Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Written by: Marriam Naz, Food Scientist & Nutritionist
Vaginal dryness is a significant problem and can affect women of all ages. Thinning of the lining of the vagina causes the symptoms of dryness that can occur before, during, and after menopause in women of all ages.
There are many medical treatments to reduce vaginal dryness, such as topical and oral estrogens. However, you can increase female lubrication through natural home remedies, dietary supplements, and lifestyle changes.
According to Ms. Dt. Neha Suryawanshi, there are certain foods that can increase female lubrication, so your diet is the first place to start. Glands in the cervix and vagina are responsible for vaginal lubrication. A diet high in fatty acids helps to produce vaginal lubrication. Here are the seven foods you need to eat:
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
Omega-3 fatty acids are considered one of the wonders of nature. A diet high in fatty acids helps to provide lubrication to the vaginal areas.
We can get omega 3 fatty acids by eating: Chia seeds, Raw pumpkin, Walnuts, Fish oil, Spinach, Sunflower seeds, Fatty fish, Krill oil. We can also take all of these nutrients in pills form.
Herbs To Increase Female Lubrication:
Herbs can help to produce vaginal lubrication.
Black Cohosh is one of the herbs that help to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, including vaginal dryness.According to medical studies researchers, daily intake of herbs in a dosage of 40mg to 80mg is useful in the removal of vaginal dryness. Mix 2ml to 4ml black cohosh in water or tea and take this drink three times daily.
Flax seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids and phytoestrogens. The estrogen levels increase with an increased level of phytoestrogens, which helps to prevent vaginal dryness. These seeds boost up the level of estrogen and ultimately increases the moistness in the vaginal areas.
Besides that, flax seeds help in relieving menopausal symptoms that decrease the female lubrication. The addition of flax seeds in the diet increases the female lubrication.You can get flax seeds from all the leading health food stores. Flax seeds powder can be sprinkled on cereals, salads, smoothies, and any eatables.
Vitamins remove the wrinkles and creases as they are skin-friendly. Vitamins contain higher moisture content and are a natural way to increase female lubrication.
Vitamin E enriched foods help to enhance the overall moistness around vaginal areas. Avocado is rich in potassium and vitamin B6 content that supports vaginal health. Avocado also helps to get rid of itching and burning in the vagina. Vitamin E treats the dryness by hydrating the mucous membranes, which are great for sex.
Sweet potatoes, spinach, almonds, squash, sunflower oil, wheat germ, avocado, butternut are the foods that have the right amount of Vitamin E. Vitamin E capsules are also available.
Oysters contain higher levels of zinc. Women having a higher concentration of zinc in their bodies are considered to have a higher sex drive than those with lower concentrations.
Zinc helps to reduce vaginal dryness, fight with infections, and regulate the menstrual cycle.
Evening Primrose Oil Capsules
Evening Primrose is considered as one of the most effective treatment to increase female lubrication. To enhance the lubrication in vaginal areas, take Evening Primrose Oil Capsules in combination with flax seeds.
According to health experts, a punctured capsule inside the vaginal cavity for one night does wonder as it increases the female lubrication. Your vagina becomes moist, soft, and is ready for sexual activities.
Drink Sufficient Water
Keeping your body well-hydrated is one of the best things that you can do for your hoo-ha.
It is recommended by doctors to take 8-10 glasses every day to regulate the functioning of the body and is also extremely important to keep the vagina mushy and moist. According to Dr. Diana Hoppe, MD, “Adequate water intake will increase vagina lubrication, allows secretions to be released and proper pH balance of vaginal tissues.”
Lubrication of the vagina occurs naturally with arousal and sexual stimulation, mainly due to increased blood movement to the genital areas. You should be adequately lubricated during sexual intercourse to prevent any trauma and infection to the lining of the vagina.
All women face the problems of vaginal dryness when they get older. Medical options are available to be discussed with your doctor.