The female vagina withstands a lot; childbirth, menopause, menstruation, sexual intercourse and hormonal changes, all of which make it difficult to gain complete control of your intimate health.
Although the vagina is perfectly self cleansing, there are some factors that may impact how well the vagina is able to function. Factors such as infections, trauma, diet and restrictive clothing may all have an impact on your intimate health, making it difficult for the vagina to carry out its proper function.
Vaginal steaming (also known as a yoni steam) is an ancient herbal remedy that has been practiced by many women across the world for centuries. Originating from Oriental and Arab culture, vaginal steams have since gained huge popularity in the western world.
Utilising powerful herbs such as Mugwort help to support the vaginas function and assist in the cleansing of the uterus, helping to achieve optimal intimate health.
These are the 3 most common signs that may indicate you need a vaginal steam:
1. Painful Menstrual Cramps
During menstruation, the lining of the uterus sheds and is expelled through the vagina. Cramping may result as a sign that old dried blood or blood clots may be stuck whilst trying to pass, making it difficult for the uterus to expel them. A vaginal steam can help regulate menstrual flow, decreasing blood clots and expelling old dried residue that may be stuck which can help alleviate menstrual cramps.
2. Postpartum Cramps
Cramping occurs due to the difficulty the uterus may face in trying to expel unwanted residue. This is the case in postpartum cramping where the uterus tries to expel old pregnancy waste that may be stuck. Vaginal steams can help nourish and cleanse the reproductive organs allowing it to expel excess buildup and residue easily, thus reducing discomfort.
3. Excess Cervical Mucus
Excess cervical discharge may occur due to buildup or an infection in which the vagina tries to fight by expelling this mucus. Vaginal steams work in the same way a steam would work for a blocked nose or cold; relieving congestion and helping to expel the excess mucus and toxins. The herbs used also help to kill bacteria and yeast.
Vaginal steams can help to alleviate these 3 common symptoms and other gynecological concerns including menopause and vaginal dryness due to its ability to improve blood circulation to the intimate area. Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Chrissy Teigen have also adopted this practice to help treat their gynecological concerns.