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Cure Bacterial Vaginosis: Natural Remedies for BV!

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Olive Leaf Extract   1  0   

Posted by Thankful (Dallas, Tx) on 05/07/2011

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Hey, ladies I want to report on my Olive leaf extract use. I am having tremendous success, I take two in the morning and 2 in the evening. The two in the evening I take with pure cranberry juice diluted with water and I add abt 12 drops of GSE, I dont know if the GSE helps but I figure it can not hurt. I use the brand that starts with a S and ends with a Y, super potency. I also have started taking a multi-vitamin and vitamin D3 when I remember. I am putting this in "better but not cured" because I have not stopped taking the Olive Leaf Extract and don't plan to for some time. I had been dealing with bv for years and I want to give my body time to recuperate from it. I realize we have to think more whollistically, before I would just try to use douches and such but if you are having constant problems with bv it maybe a more systematic problem, I know for me that was not hard to believe. After years of anti-biotics and what not, no telling what residue was left in my body that was throwing it off. Anyway I hope this helps :) p.s. Don't forget to take a probiotic abt 2 hours after the GSE, to help replenish the good bacteria!

Replied by Dc Girl
Washington, Dc
01/17/2012
I've almost read the entire thread and wanted to add my two cents. I've also suffered from BV, though I really didn't realize it until the last 4-5 years. I'll be honest in saying that I don't really know the cause of it, but after going to a few doctors I realized they had no idea on how to treat/cure it. In fact, I was told there was not cure for it. So I managed to just deal with it by doing a lot of the stuff by other listed on this site.

Interestingly enough, I started doing the Master Cleanse (referred to as the Lemon Aid Diet) to detox my system. I did it two times last year and started again this month. However, the last time I did it, I noticed that my pH was MUCH better, though still had a slight discarge but was nowhere near the color and it did not have an odor to it at all. But when I came off of the diet, it went back to what it previously had been (milky yellowish tent with an odor that apparently only I could smell). And of course, while some days were better than others and no one knew other than myself, I became extremely selfconcious about to the point that it affected my sex life.

So this time around, I bought the strips to test my pH levels before starting and I was at 7.5. After starting the cleanse and a few days into it, I tested myself again and I was down to 5.5. A week later, I was down to 4.5. However I noticed a difference in my scent the very next day after I started the diet.

So what I decided to do was incorporate the "cleanse" drink into my everyday eating. I am changing my eating habit and of course exercising now but I drink a smoothie in the morning (that I make each morning with various fruits, spinach and carrots). I drink about 6 18oz cups a day of the lemonade solution throught the day and with my meals. I also try to drink at least 32oz of water each day. I eat soup and salad for lunch and eat a pretty normal dinner but before 7pm. While I eat more baked fish and chicken, I make 1 weekend day a cheat day where I can eat anywhere from pizza, fried chicken, steak... whatever (but within moderation of course).

And while I just started doing all of this (this is week 3) I have noticed that my pH levels are pretty normal now with the last 3 tests I've done.

This may not work for everyone else... But so far, it's working for me. I just wanted to share my experience.

Posted by Relievednow (Rocky Mount, Nc) on 08/27/2010

[YEA]  So I have tried everything that you guys have suggested and they worked great temporally. But I started reading about olive leaf extract and olive oil and WOW I AM CURED. Its been 7 days and counting. No burning or irritation. So what I did was took a tbl sp of the extract then I douched with straight 3% Hydrogen Peroxide on the toilet, then I took extra virgin olive oil in a regular dropper and placed it in my vajay jay. Got a towel and let it soak out all night covering every part down there. I still take a tbl sp of the extract everyday and all is well... Good luck I know how u feel.. Let me know if this works for u!

Posted by Misty (Choctaw, Ok) on 08/13/2009

I've been suffering from bacterial vaginosis for more than five years. I've been trying everything suggested by everyone such as acidophillus pills, yogurt, folic acid, hydrogen peroxide... you name it. I recently went to a health food store and the lady working there suggested I use Olive leaf extract because it killed viruses and bacteria. I only started taking it yesterday but haven't seen any discharge or smell today. I pray this is the answer for me and anyone else the other remedies haven't worked for. I bought a bottle of 60 capsules and it says to take 3 times a day after a meal. I hope this helps someone!

