Natural Remedies For Bacterial Vaginosis: Teas
There are several types of teas that serve as excellent natural remedies for bacterial vaginosis. Drinking tea when you have a bacterial vaginosis infection has the added benefit of increasing your water intake which can help your body wash away the infection.
Traditional kombucha tea is a fermented black tea or fermented green tea. The probiotics that are used to culture this tea are called “the mother” and they consist of a whole host of probiotic bacteria and fungi. Sipping on a cold bottle of kombucha tea can be a soothing way to relieve your bacterial vaginosis, especially in hot summer weather. Besides the beneficial probiotics, you’ll also get a heavy dose of folate (natural folic acid) and other B vitamins. These help the probiotics get established as colonies in your vagina.
Peppermint tea is most famous for calming the nerves and the stomach. However, it is also an excellent antibacterial agent and it has a good amount of vitamin C and folate to boot! If you are not a hot tea person, you can try brewing some up and then chilling it to drink as ice tea. This is delicious on a warm summer evening while listening to the frogs and crickets sing their songs. Actually, any herbal tea in the mint family will help heal a bacterial vaginosis infection. These include spearmint, apple mint, chocolate mint, thyme, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and sage. The more you seep the tea, the more benefit it will have. Fresh leaves mint leaves also make a more potent bacterial vaginosis tea!
It seems like goldenseal tea has ascended again in popularity as it is being added lately to many herbal tea blends sold in grocery stores. Goldenseal tea is known to bring out the medicinal qualities of other herbs. You can sometimes find it blended with mints. Goldenseal tea has antibacterial properties that can be a natural remedy for bacterial vaginosis.
Pau d’arco Tea
Pau d’arco tea is an ancient South American natural remedy that has recently been rediscovered among natural health practitioners. It is made from the inner bark of the Tabebuia tree. This tea is quite effective as an antimicrobial agent.
As with many natural remedies for bacterial vaginosis, it is best to take a broad holistic approach and not just depend on one type of tea to cure bacterial vaginosis. It is best to drink a variety of teas that are known to have antibacterial effects. In this way, you will achieve a synergistic effect to curing bacterial vaginosis.