Bacterial Vaginosis
What Triggers BV

Bacterial vaginosis aka bacterial viginitis is a vaginal infection that produces abnormal vaginal discharge. It is the most common reproductive tract infection in women of child bearing age.  In fact it is twice as common as vaginal yeast infection.

BV is not sexually transmitted. Therefore it is not considered an STD, but having BV can increase your chance of getting STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea.

You cannot get viginitis from toilet seats, bed sheets and swimming pools.

Bacterial vaginosis rarely affects women who have never had sex.  

What Triggers BV

A healthy vagina has just the right amount of yeast and natural good bacteria complementing each other.

The good bacteria (hydrogen peroxide producing lactobacilli) help to maintain the best acidic environment in the internal vaginal anatomy. It inhibits the growth of harmful or anaerobic bacteria.

When this acidity level is not in balance, the “bad bacteria "starts to multiply”. When the population of the “bad bacteria” outnumbers the good ones, BV or bacterial viginitis sets in.

This normal balance of bacteria can be offset by:-

  • Vaginal douching
  • IUD (intrauterine device) as birth control
  • Antibiotics
  • Hysterectomy or D & C (dilation and curettage)
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women with a new sexual partner or multiple sexual partners

Bacterial Vaginosis Symptoms

  1. Abnormal grey, frothy vaginal discharge
  2. Pain, itching and burning outside the vulva
  3. Unpleasant odor – fishy smell especially after sex and menses

Natural Treatments

Rather than taking antibiotics, I prefer to treat bacterial viginitis with home and herbal remedies.

Because antibiotics treat the symptoms and not the cause of BV. Medication kills the “bad bacteria” that are present.  It fails to reverse the primary cause of the infection, which is to restore the “good bacteria.”

Probiotics, herbal supplements and home-based washes not only cure but they nip the problem at the bud.

The following holistic methods solve the root cause of the problem. When you treat the cause, recurrence is rare.


Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that guard against harmful micro-organisms in the vagina.

But antibiotics, spermicides, birth control pills and improper vaginal hygiene can disturb the system.

Washing the vagina daily with a probiotic mousse can restore the balance of microflora. This mousse can help to prevent common vaginal health problems such as bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infection (candida).

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Herbal Supplements, Washes and Diet

GarlicGarlic –Garlic contains Allicin which is a powerful antibiotic. But unlike antibiotics, allicin only kills the bad bacteria.  So your good bacteria is safe. Include lots of raw garlic in your diet. 

Tea Tree OilTTTTea Tree Oil– You can cleanse the vagina with tea tree oil.  It can relief the itching and burning sensation. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in a cup of water.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Drink apple cider vinegar by mixing a tablespoon of it in a glass of water. Vinegar help to maintain an acidic environment in the vagina. The good bacteria will thrive.

Or you can add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to your bath tub. Soak in the warm bath for twenty minutes.  This relieves the discomforts of bacterial vaginosis. For convenience you can use this wash.

Cranberry- cranberry detoxifies and strengthens the body’s immune system. Thereby keeping many vaginal infections as well as UTI (urinary tract infection) at bay.

Probiotic Rich Foods - Eat more kefir, plain yogurt, miso, dark chocolate, bananas, tomatoes, artichokes and sourdough bread. These are good sources of Lactobacilli.

You can also insert a tampon dipped in plain yogurt inside the vagina.  It helps to to increase the populace of the “good bacteria” (lactobacilli).

Herbal Vagina Wand

vagina wand to get rid of vaginal discharge, odor and itching

This black vagina wand is effective in getting rid of excessive vaginal discharge, itching and odor cause by BV.

Click here for instructions on how to use it.

1 box for USD28; 2 boxes for USD50 only!

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Seek Medical Treatment

Other than being unpleasant and uncomfortable, BV is not dangerous. But, if symptoms do not resolve on its own within a week or two, see a doctor. It could be STDs such as Chlamydia and gonorrhea.

DO NOT home treat BV if you are a pregnant. Get medical advice. Bacterial vaginosis can cause child birth complications. There is a higher chance of a premature baby.

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