Vaginosis | Garlic can help treat bacterial vaginosis
Many women experience vaginal infection without even being aware of it. Bacterial vaginosis or BV is the result of the imbalance in the vaginal flora that reside in a healthy vagina. This imbalance allows other types of bacteria such as Mycoplasma, Mobiluncus, Trichomonas vaginalis and Gardinella vaginalis to thrive. Although not life-threatening, the infection can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms including unusual discharge and fishy odour.
* Diet plays a huge role in treating bacterial vaginosis
* Some women report an improvement in their symptoms by eating a healthy, balanced meal and taking Vitamin B and C supplements to boost their immune systems
* Bacterial imbalance may also be restored by incorporating probiotics into the diet regularly
* Garlic is a natural antifungal and antibacterial and is believed to assist the body in combating infections naturally
Probiotics are a wonderful source of good bacteria that not only help the digestive process but also fight the proliferation of harmful micro-organisms that lead to infection. Increasing the amount of garlic in food has also shown to help promote the growth of “good” flora in some women, helping to prevent infections.
Garlic is a natural antifungal and antibacterial and is believed to assist the body in combating infections naturally. The most effective way of ingesting garlic is to eat a clove or two of fresh garlic per day. Consider taking a garlic supplement, which is readily available at any pharmacy or supermarket