Everything You Need to Know About Vaginal Steaming

What is vaginal steaming?

Many women have had about vaginal steaming and many of you have given it a thought. The truth is your vagina withstands a lot from childbirth, menstruation and sexual intercourse.

Vaginal steaming was used for a number of years ago by our grandmothers and it is said to help in the cleansing of the uterus and the vagina.

It also helps in easing cramps, bloating and also regulating menstruation periods

How vaginal steaming works.

Vaginal steaming involves the sitting on a steaming pot of water which has a number of added herbs for example mugwort, basil, calendula, wormwood, and chamomile.

People who do vaginal steaming believe that it has a number of great benefits to your vagina and all your reproductive health but doctors do not recommend it.

The process of vaginal steaming is simple because you just sit on the pot which has a lot of steam.

It can be done at home but it’s more challenging because most of the spas have an already built place special for only vaginal steaming.

But if you want to do vaginal steaming at home, below are some of the steps to follow which include:

  • Cook hot water and pour it in the basin and add a cup of chosen herbs and wait for some minutes.
  • Remove your clothes and squat over the basin but remember to wrap a towel around your legs and thighs.
  • The process takes around 30-45 minutes.

Purported benefits of Vaginal steaming.

Even if vaginal steaming is known for cleansing the uterus, the vagina and the other parts of the reproductive system.

There are also various purported claims that it helps in relieving:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Infertility
  • Headaches
  • Infections

Does it really work?

There is absolutely no scientific evidence to bark the theory that vaginal steaming helps in any condition or situation.

According to various gynecologists like Dr.Jen Gunter and  Dr. Manny Alvarez conclude that its impossible for herbs to penetrate through the tight tissue of the uterus.

Is it safe?

Even if there is no scientific evidence to prove that it is safe and works and besides your vagina is not meant to be steamed.

You should know that your vaginal skin is so sensitive and delicate and can easily be traumatized hence causing vaginal burning and scalding.

It is not advisable to add additives to your vagina because it can also cause some infections.

It is true that some therapies are helpful and have evidence but vaginal steaming has no evidence even when you search the internet.

If you willing to start up  steaming, you should avoid coming too close to the steam and the Hot Water

If you feel uncomfortable, it’s best you move away.


A vagina is a self-cleaning machine and it does not need additives to be cleaned well.

It is possible that steaming your vagina gives you some relaxation, relief from cramps, pain, eating and improving your fertility.

But it may also increase the risk of infections because steaming causes vaginal bacterial imbalances.

Some herbs can improve your reproductive health because there is no evidence to support the argument.


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