What Is Punny (Yoni )Steaming?
Punny (yoni) steaming, also known as vaginal steaming, is an ancient practice that uses the heat from herbal steam to lightly permeate the outside of a woman’s vagina and allow detoxification. Sound scary? Herbal Healers around the world have been using this practice for centuries.
This powerful ritual helps nourish the vagina while healing and restoring divine femininity. Steaming helps improve stagnation and cleanses old residue in the vaginal canal and womb space. If blood from the previous menstrual cycle has not been properly cleared, the body identifies it as a foreign substance. This activates muscles in the abdomen to attempt to push it out of the body. This muscle contracting action often results in painful cramps. Doing vaginal steams assists the body with cleansing and improves circulation, which enhances the body’s own healing mechanisms. On an emotional level, steaming activates a connection to femininity and is a powerful act of self-love.
The Benefits of Yoni Steaming
There are several benefits to the sacred practice of yoni steaming, varying from emotional and spiritual healing to physical cleansing. Different women steam for different reasons. It’s essential that you know what you are doing, what herbs you are using & why, and that you don’t over steam. The frequency of yoni-steaming rituals varies from woman to woman; pay attention to your body’s signals and find a pattern that works for you.
A healthy period is generally 3-4 days of moderate bright red blood flow without clots.
Doing vaginal steams 1x the week before your period and 1x the week after your period can assist in relieving menstrual pain & reducing brown blood, thereby balancing menstrual issues over time.
The importance of proper circulation and full clearance of each menstrual cycle is especially important in achieving optimal fertility. If there’s a build-up of past menses, tissues, cysts, etc., then there’s a chance that a fertilized egg will be unable to complete the implantation process. Punny-steaming supports proper blood flow to the pelvic area and therefore helps prepare the womb for a possible pregnancy.
*never steam when pregnant or if you think you might be!
Punny (Yoni) steaming has been utilized as a standard postpartum ritual for women around the world. This is often done under the care and advice of a midwife to promote healing from the birthing process and support postpartum recovery. In addition to physical healing of the delicate tissue, the new mom also benefits from emotional and spiritual healing as she lovingly takes care of her womb that has just brought a beautiful new life into the world.
Benefits and uses of yoni steaming
- Heals and tones the tissues of the vagina
- Regulates menstrual cycle and flow - such as decreasing flow or restoring an absent cycle; it can also help to clear blood clots
- Reduces symptoms of bloating, cramping, and pain during menstruation *when done prior to menstruation, it helps reduce the severity of symptoms
- Increases fertility
- Helps to clear uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis
- Helpful for pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, vaginal dryness, or tightness
- Trauma & emotional healing + a reconnection to femininity
- Postpartum healing, healing from a miscarriage or an abortion
- Helps to heal hemorrhoids
- Supports complete cycles pre-menopause
- Helps relieve vaginal dryness during menopause
Precautions / Contraindications
- Do not steam if you’re pregnant or if you are trying to conceive; speak with a practitioner
- Do not steam during your period
- Do not steam if you have an IUD
- Do not steam if there is excess heat in the body due to fever, hot flashes, or night sweats
- Do not use essential oils, they are too harsh for the vagina. stick with dried or fresh herbs.
- Do not steam if you have any type of internal or external infection
- Speak with a midwife about steaming postpartum
- Speak with an herbalist or holistic practitioner if you are working to heal severe hormonal issues or infertility
How To Yoni Steam
The easiest way to yoni steam at home is to boil distilled water and pour it over a clean bowl, sitz bath, toilet or pot containing Zyzven Naturals punny steam herbs and flowers. Allow this mixture to cool enough so as not to burn your delicate punny tissue. Sit on this steam bath and wrap your lower body with clean towels or blankets in order to contain the healing steam bath. Relax for 5-30 minutes while allowing the steam to penetrate and work its magic.
Some of the Ingredients In Our Organic punny Steam
(subject to change without prior notice)
Fights infection through its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, balances female hormones and stimulates the production of hormones that help to maintain uterine health. Can help aid the uterus from abnormalities such as ulcers and tumors. Also helps to stimulate menstrual discharge and ease cramping.
An aromatic and antimicrobial herb, rosemary treats bacterial infection, speeds wound healing, and stimulates menstruation.
Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, yarrow is great for regulating menstrual flow, ovarian cysts and supporting overall uterine health.
Revered as a wonderful herb for the female reproductive system, partridge berry can assist with infertility, regulate menstrual cycles and helps decrease severe menstrual pain.
Promotes healthy circulation, cleanse, and tones.
Especially good for depression, loss of memory, and energy cleansing. Sage is great in aiding cramps. It's is antispasmodic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. Sage is very relaxing and is also the best to release unwanted energy in the womb.
A great in aiding with PMS symptoms such as cramps, headaches, mood swings, and bloating. It's also great in aiding in infertility. Helps produce estrogen meaning it can aid in vaginal dryness.
Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Helps aid with infections, swelling, and can also help with pain in general. Very good herb to aid in UTI's or other vaginal infections.
An antispasmodic really good for menstrual cramps. Tonic and strengthening.
An anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, and anti-fungal. Helps improve blood circulation and aids in treatments of infections.
Astringent, tonifying and cleansing, motherwort strengthens and relaxes uterine muscles, eases uterine cramping, and may help with uterine fibroids. Motherwort also stimulates uterine tone.
One of the most relaxing herbs we have, lavender is antimicrobial, supports healing, and also promotes menstrual flow.
Soothes and aids in healing of scar tissue, vaginal tears, or hemorrhoids.
A relaxing, uplifting and astringent herb that smells delightful, and softens the skin. It is known as the “vaginal facial”.
Toning to the uterine muscles.
An anti inflammatory and anti-spasmodic. Helps to ease people with anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Can help aid in reduction of menstrual cramps.
This herb is specifically good for aiding in the reduction of menstrual cramps. Also helps with UTI's. Anti-spasmodic, and antimicrobial