Oregano Oil   4  0   

Posted by Denise H (Tennessee) on 04/05/2015

[YEA]  I thought I had BV, so I went to my OB/GYN for some meds. After several tests and at least 5 more doctors over a 4 year period and 3 different cities, each one said I had something different, and treated me for each issue they thought it was. One doctor tested it as E. Coli and said I must be "colonized" and it will always return no mater what I do. One physician said. "I think this odor problem is just the way you smell." Embarrassing! Gosh! I am, and always have been extremely careful about my hygiene...two showers every day, use antibacterial soap, etc..etc..but no one could cure this awful odor I was experiencing shortly after showering. I was so frustrated, and embarrassed that someone might smell this odor coming from me! I started wondering.... Was it coming from my vagina? My bladder? My glands? Four years, and no cure. I used all the prescribed medications to no avail. I douched with Hydrogen Peroxide. Still returned. Lots of external and internal good bacteria....nothing helped. I got to the point that I decided I was going to have to live with this problem for the rest of my life. I tried tea tree oil down near the opening of my vagina. After about a month, it caused a serious imbalance of my hormones, and my hair started falling out, by the handfuls! I stopped that immediately! So, I start researching essential oils, mainly for my tooth that has been bothering me. I find Oil of Oregano, which is supposed to be a very strong anti-bacterial oil, better than prescribed antibiotics.

I diluted the Oil of Oregano with 100% Avocado Oil, which I just use as face oil at night. Just a couple of drops with about 10 drops of the Avocado Oil. I rubbed it all around my pubic hair, the opening to my vagina, and it did sting just a little at first....but then after a few days, it stopped stinging! I noticed the odor had disappeared. I continued to use it as mentioned above for about 3 more weeks, wanting to make certain that all of the bacteria was gone...it has completely killed whatever that bacteria was, and my odor is gone. I just use it about once a week, to make certain that it never returns. I think that there must have been a bacteria that was resistant to all the drugs, and other treatments. I still don't know what it was exactly, and I think I picked it up in a hospital..... but I am thrilled that this 4 year problem is gone! Oil of Oregano is an excellent oil to keep in your medicine cabinet... make sure it is "ORGANIC". I bought several more bottles.

Posted by Shannon (Sanantonio, Tx) on 08/27/2012

[YEA]  Ok girls! I think I finally found the solution for bacterial vaginosis. It came to me after desperately searching for a solution to solve the horrible vaginal smell I got after my csection. Whatever caused it is unknown. All I know is that it wasn't normal. I tried hydrogen peroxide but I only got temporary relief, then the smell would come back. So what I did is I added 15 drops of oregano oil to 1 tablespoon coconut oil. I then mixed the whole thing and applied it internally and externally using a tampon. I applied generously and left the tampon in overnight. It stung for about 30 minutes then went away. The next day voila, problem solved. I had no more smell! If anyone tries this, I recommend doing the treatment for 3 nights just to be sure. You should see an improvement in the first night. This remedy also works with vaginal yeast infections. Don't ever take liver toxic diflucan again!!! I'm interested to know if anyone else has success with this. I'm sure it has multiple uses. Please give me your feedback! Parkerchic1[at] yahoo[dot] com

Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
08/28/2012
Shannon, reporting from outside the female department, I have been having success w/ a similar mix of Grapefruitseed Liquid Concentrate in standard vegetable oil inserted w/ fleet enema bottle rectally for the treatment of parasites and fungal infection. As my condition fluctuates, I must adjust the amount of Grapefruitseed as it can burn. I suppose the Oregano is about equal strength as Grapefruitseed but the latter has no odor and may be more bang-for-the-buck.

Posted by Ikatcure (Hamden, Ct, Uas) on 05/08/2011

[YEA]  I was diagnosed with bv 3 years ago and since then I have taken multiple oral and topical antibiotics, all while abstaining from sex, eliminating sugar and refined carbs and taking probiotics and folic acid but my symptoms always returned.

I tried all of the regimines listed on EC for bacterial vaginosis but they all only worked temporarily.

Finally I decided to try oregano oil. I bought it at the health food store. It's also available online. There is an essential oil which should not be used. I used the kind that is blended with olive oil and fit for consumption. I took it orally (3 drops 4 times daily for 14 days) and applied it vaginally (1 drop 2 times a day for 7 days then 1 drop once a day for 7 days). I know that generally it is unadviseable to use this oil vaginally but it was the only thing that worked for me and it was uncomfortable for about 5 minutes a day but completely worth it. It's been 3 weeks now and none of my symptoms have returned. I apply 1 drop internally after sex and take 2 drops daily by mouth. I don't know if it's necessary to continue this treatment but I think I will for the time being just to make sure it's gone for good.

