One of the most common questions asked is.... "what is the difference between vaginitis and a yeast infection?".
First a yeast infection can occur in the mouth, fingernails and toenails as well as in the vagina. Yeast is only one kind of bacterial infection that can happen with the vaginal area. Inflammation, hormonal imbalances, stress, candida overgrowth are all examples of causes of yeast infection and vaginitis.
For a great herbal treatment try Saint-Johns-Wort. While this herb is most often thought of for use with depression it is a natural anti-inflammatory. Since stress is often a contributor to bacterial vaginitis the natural mood lifter can also relieve feelings of stress. Ask your herbalist the different uses of this herb for this condition.
Start eating a more healthy diet. Reduce processed foods, especially white flower and sugar. These contribute to candida... one of the most common causes of vaginitis. Replace these foods with more whole foods including fruits, vegetables, fish and sea vegetation.
A great remedy for bacterial vaginitis caused by candida is apple cider vinegar with mother. While other vinegars are believed to contribute to this condition, orgainic apple vinegar with mother is great for fast relief. The vaginal area can often become to alkaline and the acid in the this vinegar can help bring proper balance to the vaginal area. If you find you have a yeast infection you can also apply this vinegar externally to the vaginal area.
Garlic is a natural antifungal and antibacterial that has many health bringing qualities. Try to include more of this food in your weekly diet. Experiment with different ways of preparing until you find ways that are comfortable for you to include this life giving food. You can also apply this externally. To get the most out of garlic whether eating or applying externally you need to either chew or grate it so that the fluid from inside comes out which has the healthy benefits. For those that just can`t eat the food you can supplement or try a combination of eating and supplementing since real food has other components that work with each other that you don`t find in supplements.
Try Aromatherapy for a relaxing remedy for bacterial vaginitis. Add Tea tree oil to your bath. Place a diffuser with lavender oil in it and enjoy some aromatherapy. The tea tree oil is a natural antifungal and fights infections. The lavender will help you relax and remove any stress which will improve immune function and help you heal naturally.
For a Native American remedy try Goldenseal. This herb is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Many authorities agree that this herb is excellent for conditions affecting the intestines and vagina. Using it as a douche can be very effective for some forms of vaginitis. For internal use take 500 milligram capsules twice daily. You can also take this in tincture form with water two or three times daily. Please consult your herbalist about how to prepare these.
An important remedy for bacterial vaginitis among other health benefits is doing a body detox. Removing toxins from the body will aid the immune system in being able to focus on the most important task of health rather the wasting its resources on a bunch of toxins in the body. Check out our link to learn more about the health benefits of a good body detox.
Since candida overgrowth is often a major contributor to bacterial vaginitis we suggest you do a candida cleanse. If you have ever taken antibiotics, are going through menopause, have been on hormone therapy then you need to do a candida cleanse. The truth is that antibiotics are giving to live stock so you have likely ingested antibiotics even if you don`t know it... if your a meat eater. Take a look at the link and learn how to do a candida cleanse and experience the many benefits it will bring.
To restore balance to body, mind and spirit be sure to eat more fish, whole foods, sea vegetation along with meditation and actively following a spiritual faith of your choosing.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Make the home remedies on this site your first step to a healthy lifestyle.