Doctors and health experts have strongly warned against utilizing a womb detox product that has recently caught attention online.
Embrace Pangaea, a herbal and holistic product online company based in the United States, hasbeen selling small bags of herbs, designed to be inserted into the vagina to cleanse the womb and return it to a balance state.
The suitcases contain a mix of perfumed herbs such as Mothersworth, Angelica, Borneol, Rhizoma and Cnidium monnieri.
One pearl costs $15 and is intended for once-a-day use.Alternatively, the company offers a Monthly Womb Maintenance Package for $75 to $180. Italso has a scheme to encourage customers to distribute itsproducts themselves.
“Your uterus isnt tired or depressed or dirty and your vagina has not misplaced its chakra, “she said.
“These herbs … could be damaging to your lactobacilli( the good bacteria) or be directly annoying to the vagina mucosa( the lining) and both of these outcomes will increase your riskof infection.”
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Other doctors have said using the products could lead to irritation, bacterial infections, and even potentially life-threatening toxic shock disorder. They also urged women who experience heavy bleed, odour, inconvenience or pain to visit their doctor.
Tamieka Atkinson, the owner of Embrace Pangaea, told the Independent: “Our product is not a drug by any means, and we attain no claims of curing, diagnosing, or treating disease.
“Embrace Pangaea is a holistic company that offer high-quality herbal detoxes and information to educate clients about natural living.
“Our Herbal Womb Detox Pearls is simply a natural herbal alternative that women can make a conscious and informed decision in using. With all our clients, we do advise them that we are not medical professionals, and that they should seek assistance from their doctor.