Hemorrhoids also known as piles are clusters of tissues which occur in the anal canal. The anal canal is full of blood vessels and when these blood vessels become inflamed they form into masses of tissues either inside the rectum or outside the opening of the anus. If the stool hardens due to insufficient dietary fibre in the diet or if one is constipated the colon has to exert a lot of pressure to push out the fecal matter.
This undue pressure bruises the veins inside the rectum and makes them swell to form hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids seldom cause any symptoms except, they start bleeding if too much pressure is exerted during a bowel movement.
External hemorrhoids cause a lot of itching, pain in the rectum and pain when having a bowel movement. Hemorrhoids are mainly caused due to chronic constipation.
Aloe vera is very good for hemorrhoids as it aids digestion and softens the stool and helps it to be eliminated without having to strain during a bowel movement. Its anti-inflammatory properties bring relief to the swollen and inflamed blood vessels and mitigate the pain considerably.
Drink half a cup of aloe vera juice every morning. In addition to this rub the gel over the hemorrhoids to bring relief in the itching and burning.
Bananas are extremely beneficial for hemorrhoids. Besides being full of valuable nutrition and dietary fibre they also have laxative properties which do away with constipation and promote a regular and complete bowel movement.
The nutrients help to keep the blood vessels strong and healthy and prevent them from being bruised easily. Eat as many ripe bananas as you can daily. You can skip dessert and have bananas instead to balance your diet. Bananas will keep constipation at bay.
Papaya besides being sweet and delicious has innumerable medicinal values which address a vast number of diseases and ailments. It is rich in papain which is an enzyme and which aids digestion and eliminates constipation.
It soothes and calms the swollen blood vessels and provides them with extra strength to stay strong and resilient. Eat fresh papaya two or three times daily to get relief from hemorrhoids.
Raisins are exceptionally rich in essential vitamins and minerals and contain lots of dietary fibre which provides bulk to the waste matter in the colon and pushes it out smoothly and effortlessly. Raisins also keep the entire digestive tract clean, strong and healthy.
Soak fifteen raisins in half a cup of water. In the morning drink the water and eat the raisins. Regular use will bring tremendous relief in the symptoms of hemorrhoids.
Spinach not only aids digestion but it also provides vital strength to the blood vessels and keeps them strong and supple. Its valuable nutrients and fibre content aid digestion, keep the entire digestive system strong and well functioning and prevent constipation.
Its potent antioxidant properties detoxify the entire body and ensure the proper functioning of all its organs. You can eat tender leaves of spinach with salads or you can eat steamed spinach seasoned with a sauce of your choice.
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