Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Remedies

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Treatments for pelvic inflammatory disease involve options that both eliminate the symptoms of the condition as well as the cause. A variety of natural supplements are able to accomplish both of these measures with no adverse effect on the rest of the body. Common treatments include baking soda, garlic, turmeric and others.

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

An infection of the female reproductive organs, pelvic inflammatory disease is typically caused by sexually transmitted bacteria. Bacteria typically spreads from the vagina to the uterus and upper genital tract upon sexual contact.

While some women experience no symptoms of the condition, others may experience pain in the lower abdomen, heavy vaginal discharge, vaginal odor, irregular menstrual bleeding, pain during intercourse, low back pain, fever, fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting. Several factors may contribute to the onset of the condition. Unprotected sexual intercourse, intrauterine device insertion, childbirth, miscarriage, abortion and an endometrial biopsy may introduce bacteria into the system that can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.

Natural Remedies for Pelvic Inflammation

As pelvic inflammatory disease is generally caused by infection, treatments must serve dual purposes – eliminating infection as well as inflammation. Many natural treatment options effectively treat the condition and prevent further complications from the disorder. Some of the most common treatments include baking soda, garlic and turmeric.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is an effective treatment option for a variety of conditions including pelvic inflammatory disease. Baking powder alkalizes the colon and other organs of the body, which serves to eliminate infection and other parasites. Baking soda dissolved in water should be taken daily.


Garlic is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. The organo-sulfur compounds in garlic are effective for destroying bacterial cells. Likewise, the diallyl sulfide in garlic serves antibacterial and anti-inflammatory purposes. .


Turmeric is also an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compound. The curcumin in turmeric serves these functions and produce relief from the condition. The compound also includes a variety of other beneficial nutrients.

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female productive organs typically caused by bacteria. When treated effectively, complications of the condition can be prevented as can any symptoms present.

Baking Soda

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 02/15/2012

Get a tall glass, half full of water, disolve 1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate (baking SODA, not powder) in it, put in a heaping teaspoon of psyllium fiber for bulk, stir up good and drink right away. When the psyllium gets to the colon it alkalizes it.

Replied by Muna
(Kaduna, Nigeria)

Pls what is oregano oil?

Dong Quai

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Posted by Anonymous (New Zealand) on 12/25/2006
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I was diagnosed with an inflammed pelvic caused by an unknown source. numerous trips to the doctor and painful examinations, and several courses of antibiotics did nothing for me. I looked up on the internet and found that dong quai is a great womans herb. I bought some as a tea and drank copious amounts and within a few days i could feel a change, and within a week I felt no pain and was enjoying pain free sex again. Dong Quai is apparently great for lots of womens problems

Replied by Melissa
(San Fernando, Trinidad)

Do you happen to know if the Dong Quai pills work as good as the tea...Where did you get the tea to buy? I also have PID and they can't seem to find the bacteria that is causing it....

Replied by Mtnwmn
(Craig, Colorado)
5 out of 5 stars

I too suffer from PID. I started taking Dong Quai Capsules (520mg - 2 capsules 2-3 times a day). Within a week or so I felt no symptoms of PID. Not being sure of the side effects from prolonged use, I went off of it for 2 mo. I am restarting my dosage again now that symtoms are reoccurring.

Replied by Helen
(Port Harcourt , Nigeria)

Pls how does one get this dong quai in Nigeria and how much? Thanks

Replied by Mellisa

Hi please help I have been suffering from PID for 2years now, where can I get Dong Quai? please help

Replied by Wendy

You need to get propolis and research how to prepare it two ways. One is a tincture and you will take it orally 2 to 3 times per day. The second is making a vaginal wash and cleaning the inside of the vagina using a douche. This should be done each day until symptoms disappear; then do this once each week to keep the problem from returning. The oral method should be continued. I did research and this substance, from bee hives, is in fact available in Nigeria. Best wishes and blessings from God.


