When trying to find the root cause of bacterial vaginosis in your system, it’s important to understand the balance needed in the first place. Many doctors will say they have difficulty in pinpointing one specific reason for BV to spread. What they can say is it’s a bacteria of the bad kind that over takes the good forming bacteria in your body.
The good kind of bacteria which is lactobacilli is reduced in numbers and the anaerobic bacteria take over. This is where a fungus fighting herb like anise seed comes into play. Its fungal fighting properties take over the bad bacteria and starts restoring the healthy lactobacilli back to normal levels.
What are the properties in Anise Seed?
Bacterial vaginosis, as discussed above takes over the healthy bacteria your vagina needs and creates symptoms of unwanted odors, discharge and vaginal pains. To combat this, the antifungal properties of anise seed help put things back into balance. In a recent study done by doctors, anise seed proved to show good results in fighting bacterial vaginosis.
Anise Seed and antibacterial properties
One major reason there could be an imbalance in the lactobacilli in your system is from recent antibiotic use. Antibiotics disrupt the effective bacteria strains in your vagina and make it easier for the BV to grow into a real problem. Anise seeds antibacterial properties have shown in many studies to counter this imbalance and to build back up the lactobacilli.
Anise Seed and antioxidant properties
It’s always suggested to take herbs that are rich in antioxidants. From the infection, your immune system is already at a weakened state. Anise seeds antioxidant properties help restore your immune system levels back to normal. This in turn helps kill of the BV infection while bringing the much needed good bacteria count up to healthy levels.
How should you take Anise Seed?
Anise seed is available in many forms. You can take it as a supplement in tablet form and you can also find it in its seed form and use to cook with. After suffering from BV, many women used anise seed as an ingredient in their cooking. Cutting down on the sugars, salts and yeast based foods and adding anise for example helped.
In most cases, polled women said they didn’t see any flare ups with bacterial vaginosis since making that diet change. Of course a supplement form of anise seed can help restore the balance as well. It’s all a matter of personal preference.
Who should not take Anise Seed?
Women who should not take anise seed are women who are pregnant or still breast feeding. In that case, it’s better to take anise seed in with food or part of your daily diet, not in supplement form. It could also cause allergic reactions to women with plant based allergies.
Anise seed is likely safe for most women who are looking for bacterial vaginosis remedies. It’s always best to consult your physician first.
This bacteria fighting compound has many benefits to women looking for an alternative to fight BV. If you’ve taken other medications and antibiotics for BV and the infection came back then anise seed can help. From all the studies concluded by doctors around the world, the antifungal, antibacterial properties will help restore your vaginal balance. Once it is restored, make anise seed a daily part of your diet so bacterial vaginosis a worry no more.