Health Benefits of Vaginal Detox Steaming

As it is more popularly Vaginal Steaming (aka V-Steam and Vaginal Detox) is all about applying steam and certain selection of herbs to cleanse the vagina.
Well, the concept might sound a bit alien at the onset, but vaginal detox is seen as a part of holistic body care, so that you don’t neglect any part of your body. Vaginal steaming has often been compared to facial scrub and body detoxes, and so this technique has of-late gained immense popularity among woman of all age- who perform vaginal streaming for different reasons.

According to actress Gwyneth Paltrow (who gained early notice for her work in films such as the thriller Seven (1995) and the period drama Emma (1996) and later on in 1998, garnered worldwide recognition through her performance in Shakespeare in Love, for which she won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards) “steam cleanses your uterus . . . It is an energetic release- not just a steam douche- that balances female hormone levels.”

It has been even recorded vaginal steaming has long been used in Chinese medicine to relieve stagnation and coldness in the body. While in Eastern traditional medicine, vaginal stream detox has been used to increase blood circulation, dilate the blood vessels, provide oxygenation and relax postpartum pelvic floor.

In fact vaginal steaming has been known for centuries in Central and South America as ‘Bajos’, and as ‘Chai-yok’ in Korea.

How to do Vaginal Detox

Boil approximately 4 liter of filtered water and add dried or fresh herbs. Use 3 cups of fresh herb or 1 cup if you are using dried one. Now, boil the concoction for 15 min and steep for another 5 min. Pour the mixture into a bowel. Next, sit over the bowl on a slatted chair without wearing any underwear. You can even use a towel to create a tent while steaming your lady parts and its surrounding areas for 15-20 mins.


  1. Make sure the bowl is placed far enough from your skin, so you don’t burn yourself.
  2. The best time to do vaginal steaming is after your period and it is discouraged during it.
  3. You should also avoid vaginal steaming if you believe you may be pregnant.
  4. The most important thing regarding the herbs you use is to make sure you are knowledgeable about them.

Traditional herbs used for Vaginal Detox

  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Rose petals
  • Basil
  • Marigold
  • Chamomile and others.

Health benefits of Vaginal Steam Therapy

Vaginal steaming is supposed to help in the treatment of the following conditions and problems according to traditional medicine:

  • Infertility
  • Irregular and painful periods
  • Scarring from caesarian section
  • Bladder and yeast infections
  • Perennial tears
  • Vaginal cysts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Recovery from hysterectomies and intra-vaginal laparoscopic procedures.

Although there is no hard scientific evidence to support the use of vaginal steam baths, it is now up to you to decide for yourself if it is something that you would like to try and could work for you.

So, it requires a bit of an open-mind, and then you’ll have your own experience to trust.