5 natural remedies to clear away unpleasant vaginal odor without using medications
Natural Remedies to Help Treat Vaginal Odor
1. Baking soda
Baking soda can be a very efficient ingredient to balance the pH value in one’s body. Once the pH value is in balance, the vaginal odor problem may disappear naturally.
a. Add one-half cup of baking soda to your bathwater.
b. Soak your lower body in it for about 20 minutes.
c. Dry yourself thoroughly with a clean towel.
2. White vinegar
White vinegar can break down odor proteins powerfully so as to neutralize odors. Besides, it can also help restore PH levels in the vagina.
a. Mix one-half cup each of white vinegar and salt in lukewarm bath water.
b. Soak in it for a few minutes.
c. Follow this remedy several times a week.
Garlic is another natural material to deal with vaginal infections as well as vaginal odor because of the antifungal properties presented in it.
a. You can eat it in raw or cooked form on a daily basis.
b. Try to put a piece of garlic in the vagina for an hour or two everyday or a few times a week.
As neem contains some antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties, it can also be used to fight vaginal infections and get rid of vaginal odors.
a. Boil a handful of neem leaves in a pan of water.
b. Strain and allow it to cool.
c. Use this solution to rinse the vaginal area daily for a few days or a week.
5. Citrus foods
Citrus foods are rich in vitamin C, so it can be helpful to eliminate harmful toxins in one’s body so as to prevent vaginal odor. The citrus foods include oranges, lemons, pineapples, sweet lime, etc.
If one’s vaginal odor issue is severe that home remedies don’t work, it is suggested to consult a doctor and get treatments as soon as possible. Anti-fungal medication is the most common antibiotic to suppress the infection. However, as we all know, antibiotics will cause drug resistance that means it may relieve the symptoms in certain time but may occur recurrently if patients stop taking it. From the point of view of TCM, vaginal odor is mainly caused by obstruction of Qi and blood circulation. As a result, herbal medicine of Fuyan Pill maybe a good option with the great function of promoting blood circulation and eliminating bacteria.