Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness is generally symptom of hormonal imbalance.

I would normally expect herbs containing phyto-estrogens to help in a situation like
this, however it can take a little time.
Black Cohosh and other ‘hormonal’ herbs mostly work by tonifying the pituitary gland and all are effective in the longer term (ie) 3-6 months. If you are suffering from this problem then try using specifically Black Cohosh in a standardised form over several months.

Vitamin C can also be very useful. It helps build up collagen which gives the skin its elasticity and therefore can help prevent excessive vaginal dryness. When taken in conjunction with, or incorporated into a product that contains high amounts of other antioxidants the effect can be quite noticeable.
I have noted that in a number of cases that Acai berry can help in this situation. It contains high amounts of antioxidants as well as essential fatty acids.

Bio-identical progesterone creams or estrogens are another option that may provide quicker results. You need to see your GP about these.

You could also start using foods that contain phyto-estrogens. These would be food products that are Soya based (milks, tofu or other products), also linseeds and alfalfa.

Short term help can be obtained by using a good quality Aloe vera gel that will soothe the area and ease the dryness. Often works even better if combined with Evening Primrose oil. Use this after each bath/shower or as often as needed. Make sure you have a brand of Aloe vera that does not contain additives or medications that make it sticky to use, it should be very soft and smooth on the skin.
Go to On-line shop to order Aloe Vera gel.

Up-dated April 2014