Vaginal Steam Herbs (Womb Wellness)
Vaginal Steam baths bring heat to the womb. The combination of herbs work to promote cleansing, and make supple the vaginal and uterine tissues. With moist heat opens the pores of the tissues it comes into contact with.
Women who may benefit from a vagi-steam would be those with the following conditions: uterine fibroids, painful menstruation, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse, irregular menstrual cycles, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, reproductive adhesion/scar tissue, previous vaginal tear or episiotomy, and dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.
Promoting overall health and wellness. Increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs. Hydrating and toning the pelvic area. Regulating the menstrual cycle, may reduce hemorrhoids and even cleansing and making supple the uterine tissues.
*Rosemary: Increases circulation to the reproductive organs, aids in clearing out of old fluids, is also antiseptic and purifying.
*Lavender: One of the most relaxing herbs, calms the mind and body. Nourishing to the nervous system. It is antiseptic to the vaginal tissues. It is also an antispasmodic, aiding in healthy uterine function.
*Oregano: Used to bring on menses. Increases scanty flow. This herb is used for its antiseptic, stimulating and strengthening qualities. Oregano is a wonderful herb for aiding in prevention of infection.
*Calendula is used to induce perspiration, cleansing of the vaginal tissues. It is also healing to wounds. Calendula officinalis aids in the healing of tight scarred tissues of the labia and perineum due to episiotomy, or vaginal tear. Note: Do not steam an open wound, this could cause pain and swelling.
*Raspberry Leaf: is useful for vaginal dryness and overall health. Red raspberry is a for women post-partum to restore balance and health to the reproductive organs.
*Rose petals: Rose petals are gentle and astringent to tissues of the genitals. Rose is a relaxing and uplifting herb.
*Motherwort is used to promote delayed menstruation. Emmenagogues like motherwort are indicated when there is scanty menstruation or cramps associated with delayed menstruation.
*Chamomile is a relaxing and uplifting herb. It calms the mind and body. Chamomile works well for wound healing and skin irritations.
In some cases a woman should not do vagi-steam:
Do not do during your period, if you have a vaginal infection, open wounds, sores, or blisters, do not do if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant. If you have genital piercings, take them out, the heat will cause the piercing to burn you.
Note: Do not use essential oils in your vagi-steam bath, this is because they may burn the delicate tissues of the genitals.
*pour 4 cups of water (preferably purified water) into a medium-size pot.
*Place a handful of fresh herbs (about a quarter cup) into the water. Bring water to a soft boil (with the lid on) for five minutes.
*Turn off the heat and steep for another five minutes with the lid on. Pour the contents of liquid into a bowl you've placed in your toilet.
*Wave your hand eight to ten inches over the herbal water to make sure it's not too hot.
*Remove your underwear and sit on the seat above the steaming water.
*Drape a large blanket or sheet around your waist and down to the floor to make sure no steam escapes.
*Keep yourself warm by wearing something on your feet (socks, slippers) and neck.
*You do not want any cold to get into your body while you are trying to warm it.
*You should feel a warm, rolling heat for about ten to 12 minutes.
*When the steam dies down, dump the water into the toilet.
*If it has cooled too much you'll need to reheat it, but test again before sitting over the steam.
This should last for several steams
**These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.