I also inserted a tampon with plain organic yogurt 4 hours after my second oregano oil application and left it for 2 hours daily. (I tried this with the other treatments too so I know this in and of its self wasn't the cure)

This condition has been terrible to try and deal with. Between visits to the DR, prescriptions and various treatments I spent over a thousand dollars trying to treat this without any success. I hope that sharing this remedy will help someone else out there who is still looking for help.

Note! Do not use this cure if you are using condoms as your main mode of contreception - the oil may break down the latex.

Best wishes for good health to all the ladies out there who are suffering with this condition.

Replied by Cyrene
Brooklyn, New York
06/17/2012
Can anyone give me a follow up to their experience using oregano oil? I am looking for a long term solution and really struggling. Depression over this seems to be setting in. Please help.
Replied by Denise H
Tn., US
04/06/2015
I suffered with a horrible odor for 4 years, many doctors, many different prescriptions and natural cures....finally, oil of oregano worked, a few drops diluted in about 10 drops of avocado oil, applied for 3 weeks, but started working right away....it was amazing. I cannot believe how long I suffered with this problem!

Posted by Krissy (St Louis, MO) on 06/02/2009

[YEA]  I have been dealing with BV for 3 years now. I've tried everything. Gels, creams, pills, pills and more pills. I was looking online after my last "outbreak" happened and the dr prescribed yet another antibiotic. I found this site. The acidolphilus worked when I could remember to take it. I wouldn't try the douche. It seems everytime I douche it only makes the BV worse. But I did mix 1/3 part peroxide with 2/3 part water and wash myself with it. And then opened an acidolphilus capsule and inserted it. It helped. For a few days that is. So I asked a friend of mine that is an herbal expert what I could take that might help this "curse" I have. She suggested trying oregano pills. So I took two a day for three days. And while it tasted like I'd just eaten a huge slice of pizza everytime I belched. The BV is now gone. I know this isn't going to be a permenant solution. My dr says there's nothing that will cure BV, but possibly he's wrong. Maybe together us "cursed" ladies will find a cure. Thank you so much for all of you that have had the guts to post about this. I know first hand that it's a very embarrassing topic. So thank you! Good luck to everyone!!

Over the Counter   0  0   

Posted by Kristi (Englewood, Fl/usa) on 10/18/2011

@Sad for help.. I know exactly what you are going through I just found out I had BV about two months ago and I have been treated twice and nothing it keeps coming back. It two also ruined my relationship. I am also a 22 year old who feels like her life is over and like I am going to probably be alone the rest of my life, it has done a number on my self esteem also. But I am going to try this over the counter stuff called HP BV Treatment and see if that works. I will keep you posted im also going to try to quit smoking because I guess that can cause it too and change my diet. I will keep u posted. I do know exactly how u feel you are not alone! Obviously a lot of us are suffering from this demon which is what I call it.

Packing Your Fanny With Tissue   1  0   

Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn Usa) on 10/23/2009

[YEA]  LORDY,,,,,,,,,,, How do I present this post? It is gross, but so is bacterial vaginosis and no one has problems with that.

So here goes. I learned this while hunting squirrels back in the early '70's in Southeastern Okla along the LIttle River and below Broken Bow. If you want to find 8 squirrels up a tree, then you got to go hunting when there are 8 squirrels up a tree. That is when the the squirrels are cutting Hickory Nuts and that is at the end of August when the temperature is 100 in the shade. Being a tad fat and a sweater , I always got chaffed and my hunt was spoiled. I used baby powder to no avail. Being smart , jus slow, I concluded that the problem was sweat passing through my fanny picking up bacteria and affecting my crotch.

In about 1972 I began to pack my fanny with tissue and lots of good things happened to me. I no longer got chaffed, and I no longer got the jock itch. My shorts no longer had nicotine in them nor had any odor. My wife and no longer passed fungus between us. 40 years later, I am still packing my fanny with tissue.

It is especially important to old folks as their anus spinster ain't what it used to be and leaks. Anyway, It think it is especially important for fat wimmins. Their female problems may be from sweat bring down e-coli from their anus.

I know this is rude and crude ,but I believe it with all my heart. My suggestion for folks with crotch problems
=======pack your fanny with tissue. Your problems will go away.

Replied by Eve K
Houston, Tx
10/23/2009
FYI, "fanny" in most other English speaking countries means something else.

To the non-US readers, "fanny" in America means "bum", bottom, backside...

