The ayurvedic term for abnormal white-colored vaginal discharge is called Shweta pradara. In ayurveda, white vaginal discharge is commonly viewed as a general health problem or is considered as a symptom of an underlying gynaecological problem.
Classification of Whitish discharge or Shweta pradara
1. Vataja the discharge will be pink, dry, frothy, little by little and associated with pain. The discharge appears similar to the flesh washed water.
2. Pittaja The discharge will be either of yellow, blue, black or red coloured and warmth/burning sensation is associated. Profuse secretion is observed in this condition.
3. Kaphaja The discharge will be slimy, pale and appears like the wheat washed water.
4. Tridoshic – Mixed features or all the three kinds are observed here. The discharge appears similar to the mixture of honey and ghee, yellow in colour or else appears like the marrow and bad odoured.