Leucorrhoea – Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment

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Leucorrhoea is a whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge and the usual one is caused by estrogen imbalance. Almost all women experience vaginal discharge. This is a natural function of the body to maintain a healthy vagina and flush out harmful microorganisms. The amount of discharge may increase due to the vaginal infection and it is associated with irritation. It comes and goes from time to time, this vaginal discharge keeps coming for many days it becomes more in volume, and foul-smelling with color changes.

In Ayurveda Leucorrhoea is termed as Shwetpradara (Shwet means White and Pradara means discharge from Vagina). Excessive vaginal white discharge with symptoms like burning sensation, itching in vaginal part, body pain, and tiredness is written in Ayurveda as Shwetpradara and in Leucorrhoea shows similar signs and symptoms.

Causes of Leucorrhoea

The main causes include:-

  • Wrong Food Combinations 
  • Repeated Abortions
  • Suppression of Natural Urges like Vomiting
  • Overeating of cold, heavy-to-digest, and sweet food items
  • Day Time Sleep After Lunch
  • Unhygienic
  • Injury
  • Weightlifting
  • Long Walk
  • Stress
  • Frequent Consuming Food items which can cause indigestion

Symptoms of Leucorrhoea

Symptoms include:-

  • White or Yellow vaginal discharge
  • Itching, Pricking, Burning Pain
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion

Ayurvedic Reference of Leucorrhoea

Ayurvedic Reference of Leucorrhoea
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Ayurvedic Treatment for Leucorrhoea

Ayurveda has advised treatment for Leucorrhoea. Ayurvedic treatment of leucorrhoea includes internal medicines as well as external therapies.

Internal Medicines for Leucorrhoea

Internal medicine should be consumed under Ayurvedic Physicians’ guidance only.

  • Ashokarishtha
  • Chandanasav
  • Pradarantakrasa
  • Trivang Bhasma
  • Pushyanug Churna
  • Bola Parpati

Purification Therapy for Leucorrhoea

It can improve the efficiency of Medicines to fight back against chronic ailments and eliminate toxins from the body.

  • Nabhivarti
  • Nabhilepan
  • Yonidhavan
  • Dhupana,
  • Pichu

Single Herb for Leucorrhoea

  • Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry)
  • Chopchini (Smilax china)
  • Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa Roxb)
  • Shalmali (Salamalia malabarica Schott)
  • Musta (Cyperus rotundus Linn)
  • Sariva (Hemidesmus-indicus Schult)
  • Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza Glabra Linn)
  • Nagakesara (Mesua Ferrea Linn)
  • Daruharidra (Berberis Aristata Dc.)
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Diet Management in Leucorrhoea

Pathya (Do’s)

  • Red Spinach
  • Green Gram
  • Dates (Dry Fruit)
  • Cow Ghee
  • Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
  • Ash gourd etc.

Apathya (Don’ts)

  • Alcohol Intake
  • Wrong Food Combinations
  • Night Awakening
  • Dry and Junk Food
  • Riding the Vehicle and Horse Riding
  • Exhaustion etc.
  • Excess Sexual Indulgence

Yoga and Aasnas for Leucorrhoea

Leucorrhoea is a by-product of an unhealthy lifestyle in terms of Food, Stress, and Lack of Exercise. With the help of Yoga Asanas and Pranayama can reduce Stress, Anxiety and Improves body function.

  • Parvatasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Vajrasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Bhadrasana
  • Bhujangasana.
  • Pranayama – Bramari pranayama and Meditations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What’s the cause of Leucorrhoea?

Answer: Abnormal Leucorrhoea is mostly due to the infections.

Question: Does Leucorrhoea causes weakness?

Answer: When infection is there, it can cause dizziness and weakness.

Question: Can Ayurveda treat Leucorrhoea?

Answer: Yes, Ayurveda can treat Leucorrhoea.

Question: Ayurveda gives Chemical free treatment?

Answer: Yes, Ayurveda gives Chemical Free treatment.

Question: Which Ayurvedic herbs are useful in Leucorrhoea?

Answer: Some Ayurvedic herbs such as: Ashok, Lodhra, Shatavari etc. are effective in leucorrhoea.

Question: What is leucorrhoea according to Ayurveda?

Answer: Excessive vaginal discharge having symptoms such as itching, burning sensation, weakness etc. is explained as Shwet Pradara in Ayurveda.

Question: What is the Ayurvedic treatment of Leucorrhoea?

Answer: Ayurvedic treatment of Leucorrhoea includes Brumhana (nourishing treatment) to improve strength, nutrition and immunity and Stambhan (to stop the excessive flow).

Question: What are the complications of Leucorrhoea?

Answer: Some vatic complaints, giddiness, syncope, debility, giddiness, anaemia etc. are the complications of long -term white discharge.


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Dr. Gupta’s IAFA has successfully managing a wide range of Gynecology related conditions with the help of Ayurveda and Yoga.  All the measures used by Dr. Gupta’s IAFA are completely natural friendly to add safe healing to all our followers. 

Reach us and get cured naturally!!!

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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