Yoni steam bath
Herbal yoni steams, or bajos, as they are known in Spanish, or chai-yok in Korean have been are used for centuries to treat many conditions including painful or irregular periods, endometriosis, infertility, fibroids, cysts, cervical stenosis, vaginal dryness and hemorrhoids. The bajos can be used in conjunction with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) to achieve reproductive health. To learn more about how to do herbal yoni steam baths at home, please enquire restorative therapist Barbara Loomis.
When collecting your herbs make sure they are organic.
Herbs for steaming:
Basil-antibacterial, spiritual cleansing
Oregano-antiseptic, uterine stimulant
Red Clover-promotes healing (skin)
Rosemary- antiseptic, stimulates circulation
Yarrow- encourages menstruation
Motherwort- for suppressed menstruation
Horsetail- helps flush bacteria out of bladder
Lemon Balm-reduces itchiness
Calendula- skin healing, vaginal fungus, lymph, spiritual healing
Mugwort – popular in Korean spas balance hormones, antibiotic, antifungal, protects the uterus from ulcers and tumors, stimulates menstrual discharge
Eucalyptus- cooling, wound healing, anti-fungal
Rose petals- gentle and astringent to tissues of the genitals
Lavender- calms the mind and body and is antiseptic to the vaginal tissues, it also has phytoestrogens that plump the tissue and a cooling effect on inflammation
Blue Malva- soothing, dry vagina
Marshmallow- soothing, dry vagina
Sage- moves blood and chi through physical and emotional obstructions
Chamomile- soothing, contains chemicals that are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and anti parasitic
*Chamomile is in the Ragweed family and may react with those who have extreme sensitivities to the Ragweed family.
Fibroid Formula: oregano, basil, calendula, sage
For fibroids, steam three times the week prior to your period altering the days with castor oil packs.
Endometriosis Formula: oregano, roses, yarrow and calendula
Love x light to you,