Natural Treatments of Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and Candidiasis

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis are diseases that are so common in women aged 13-35 years. Many times they are confused as sexually transmitted diseases but they are not. BV is a disease of the vagina that occurs as a result of imbalance of naturally occurring bacteria while candidiasis is a fungal infection which occurs as a result of a fungus known as Candida.

Candidias is affects a lot of areas compared to BV which only affects the vagina. Candidiasis can affect the mouth, skin, genitals, throat and blood.


Causes of Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Multiple sexual partners
  • Having a new sexual partner
  • Bathing with strong soaps
  • Douching
  • Smoking
  • Some of the birth control methods

Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Abnormal discharge is the main symptom
  • A grayish white and thin vaginal discharge. The discharge usually has a foul “fishy” vaginal odor
  • Some women experience vaginal itching and burning during urination. It is a very rare symptom
  • Pain after sexual intercourse

Causes of Candidiasis

  • Wearing tight clothes
  • Wearing dump underwear or not changing the undergarments
  • Consuming antibiotics that kill normal flora
  • Warm climatic conditions
  • Poor hygiene
  • Low immunity due to some medical conditions

Symptoms of Candidiasis

  • Thick cheese like vaginal discharge
  • Thrush in the mouth
  • Itchiness in the vagina
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

These two infections make women feel so uncomfortable especially because of the discharge and to some it could be a life time problem in that it keeps on recurring. The common mistakes such victims make is continuously using antibiotics which in turn do not help them in any way.

Natural ways of treating Bacterial Vaginosis and Candidiasis

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a natural cure to Bacterial Vaginosis and Candidiasis. Simply add a cup or two to your bathing water. Mix it thoroughly then bath. Apple cider vinegar is an anti-toxin it therefore kills any toxins that lead to the development of this infections. It also helps to combat the fishy like smell from the vagina.

Natural Yogurt

Natural yogurt or what is mostly known as plain yogurt is an effective remedy in getting rid of these infections. Simply include a cup of yoghurt daily in your meals or you can also apply it in your vagina for better results. Yogurt assists in eliminating the foul odor too.


Garlic has antibacterial and some antifungal properties that help in fighting such infections. You can make a paste out of the garlic and place it around the vagina or wrap the garlic with a piece of material and insert it inside the vagina for some not forget to remove it. It gets rid of these infections.


There are herbs like tracheal which eliminate bacteria from the body. These herbs can be consumed by boiling it then you drink the extract they will cleanse your body off the toxins that cause infections.

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