If you've never heard of it, the words “vaginal steaming” may send a jolt up your spine.
But for those who are in the know, this ancient herbal remedy for menstrual cramps, pain, bloating and more is a gift from the old-world gods.
“Yoni” is a Sanskrit word that means vagina, womb, goddess, and origin of life.
Vaginal or yoni steaming, also called chai-yok in Korea and bajo in Central America, has been used by indigenous cultures for centuries. And many modern women all over the world swear by it.
The secret in the steam is the herbal concoction.
The steam makes the genital tissues more receptive to the potent medicinal herbs added to the heated water. This tincture of medicinal herbs can then penetrate the tissues and enter the vagina, womb, and bloodstream where they can really do their work.
The practice has soared in popularity in the Western world fairly recently, but has been used as traditional medicine in Mayan, Asian, African and Caribbean cultures for generations.
In fact, it is considered as much a part of Mayan culture as tea is a part of British culture.
Vaginal steaming is used to cleanse and revitalize the vagina and uterus, restore pH balance, regulate hormones and the menstrual cycle, and ease the discomfort associated with menstruation.
Herbs can be used by themselves or in combination for greater effect.
For example, Sarsaparilla is an herb known to increase one's libido and blood flow to the uterus. Another herb, Cnidium is known to aid in fertility and aid in treating bacterial infections. Both of these herbs can be used in conjunction with one another to create a really powerful vaginal steam.
There are many purported benefits of vaginal steaming.
Along with direct effect on the reproductive system, vaginal steaming is said to relieve stress, fatigue, headaches, general aches and pains, digestive issues and even some symptoms of depression.
In the Queen's Steam herbal blend sold on GoddessDetox.org, herbs like SkullCap and Gromwell Root help to promote menstruation , aid in clearer dreams, flushing out toxins Andean reduce vaginal itchiness.
But as with any natural and holistic remedy there are some precautions to take.
Vaginal skin is much more sensitive and delicate than skin elsewhere on the body. Your face, for example, would be much more forgiving in a nice steam treatment. So use care when you receive a treatment at a spa or with a home system.
Before you sit on your Queen’s Throne ( Vaginal Steaming Seat) test the temperature of the steam with a bit of more sensitive skin, like the back of your hand. If the temperature is comfortable carefully sit and cover your legs with a towel to keep the steam in, if you prefer.
Avoid steaming if you are pregnant, on your cycle, or take precaution if you have and IUD (intrauterine device) form of birth control.
It's also best to skip steaming if you have a serious infection, illness or fever, or open wounds, severe irritation, or inflammation in the area. And avoid using any herbs you are allergic to as this may irritate the area or even trigger a reaction.
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