9 Effective Home Remedies for Bacterial Vaginitis

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The home remedies for bacterial vaginitis include yogurt, tea, cold water, neem powder, garlic, turmeric, tracheal, vegetable juice, cedar oil, and a number of other easy components that can provide great results.

Bacterial vaginitis is curable by taking a few simple precautions. Home remedies prove to be substantially more helpful in dealing with the symptoms of bacterial vaginitis.

Home Remedies for Bacterial Vaginitis

The home remedies have been described in greater detail below.


Being antifungal in nature, turmeric powder dissolved in milk can be drunk daily until the symptoms subside. According to research published in PLOS, exposure to curcumin present in turmeric damages bacterial membrane.

Cold Water

A cloth soaked in cold water can be laid across the affected area to obtain relief from redness and swelling due to constriction of the blood vessels. This is the simplest home remedy for getting rid of pain and that burning sensation.

Neem Powder

Neem has excellent antibacterial properties and is always recommended in cases of dermatological problems. Taking neem powder can eliminate the bacteria from the vaginal site.


Garlic can either be taken raw as capsules (1-2 each day) or applied directly on or around the vagina. Peeled garlic clove is wrapped in a gauze and can be inserted into the vagina. Repeating the treatment after an interval of 3-4 hours helps to reduce the infection.


This natural herb helps remove toxins from the body. One teaspoonful of tracheal dry leaves in a cup of hot water can be drunk as a tea to flush the toxins from your system and reduce the symptoms of the infection.


Take a tea bag, soak it in plain water and let it cool for a while in the refrigerator. The bag can now be applied externally to the affected area to relieve itching.


Cotton plugs soaked in yogurt can either be inserted into the vagina, or yogurt can be directly applied over the affected area. Treatment with yogurt has been clinically investigated and found to be beneficial in the long run as discussed by bacterial vaginosis treatment. Eating a bowl of yogurt every day has also been recommended until the condition disappears. A study published in the Lower Genetical Tract Disease recommended daily consumption of yogurt to prevent bacterial vaginosis. The probiotics present in the yogurt can help in restoring the right balance of bacteria in the vagina. 

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Vegetable Juice

Vegetable juice containing parsley, ginger, and garlic, along with green vegetables, also has a beneficial effect of reducing pain and itching if you are already suffering from bacterial vaginitis.

Cedar oil

Bathing in hot water with a spoonful of salt and a few drops of cedar oil. Cedar oil helps reduce itching very effectively.


In order to keep yourself protected and to stay away from the troublesome symptoms of bacterial vaginitis, you should practice clean toilet hygiene, wash your underwear thoroughly, and take warm baths. Towels, bed sheet, pillows and other items of daily use must be cleaned regularly.

However, despite all of those other remedies, experts agree that the best way to avoid bacterial vaginitis is to include yogurt as an important dietary item every day.

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Meenakshi Nagdeve, Co-Founder, Organic Facts is a health and wellness enthusiast and is responsible for managing it. She has completed the Nutrition And Healthy Living Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Bangalore and B. Tech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from IIT Bombay. Prior to this, she worked for a few years in IT and Financial services. An ardent follower of naturopathy, she believes in healing with foods. In her free time, she loves to travel and taste different types of teas.

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