Posted by Kmama (Beaverton, Or) on 12/10/2012

Fenugreek as a poultice/paste on the pelvic region almost immediately relieved the inflammation and ache. I used the powder capsule form, took apart the capsules (5-8) and added a bit of hot water to make a paste. Slathered it on the area and left it there for a bit over half an hour. I even felt tension leave my lower back. I'm doing this in conjunction with dong quai. Will update soon with more feedback. Just felt the need to post about fenugreek since it worked so well and quickly to alleviate a pain that had woke me up several times last night. Going to put on my lymph areas near the pelvic region tomorrow as they say fenugreek helps to detox thru the lymph glands.


Posted by Kenny (Abuja, Nigeria) on 08/15/2014

i use garlic sometimes. Last month I was admitted to hospital and some tests were carried out; the doctors found infection. It was hard for me to pass out urine, doctor said it was urinary infection. I was surprised, with my eating of garlic I can still contract infection, but note I have had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in the past and now am having serious back pain and am scared it might be PID again, please what can I do.

Replied by Oscar
(Syracuse, New York)

Cranberry juice worked for me when all antibiotics failed to for my urinary tract infection. And worked fast. All symptoms gone in one week. Surely worth a try. It was prescribed by a urologist when like I said: All the antibiotics had failed. I drank 3 cups of pure cranberry juice a day as prescribed for a chronic infection that had troubled me for years. I only have one kidney, so this was especially troubling for me. The cranberry juice makes it so bacteria are unable to cling to the inner surfaces throughout the entire urinary tract which includes your kidneys. Here is a website that discusses how cranberry juice works to clear a person of a urinary tract infection:

The cranberry juice worked for me....Oscar

Garlic and Oregano Oil

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Posted by Anon (Anon) on 02/15/2012
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If you're female, take a largish clove of garlic, crush and split it somewhat lengthwise to form a cavity, drop 2 or 3 drops of oregano oil into it and push it inside the vagina to the back so it doesn't fall out. Be careful not to spill the oil. It will burn a bit, but the burn goes away in a few minutes. Leave it in for a day or two at a time.

Replied by Anna
(Charlotte, Nc)

How do you get it out? Seems like that would be a problem.

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Yes garlic....Tie a long string a round it like you are making it into a tampon. My midwife/nurse taught me this trick! I have PID right now from an untreated Bacterial Vaginosis infection. I took a bath last night in hot water with 2 cups of Apple Cider vinegar and took two capsules of Organic Oil of Oregano and could feel those two things fighting the bacteria in my pelvis region. I had terrible pain and was up almost all night. I am going to continue this regime until the pain stops. (FYI Been with only one man, my husband for the last 12 years and I had a baby 17 months ago and have been having boughts of BV and now PID since giving birth.) It's not necessarily from multiple sex partners or an STD/STI. You can just have your natural vaginal flora set off for many, many reasons. BV is very common and if left untreated will turn into a more serious infection such as PID. Hope this helps and God Bless!

Replied by Flip Novice
(North of the Mason-Dixon Line)

I tried vinegar, garlic, peroxide, even kombucha. They worked temporarily. Oregano oil worked but burned. Douching with 1 teaspoon of baking soda (not baking powder) in 1/2 litre of purified water works perfectly.

Your husband may be reinfecting you.

Garlic, Thyme, Lemon

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Posted by Earthlygirl (Ohio) on 08/08/2013
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This is how I made my Pelvic Inflammatory Disease go away, take organic garlic, thyme & whole lemon. Cut up the garlic squeeze the lemon & put everything all together into a pot or teapot. That will turn it into a tea. I usually like to add green & white tea to it as well & that's what I did but you don't have to because if you look up the fact about garlic, lemon, thyme you'll notice they either have omega 3 and anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial and great for fighting fungus infections ; treating everything the natural way. "WORKS"!! The first day drink this tea the pain with go away 30 minutes later and you should not experience any problems :) Drink this tea 2 to 3 times a day for two weeks or less. "EVERY BODY IS DIFFERENT" but this REALLY helped me out big time. I don't know if this treatment will work for everyone but it worked for me & I'm free of pelvic pain, discharge and bad odor.

Replied by Crystal
(Bay Area)

Have any of you been told u can't have children now? Does the natural remedy do anything for scarring??

