Safe and Effective Natural BV Treatments
BV is caused by changes in vaginal pH will allow harmful bacteria to take over the vagina resulting in the classic symptoms – fishy odor, white or off-white discharge, itching (in some cases) and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Doctors will often prescribe antibiotics for BV and some relief from the symptoms can be obtained by using over the counter products like Vagisil.
However, bacterial vaginosis can be stubborn and difficult to treat, in part because the exact science behind what causes BV is still somewhat of a mystery to the medical community. For that reason, many women have turned to holistic bacterial vaginosis remedies and, in doing so, have found great success in treating their BV long-term. Below are just a few natural BV cures that have proven to be effective.
Echinacea and goldenseal are also highly effective for treating bacterial vaginosis. For echinacea (which is actually excellent for treating all kinds of infection), take 1 to 2 g of dried root or herb, or 2 to 3 mL of liquid tincture, three times per day. Goldenseal, which is sometimes included in echinacea supplements, is also great for fighting vaginal infection. For best results, ingest 500 – 1000 mg three times per day.
Using a combination of natural bv remedies is your best bet for fighting off bacterial vaginosis and preventing it from returning in the future. I hope that you find these suggestions helpful. If you’d like to connect with other BV sufferers and ask questions or share your story, please visit our forum!