To the rest of the world it is a slang term for a woman's genitals.


EC: Thank you for clarifying that, Eve!

Replied by Tricia
Ireland
10/24/2009
Thanks. Eve. I follow Robert Henry's stuff cos one of his posts gave me the confidence to try the rosacea remedies. But that one gave me tears in my eyes at the thought of retrieving the tissue. Words can mean totally different things in different countries so it is something that needs to be watched out for on an international site such as this one. Only recently I had to explain to an American lady that the word "CRACK" means drugs in the USA but here it is simply a word for fun. When somebody in the group said we were all cracked up, her face was a picture.

Parasite Cleanse   1  0   

Posted by Daphil (Buffalo, Ny) on 01/24/2014

[YEA]  This helped me, and I came across it almost by accident. I have had bv for about 3 years, but never really understood it. Took antibiotics and assumed I was better. I consider myself lucky because I do not get a fishy smell...a somewhat unpleasant smell yes, but not fishy nor do I get copious amounts of milky white discharge...just some yellowish discharge that tends to be thick. I also get itchy. And it has caused me some pretty bad depression. I have also done the at home ph tests that have all said that my ph is normal down there. So I kept assuming it was a yeast problem. Until recently I went to the dr because I was very itchy down there, and also mentioned the unpleasant smell.

I was tested for bv, and lo and behold, yep I have it again. I was given Flagyl oral, which worked, but after a few weeks I felt that I was creeping back to bv again. So I did some research. Loaded up on information. Did the hydrogen peroxide douche and probiotics, vaginally and orally. This helped. I went back to my dr to see if I still had bv or if I had cleared it.

My results were inconclusive. What?! I was told I might have it...I might not. That there was nothing really specific on my culture. I was beyond frustrated, in tears. Where do I go from here? Am I starting to clear the infection or am I heading back to bv? I was told if I started having symptoms again to come back and get more antibiotics.

I was due for my period so I decided to wait until that was over and see how I felt. In the meantime, I decided to take charge of my health. I ate very poorly...sugars and breads were what I lived on. I was feeding the bacteria! I cut those out of my diet. Stopped drinking coffee. Drank lots of water. I was determined to get my body back in balance. I decided to do a natural herbal parasite detox. The first day of the detox, just hours after my first dose...I had little to no discharge, no odor, no itching! I have always had discharge, even when I was younger and did not have bv. The second day...little to no discharge, no odor, no itching! I was flabbergasted. But I got my period and thought that maybe it was just hopeful thinking. I continued the detox for the 10 days...and when my period was over...little to no discharge, no odor, no itching. I had not expected this to happen!

Some of the key ingredients to this detox were herbal remedies that I had read about that were supposed to help bv, but didn't know where to start with them...garlic, cranberry, black walnut, goldenseal, and Echinacea. All in one capsule. Just go online and search for natural parasite cleanse.

I am still taking a women's probiotic daily. I take vitamin D3, vitamin c, and folic acid along with a regular multivitamin daily. I have started to take several of the detox ingredients as supplements. I wash my vaginal area daily with white vinegar and water. So far, I do not feel I have any symptoms.

I don't know if this is a long term solution or not. I hope it is. I hope this might help someone else out there who is plagued by this awful condition. I think everybody responds differently to different treatments, but this one is worth a try!

Pineapple Juice   1  0   

Posted by Shaun (, Nashville, Tn,) on 01/14/2014

[YEA]  I'm 21 and I've had BV twice within 6 months. It might've been because me and boyfriend was having a lot of unprotected sex. I went to the Dr.I thought It would be cured the first time with flagyl and I was also drinking nothing but pineapple juice and water while I was on the medication. The smell of my vag actually smelled like pineapples and tasted like them too. But it was a very faint smell. It wasn't that odor you usually smell with BV. Soo after my meds we started using condoms for about 2, 3 months. After that we stopped using condoms and I got BV again but this time while I was meds I only drank water and I had a horrible yeast infection which was my first one. Yikes! So she put me on diflucan and it cleared up nicely. Until this day I drink about 3 little cans of organic pineapple juice and water. I've been BV free for 5 months.

Posted by Calientemami (Gso, Nc) on 08/02/2009

I have not tried this but I was watching a show and it said some people found that pineapple juice is known to having it smelling fruity fresh down there, and this is just for odor not BV so dont try this to cure BV. I am also trying the folic acid and b-12 and I will see how this works for me and bathing in ACV cause ACV seems to work for alot of things its amazing!! I stumbled upon this website on accident and its very helpful!!

