The Internet has become our main source of information, but while we can often find valuable things, there are also certain news and pieces of advice that would be better to be left on the table.
Such a piece of bad advice is the one that recommends putting wasp nest in the vagina! No matter how bizarre it sounds, there are actually women who practice this in order to rejuvenate and tighten their vagina.
Reports inform that women use crushed oak galls for that purpose, which are nests that housed the eggs and larva of wasps. They are later ground up, and then placed inside the vagina with the aim to “restore the uterine wall after childbirth, heal an episiotomy cut and also clean out the vagina.”
The University of Kentucky reports that oak galls or oak apple galls are large rounded growths full of spongy mass. A single wasp larva is located in a hard seed-like cell in the center.
Even though practitioners of natural medicine have used oak galls for various health issues, they have never used them in this way.
However, the potential adverse effects of this treatment can be terrible, as oak galls contain astringents that will irritate or dry out the vagina, leading to friction during intercourse and infections.
This is why doctors warn about the possible dangers of this practice before it is further scientifically investigated.
Online retailers who sell this product claim that women may experience a stinging sensation when applying the powder. Yet, according to Dr. Jen Gunter, if something burns when you apply it to the vagina it is generally bad for it.
However, before you try anything of this kind, you should consult your gynecologist or doctor in order to prevent any complications.
This gynecologist has warned about the use of various herbal remedies for the vagina a lot of times. She spoke put about the womb detox trend, which was said to help women with endometriosis, ovarian cysts, thrush, and fibroids.
Moreover, bags of perfumed herbs, called Herbal Womb Detox Pearls, were being promoted as a health boost and women were advised to insert three of the balls into the vagina for 72 hours.
Yet, Dr.Gunter explained that by leaving a product which is not designed for prolonged vaginal use in the vagina, you increase the risk of toxic shock syndrome.