Top 8 Home Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis


Do you often feel a burning sensation while urination? Burning sensations in the vaginal area along with watery and thin vaginal discharge are the main symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.   It is very important to keep  yourself free from bacterial vaginosis.

Bacterial vaginosis is a common disease only in women between the age group of 15-44 years. So if you are facing a constant issue of white vaginal discharge which has a very unpleasant smell, then you should take immediate action to treat it. The bacterial vaginosis can be easily treated using natural remedies.So, here we brought for you some simple home remedies for bacterial vaginosis

Top 8 Home Remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis

Lots of good bacteria and bad bacteria are generally present in the vaginal area. The main cause of bacterial vaginosis is the imbalance of good as well as bad bacteria’s in the vaginal area.

The home remedies are the best way to treat bacterial vaginosis. The homemade solution on this issue are 100% natural, thus all the remedies are free from side effects. Additionally, the treatments of bacterial vaginosis using home remedies are affordable and easy to use. Let us understand in detail how to use home remedies for bacterial vaginosis treatment.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider VinegarApple Cider Vinegar is acidic in nature as it helps to increase the vaginal acidity. The high acidic level kills the bacteria and thus protects your vagina from infection. Apple cider vinegar is one of the best home remedies for bv.

Method: Bath using Apple Cider Vinegar

What you need

  • Apple cider Vinegar- 2 cups

What you have to do

  1. Take fresh water in your bathtub and add 1 to 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in it.
  2. Mix it well using your hand so that apple cider vinegar will be spread in the entire bathtub water.
  3. Soak your body in bathtub water for about 20 minutes.
  4. Gently dry the vaginal area.
  5. Try this every day for best results.

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Probiotic YogurtYogurt has beneficial bacteria known as lactobacillus, which helps to fight against bad bacteria. It  maintains healthy vaginal pH, which protects your vagina from bacterial attack. As yogurt is readily available in every bodies house, it is considered as a most common home remedy for bacterial vaginosis. There are different ways of using yogurt to treat bacterial vaginosis. Let us understand each method in detail.

Method 1: Direct Application of Yogurt

What you need

  • Yogurt- 2 tbsp
  • Cotton balls or Tampon

What you have to do

  1. Take 2 tbsp of yogurt in a glass
  2. Dip the cotton ball in the yogurt and apply to the affected vaginal area.
  3. You can also use tampons in place of cotton balls.
  4. Allow it to remain for 1/2 hour and then wash your vagina with fresh water.
  5. Repeat this home remedy for bv thrice daily for best results.

Method 2: Intake of Yogurt

Consume 2-3 cups of yogurt daily which helps you to restore the normal PH balance in the vagina and also will minimize the growth of bacteria which is one of simplest home remedy for bv.

Tree Tea Oil

Tree tea oil consists of both antifungal and antibacterial properties which kill bacteria which are responsible for bacterial vaginosis.

Method 1: Tea Tree Oil with Warm Water

What you need

  • Warm water- 1 cup
  • Tree Tea Oil – 3-4 drops

What you have to do

  1. Take a small bowl  and add 1 cup of  warm water in it.
  2. Add 3-4 drops of tree tea oil to it and stir
  3. Clean your vagina with this liquid
  4. Try this once daily for 3 to 4 weeks.

Method 2: Tree Tea Oil with Vinegar

What you need

  • Tree Tea oil- 3-4 drops
  • White Vinegar- 3 cups

What you have to do

  1. Take lukewarm water in a bathtub and add 3 drops of tree tea oil.
  2. Add 3 cups of white vinegar to it. Mix it well using your hand.
  3. Soak your body in it for a ½ hour.
  4. Try this remedy every day until the bacteria disappear.

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Hot Milk with ButterMilk consists of the essential protein which provides strength to the body to fight infection. Milk contains natural lactobacilli bacteria which makes it a good home remedy to cure bacterial vaginosis.

Method 1: Milk with Tampon

What you need

  • Cold Milk- ½ cup
  • Tampon

What you have to do

  1. Take a ½ cup of fresh cold milk and tampon.
  2. Dip the tampon in the cold milk.
  3. Apply the liquid to the vagina.
  4. Do this once daily to relieve the bad bacteria in the vagina.

