Sgt4succsess SMACIN GRACEFULL TEAM Experts say sitting over a mixture of scented leaves and hot water is dangerous for women Multiple posts shared more than a thousand times on Facebook claim that women experiencing menstrual pain or fibroids should use a solution of hot water, salt and scented leaves, a method known as “vaginal steaming”. However, an expert told SGTeam Fact Check that this purported treatment can cause serious harm, and various academic papers over the years have dismissed any reported benefits. ADVERTISEMENT Images of leaves together with an illustration of a woman who appears to be sitting on a steaming bucket have been shared here on Facebook . ADVERTISEMENT The post includes a recipe for a herbal concoction that purports to help ease women's pain during their menstrual cycles. The text recommends that women “sit on it for like 5 minutes”.
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