Plain yoghurt is a natural yoghurt, without added flavoring. Regular yogurt is made by heating milk, adding bacteria, and leaving it to ferment until it reaches an acidic pH of about 4.5. After it cools, other ingredients like fruit may be added. The final product has a smooth consistency but may vary in thickness. Most yogurts are either drinkable or can be eaten with a spoon. Due to its acidic nature, plain yogurt may taste slightly sour. Still, it’s generally sweeter than Greek yogurt.
Womb: The womb (uterus) is a hollow, pear-shaped organ located in a woman’s lower abdomen between the bladder and the rectum. The narrow, lower portion of the uterus is the cervix; the broader, upper part is the corpus. The corpus is made up of two layers of tissue.
Does Plain Yoghurt Clean The Womb?
There are several age-old natural remedies said to cleanse the vagina and uterus, regulate menstruation, and ease period cramps and bloating. Yogurt may be beneficial for vaginal health, but the yogurt itself isn’t what can help get you back on track — it’s the probiotics within it. There are many kinds of these helpful bacteria in our bodies, doing various jobs like helping us digest food or fight off diseases, according to the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health.
Though research is limited when it comes to the specific benefits of plain yogurt for vaginal health, “research on probiotics and their benefit for vaginal health is very promising,” says Jodie Horton, MD, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and chief wellness advisor for Love Wellness in Washington, D.C. Several studies have found that Lactobacillus acidophilus can help prevent and treat vaginal imbalances, like yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis, she says.
A January 2014 research review in the Journal of Lower Tract Genital Disease found that both oral and vaginally administered probiotic products may have benefits for preventing and treating bacterial vaginosis, and the authors stress getting daily probiotics for better health.
When it comes to yeast infections, not much research has been done involving humans. A July 2016 study in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology found that, in a lab setting, L. acidophilus slowed the growth and formation of the fungus that causes yeast infections. The American Urological Association notes that eating yogurt may be beneficial for yeast infections and the genital tract in general.
Why use yogurt to treat a yeast infection?
Some people prefer natural remedies for a yeast infection because:
- They are concerned about the possible side effects of antifungal treatments.
- There are concerns about developing resistance to antifungal treatments.
- A home remedy is often more convenient and less expensive than a medical treatment.
Yogurt may be an effective remedy because it contains Lactobacillus bacteria. This healthful bacteria lives in the gut, urinary tract, and vagina without irritating these areas.
Using yogurt that contains helpful bacteria may restore a healthy balance of yeast and bacteria in the vagina. Lactobacillus releases hydrogen peroxide, which kills Candida, helping to combat a yeast infection.
Also, if the yogurt is cold, it may soothe itchiness or burning sensations.