Leucorrhoea is an inflammation of the vagina caused by a proliferation of unwanted bacteria or fungi, which can have a variety of causes. Symptoms ofen include a thick white or yellow discharge and severe itching of the vaginal area.
Pruritis or itching is an irritating condition which generally accompanies any type of mild vaginal infection.
As a sitz bath, add 8-10 drops of lavender oil to a bowl or shallow bath of warm water and soak for 5-10 minutes.
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Bathe daily, adding 8-10 drops of lavender to the bath water as a general antiseptic measure.
Make up a 1 per cent lavender ointment – using a hypo-allergenic bland cream base (see instructions pages). Apply to the affected area as required.
In addition, avoid tight clothing, nylon underwear and harsh bubble baths; take garlic capsules and keep tea, coffee, alcohol and spices to a minimum. Bergamot, sandalwood and especially tea tree may also be used to treat mild vaginal infections in the same manner as lavender.