Yoni Pearls: the Good, the Bad and the Smelly
Womb detox pearls go by many different names including Yoni Pearls, Herbal Tampons and Vaginal Pearls. Whatever their name, they are usually manufactured in many countries such as China and India. They are sold under many different brand names so it is likely that you've seen them on your local grocery shelves. The pearls are used by many women to cleanse their womb and to try to restore the vagina's ability back to normal. The pearls are believed to cure fungal vaginal infections, PCOS, fibroids, bad odor and endometriosis. Some women have also reported that the pearls tightened their vaginas.
Composition of Yoni pearls and how to use
Manufacturers claim that the pearls are made with potent herbs that have a strong ability to cure ailments of the female reproductive system. Many of the pearls are said to have pharmaceutical grade rhizoma, osthol and borneol. They advise that three of the pearls should be inserted at a time and placed close to your cervix. Healing of the vagina takes three days to complete. They also allege that for some ailments, several doses must be taken without missing a cycle. Some manufacturers also advise womb detoxers to drink adequate water, avoid unhealthy foods especially sugary foods and consume smoothies and salads, to aid the effectiveness of the Yoni pearls. For more details, one can find a review or tutorial online on how to properly use Yoni pearls.
Why it's not advisable to use Womb Detox Pearls
Many physicians state that the vagina is like a self-cleaning oven and can clean itself through the use of vaginal discharge and therefore does not require a 'detox'. Your vagina contains good bacteria, which are there to protect it. If these "good" bacteria are killed off it can lead to many different infections including bacterial vaginosis, vaginitis and yeast infections. There are no current studies proving or disproving their efficacy so it is ultimately up to you whether or not you want to try them. If you do decide to try them make sure to stock up on pads and period panties as it is to be expected for the vagina to dispel a lot of discharge during and after your "womb detox". Period underwear are specially designed to hold your pad in place so that you don't stain your clothes.
Many women who try Yoni pearls do so because they are concerned about how their vagina smells. If you have these concerns about your own body and feel that your vagina smells different than your normal scent then it's advisable that you visit your Gynecologist instead. If your specialist finds anything out of the norm they can then prescribe you medication that can address the underlying issue. Also be sure to eat properly since you diet can have a major influence on your reproductive health.