A discharge of white or yellow coloured mucus from the vagina. It may be a normal condition, increasing before and after menstruation, but a large discharge probably indicates an infection somewhere in the genital tract. 
Female genitals are very much prone to infections since they are moist, more sweaty and covered. The white vaginal discharge with foul smell makes it embarrassing to get into social gatherings and even engage in personal affairs. 
Leucorrhoea or white discharge usually shows symptoms in association with other illness. Wide variety of reasons are encountered in its causation. Commonly fungal, parasitic, bacterial and sexually transmitted diseases are the prime causative factors.


  1. Green dhaniya (Coriandrum sativum)in the form of 15 ml of its expressed juice, well mixed with sugar and water induces sleep. Since lack of physical activity seems to be one of the causes, regular exercise helps relieve sleeplessness to a great extent.
  2. Before going to bed, have a head massage with a herbal medicated oil, Brahmi tailam and have a cup full of warm milk with some Brahmivati, a herbal malted milk drink.
  3. Aswagandha Churna, 5 gms of the powder should be taken with sugar and ghee twice a day after meals.
  4. Drinking amla juice 15-20 ml before going to bed is also useful.
  5. Brahmivati 2 tablets at bedtime taken with a cup of warm milk induces good sleep.
  6. Shirodhara - A part of Panchkarma is also very useful in chronic insomnia.