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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Leucorrhoea Treatment in Ayurveda

In a life of a women beginning from the puberty and remaining up to menopause normally a transparent or whitish fowl less liquid vaginal discharge occurs through vagina.

It's a normal process and part of body's defence mechanism to keep the vagina clean and healthy, but when the secretion is more than normal and it starts creating irritation associated with foul smell is known as Leucorrhoea.

Vaginal cavity is covered by a protective flora consisting of healthy yeast and bacteria which maintains the ph of vaginal flora at normalcy, but due to aggravating causes (as disccussed below ) this ph balance is disturbed and the alteration of bacterial and yeast flora leading to inflammation and discharge per vagina which is white in colour.

This can last for a week or for a month or more and may affect the female reproductive system.

This can be experienced by a female right from the onset of puberty and up to the time the female is sexually active or till menopause.

AYURVEDIC APPROACH

In Ayurveda the Leucorrhoea is correlated with Shweta pradara where a discharge per vagina is seen which is white not associated with pain and burning sensation in colour. Ayurveda does not considers this a disease rather a symptom of many diseases. This occurs due to intake of excessive kapha aggravating food causing vitiation of Kapha which vitiates rasadhatu of reproductive system.

CAUSES OF LEUCORRHOEA

  • Constipation
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Excessive coitus
  • Frequent abortions
  • Improper dietetics during menstruation
  • Not maintain the hygiene
  • May be associated symptom of patients suffering from Diabetes mellitus, Anaemia, Malnourished patients, STD patients
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Oestrogen stimulation
  • Tumour
  • Use of tampons
  • Not changing the sanitary pads frequently as per flow of discharge during menstruation.
  • Spicy and fried foods
  • Bacterial infection

CLINICAL FEATURES

GENERAL

  • Constant discharge which is white and sticky
  • May be or may not be associated with Itching and foul smell
  • Sometimes itching or burning sensation
  • Discharge can be slight to excessive
  • Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach ache
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of weight
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal cramps as felt during menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • In chronic cases discharge will be carry traces of blood and will b pinkish in colour.
  • Pain in calves
  • May be associated with fever
  • Pain in low back or thigh region

SPECIFIC

CAUSE CHARACTERISED BY
Trichomonas Vaginalis infection Thin yellow green frothy discharge with faecal odour
Candida infection Thin white curd like discharge with disagreeable odour.
Bacterial infection Discharge is gray in colour with odour
Chlamydia infection Muco purulent discharge

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR LEUCORRHOEA

Planet Ayurveda offers complete and best quality herbal remedies for leucorrhoea. Leucorrhoea Care Pack a combination of very effective natural herbs to cure the Leucorrohea which is a combination of Pradrantak Churna, Female Health support, Pitta Balance, Gandhak rasayan.

1. PRADRANTAK CHURNA

It is a herbal formulation to get rid of excessive yellowish white discharge. This powder balances aggravated kapha doshas associated with vata and pitta, Stimulates digestive fire, Balances physiological functions of the body, helps excreting toxins out of body. An excellent combination of herbs, pradarantak churna is a wonderful herbal powder from the house of Planet Ayurveda.

DOSAGE : 1 teaspoon twice a day, with water, after meals.

2. FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT

It is a combination of herbs like Ashoka, Shatavari and Lodhra which regulate and balances the hormonal imbalance and regulates female health. It's good to use daily to improve reproductive system. When used regularly for couple of days, Female health support capsule helps to improve overall female reproductive health and balances hormones.

DOSAGE : 2 cap twice daily with water after meal.

3. GANDHAK RASAYAN

It is a herbal supplement for rejuvenation, Which improves immune system and also helps in purification of blood. Planet Ayurveda offers this supplement in tablet form which is made from purified sulphur. This is well advised in all infectious diseases.

DOSAGE : 2 tablets twice a day after meal.

4. PITTA BALANCE

It is a blend of herbs which contain all soothing medicines in it like Praval pisti, Akik pisti, Jawar mohra pisti, Kamdhudha ras, Mukta pisti and Giloy satav. Intake of Pitta balance helps in balancing the pitta dosha (fire element) and helps in conditions like feeling of burning sensation in feet and hands, hot flushes etc.

DOSAGE : 1 capsule once a day after meal.

HOME REMEDIES FOR LEUCORRHOEA

AMLA OR INDIAN GOOSEBERRY:

Amlaki Powder can also be consumed in a 2tsp qty adding with honey twice a day.

Amal Juice mixed with honey should be taken .

Kernel or fruit of Amlaki or Indian gooseberry should be ground and mixed with honey & taken with water.

RICE PREPARATION:

Tandulodak : Rice wash water. Boil rice in water in the ratio of 1:3 when it is reduced to half it should be taken after adding salt or sugar as per the taste and little ghee.

Cooked rice along with butter milk should be taken as diet.

CORIANDER SEEDS:

Coriander seeds should be boiled in water and cooled and taken in the morning for a month.

FENUGREEK SEEDS

Should be soaked in water and when the seeds swells the water should be thrown, and the seeds shall be allowed to be sprouted. Sprouts have to be consumed at the time of breakfast.

