How does a Yoni Steam with herbs work?
A vaginal steam
is sort of a facial for your uterus. It is a steam cleaning for your uterine wall.
A pot of warm water is mixed with a unique yoni steam blend of medicinal herbs. The warmth of the water releases the volatile oils that contain medicinal properties from the yoni herbs, creating a healing steam. Then you simply sit over the pot, wrapped in a blanket or cover to encapsulate the steam, which helps to soften the tissue and open the pores of the outer lips of the vagina, allowing the healing herbs to be absorbed into the bloodstream and uterus.
Oftentimes, issues involving the uterus are related to leftover material from previous menstrual cycles that has hardened along the uterine wall. Following a steam, you may notice some of this release via spotting or discharge the next day, or along with your upcoming period. Think of this process as kind of like a steam cleaning for your uterine wall.
Traditional herbs the Maya use:
Basil, Oregano, Callendula, Rosemary, Chamomile, Damiana, Yarrow
Herbs that support the urinary and reproductive organs:
Raspberry Leaf, Motherwort and Peony
Herbs that are tonifying:
Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Rose and Juniper