It refers to
persistent mucous discharge in the absence of menstruation. It is due to
the dysfunction of the extra-ordinary Ching and Ren Channels and
weakness of the Qi of the Dai Channel.
White discharge is due to insufficiency of qi and presence of damp. It is thin, whitish with an odour.
Yellow discharge is due to the downward infusion of damp-heat.It is pinkish or deep yellow with a foetid odour.
Symptom of Leucorrhoea
In addition to the whitish discharge from the vagina, the patient of
Leucorrhoea feels weak and tired. She also suffers from pain in the
lumbar region and the calves and a dragging sensation in the abdomen.
Other symptoms of Leucorrhoea are:
• frequent headaches and
• Intense itching.
• Low back pain
In the chronic form, the patient of Leucorrhoea feels irritable and develops black patches under the eyes.
Causes of Leucorrhoea
The common local causes of leucorrhoea are:
• Trichomonal vaginitis
• Monilial vaginitis and
• Infections from bacteria, fungi or other parasites. Urinary tract infections are also very common female discharge causes.
• Injuries or trauma to the vagina, the womb or the cervix, which is very common during pregnancy
• Lack of cleanliness or poor hygienic measures
• Irritation from objects like an intrauterine contraceptive device
• The use of sprays, lubricants or jellies
• Contraceptives used by men or women which could cause irritation
• Sexually transmitted diseases
• Following a diet that is low on nutrition
Leucorrhoea in young girls
In young girls, leucorrhoea may occur during the few years before and
after the start of the menstrual flow. It may be due to an irritation of
the genital organs caused by various factors such as dirt, soiled under
garments, intestinal worms and excessive mental stimulation of sex or
masturbation. Some excess secretion is normal when the girl reaches
puberty, due to over activity in her sex glands and organs. This usually
disappears within a short time. In young women, leucorrhoea may occur
during menstrual periods, due to thickening of the mucous membrane in
the reproductive organs. Such a discharge is associated with painful
menstruation and other menstrual disorders.
1. Mango seeds are valuable in leucorrhoea. A teaspoon of the paste of
the decorticated kernel of mango can be applied inside the vagina with
2. papaya leaves is used to treat vaginal
discharge(Leucorrhoea), due to puerperal fever, launched menstruation,
and breast milk. Take a papaya leaves, one piece of reed grass roots,
fennel pulosari taste. Furthermore, papaya leaves finely chopped, then
boiled with other ingredients with 1.5 liters of filtered water until
boiling and then drink one glass once a day and carried out regularly.
3. Fenugreek seeds are valuable in leucorrhoea. They should be taken
internally in the form of tea and also used as a douche. For a douche,
the solution should be much stronger than tea. Two tablespoons of
fenugreek seeds should be put into a liter of cold water and allowed to
simmer for half an hour over a low flame. The decoction should then be
strained and used as a douche.
4. The leaves of the walnut tree
contain astringent chemicals. A decoction of the fresh leaves can be
beneficially used as a douche in the treatment of leucorrhoea.
5. Cold hip bath: Similarly a cold hip bath twice a day is also useful in removing the morbid matter.
6. Rice-wash is very useful for douching.
Diet: Non-vegetarian diet like fish, chicken, eggs should be avoided
for some days. Instead fresh green vegetables, milk, and ghee should be
Water treatment is extremely beneficial in curing
leucorrhoea. A cold hip bath taken twice a day, for ten minutes at a
time, will help relieve congestion in the pelvic region and facilitate
quick elimination of morbid matter. A warm vaginal douche at 30° C to
40° C is beneficial for general cleaning and elimination of the purulent
discharge. The procedure is to fill the douche can with one and a half
litres of warm water and hang it at a level of three feet above the
body. The patient should lie with the hips slightly raised above the
body level, and the special nozzle applied for this purpose should be
oiled and inserted slowly into the vagina. The flow can be regulated by
the small valve of the nozzle.
Reflexology : 1,3,8,11-16,21,28,22,23,37,26
Meridian Points : Sp6,Li11,P6,Cv-3,6,Gb-26,27,Ub32,23,Liv-5,Sp-9