Yogurt for BV treatment is one of the best known natural remedies for this affliction that affects at least 30% of the American female population at some point in their lives, and as much as 50% of the American female population according to some estimates. BV estimates in other countries are similarly high. Given these BV stats, it appears that BV is so common that every woman should have at least a basic knowledge of what to do to prevent BV and to cure an active BV infection to be ready should they get one.
Yogurt can be used in two ways for BV treatment. It can be used internally to treat an active infection and it can be eaten on a regular basis to help the body maintain a resistance to BV. Read more
Although you may think of BV as just an inconvenient chronic ailment like the common cold, the complications due to BV can be serious. The main risks of untreated BV are as follows:
1. Increased Risk of Contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases
BV increases the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. This is because BV changes the environment of the vagina in such a way as to make it more susceptible to the organisms that cause these STDs. BV also weakens the immune system making it harder to fight off these diseases. In some cases, BV weakens the tissues of the vaginal walls in such a way as to break the skin, and when this happens, a women is more susceptible to STDs. Read more
Sometimes in order for home remedies for BV to really work, you need to first understand some of the science behind why they work. This helps you make the right decisions along the path to recovery. In this post, we will explore how to restore vaginal pH because this is one of the most important elements of keeping BV infections away. Read more
I personally have a great deal of respect for older people. They are full of wisdom because they’ve seen a lot of changes over their lifetime and they have a wiser perspective because of this. My grandmother was always a big influence on my life and so were several of her close friends. I remember how much I used to enjoy listening to them yabber on and on about different things. I probably learned more useful things from listening to them than I did going to graduate school. Here are some things I learned from them on how to cure BV for good. I didn’t know I was learning this at the time but when I started my BV research, and as I studied the life sciences in college, their words of wisdom started to fall into place as being dead on when it comes to curing BV for good! Read more
Some people avoid eating garlic because they think it will make their breath smell. Some people even insist the garlic smell comes through their sweat glands. However, garlic is one of nature’s most potent natural antibiotics. In fact, taking garlic for BV is one of the most effective natural remedies known for this problem. Garlic has many added advantages health wise and it doesn’t come with side effects!
While you can take garlic pills for BV, it is more effective to incorporate garlic into your diet. In particular, fresh mashed or minced raw garlic produces extremely potent natural antibiotics. When garlic is mashed or minced, it releases a chemical called alliin along with an enzyme called alliinase which catalyzes a reaction to produce allicin. Allicin has very powerful anti-bacterial properties and is excellent at curing BV. Read more
Gardnerella vaginalis is a bacteria species that commonly causes bacterial vaginosis (BV). It is usually found in association with several other harmful bacteria when it causes BV. These bacteria include various species of Bacteroides, Mycoplasma, Prevotella, Ureaplasma, Mobiluncus, Atopobium, Megasphaera, Leptotrichia, Ureaplasma, Eggerthella, and BVAB2.
The best Gardnerella natural treatment will simultaneously work against all the harmful bacteria associated with Gardnerella. This natural treatment involves lowering the pH of the vagina to come back within the normal range of 3.5 and 4.5, as the pH of the vagina is usually above 4.5 with a Gardnerella infection. The natural treatment also involves supporting the natural flora of the vagina. Since the natural vaginal flora guard against harmful bacteria invading and proliferating in the vagina, supporting the natural flora is like providing the vagina with armed police officers standing guard. Read more
Since women so frequently come down with BV, it is a fairly frequent topic of conversation to compare home remedies for BV. The last time I was in on this type of conversation, the youngest woman in our circle said she had heard about using povidone-iodine for BV from her elderly neighbor who seem quite knowledgeable about home remedies. She specifically asked, “Does iodine cure BV?”
Honestly, this caused quite a controversy in our circle — more so than any other home remedy for BV mentioned. It seemed the older women were more for it than the younger women who had tried it. One woman said she had tried it and it made her absolutely miserable. Read more
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an infection in the female reproductive organs including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Since PID can lead to infertility and other very serious conditions, many woman who develop a BV infection ask, “Does BV cause pelvic inflammatory disease?”
The short answer is this. BV can and does cause pelvic inflammatory disease. However, and this is important to remember, BV only causes pelvic inflammatory disease in a very tiny percentage of the cases. Moreover, approximately ninety percent of all pelvic inflammatory disease cases are caused by sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and chlamydia. BV is not a sexually transmitted disease and it is caused by different species of bacteria than those that cause gonorrhea, chlamydia, and other STDs. Read more
My personal favorite cure for BV is hydrogen peroxide, along with modifying the diet. However, as the old timers say, there is more than one way to skin a cat. If you don’t have any hydrogen peroxide on hand but you have an old bottle of boric acid collecting dust in the medicine cabinet, you have what you need for a quick and simple BV cure.
By the way, I love cats but the meaning of the expression to accomplish something still applies. Anyway, in the deep south, this expression actually refers to catfish, not furry meow cats! But I digress… Read more