Top 5 Natural Treatments for Vaginal Dryness

Top 5 Natural Treatments for Vaginal Dryness


Did you know that the number one cause of vaginal dryness is a decrease in estrogen?

As we age, estrogen lowers, bringing thinner vaginal walls and lower lubrication production. Vaginal dryness is a common complaint in menopause and perimenopause after childbirth and during times of chronic stress. When estrogen levels are low, a common complaint is vaginal dryness, which can have a negative impact on your sex life.

Vaginal dryness can lead to pain during vaginal penetration and an increase in the transmission of sexual transmitted infections or STIs. Pharmaceutical hormonal treatments such as oral estrogen therapy or the vaginal ring come with side effects and can’t be used if you have a history of breast cancer, endometrial cancer or if you are breast-feeding or pregnant. Thankfully, there are natural remedies and supplements that can be used to naturally boost vaginal lubrication and help alleviate these symptons.

Top 5 Natural Treatments for Vaginal Dryness

1. Clean diet

Choose healthy fats at every mean, lots of veggies, fruits and clean protein sources. Minimize dairy and grains. Avoid conventionally raised meats.

2. Swiss Naturals HRT Capsules

This supplement made the list, with consistently great feedback and repeat sales. The Swiss Naturals line of regular, extra strength and nighttime hormone replacement supplements contain ingredients such as giant angelica, passion flower, black cohosh and Wilford’s cyanchum. These medicinal herbs work synergistically to support hormone balance, reducing menopausal symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and atrophy.

3. Shatavari

Shatavari, or Asparagus racemosus, is a cooling Ayurvedic herb, native to India and in the same family as the common asparagus. Shatavari is often translated as “she who possesses 100 husbands,” for its historical use as support for hormones, as a fertility booster and female reproductive system enhancer. It contains vitamins A, C and protein and it can be taken regularly as a tea latte by mixing the powder with warm coconut or almond milk — great to add for hot flashes and summer heat.

4. Borage Oil

This is vaginal dryness’ secret weapon. Borage is a plant that is chock full of nutritious fatty acids and antioxidants. The oil is obtained from the borage seed. One of the main types of fatty acids in Borage oil is GLA or gamma linoleic acid. When taken orally, GLA can help reduce the symptoms of menopause including dry skin, hot flashes and of course, vaginal dryness. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe the skin inflammation.

5. Coconut Oil

Eat and… treat? Yes. It is fast-absorbing and contains GLA to help increase moisture levels. This is a remedy that you probably already have in your home. Coconut oil is a light, non-greasy oil with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is highly absorbable and moisturizing, which makes it a sexy and natural lubricant. Just keep in mind that oil can damage latex condoms causing them to break. Choose organic, virgin coconut oil such as this one from Nutiva, cold-pressed from non-GMO coconuts.

These natural remedies are a starting point that will hopefully encourage natural vaginal lubrication and sexual arousal. Remember to have patience and to give yourself time. Depending on environmental and stress factors, where you are in your menstrual cycle and your current hormone profile, it may take time for your body to respond and prepare adequately for sex. Foreplay will certainly help increase blood flow to the pelvic floor and vaginal walls which in turn can increase your arousal and natural lubrication.

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