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Leucorrhoea is a common condition in women, where there is a whitish discharge from the vagina which can be sticky, thick, foul smelling and yellowish or brownish in color. This condition arises when there is abnormality in the reproductive organs in women. Almost all women go through this phase, at least once in their life.

Such secretion of whitish mucus can last for months or years together and become chronic if it is not treated in its initial stage. This condition is generally due to malnutrition or unhygienic practices.

Ayurvedic View:

As per the Ayurveda leucorrhoea is caused by vitiation of kapha in the body.


Symptoms of leucorrhoea are as follows:

  • Whitish discharge from the vagina
  • Pain in abdomen and constipation accompanied with discharge
  • Foul smelling discharge
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Intense itching
  • Frequent head aches
  • Black patches under eyes


There are many causes of leucorrhoea and some of them are as listed here:

  • Infection in tissues
  • Hormonal or metabolic disorder
  • It mainly affects emaciated, weak and anemic women
  • Inflammation in womb
  • Child birth and gonorrhea
  • Thread worms and lack of cleanliness
  • Bacterial or fungal infection

Herbal Remedy:

There are many things a woman suffering from this embarrassing condition can try at home, but it is absolutely necessary to consult a doctor and find the root cause of this disease to get proper remedy in time. Using a various combination of douche can help on removing the irritation and stickiness; this includes a wash with fresh lemon juice or triphala in water. Cold water wash can also help if there is too much sweating in that area. Consumption of high nutritive fruits and vegetables is very important to stop abnormal vaginal discharge.

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