Herbal Vaginal/Yoni Steam
Vaginal steam baths, or “Bajos” (ba-hoes) as they are known in Spanish, are used to assist in the cleansing of the uterus in conjunction with the Maya Massage for the treatment of numerous female symptoms. Men can achieve similar benefits with herbal penis soaks.
Increased circulation brings fresh blood and better waste removal, allowing the organs to heal and repair, rejuvenating the regenerative system through the fresh blood supply that warms and nourishes the cells and tissues. The aromatics of the herbs penetrate deep into the pelvic tissue, cervix, womb, vagina (and for the men, the penis and testes).
Gather any aromatic garden herb, such as basil, rosemary, thyme and sage. If not fresh herbs are available, use dried herbs. Flowers such as marigolds, honeysuckle, elder, rose petals, etc. can be added.
Other herbs can be used, such as motherwort, mugwort (a uterine stimulant), juniper berries, yarrow flowers and leaves, comfrey leaves and root, St. John’s wort, chamomile, damiana, red clover, dandelion, yellow dock, squaw vine, horsetail, Mexican wormseed (epazote).
Collect your plants using prayer and intention of healing.
If using fresh plants, collect about 1 quart; if using dry, use about a cup.
Place the plants in a pot with a few cups of water.
Crush the herbs in the water, thanking them for helping with your healing.
Offer prayers nine times to whatever Spirit offers you guidance. It is the Prayer and the Intention that is important.
Bring this to a soft boil for 10 minutes, steep for 5-10 minutes with the lid on.
Optional: Place the herbs in the water and leave outside overnight in the moonlight to charge them. (A full moon is best!).
Turn off the water supply to your freshly cleaned toilet and flush. Place the bowl in the toilet and sit. (You could choose to squat over the bowl, use a birthin stook, or an antiuqe chamber pot instead.)
BEFORE YOU SIT:
Test for hotness before completely sitting down! Be careful not to burn yourself. The heat should feel very warm but not hot. If it is too hot, wait for it to cool. Vaginal tissuse is very sensitive.
When they have cooled enough for you to sit comfortably, sit on the toilet without underwear on, with your knees slightly higher than hips.
You should be naked from the waist down, wearing socks, and wrapped in a blanket from head to toe. This will keep the steam inside the blanket and your outer body from cooling down.
As the healing steam enters your body, tune in to your breathing and pay attention to the sensations. Allow thoughts and emotions to stir.
After the steam looses its heat (about 20 minutes), rest quietly for at least 20 minutes after the herbal steam bath in a warm room free of drafts from open windows, fans or air conditioners. Place your hands on your heart and womb while you stay completely covered in your blanket.
Give used steam bath back to the earth in your compost, garden or yard space.
Women can expect changes in vaginal discharges and menstruation. These are normal cleansing reactions. If you have any unusual discharge or response to this treatment, feel free to contact me.
Steam the day before menses begins or the last day of light bleeding. Do not steam while mestruating, pregnant or if you have a vaginal infection. If post-menopausal, whenever you wish to warm your womb.
As a tonic 1 to 4 times a year.
You can do the steam as above, or you can do a Penis Soak:
General infections or inflamation: equal parts of yarrow, sage, lavender, and chaparral.
If all tests are negative but inflammation persists: 2 parts chaparral (antioxidant, antimicrobrial), 2 parts oak bark (astringent), 1 part marshmallow root (soothing demulcent), 4 parts periwinkle (fresh if possible) (tonic, astringent), and 1 part yarrow (1 part (antimicrobrial)
Directions: Bring herbs to a slow boil and steep for 30 minutes or so with the lid on. Strain and let cool to room temperature.
Fill a drinking glass, vase or jar deep and wide enough to soak the penis and testicles with herbal infustion.
Retract the foreskin if still intact, insert penis and testicles and soak for about 15-20 minutes 2-3 times a week.
The tea should be as warm as possible. You could also use a sitz bath, filling a small basin or plastic tub with the warm herb tea and sitting in it.
You can expect discharges from your penis after treatment. This is a normal cleansing reaction. If you have any unusual discharge or response to this treatment, inform your practitioner.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole
responsibility of the reader.