeast infection and bacterial growth are primary reasons why you’re having a fishy foul smell down there.

What you eat and drink also affects how your vagina smells. You are what you eat. If you’re eating healthy food, then your vagina is healthy too!

Here are some effective home remedies that you can try to help treat vaginal odor: 

  • Pineapple

Pineapple is good for your vaginal health. Although it doesn’t totally make your vagina juice taste like juice, drinking pineapple juice is definitely healthy. Either you make juice out of it or eat it raw, it isn’t just healthy for your body but also for your vagina. 

  • Vitamin C with Rose Hips

According to studies, high levels of vitamin C can help eliminate vaginal odor. Rose hips contain vitamin C. But wait, you won’t be taking rose hip tablets orally, as what you would normally do.

Here’s how to use the rose hip tablets effectively: 

You need:

  • Vitamin C tablet
  • Rose hips
  • Tampon or menstrual cup

To do:

  • Put the tablet and rose hips into the vagina. With the help of a tampon, it will continue to stay in place.

 

  • Citrus Fruits

Like pineapples, citrus fruits are effective in eliminating vaginal odor. Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, grapefruits and limes contain high level of vitamin C and as discussed earlier, it’s one of the important elements to avoid foul smelling discharge. Foods with vitamin C help improve your immune system and basically help eliminate body toxins. Vaginal odor is commonly caused by the presence of bacteria. With a stronger immune system, your body can easily fight harmful bacteria that cause vaginal odor. Another benefit of eating citrus fruits is that it helps fight bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection.

 

  • Guava Leaves

Vaginal odor is caused by bad bacteria. To fight bacteria, you need something that has antibacterial properties. One of the most popular and common antimicrobial home remedies is guava leaves. Guava leaves have antiseptic properties that prevent the growth of microorganisms and fight infection. For decades, guava leaves are proven to be effective in fighting microbial infections and even used at home for treating wounds.

Here’s how you can use guava leaves to treat your foul smelling vagina:

 

What you need:

  • 5-7 guava leaves
  • 1 liter water

To do:

  • Boil the guava leaves into the water
  • Drink the antiseptic solution or you can also use the water solution to wash your private area

 

  • Cranberries

Cranberries aren’t just healthy for the body, but they’re good for your vagina too! Like guava leaves, cranberries have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Cranberry juice is being used by most people to treat urinary tract infection. Such infection is caused by bacteria and cranberries are being used to naturally fight bacteria without taking any antibiotics.

 

Here’s how you can make your simple cranberry solution:

 

What you need:

  • 1-2 cups cranberries
  • 1 liter water

 

 What to do:

  • Soak the cranberries overnight into the water and drink the solution in the morning
  • You can also make your own cranberry shake added with yogurt since yogurt is also proven to have good bacteria.

 

Vaginal odor is an important issue for most women. While using chemicals can also be effective in fighting bacteria, it’s better to fight them naturally and stick to home remedies. It’s natural, healthy and definitely economical. Eat healthy for a healthy and fresher feeling down there!

 

 

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