White discharge (white wash) in women; Symptoms and treatment

White washing and vaginal infection symptoms

White wash and vaginal infections are successfully treated only with regular and proper maintenance of intimate hygiene, as well as with the help of medication, but healthy recipes from nature should not be forgotten. In order to maintain normal flora of the vagina, which is in fact, a protective barrier and prevents penetration of harmful microorganisms in the reproductive organs, mucous membranes of the vagina secretes a colorless or whitish liquid whose production increases during ovulation and before menstruation. On the other hand if this flora is disrupted, the bacteria begin to invade causing inflammation, causing the mucous membranes of the region to produce more vaginal secretions and mobilize both granulocytes and lymphocytes, trying to overcome the harmful micro-organisms, resulting in a white discharge known as washing or leucorrhea. In this article we will give you some great tips on how to treat vaginal infections with the help of medicinal herbs: sage, chamomile, yarrow and many other natural recipes.


The disorder is called white wash and it can be seen as a thick discharge of white-yellowish color and quite often has a bad smell, almost always accompanied with itching, and the result is inflammation of the uterus, fungal and viral diseases, stress, and even the operation of certain medications . Excessive discharge and itching sometimes occurs due to mechanical irritation (wearing too tight trousers, synthetic underwear and panty liners) or due to poor circulation. If laboratory analysis does not indicate the presence of pathogenic bacteria in the discharge, this problem can be solved by increased hygiene measures and preparations of medicinal herbs that we are going to talk about later on. In most cases, a white wash in women is a symptom of low immunity caused by increased stress, lack of sleep, poor diet or nervous tension. Especially prone to it are women who suffer from diabetes, and common causes are hormonal imbalance and taking the contraceptive pills. It usually occurs before menstruation but can also occur during menstruation, pregnancy or menopause, due to natural changes in hormone levels.


Vaginal infections are not rare in pregnant women, but the most common are bacterial vaginitis, vaginal candidiasis or chlamydia. Many women with bacterial vaginitis have a normal pregnancy, while the other complications are associated just with this infection. If inflammation occurs, pregnant women should contact a gynecologist who will determine after analysis an adequate therapy. Fungal infections of the vagina are common during pregnancy, because it facilitates an increased amount of estrogen in the blood and returning often despite adequate therapy. For treatment prescribed are antibiotics and vaginal, which will be implemented from seven to fourteen days, and you should know that this type of inflammation can harm the baby. If you experience brown discharge during pregnancy, be sure to immediately contact your gynecologist, to prevent further complications, which can be dangerous for you and your baby. The most important is not to panic, but to be calm, because stress is far your biggest enemy. Arm yourself with patience, since almost every disease of the mucous membranes including white washing during pregnancy is very persistent, and consistently apply the prescribed therapy by experts.

Vaginal infections; NUTRITION AND HYGIENE

A common cause of leucorrhoea is eating and nutrition, especially in the case of excessive intake of milk, flour and rice. Spicy and fatty foods and large amounts of sugar also exacerbate this problem. Try to avoid all of the above, as much as you can. Frequent consumption of foods containing simple carbohydrates creates an ideal base for a vaginal infection, because there is an increased acidity of the vagina which enables the growth of harmful bacteria. In many cases, the white washing completely withdraws, but after a change of diet. The most important thing is hygiene of vagina. It's not recommended to use chemical products for the hygiene of the region, because it can disturb the flora and pH of the secretions. For flushing of the vagina it is best to use warm water or chamomile tea, and it is necessary to avoid the daily pads as they prevent "ventilation" and create a warm and moist environment ideal for the development of fungi and bacteria. This applies to underwear that has to be cotton because it provides a good "ventilation". Tampons are allowed, provided that they are changed every three hours.


There are many folk recipes for teas, baths and wraps that treat vaginal infections, we have prepared more of them. In beginning there was olive oil with the addition of medicinal marigold which is particularly effective for a white discharge. Apply olive oil and leave the mixture for few days to rest on a sunny and warm place. You can use sunflower oil, but it is important that everything is completely natural, without additives. Also as a replacement for marigold, you can use St. John's wort, which is common in medication exactly for this purpose. Also St. John's Wort oil is often recommended for these problems. Therapy is conducted in the following manner, apply prepared oil on your intimate region, lie down and make sure that the content stands as long as possible so it can act. This is plausible and best done during the night while you sleep.

For the treatment of white washing recommended are some excellent tea blends:
  • Mix two tablespoons of finely chopped sage leaf and a spoon of marshmallow flowers, nettle leaf, blackberry leaf, elder flower, leaf and milfoil flower, leaf and flower of St. John's wort, chamomile flowers and willow bark, and pour everything with 1.6 liters of boiling water and leave it covered to stand for 90 minutes. Strain and drink a cup of 2 dl of tea three times a day before meals. The rest of the tea is used for washing in the morning and evening. Repeat the treatment every other day, and therapy lasts for a total of 10 days.
  • For increased discharge and itching of the vagina make the following tea: Mix two tablespoons of leaf and flower of milfoil, elder flower, nettle leaf and marigold flower, and pour over with 1.6 l of boiling water and let it stand covered for 120 minutes. Strain and drink the cup (2 dl tea) three times a day, always before meals. The rest use for rinsing before bedtime. Repeat therapy for the next four days, every other night.
  • For white discharge make the following mixture: mix 2 tablespoons of knotweed the aboveground part, the above ground part of night and day plant, chamomile flower and sage, and pour it with 1.6 l of boiling water and leave it to stand covered for two hours. Drink filtered 2 dl of tea three times a day, always before meals. The rest is used for washing in the morning and evening. Repeat the procedure for the next four days, every other night.

At exactly the same way white discharge in women is treated with these natural recipes:
  • Mix two spoons of leaf and flower of teucrium chamaedrys, nettle leaf, and blackberry leaves, pour it all together with 1.6 liters of boiling water and leave it to stand covered for 12 minutes. Strain well and consume 2 dl of tea three times a day, before the main courses. The treatment is repeated for the next four days the every other night.
  • Mix two tablespoons of walnut leaf, rosemary, lady’s mantle and nettle leaf, and all pour with 1.6 liters of boiling water and leave it covered for two hours to stand. Drink well filtered three times a day, always before eating. Treatment is performed every other night, no longer than four days.

As an excellent natural remedy for white discharge rosemary tea provided great results with which you can wash daily intimate region and preferably drink the tea. Apply tree drops of tea tree oil on the tampon that you will insert into the vagina, stand still for 3 hours and repeat therapy two times a day. In addition to the mentioned products wild oregano oil, as well as bath with apple cider vinegar showed great results as well as garlic (especially good for the treatment of candida) that you need to finely chop to obtain a thick paste, which is then applied on the affected region.