Herbal Yoni Steam
🌿🌱🍃 Maya healers and midwives used steams for centuries. Bajos means “down low” in Spanish. Bajos is a warm steam bath for the vagina. Vaginal steams are very effective treatment and are indicated for many common female complaints. Many women have poor circulation to the pelvis thus resulting in stagnation, so the warmth can support many common female issues caused by cold stagnation. Yoni Steams are a beautiful way to bring warm steam and heat to the pelvis and to the womb by increasing circulation and energy flow. The moist heat opens up the pores of the tissues and the botanical infused water vapor delivers the medicinal benefits of the plants, including volatile oils directly to the pelvic tissue. Vaginal tissue is one of the most absorbent of the entire female body so Yoni steams can be very supportive to women’s health. `We choose specific herbs to increase the healing benefits of the steam. The herbs chosen are dependent on the condition being treated. We usually choose herbs that stimulate circulation to the pelvis, cleanse, tone, nourish or heal the tissues. This modality is used for fertility, postpartum, post miscarriage, post DNC, for endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain, constipation, etc. I have never used this modality on its own, as it is intended to be an adjunct therapy for healing, with nutritional guidance, herbal tinctures, teas and Maya abdominal massage, yet I am sure you will have wonderful results!
WHY STEAM? Dark blood at the beginning or end of the menstrual cycle Postpartum and post miscarriage or post DNC Menstrual Complaints & Irregular Cycles Endometriosis Pelvic MuscleTension, Pelvic Pain Uterine Prolapse Dysmenorrhea, Amenorrhea Hemorrhoids,Constipation Fibroids, Ovarian Cysts,PCOS Fertility, Infertility, Conception preparation
DON’T STEAM WHEN… When infection is present During Pregnancy During Menstruation If there are symptoms of damp or moist heat in the pelvis, vagina or colon i.e.: vaginal infection, candida, yeast infection, bacterial infection, herpes outbreak.
WHEN TO STEAM… For preventative care – 1 week before the 1st day of bleeding. For cysts, prolapse, pelvic pain, fibroids, endometriosis– 2 – 4 x a week After a DNC or miscarriage – wait 3 weeks; make sure there is no infection prior to steaming. Post delivery, wait 6-8 weeks, making sure you are not bleeding and there is no infection. Commonly Used Medicinal Plants It is preferable to use dried herbs The typical ratio is 1 Quart of fresh herb or 1 Cup of dry for a large pot of water. Choose 1-5 herbs for your steam. You can choose plants that you have a spiritual connection with that may not be specific for the physical ailment but will support your emotional well being.
Ingredients include: Red rose 🥀 Calendula Oregano Basil Sage Chamomile Juniper berries Lavender Yarrow Raspberry 🍃 leaf Peppermint Damiana Motherwort
The Shango Oya’s Closet’s content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine. Make certain of your identification prior to harvesting any plant or mushroom as ingestion, application, or other use of some plants and mushrooms may cause illness or death.