VAGINAL WASH:

Vaginal wash with Banyan tree (Vat Vriksha) banyan tree bark should be boiled and decoction of this shall be used for washing the vaginal tract.

Neem leaves water or bark of People can also be used for making medicated decoction and can be used for wash.

MANGO SEEDS:

Mango seeds shall be dried in shade and grind along with water and to be applied outside the vaginal tract and over the both labia

GUAVA LEAVES:

These shall be plucked 8-10 in number and washed thoroughly and boiled in 3 times of water and when the one fourth quantity remains, it should be filtered and cooled. This can be added with normal water and can be used for washing the genital parts after urination.

WALNUT BARK:

Bark of walnut shall be boiled and made to decoction, and shall be used for vaginal douche, is found to be very effective in this condition.

Juices like Crane berry juice, lemon juice, orange juice are found to be very effective if taken a glass full twice or thrice a day for month.

BEETLENUT:

Betel nut should be chewed after each meal by adding honey or suagr candy (Mishri).

GULKAND:

The crushed rose petals are preserved in sugar is called gulkand and easily available in market can be consumed 1 spoon in the morning and night along with milk is found to cure debility and fatigue associated with symptoms.

TURMERIC POWDER:

This can be added in the milk and can be taken in the night, has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

GARLIC:

Garlic should be used in food preparations.

BANANA:

Ripe banana is also found to be beneficial.

It should be consumed daily either alone or in slices adding honey and milk in the breakfast.

Raw banana made to vegetable added with coconut gratings and coriander leaves (common south Indian and Bengali Dish) can also be taken.

POMEGRANATE:

It can be eaten as a fruit or its juice can expressed freshly added with little black salt can be consumed daily once.

Dry seed of Pomergranate also called Anar dana, can be grind along with mint leaves and little jiggery + Black salt, + Green Chilly can be consumed along with food in the form of Chutney or Jam.

Pomegranate leaves 25-30 in numbers can be boiled in water and its decoction can be used for vaginal wash.

CUMIN SEEDS:

Concoction made out of cumin seeds consumed by adding sugar candy is found to be useful.

ASPARAGUS:

This should steamed and taken along with lunch or dinner or in the form of soup.

SONTH OR DRY GINGER POWDER:

2 tsp. of dry ginger powder can be taken along with luke warm water for 21 days to relieve the is condition.

BASIL (TULSI) LEAVES:

Tulsi leaves 30 in no's grinded to extract the juice, added with 1 spoon of honey taken twice a day daily for 15 days.

Or Extracted tulsi juice can be taken with sugar candy or Mishri.

ALUM (PHITKARI):

It has an antiseptic property.

A Piece of alum can be dissolved in the water used for taking bath. This water help in preventing the infection and curing the disease.

Alum dissolved in hot or luke warm water can be used for vaginal douche.

¼ tsp of alum powder can be consumed along with water to cure excessive white discharge.

NUT MEG OR JAYPHAL:

Jayphal shall be kept in white muslin cloth and should b kept inside vagina, or the same can be boiled in water and used for washing is also found beneficial.

NAGKESAR:

Nagkesar with butter milk followed by diet of only cooked rice cures leucorrhoea.

SOME TIPS

Undergarments should be dried in sun as its rays act as best sterilizing agents and protect from bacteria, also war under garments made of cotton which absorb the moisture and dries fast.

Avoid skin fitting cloths and jeans, tight elastic undergarments which reduces the blood circulation around pelvic area.

Personal hygiene should be maintained.

Avoid Deodorants, sprays, soaps & other irritants during the treatment as these can trigger the condition.

Cold sitz bath and Hip bath are found to be very effective in this disease, where the congestion inthe pelvic region is removed due to the cold effect of water and the blood circulation is increased, hence the healing is fast.

YOGA:

Marjari Asasn or cat pose, Bhujangasan (Cobra Pose), Shalabh asana, pashmittoanasan are Asanas found to b beneficial.

PRANAYAMA:

Anuloma viloma should be practised along with Mediation for relaxation.

AROMATHERAPY:

Essential oils of Rosemary sandalwood and oregano can be used for local fumigation or in the steam bath.

DIETARY GUIDELINES

RECOMMENDED:

Lady's Finger, carrot, beetroot, jiggery, Zucchini, Bottle gourd, Melon , cucumber, citrus fruits , tomato, zinger, coriander, rice starch or Maand, fenugreek seeds and leaves, guava, Yoghurt, buttermilk , cumin seeds are all found to be beneficial.

Intake of Liquids in the form of fruit juices, milk, buttermilk soups etc and Fresh green leafy vegetable, salads should be increased.

AVOID:

Excessive salt , oily, sour, garam masal, pickles, rice, Urad daal, Rajma, sweets, Jackfruit (Kathal), Potato, Jimikand, Ratalu, Gram flour (Besan), Refined flour.

Excessive spicy and fried foods, junk foods like pizza, chowmeine should be avoided.

Avoid tea coffee, alcohol and other stimulants.

Avoid tinned canned food.

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