Replied by Dorcas

Can someone that has had diagnosis of left hydrosalpinx float from douglas that is, left block falopian tube use this method and work for her?

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Dorcas,

I don't think the specific diagnosis you have is very common. But if the fluid in your fallopian tube is caused by infection, then the remedy you are asking about would certainly be worth a try.

I would also consider using charcoal poultices over the area to help with infection and inflammation. I can tell you more about that if you want to try it.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Fatima
(Lagos State, Nigeria)

Pls I dnt av discharge or ordour bt I feel pain below my waist n my tommy, I also feel back pain n smtimes a soothing pain below my tommy. Pls is this PID too?

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Fatima,

Because Pelvic Inflammatory Disease has such a variety of symptoms, it would be hard to say if what you have is PID. Ovarian Cysts can cause abdominal pain, and kidney infections can cause pain in the back. Do you have someone you could see for a diagnosis?

Charcoal Poultices or Castor Oil packs over the pained areas are helpful to a wide variety of problems and would be a good thing to try.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Tonya
(Sebastopol, California)

Do I use regular thyme from the grocery store, if so how much?

Replied by Sue

I believe I have (PID) a lot of pain. I want to follow the recipe for the Organic Garlic, Thyme, Whole Lemon Tea.

You didn't say how much Thyme to use?? Should this be boiled or put in boiling water ??? How long should it steep before drinking it? Thanks so much for the information.

Replied by Wawa

~Mama to many~....hi...tell me more how you did with the charcoal poultices....I want to know.... Thank you

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Wawa,

Here is a link with details and a video for making charcoal poultices.

Let me know if there is something there that is unclear to you.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Leanne

High doses of Vitamin E (taken internally) can heal internal scarring (and external). You'll have to look it up, and I'm not certain of the doses, but I read that scarring of the bladder (from previous urine infections) can be healed with Vitamin E over a period of time. External healing of scars has been proven in my family from topical use.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Remedies

Posted by Lady (Mnl, Philippines) on 05/11/2013

Is there anyone here suffered from pelvic inflammatory disease due to bacterial vaginosis and took a lot of antibiotics but didn't get cured? The pain is on and off and I like to know the effective remedies helpful to kill the bacteria and inflammation.

Replied by Jbar
(Alabama, US)

Baking soda douches for 1 week. I put a quarter baking soda and the rest warm water shake it up to dissolve. Also probiotics and garlic supplements keep it maintained. But the baking soda is the trick.


How often do you suggest to douche within that week ? Also does this remedy give yeast infection? Because I know once before my doctor had me taking antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis, and after getting rid of the bv it left a yeast infection.

Replied by Heather
(Syracuse, Ny)

Antibiotic use created the right environment for the yeast infection. Natural remedies won't do that.

Swedish Bitters

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 01/18/2012

Not sure if it's PID, but it seems to be. Swedish Bitters seems to be working best, haven't gone to the Dr. for it. 1 or 2 teaspoons with a meal, bottle says 1 or 2 teaspoons once per day.

Replied by Anon

The dossage is upped to 2 teaspoons 3 times a day w/ food. Salad and fresh fruit seem best foods to take it with. Added raw beets 1 a day, and 2 or 3 garlic cloves. Been sick for years, finally after about 4 days much better. Always been run down, tired, achy, sugar issues, can't take milk or wheat, started getting lower leg pain and vericose veins, started getting sharp abdominal pain. That's when I started the bitters. I knew it was an infection because years ago on Azithromycin it was much better.

Replied by Annie
(Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)

Are the swedish bitters still helping your pid??

Replied by Betsy
(Sydney, Nsw)

I have been douching with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one drop of tea tree oil in two cups of warm water and it was instant relief for me... Got rid of the smell too.


Posted by Desperate (Philippines) on 05/18/2013

Hi. This message is for Ted, I dont know if he can read this but I want to know of turmeric can cure stubborn pelvic inflammatory disease. I also want to know if theres combination for turmeric that he could advise since antibiotics doesnt seem to be working.