The vagina. It is one of the most delicate and precious parts of our body, and requires special care and attention.
We need to monitor for weird growths like bumps to foul smells, and maintain proper hygiene. Healthy vaginas have bacteria. I know it’s gross, bit it’s true. However, these bacteria are not harmful; instead, they protect the vagina from infections.
Ayurvedic Take On Vaginal Hygiene
Almost all of us experience a certain amount of white vaginal discharge, i.e., leucorrhoea, also referred to as Shwetapradara as per Ayurveda. This is our body’s natural way of cleansing, guarding, and lubricating the vagina against any bacterial infection.
However, in excess, it can cause weakness and lethargy. According to Ayurveda, it is generally caused due to excessive intake of oily, heavy, or sweet food, which can cause an aggravation of kapha dosha. This increased kapha dosha impairs the Rasa Dhatu, i.e., the nutrient plasma in the vaginal tract that ultimately leads to a painless discharge from the vagina or other infections.
People with aggravated pitta and vata doshas are more likely to suffer from vaginal irritations or infections, whereas people with aggravated pitta and kapdha doshas are more likely to suffer from yeast infections.
Staying healthy and comfortable down there is not always quick and easy, especially when there are so many factors that can cause an infection. Our vagina is home to a special community of bacteria that protects it from infections. This intimate part requires special TLC, and to help you out, we are sharing some simple tips that can help you maintain a healthy vagina.