What Are the Best Homeopathic Cures for Bacterial Vaginosis?

Oral doses of acidophilus help alleviate the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.
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One of the best homeopathic cures for bacterial vaginosis includes a peroxide and water douche, along with taking folic acid supplements and acidophilus. Some women have found success by inserting acidophilus into the vagina while using this treatment, but many prefer to only take oral supplements. Other homeopathic cures include tea tree oil, taking goldenseal herb, and garlic.

Many people cite hydrogen peroxide as being one of the most effective homeopathic cures for bacterial vaginosis. By preparing a douche consisting of hydrogen peroxide and water, women have discovered that the malodorous discharge associated with the condition quickly disappears. Medical researchers have also discovered this to be a low-cost, effective home remedy. Not only does it appear to cure the symptoms of this particular vaginal infection, but it helps in restoring the natural pH in that area.

Folic acid supplements are also considered to be among the best homeopathic cures for this condition. Often, this home remedy is practiced alongside douching with hydrogen peroxide. Women who are deficient in folic acid have found that this nutritional remedy helps to heal bacterial vaginosis, as well as other symptoms of deficiency, such as anemia.


Bacterial vaginosis is caused by an imbalance in the healthy bacteria naturally present in the vagina and, possibly, in the digestive tract. Lactobacillus acidophilus helps in rebalancing this bacteria and is considered to be among the best homeopathic cures for bacterial vaginosis. Supplements found in health food stores or purchased from online vendors are taken orally, but some women have also experienced success in treating infection by inserting acidophilus suppositories directly into the vagina. Plain, unsweetened yogurt also contains Lactobacillus acidophilus and may be taken orally or inserted into the vagina. Women who have combined this natural remedy with hydrogen peroxide douching and folic acid supplementation as a three-pronged approach.

Inserting a tampon that has been soaked in tea tree oil is also commonly believed to be among the best homeopathic cures for bacterial vaginosis. After several days of this treatment, many women report that the symptom of a foul smelling discharge disappears. Goldenseal tablets commonly found in most health food stores are also believed to be a good natural cure. Many women have also found success in reducing the amount of unhealthy bacteria located in the vagina by using garlic cloves as a vaginal suppository and replacing a clove with a fresh one every few hours for several days until symptoms disappear.


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