Leucorrhoea (Sweta Pradara)

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Leucorrhoea - Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment

Leucorrhoea is a whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge and 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 go by time to time, this vaginal discharge keeps coming for many days it becomes more in volume, foul-smelling with colour changes. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA assures the best natural solution for Leucorrhoea through the combination of Ayurveda and Yoga. 


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.

Types of Leucorrhoea

  • Physiological Leucorrhoea: Physiological Leucorrhoea is not a major problem but it should be treated early. It occurs during pregnancy by increased blood flow to the vagina because of increased estrogen level.
  • Inflammatory Leucorrhoea: This type of Inflammatory Leucorrhoea occurs due to inflammation of vaginal mucosa. The vaginal discharge becomes yellowish in color with some odor and it could be a sign of organic bacterial infection.
  • Parasitic Leucorrhoea: It occurs due to trichomonas vaginalis and symptoms are seen like itching, burning sensation with white or yellow, thick, frothy vaginal discharge.

Ayurvedic Reference of Leucorrhoea - Shwetpradara

Ayurvedic Classification of Leucorrhoea - Shwetpradara

Pradara is an unusual vaginal discharge and it a common health problem by most of the women. It is considered as a disease, but it is a symptom. The Aggravated Kapha Dosha produces white and painless vaginal discharge due to the Dominance of its liquid property by vitiating the Rasa dhatu of the reproductive system.

  • Vataj Pradara: In Vataj Pradara vaginal discharge is dry, frothy, like flesh washed water with pain.
  • Pittaj Pradara: In Pittaj Pradara vaginal discharge is in white or yellowish or in different colour with burning sensation. Vaginal secretion is in more amount.
  • Kaphaj Pradara: In Kaphaj Pradara discharge is in pale colour.
  • Sannipatic Pradara: In Sannipatic Pradara shows combinations of all Pradara and vaginal discharge is like ghee or honey with bad odor.
  • Rakta Pradara: Heavy menstrual vaginal bleeding. It also comes under Pradara rog.

Causes of Leucorrhoea - Shwetpradara

  • 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 - Shwetpradara

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

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Diet Management in Leucorrhoea - Shwetpradara

Do’s (Pathya): Consume,

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

Don’ts (Apathya): Avoid

  • 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 - Shwetpradara

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

Yoga Asanas are,

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


Ayurvedic Treatment for Leucorrhoea - Shwetpradara

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

Internal Medicines

Internal medicine should be consumed under Ayurvedic Physicians guidance only.

  • Ashokarishtha
  • Chandanasav
  • Pradarantakrasa

  • Trivang Bhasma
  • Pushyanug Churna
  • Bola Parpati

Purification Therapy for Leucorrhoea - Shwetpradara

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

  • Nabhivarti
  • Nabhilepan
  • Yonidhavan

  • Dhupana,
  • Pichu

Single Herb for Leucorrhoea - Shwetpradara

  • 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.)


  1. Charaka Chikitsasthanam by Agnivesha Chapter 30, Yonivyapat Chikitsa, Shloka 21-22
  2. Shastri Vidya Shri Laxmipati, Shastri Bhisagratna Pandit Sri Brahma Sankar., Editors. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan; 2004. Yogaratnakar edited with Vidyotini Hindi Commentary.
  3. Shastri Ambika Dutt., editor. Su. Sha. 13th ed. 55. Vol. 5. Varanasi: Chaukhambha; 2002. Sushruta Samhita of Maharishi Sushruta edited with Ayurvedatattva – Sandipika Hindu Commentary.
  4. Tiwari P. Ayurvediya Prasutitantra evam Striroga. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Varanasi: Chaukhambha; 1999. p. 267.

Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta (B.A.M.S., M.H.A.)

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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