Vaginal Steam Baths are an old, respected treatment for women used by midwives and healers. They are a common and effective treatment for many female complaints, especially those of a serious or chronic nature. They are also good preventative care.
Some of the most commonly used plants for the vaginal steam bath are oregano, basil, marigold, rosemary, and motherwort. If using fresh plant, pick about a handful. If using dried you need one cup of herb.
Boil in a gallon of water for 10 minutes and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the stove and place it under a chair with open slits-- a cane, wood, or plastic lawn chair will work.
Remove your clothes from the waist down, including underwear. Sit on the chair over the steaming herbs and cover your lower body with a blanket. This keeps the steam contained. Be sure it feels comfortable and that you are not exposed to drafts. Keep your upper body warm.
The steam bath, which introduces a lot of healing heat into the uterus, should last 20 minutes. Afterwards try to rest in bed for an hour under warm covers. The steam bath may be repeated every two weeks as a treatment, and twice a year for prevention or at the advice of your health care practitioner.
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