5 Effective Herbal Remedies For Anal Fissure

Anal FissureSuffering from anal fissures? Let us have an idea about what an anal fissure is. It is a crack or tear in the skin surrounding the anal opening. The break in skin generally extends to the posterior area. You may have noticed bright red tinge with bowel movement. There may be blood in the toilet pan or paper too. You may also be having pain with defecation.

If the fissure is only a minor tear it will heal naturally, but if it is a deep one then it will need treatment. However, before going for treatment you should ensure that there are no underlying disease that is causing anal fissure. Sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, cancer and some other diseases may cause anal fissure. If there are no underlying diseases then you can use herbs for treatment of anal fissure. Let us explore some herbal remedies for anal fissure.

Herbal Remedies For Anal Fissure

Aloe Vera

The anal sphincter muscles come into play in closing or dilating the anal cavity. If the anal sphincter has becomes dry it is not able to dilate the anal opening. This may be one of the reasons behind formation of anal fissures. You can help to ease the situation with some natural moisturizer. Nature has provided us with one of the most famous moisturizers in the form of aloe vera.

Aloe Vera Gel

Not only is it a great moisturizer, it is also anti-inflammatory and antiseptic by nature. So by applying fresh aloe vera gel you can help the anal opening dilate and close efficiently, douse the inflammation and prevent infection of the anal fissure. You can also reduce your constipation by ingesting some aloe vera.

Horse Chestnut

It has been found that this herb can tone up and repair the veins in the anal area. When you are suffering from anal fissure the veins in the anal area are stretched and may be bleeding.

Horse Chestnuts

You need something to repair these. So apply horse chestnut extract surrounding the anal area twice daily. This will bring anal fissure under control.

Goldenseal Root

Goldenseal has been used for centuries to treat infections and stop bleeding. By nature this herb is also anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and laxative. So by applying goldenseal root you can stop bleeding from anal fissure, prevent infection of the fissure and pacify the pain symptoms.

Goldenseal Root

Moreover, it can also prevent constipation thereby reducing the chances of aggravation of the fissures. So apply goldenseal root extract daily on the affected areas.


This herb has been used for centuries of wound dressing. This is because it helps in fast healing of wounds. Because of this it has been extensively used since ancient times to treat wounds of soldiers injured in battle.


It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and able to stop bleeding. It also acts as a pain killer. So you can use yarrow poultice on the anal fissures to alleviate the symptoms as well as to heal the wound.


This herb has the quality to sooth as well as heal mucus membrane and skin wounds, cuts and bruises. Anal fissures can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.


To deal with it you can use marshmallow root. A poultice of marshmallow root applied regularly on the anal fissures will alleviate the symptoms.

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Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.