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Leucorrhoea, characterized by abnormal vaginal discharge, is addressed in Ayurveda to restore vaginal health through balancing doshas and addressing underlying causes.


Leucorrhoea, characterized by abnormal vaginal discharge, is a common gynecological concern affecting women of all ages. In Ayurveda, leucorrhoea is viewed as a manifestation of doshic imbalances, particularly involving Pitta and Kapha, leading to vaginal discharge. Treatment aims to restore doshic balance and address underlying causes for improved vaginal health.


Symptoms of leucorrhoea include thick or thin vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor, itching or irritation in the genital area, discomfort during urination, and pain during intercourse. Women with leucorrhoea may also experience general weakness or fatigue associated with chronic vaginal discharge. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to alleviate symptoms and prevent complications

Risk Factors

Risk factors for leucorrhoea include poor genital hygiene, hormonal imbalances, sexual activity, infections (such as yeast infections or sexually transmitted infections), and underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes or pelvic inflammatory disease). Additionally, factors like stress, poor diet, and weakened immune function can contribute to the development of leucorrhoea. Identifying and addressing these risk factors are crucial for effective management.


Leucorrhoea may present in various types, including physiological leucorrhoea (normal vaginal discharge), infective leucorrhoea (due to infections such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis), and inflammatory leucorrhoea (resulting from irritation or inflammation of the vaginal tissues). Understanding these types helps tailor treatment strategies to address specific causes and symptoms, promoting vaginal health and well-being.


The underlying causes of leucorrhoea involve imbalances in vaginal flora, hormonal changes, infections, and irritants. Factors such as bacterial overgrowth, yeast infections (such as candidiasis), sexually transmitted infections (such as trichomoniasis), and allergic reactions to hygiene products or contraceptives can lead to abnormal vaginal discharge. Understanding the root cause of leucorrhoea is essential for targeted treatment.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosing leucorrhoea involves a thorough evaluation of medical history, symptoms, pelvic examination, and laboratory tests (such as vaginal swabs or cultures) to identify any underlying infections or abnormalities. Treatment options for leucorrhoea may include medications (such as antifungal or antibiotic therapy), hygiene measures (such as maintaining genital cleanliness), lifestyle modifications, and complementary therapies (such as herbal remedies or vaginal douching).

Ayurvedic approaches to leucorrhoea treatment focus on restoring doshic balance through dietary modifications, lifestyle adjustments, herbal remedies, and therapeutic interventions such as Panchakarma (detoxification) and Yoni Prakshalanam (vaginal cleansing). Integrating Ayurvedic principles with conventional treatments can provide comprehensive management of leucorrhoea, addressing underlying imbalances and promoting vaginal health and well-being.