Healing Home Remedies For Hemorrhoids

Your best alternative for piles treatment is natural home remedies for hemorrhoids. It is more of a permanent remedy than the short term relief over-the-counter medications such as preparation H.

Hemorrhoids also known as piles are caused by varicose veins which get dilated in the anal area. This results in small swellings which are blood filled and cause much discomfort, pain and itching. They are located inside the anus but sometimes protrude outside

Constipation and internal pressure from straining during bowel movement contribute to hemorrhoids. Other causes may include diarrhea, obesity and pregnancy.

Will hemorrhoids go away on their own?

Hemorrhoids do not go away easily unless treated. Over-the-counter medicines offer a short relief for the mild cases while home remedies for hemorrhoids provide a more long term solution.

However, the severe cases will need the doctor’s attention. Hemorrhoids home remedy treatments usually take about 1-3weeks to heal.

Home remedies for hemorrhoids

Butchers broom remedy

Butchers broom - also called sweet broom and box holly, has anti inflammatory and vein constricting properties. It improves the tone and integrity of the veins, and shrinks swollen hemorrhoids.

Use butchers broom tincture or powder to make an ointment. Use a spoon to mix 10-15 drops of tincture or put the powder from 5 capsules (which contain 100-200 milligrams) into a small container (about the size of ¼ cup). Apply the ointment to the affected area directly. You may add a few drops of vitamin E and aloe gel to speed up the healing.

Yarrow remedy

Use yarrow flowers as poultice or salve to stop bleeding and swelling. Yarrow’s effectiveness is partly due to a compound called achilleine,
which stops bleeding.

Hemorrhoid tonic

The following home remedies for hemorrhoids taken over time can strengthen your blood vessels and relieve you of the problem.

  • Dried yarrow
  • Dried horse chestnut
  • Dried butcher’s broom
  • Dried rosehips
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) of water

Mix equal parts of the herbs together and boil 1 teaspoon of the mixture in a cup of water. Allow it to steep for 10 minutes and then strain and drink minimum of 2 cups a day for relieve.

The burdock helper

Most of the time hemorrhoids are caused by constipationso these home remedies for hemorrhoids can ease the constipation problem and also help to relieve the hemorrhoid.

  • 1 teaspoon - dried dandelion root
  • 1 teaspoon - dried burdock root 
  • 1 teaspoon - dried peppermint
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) of hot water

Pour the dandelion and burdock roots in the 2 cups of water and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add the dried peppermint to it and let it steep for another 10 minutes with the container covered.

Strain the juice and drink ½ cup it first thing in the morning and before you eat any meal. This remedy loosens your stool and attacks the hemorrhoid.

Anyway if you are on any medication that includes potassium supplements or diuretics, do consult your medical adviser before using this pile home treatment that includes dandelion.

The potato remedy

A potato poultice can reduce the pain and swellings in the anus. Apply the following treatment for hemorrhoids.

  • Grate a raw potato and wrap 2 tablespoons of it in cheesecloth. Let it be chilled for an hour and apply it to the affected area.

Horseradish remedy

Horseradish attacks the burning and itchy hemorrhoids by drawing blood to the affected area and speeding up healing.

  • Grate some horseradish and spread a thin layer on wet cloth and place it on the affected area for about 10 minutes. Smear olive oil in the surrounding areas to prevent any burning effects in case some poultice spreads over. Work with these home remedies for hemorrhoids to relieve you of the troublesome problems.

Powdered elderberry root treatment

Get this home remedy for hemorrhoids from any health food store and add it to warm water to make a paste. Smear the paste over a gauze and place it against the hemorrhoids for about 10 minutes two times daily. Elderberry contains bioflavonoid which strengthens vessels.

Papaya juice

This is one of the home remedies for hemorrhoids that can punch at the problem. Deep a cotton ball in the papaya juice and place it in the troubled area for a few minutes and repeat the process again after an hour.

Neem and holy basil (Asian remedy)

Neem and holy basil are two of the most important hemorrhoid home remedies cure.

