Easy DIY herbal Vaginal Douche
I remembered growing up in the Caribbean watching women douching when I was a little girl; I was about nine or 10 years old. The women elders in my community use to prepared herbal douches for women who had vaginal discharge, infection or who had just giving birth a few days prior...
I used to observe the eldest woman sending a group of young women to go collect herbs. The girls would come back and hand a mixture of bundle herbs to the older woman who had sent them. Sometimes if the group of girls had gotten the wrong herbs, the older woman would send them back until they had gotten the correct herb. The older women would examine the herbs before boiling them in this tall white pot. This natural herbal vaginal douching was for women who had given birth or had some form of vaginal infection.
How the herbal douche was performed.
A woman wearing a long dress would sit on the bucket boiled herbs that was steeped for about 10-15 minutes covering it with her dress, this allowed the herbal stem to rise up her vagina; she would sit on the bucket for 15-20 minutes. This was done during early morning or during nighttime before going to bed. She would repeat the herbal douche once or twice during the same week within 2 to 3 days apart. So the stuff that were used for the douche: a long dress, a tall pot or bucket to pour the boiled herbs and to sit on, and the douche was done early in the morning or in the evening before going to bed.
For vaginitis, vaginal discharge or vaginal infection a douche can be very effective; that is a vaginal douche, not for hygiene purposes, but douching as a vaginal therapy can be extremely beneficial. Here is how to do a natural vaginal douche that you can do on your own at your own home. Now douching is only necessary for vaginal infection, not for personal hygiene.
Making your douche with natural herbs should be steeped in water that was boiled and let cool down until you are ready to use it. Keep in mind that there are many herbs that are useful in doing an herbal douche; this is just one out of many ways of making a herbal douche.
Add 4-8 ounces of diluted vinegar to a pint of distilled water.
Add 4-8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide and 1 ounce of bayberry myrtle to 1 pint water.
Mix equal amount of herbs of chamomile, sage, or red raspberry leaf, and or wintergreen.
Add one 1-2 cups of boiling water (hot); steep the water for about 5-25 minutes, then strain. You may need to add some more hot or warm water to get the full amount that you'll need.
This douche is used to soothe, heal, and for abnormal discharges.
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