Povidone Iodine, Vitamin C   1  0   

Posted by Michelle (Salt Lake City, UT) on 05/24/2009

[YEA]  Please add this remedy in the Vaginosis section :)

I have tried so many things for this terrible, frustrating, humiliating and irritating condition - including the Hydrogen peroxide, folic acid, and acidophilus cures. What *has* worked for me is the combination of povidone-iodine swabsticks & high doses of vitamin c. A few years ago, I saw a MD who also did alternative care (when I had a wicked case of candida). He suggested that I swab vaginally with 50% povidone-iodine and 50% water. This was a tremendous pain until I discovered povidone-iodine swabsticks (google them for retail sources). After months of an unrelenting vaginosis (complete with fishy smell), I decided to try the povidone-iodine swabsticks on that. It works!! The wicked smell and discharge is washed away immediately!! I think it's important to do this 2-3 times/day for the first few days, but after that, once seems adequate. Note that I am doing this once or twice a day now - and am unsure of how long I'll need to do it, but it's ridiculously easy so I'm totally cool with that! Also, it doesn't sting - *at all* even immediately after sex, which I definitely can't say about the hydrogen peroxide douche (ouch!).

Also - I have been diagnosed with cevical dysplasia and was looking for a treatment for that. In the Doctor Yourself website, this quote is made: "Dysplasia is a study in scurvy. In vitamin C deficiency disease, there is insufficient production of collagen, the strong, healthy glue that holds your cells together. Whether dysplasia is triggered by a virus, physical irritation or other cause, the fundamental problem is weak intercellular ground substance due to inadequate ascorbic acid." So - I decided to start taking 3-6 grams vitamin c daily. (If you're concerned about this check out the vitamin c foundation web pages & know that Linus Pauling took 6-18 grams daily!)

Since adding the vitamin c, the smell vanished! I'm playing it safe and not going more than a day without one swabbing, but it really doesn't seem necessary so.. I don't know - it's just so easy that I figure it's worth doing!

Best wishes to you all :)

Replied by C
Wylie, Tx
10/31/2009
They can do cryosurgery for cervical dysplasia. It's quick, easy and done in the drs office.
Replied by Marilyn
Harpers Ferry, Wv
11/09/2009
povidone-iodine swabsticks, did you use this only in the entrance of the vayjay or insert it and leave it there in you vayjay for a couple of minutes? sorry I want to be sure how to use it.
Replied by Mstommie
Orlando, Florida
12/13/2009
I have also been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia (abnormal cells on the cervix). When I was diagnosed 8 years ago I also had recurrent bv. I had a colposcopy which eliminated the cervical dysplasia and I had no problems with bv for 7 years. Recently I have had recurrent bv for about 6 months, additionally my PAP smear shows that the cervical dysplasia is back! My doctor tells me one has nothing to do with the other. Has anyone else experienced this?
Replied by Sarah
USA
09/07/2012
In lieu of povidine-iodine swabsticks, you can make your own povidine-iodine douches or purchase betadine(povidine iodine) feminine washes premade. It's an easy search online to find the studies showing this simple solution cured a majority of BV cases. The iodine is supposed to encourage the regrowth of lactobilli.

To mstommie, you may be on to something with the correlation of HPV and BV. One seems to precipitate the other. I am 40 and had normal pap results until I had a BV infection and my pap came back abnormal.

In this study, gardnerella (BV) was linked to HPV. Very interesting. Keep that vaginal microbe balance healthy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10887386

Prebiotics and B6   1  0   

Posted by Drea (South Carolina, US) on 07/22/2014

[YEA]  I suffered from BV for many years and nothing worked until I tried this and the BV is completely gone for good. No joke ladies. This is what worked for me: I take vitamin B6 daily and inserted 1 Prebiotic vaginally for one night. Prebiotic feed the good bacteria and all I used was one capsule which I ordered from Amazon. Try it ladies it cured me with no douching and my sex life with my husband is now wonderful! No more embarrassing odor or discharge. Praise God Almighty!

Probiotics   20  0   

Posted by Simone (Bath, Uk) on 09/03/2014

[YEA]  Having done a lot of reading about probiotics and BV (my friend is a nutritional therapist and has fowarded me a TON! ) it seems to be that the article should rather recommend rhamnosus and reuteri, over acidophilus? These strains appear to have been pretty well researched when it comes to female health. Some of the studies here look promising. What do you think?


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