Vaginal Dryness - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Vaginal Dryness. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Slippery Elm

Posted by Dark Tragedy (a) on 01/22/2022

I've been struggling with vaginal dryness with perimenopause and Drs wouldn't do anything about it. It has been so bad that just wiping after going to the bathroom was irritating. I tried coconut oil, several herbal supplements, suppositories that were just too much and weren't consistent. I've researched on and off for years and was looking for something for intestinal inflammation and came across slippery elm and it mentioned vaginal dryness, so I thought why not.

Omg the best thing ever. Within a few days, I could tell the difference, within two weeks, it's like I was before I started having this problem. It's inexpensive, doesn't seem to have any negative side effects and has made a huge difference.

I used 1600 once a day (800 mg x 2), I just used the Swanson brand. I will definitely reorder. I can't believe what a difference it made.

Damiana, Sarsparilla, Don Quai, Black Cohosh

Posted by Skullgirl (Upland, Calif) on 08/04/2016

Never having to go thru menopause because I had the entire plumbing removed at age 24. But, always taking natural hormones/estrogen: Damiana, Sarsparilla, Don Quai, Black Cohosh (works for me 100%) and Siberan Ginseng helps body to absorb.

Daily dosage is 2 pills ea. It depends on the person as to the mg you take. I began with 50mg ea - and am up to 500mg ea. I am well over 65 and just began 4 wks ago Atrophic vaginitis, saw my medical doctor and, she being from both worlds of Asian and American medicine, agreed with me that the homeopathic remedies I use are GOOD. I can't take animal estrogen/progesterone the drugs that medical doctors prescribe. But the 4 herbs above have always worked for me 100%. Since the dryness just began, I doubled up on the pills (once I knew what the problem was) and I also take a medicinal tea for deep vein thrombosis/blood clots keeps it away since 1984. In it are also the hormones I drink this 3 times a day - it is all helping me.

Topical: I am using Vit E Oil, Tea Tree Oil: same amt of both. I use a glass jar to mix and keep it tightly stored in cool area. OR in frig if you want topical coolent used. Can use Coconut oil (keep this in fridge as well) Medical doctor told me AWESOME remedies. because they HEAL the area. I did try the cream she suggested Vagisil it burned a LOT and was the sensitive cream. Took at least 20min to take effect and doesn't heal. Does lubricate the walls and hood. that's all. Going back to my own remedies work to heal the area - and lubricate. I have NOT tried baking soda. This remedy works better.