Method 2: Milk with Turmeric

What you need

  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Turmeric- 1 tsp

What you have to do

  1. Take -1 cup of warm milk.
  2. Add tsp of turmeric powder in it.Mix it well.
  3. Drink this mixture at least once daily to get rid of bacteria.

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GarlicGarlic has both the antifungal and antibiotic property which  kills the bad bacteria responsible for bacterial vaginosis. Intake of raw garlic is the simplest way to cure bacterial vaginosis. You can also apply the garlic to the vaginal area. Let us understand the remedies in detail.

Method 1:  Direct application of Garlic Cloves

What you need

  • Garlic- 3-4 cloves

What you have to do

  1. Take 3-4 fresh garlic cloves, remove the upper skin of garlic.
  2. Mash all the garlic cloves to form a paste.
  3. Apply it to the affected area of the vagina.
  4. Allow it to remain for 20 minutes.
  5. Rinse the area with lukewarm water.
  6. Repeat this remedy once daily until you are free from bacterial vaginosis.

Method 2: Wrap Garlic Clove Using Gauze

What you need

  • Garlic- 1 clove
  • Gauze- 1

What you have to do

  1. Take 1 fresh garlic clove and remove the upper skin.
  2. Wrap the garlic clove in a gauze.
  3. Apply it to your vagina and allow to remain only a ½ hour to avoid from causing soreness.
  4. Try this remedy once daily for best results.


FenugreekOne of the most beneficial remedies to treat bacterial vaginosis at home is fenugreek seeds. As fenugreek seeds improve the pH level in the vagina and also boosts the healing process by killing the bad bacteria.

Method 1: Soak Fenugreek Seeds

What you need

  • Fenugreek seed- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 1 cup

What you have to do

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in 1 cup of water
  2. Soak it overnight and in morning drink this water in empty stomach
  3. Repeat this process a month for best results.

Method 2: Fenugreek Seeds Powder with Yogurt

What you need

  • Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seed – 2 tbsp

What you have to do

  1. Take 2 tbsp of fenugreek seed. Grind it to make a fine paste.
  2. Take 1 cup of yogurt and mix 1 teaspoon of fenugreek powder in
  3. Mix it well.
  4. Have it twice daily to be free from bacterial vaginosis.

Method 3: Fenugreek Seeds with Hot Water

What you need

  • Hot water- 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp
  • Honey- 1 tsp

What you have to do

  1. Take 1 cup of hot water.
  2. Add 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds to it and keep it for 5 minutes.
  3. Strain the liquid and add 1 tsp of honey to it.
  4. Drink the solution.
  5. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a day for better results.

Coconut oil

Coconut OilCoconut oil kills the germs causing bacterial vaginosis and also prevent the future attacks. Coconut oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties which make it suitable for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.  It is the most common home remedy for bv.

Method: Coconut Oil with Tampon

What you need

  • Coconut oil- 2 tbsp
  • Tampon

What you have to do

  1. Take a -2 tbsp of coconut oil in a small bowl.
  2. Soak a tampon in coconut oil and apply it to your vagina.
  3. Allow it to remain for few hours.
  4. Rinse the area with lukewarm water thoroughly.
  5. Repeat this process every day for best results.

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Neem Oil

Neem is one of the most preferred natural herbs which will cure most of the diseases  due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Neem leaves kill all the germs that cause bacterial vaginosis.

Method: Application of Neem Powder

What you need

  • Neem leaves- 1 cup
  • Water- 1-2 tsp

What you have to do

  1. Take 1 cup of neem leaves and place it a cool place for some time.
  2. Grind it and make a fine powder of neem leaves.
  3. Take 2 tsp of neem powder, add a little water and make a paste.
  4. Gently apply the paste in and around the vagina.
  5. Allow it to remain for a ½ hour and rinse it with lukewarm water.

So, now you are aware of how to treat bacterial vaginosis at home. Using these home remedies for bacterial vaginosis you will be able to cure the problem in no time. To have a healthy life always drink an excess of water and urinate more, as proper water balance of your body will avoid  bacterial vaginosis infection. Share your experience with us. Let us know which home remedy worked best for you to get rid of bacterial vaginosis. Stay healthy!

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