Ayurveda / Women Healing

Yoni Steam


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,



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