Leucorrhea and Homeopathy

Leucorrhea is a delicate subject in women. Often, women do not seek treatment for this problem just because they don’t want to admit about the fact that they are suffering from leucorrhea. For those who may not know what leucorrhea is, it is a thick whitish or yellowish discharge from the vagina. In fact, most of the women don’t know the right name for this problem and often refer it as the ‘white flow’ or ‘white discharge’. For the sake of clarity, one may mention that in most cases, the leucorrhea is physiological. This means that there is no particular pathological reason for the existence of leucorrhea. In other cases, one or the other infection may be the cause. This infection may be due to some virus, bacteria or yeast. The excessive discharge from the mucous membranes occurs as the mucosa in the vagina tries to wash off the offending organisms by increasing the secretion of mucus.


When it comes to the symptoms that often accompany this problem, there are limited symptoms. In most of the cases, there is nothing except the whitish or yellowish discharge. This is why it is often referred to as the white flow or white discharge. Leucorrhea often causes itching or burning or irritation in the vaginal or perineal area. It can also cause redness of the skin. In some cases, there is bad odor from the discharge. This bad odor is often the cause which pushes the patient to seek medical help. In some cases, the discharge leaves stains on the clothes, which are often difficult to wash off.

Leucorrhea treatment: Homeopathy for leucorrhea or white flow

When it comes to the treatment of leucorrhea, one has to take into account the exact cause of the problem. The treatment of the problem varies according to the cause. Whatever the cause of leucorrhea or white flow, homeopathy is very much capable of treating the problem. In cases where leucorrhea occurs due to infection, homeopathic medicines not only cure leucorrhea but the infection too. Once the infection is cured, the excessive discharge is also cured. Even in cases where the cause is physiological only, the homoeopathic treatment of leucorrhea is equally effective.

Best Homeopathic medicines for leucorrhea or white discharge

On the basis of my own experience, I am giving a list of 5 best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea or white discharge. These homeopathic remedies are capable of curing all types of leucorrhea or white flow. It does not matter whether the cause is an infection or it is just physiological. These homeopathic remedies have been used most frequently and have been found to be very effective. When I say this, I do not in any way mean that these 5 medicines are able to cure all cases of leucorrhea.

Here are the 5 best Homeopathic medicines for Leucorrhea:

  • Calcarea Carb 
  •  Sepia 
  • Alumina
  • Pulsatilla
  • Kreosote

Often, one has to go beyond these medicines to find some other medicine which may be more suitable for a particular patient. Homeopathy is a highly individualized system of treatment and tailors the medicines according to each and every individual patient. This does not in any way reduce the importance and applicability of these 5 best homeopathic medicines for leucorrhea.

1. Calcarea Carb: One of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea with anaemia. 

In cases where the females are anaemic, Calcarea Carb is one of the best homeopathic medicines for leucorrhea or white flow. The patient may get breathless at the slightest exertion. She is often found craving for eggs, cheese, chalk and earth. The discharge may be milky white in colour. The leucorrhea increases with excitement of any sort, whether mental or physical. It is also increased by motion. The patient is usually obese and fair in complexion. She may be chilly and unable to tolerate cold weather. Calcarea Carb is also good for leucorrhea in infants.

2. Sepia: One of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea at menopause. 

In cases of leucorrhea starting around menopause, Sepia is one of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea or white discharge. It may often accompany other symptoms like hot flushes, weakness and sweats. The patient is usually thin and spare in build. Irritability and aversion to one’s normal duties are also good indications for this medicine. The leucorrhea is yellowish or greenish in colour and causes itching.  It may even be aggravated after coition. The menses are usually irregular. The pelvic parts seem relaxed and may feel like weighing down. This is often expressed as a bearing down sensation or as if something seems to be pushing downwards.

3. Alumina: One of the best homoeopathic remedies for leucorrhea with acrid discharge. 

In cases where the leucorrhea is acrid and tends to burn the area where it touches, Alumina is one of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea. The leucorrhea is profuse, ropy, transparent and causes burning in the genital area. At times the discharge is so profuse that it may run down the heels. The discharge is worse during daytime and during menses. At the same time, one feels better by washing in cold water.

4. Pulsatilla: One of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea at puberty. 

In cases where leucorrhea starts at puberty, Pulsatilla is one of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea. The patient is usually intolerant to heat ie she is unable to tolerate the summer weather. At the same time, she feels better in open air and feels suffocated inside the rooms. She cannot stand any closed places. The female is usually mild tempered and tends to weep easily. The menses are usually late and scanty. Leucorrhea is creamy, acrid and burning.

5. Kreosote: One of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea during pregnancy. 

In cases where leucorrhea starts during pregnancy, Kreosote is one of the best homoeopathic medicines for leucorrhea. The leucorrhea is acrid, corrosive and itching. It causes swelling of the genitals. There is violent itching between the thighs. The discharge is yellowish in colour and stains the linen yellow.

These above mention medicines are very suitable for leucorrhea but in any way should not be taken without consulting doctor.