  • Mix together an equal amount of powdered dried neem seeds and dried roots of holy basil plant, and store in a container.
  • Take a teaspoon of this mixture once a day with buttermilk for 2-3 weeks to heal hemorrhoids.

Neem seeds have a laxative as well as emollient action. Holy basil helps with digestion, and stops bleeding. Both neem and holy basil help the liver to function right, clean bowels, and control oozing of blood. If you leave in the western world, the best place to get them are Indian and Pakistani stores.

Nux vomica - homeopathic

You can depend on some of these hemorrhoids home remedies to ease the symptoms of mild hemorrhoids within 48 hours.

If your hemorrhoid is linked to constipation and lots of straining to clear the bowel system, use nux vomiva for treatment.

Another constipation related remedy, is aesculus. This is good for long term constipation and sluggish bowl that causes sharp pains
that can lead to back pain, or shooting pain that travels from rectum to the back.

Supplements home remedies for hemorrhoids

Bioflavonoids are a type of plant compound. They stabilize and strengthen blood vessel wall, and decrease inflammation.
They are known to reduce anal discomfort, pain, and discharge during hemorrhoid attack. The diosmin, hesperidin, and oxyrutins, flavonoids found in citrus fruits are very beneficial for hemorrhoids. Use the recommended dosage on the container.

Fiber supplements such as Metamucil can also help soften stools and make it easier to pass.

Diet remedies

Psyllum seeds home remedies for hemorrhoid relief:
One of the most common causes of hemorrhoids is low fiber diet, which produces small, hard stools that are difficult to pass.
This results in straining and damages to the anal veins.

Psyllum seeds make stools softer and easier to pass. It also makes bowel movement less painful. Make psyllum seeds part of your diet.
The following remedy is recommended for healing

  • 1st week – Add 1 tsp of psyllum seeds to 1 cup of water and take at breakfast.
  • 2nd week - Take the same combination at breakfast and lunch.
  • 3rd week – Use the same mixture at breakfast, lunch, and dinner until you have no discomfort.

Depend on more high-fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, (cabbage, asparagus, carrots, kale, corn, and peas) for your regular diet.

Juice treatment

Persimmon juice

Persimmon is known to be very effective in treating hemorrhoids. Get some unripe persimmons and let them ripe for about 5 days. Cut them in pieces and juice them in a juicer. Mix with equal amount of apple juice or apple cider, if taste is unbearable. Take ½ cup on empty stomach, morning and night until hemorrhoid clears.

Cranberry juice

A combination of equal parts of cranberry juice and pomegranate juice help to reduce pain and bleeding because of they are hemostatic. Drink a glass of the juice between meals.

Ginger and lime juice

  • Mix ½ teaspoon of ginger juice
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • A pinch of rock salt, black pepper powder, and long pepper powder
  • 1 table spoon of mint juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Dissolve them in a glass of buttermilk or water and take once in a day to heal hemorrhoids.

Simple relieve plans

These home remedies for hemorrhoids may not necessarily get rid of hemorrhoids but can ease the discomfort in many ways.

  • Hydrotherapy: Take 2-3 sitz baths a day. Sit in a warm bath with knees raised for 5-15 minutes. You can alternate hot and cold sitz bath to increase circulation. Sit 1 minute in warm water, and 30 seconds in cold water.
  • Pregnant women: If you are pregnant, lie down on your left side for ½ hour when you take a rest, 2-3 times a day to prevent hemorrhoids from occurring.
  • Avoid using heated seats: Heated seats tend to raise the pressure in the veins of the rectum. Avoid heated seats especially when traveling by car in cold season.
  • Donut cushion: If you sit most of the time whether at work or driving, use donut seat to ease the pressure on your affected area.
  • Baby swipes: Use baby swipes to ease the itching and pain instead of toilet paper.

Hemorrhoids don't endanger your life but it is disturbing so apply some of these home remedies for hemorrhoids to deal with this situation.

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