10 Natural remedies for vaginal dryness

Vaginal lubrication is a clear fluid that is always present in the vagina in small amounts. Its function is to moisturize the vaginal walls and help them remain thick and elastic so that they can stretch and allow sexual intercourse or the passage of a baby during childbirth.

Lubrication is an important factor in facilitating sexual intercourse, one of the factors in women’s arousal being a significant increase in the amount of lubricating fluid. This has the function of making the vagina more slippery, protecting the vaginal walls from friction and chafing that might otherwise occur.

Natural female lubrication has a slight neutral scent, which can become stronger during arousal. As with virtually everything in the human body, every woman is different and will experience different “normal” amounts of lubrication. 1  There is a tendency for the amount of lubrication to increase during childbearing years and then decrease during menopause.

Vaginal dryness

Although the vagina has its own lubrication mechanism, every woman sometimes encounters problems caused by too little lubricating fluid in her life.
This vaginal dryness can be caused by irritation or decreased estrogen after menopause. Dry vaginas can be uncomfortable and cause problems, especially for women who are sexually active.
Fortunately, vaginal moisturizers and artificial lubrication can easily solve these problems. Long-term help in the form of hormone replacement therapy may also be an option. Consult your doctor to discuss which treatment is best suited to your needs.

Natural remedies to relieve vaginal dryness

Factors such as breastfeeding, menstruation, menopause, stress, or smoking can cause this uncomfortable discomfort in women.

 

1.Chamomile

This plant not only helps digestion but due to its anti-inflammatory capacity, it can be used to bathe in the genital area to reduce irritation and itching.

Chamomile

Sitz baths with an infusion of chamomile act as a natural soothing against this irregularity caused by the decrease in estrogen in menopause. The anti-inflammatory properties it contains help soothe irritation and itchiness.

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of chamomile leaves and flowers
  • 1 liter of water.

To prepare it, you only have to bring a liter of water to a boil and, when it reaches a boil, add the two handfuls of chamomile leaves and flowers.

 

 

2. Tea tree oil

The product has antibacterial properties, so a few drops a day will help eliminate bacteria that change the vaginal pH, as well as dry and unpleasant odors.

tea tree essential oil

 

In some cases, bacteria can develop this alteration and also generate a bad smell. To combat it, tea tree oil could be one of the best solutions. This essential oil has an antibacterial action that fights infections to reduce symptoms.

However,  it is important not to use it in the vagina, because it could cause burning, itching, or related problems.

You can try to relieve vaginal dryness with any of these remedies. However,  it is always a good idea to consult a doctor, since it can be caused by some type of infection.

 

 

3 Turmeric

Turmeric extract contains antibacterial properties that improve vaginal discharge. It is recommended to add it to food in stew or infusion.

turmeric

Turmeric has antibacterial properties, so it could be an ally to recover vaginal discharge when dryness is caused by some type of viral infection. Its regular consumption in the diet is an unproven way to prevent this alteration, but it can also be prepared as a remedy to combat it.

 

 

Ingredients

  • turmeric extract
  • Milk

Preparation

  • Mix the turmeric extract with the milk until you get a paste.
  • Apply it to the vaginal area and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing with plenty of water.

 

4. Yogurt

YogurtYogurt

This product not only provides benefits to the digestive system, but its properties can also relieve eczema and skin conditions. For vaginal health, eating yogurt can help prevent dryness and infection.

 

 

5. Calendula

 

The flower was used in ancient times to regulate menstruation and relieve pain during the cycle. Although its use in this area is limited, it helps to heal wounds or soothe irritated skin in the vaginal area. Calendula is part of the 10 home remedies to cure bunions.

Calendula

Ingredients

  • 100 grams of calendula
  • 100 grams of mallow
  • 5 liters of water

Preparation

  • Place the two plants to macerate in five liters of water for at least 12 hours.
  • Strain the liquid and heat it and make sitz baths.

 

6. Aloe vera

 

It is an excellent natural moisturizer, and its benefits for vaginal health are the same as for the rest of the skin. It is one of the most useful products to control dryness.

aloe vera

The gel that contains the aloe vera plant would be an excellent moisturizer to combat dryness and restore the natural pH of the vagina. However, the information that has been found about it is contradictory and limited, so there is not enough scientific evidence.

To enhance its effects, it is good to mix it with a little milk, which provides lactic acid, necessary to regulate the bacterial flora.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid milk (10 ml)

 

Preparation

  • Prepare a mixture of aloe vera gel with milk and apply it to the affected area.
  • Repeat the treatment every day for good results.

 

 

 

7.Sesame oil

It has not been proven that it works as a natural lubricant, nor that it is completely safe and suitable for regulating the humidity of the vaginal area. Check with your doctor first, and if you have his go-ahead, here are the ingredients:

Sesame oil

Ingredients:

6 drops of sesame oil
1 piece of cotton

preparation:

Moisten the cotton with sesame oil and then apply it to the affected area with a light massage.
Repeat a week in a row.

 

 

 

8. Hyaluronic acid

 

Due to its ability to attract and retain moisture, it is a powerful humectant. It is found naturally in foods such as potatoes or spinach and is also part of human tissue. That is why it is used in cosmetic treatments to deeply hydrate the affected tissues.

Hyaluronic acid

In addition, this substance provides elasticity to the vaginal mucosa and there are currently innovative technologies that allow hyaluronic acid to penetrate the deepest layers of the vaginal mucosa, to hydrate and repair the area for longer.

 

 

9. Gotu Kola

It is a kind of plant in traditional Chinese medicine, due to its powerful healing ability, it has become part of medicines and health products to treat various symptoms.

Asiatic spark

In the vaginal mucosa, yucca cola has the function of recovery and regeneration, this characteristic allows it to prevent external aggressions (compression, hair removal), vaginitis or changes in the vaginal microbiota during the perimenopausal and postmenopausal, postoperative and postpartum periods, etc.

 

10. BioEcolia

It is a probiotic obtained from natural sugar, sucrose, and maltose. It is used to protect and stimulate the skin’s defenses and balance the microbiota or vaginal flora.

This probiotic can be combined with other ingredients to moisturize and heal, it is very suitable for treating physiological and pathological conditions that affect health, reduce vaginal discharge and cause irritation and discomfort; itching in the vulvar area, etc.

 

 

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