There are a lot of homeopathic cures in the world, many of which work better than others (like all medicinal treatments). One method that falls into the "not so great" category is the Herbal Womb Detox Pearl that Embrace Pangaea is selling. The "pearls," which start at $15 a pop, are packets of herbs intended to "cleanse the womb and return it to a balance state."

Looks comfortable.
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"The womb is the sixth elimination organ for women," the product description reads. "The womb is not only a vessel for bringing in souls to the physical plane, but also a vessel that can hold on to emotional, physical, and spiritual trauma and pain."

The site offers a variety of herb concoctions that offer properties like "toning" the womb and "tightening the vagina."

Alas, shoving herbs up your vagina is not as great as it sounds (which is not very). Dr. Jen Gunter, a gynecologist licensed in both the US and Canada, has written a lengthy explanation of why these pearls are a bad idea. "Your uterus isn’t tired or depressed or dirty and your vagina has not misplaced its chakra," she writes. "The vagina is a self-cleaning oven."

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Sources: The Independent | Dr. Jen Gunter