What is vaginal steaming?
Vaginal steaming or yoni steaming is an alternative health treatment where a woman squats or sits over steaming water. Sometimes the water contains herbs such as mugwort, rosemary, wormwood, and basil. The warmth of the steam softens and opens the pores of the vaginal and vulvar skin so that the herbs can be absorbed into the skin and uterus and impart medicinal affects.
What are the benefits?
Vaginal steaming has been used for many purposes but is typically used to alleviate unwanted symptoms associated with periods such as bloating, exhaustion, cramps, heavy menstrual flow and irregular periods. It has also been used to treat fertility, help alleviate symptoms of menopause and to promote healing after childbirth.
Vaginal steaming has also been linked to treating stress, depression, hemorrhoids, fatigue and headaches.