Betel leaf is quite well known as a natural antiseptic that is useful for cleaning the vagina and can overcome a number of health problems such as infections or allergies in the body.
Research states that betel leaf has several important ingredients that are efficient in treating injuries, are effective in stopping bleeding, treating infections, and killing parasitic microorganisms. There are two types of betel leaves that are commonly consumed by people, namely red betel and green betel, both of which are beneficial to health.
Apart from containing flavanoids, betel leaves also contain other important nutrients to maintain a healthy body such as vitamin C, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, carotene which is a good source of calcium, tanning, saponins, eugenol and various other types of essential oils. So, what are the benefits of cleaning your vagina using betel leaf decoction?
Can You Clean Your Vagina with Betel Leaf?
Betel leaves contain essential compounds that help heal wounds, control bleeding, heal infections, and fight parasitic bacteria. However, many women wonder whether it is safe to clean the vagina with betel leaf boiled water. This is because the intimate area of women is quite sensitive to chemicals, so it must be validated.
The use of betel leaf is permitted because it has natural ingredients and contains protein, iodine, sodium, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, nicotinic acid, flavonoids, phenols, tannins, saponins, polyphenolics, and essential oils. However, it is not recommended to use it too often.
Benefits of Cleaning Your Vagina with Betel Leaf
Some studies say that betel leaf contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antioxidant properties that are beneficial for women's vaginal health. Let's look at the benefits of betel leaf in detail below.
- Eliminates unpleasant odors
- Tightens female muscles
- Reduces itching & irritation in female organs
- Cleans the female/intimate area
Although it has a myriad of properties, betel leaf has side effects if used excessively. Side effects of excessive use such as itching in the female area to the increased risk of infection and fungus. Stop the habit of using betel leaves excessively if you feel side effects and immediately consult a doctor so that appropriate treatment can be given.
How to Clean Your Vagina with Betel Leaf?
The vagina has a natural mechanism for self-cleaning, so you do not really need to clean it. Meanwhile, you need to focus on cleaning the external vaginal organs (such as the vulva).
Cleaning your vagina with betel leaf starts with preparing 10 betel leaves and washing them thoroughly. Boil betel leaves in 500 ml of clean water, then cool the water to room temperature. Then, clean the vaginal area using the boiled water.
Nona Woman’s Organic Feminine Wash has betel leaf (piper betle) as one of its key ingredients to refresh and clean the female area while keeping odor away. Made with natural ingredients, this intimate soap is suitable for sensitive skin.
Nona Woman's organic intimate wash is available online at Nona Shop, Tokopedia and Shopee.
Soap Ingredients: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lactic Acid, Piper Betle Leaf Extract (Betle Leaf), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate , Sodium Benzoate, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil.