Vaginal dryness is a common and irritating problem, especially among women who are experiencing menopause symptoms. While there are some medicinal ointments and lubrication options, you might prefer using more natural substances such as aloe vera. According to Women's Health Specialists, applying aloe vera gel to the dry or inflamed skin around the vaginal area can be helpful in alleviating the dryness.
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Direcly Applied Aloe
Aloe vera gel, says Women's Health Specialists, can help to alleviate dryness. Break a piece of the aloe plant off and use a knife to cut through the outer layer of "skin" on the plant. Take the gel from inside the skin and apply it directly to the dry or inflamed parts of the vagina.
With Saffron and Winter Cherry
Per Home Remedies For You, an alternative health website, a popular natural beauty site, taking aloe vera internally along with saffron and winter cherry can increase vaginal lubrication. Mix aloe along with the saffron and winter cherry in a glass of milk and drink it before bedtime.
Aloe with Slippery Elm Powder
Educators at Power-surge.com, a popular women's menopause and education site, recommends mixing aloe vera gel with slippery elm powder to not only moisten vaginal tissues, but to soothe inflammation and itchiness. Users should mix enough of the powder into the aloe vera to make a viscous paste, and apply inside the lips of the vaginal area as well as in the vagina. The results are reported to be very soothing. The Feminist Women's Health Center also recommends this treatment.
Aloe to Treat Genital Herpes
According to Health Library, aloe vera showed as effective in a double blind study to soothe genital herpes and help clear the herpes sores more quickly. The study found that cream made from aloe was more effective than when taken directly from the plant in gel form.