Vaginal Infections and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Vulvovaginitis And Common Vaginal Infections

Genital Warts (Condyloma And Human Papillomavirus)

Herpes Simplex Virus

HIV Infection And Botanical Therapies

A number of vaginal infections and sexually transmitted diseases can be treated with botanical medicine. A variety of strategies are used including antimicrobial herbs, immunomodulating herbs for chronic recurrent infections, topical applications, and even botanicals for supprting the nervous system for stress related infections. Table Condition / Botanical Medicine Summary Table includes a summary of the herbs used to treat these conditions.

Condition / Botanical Medicine Summary Table

Analgesic Anti-inflammatory Antimicrobial Astringent Demulcent Immunomodulator Nervine Vulnerary
Actaea racemosa X
Allium sativum X
Aloe vera X X X
Althea officinalis
Andrographis paniculata X X
Arctostaphylos uva ursi X
Astragalus membranaceus X
Avena sativa X X
Berberis aquifolium X
Calendula officinalis X X X
Commiphora mol mol X
Coptis chinensis X
Corydalis X
Echinacea spp. X X
Eleutherococcus senticosus X
Eschscholzia califomica X X
Canoderma lucidum X
Clycyrrhiza glabra X X X
Hamamelis virginiana X X
Hydrastis canadensis X
Hypericum perforatum X X
Lavandula officinalis X
Leonurus cardiaca X
Lomatium dissectum X
Melaleuca alternifolia X
Melissa officinalis X X X
Mentha piperita X X
Origanum vulgare X
Panax ginseng X
Panax quinquefolius X
Passiflora incarnata X
Piper methysticum X X
Piscidea erythrina X
Plantago spp. X X X X
Quercus alba X
Rhaponticum carthimoides X
Rhodiola rosea X
Salvia officinalis X
Schizandra chinensis X
Scutellaria lateriflora X
Symphytum officinale X X
Thuja occidentalis X
Withania somnifera X X X