Hemorrhoids or Piles are swollen and stretched out anal veins which often bleed. They can either be internal or external. Internal one cause painless bleeding while the external one can be felt as a bulge in the anus. The pain, burning sensation, itching etc. accompanied by hemorrhoids can be treated with the help of home remedies.
The reason for preferring such remedies is that they take lesser time as compared to surgical procedures. Also, they are more easily affordable and will cause much less pain. Before considering surgery or any other medical procedures, try some of these easy remedies which will not only heal your pain, but also lead to shrinkage of swollen tissue.
Best Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids
Drink Plenty of Water
Consume a lot of water to keep the digestion process moving along. At least 8 glasses of water must be consumed on a daily basis and other caffeine free fluid during the day.Fruits and vegetables are a great source of dietary fiber and helps in keeping you hydrated.
Eat food that is rich in dietary fiber such as wheat, brown rice, Oats, Bran, Lime Beans, Kidney beans, lentils etc. Diet plays an important role in curbing this problem.
Aloe Vera is easily available in the nearby market and nowadays even in one’s own kitchen-garden. Apply aloe Vera on the affected area. It will not only heal the pain, but also soothes the burning sensation.
Citrus fruits and vegetables like oranges, lemon etc. helps in toning and strengthening of the blood vessels and therefore, must be consumed frequently.
Applying ice packs are another promising solution to the pain caused by hemorrhoids. Breaks the ice into pieces and cover it with a thick soft cloth or tower, or plastic bags etc.
And apply to the area of pain. It numbs the regions and reduces blood flow in these swollen stretched veins.
Dip a cotton-ball in vinegar and apply it on the affected area. It gives instant relief from pain and burning sensation due to its astringent properties. Besides this it helps in shrinkage of the swollen veins.
Regular Walk and Exercise
If you are overweight, try some easy exercises to lose weight and this will help in lessening your problem.
Capsicum and Garlic Cloves
To keep bowels clean one can use capsicum and garlic cloves to ease pain. Though Garlic causes a burning initially, but is a great relief.
Sprinkle the anus with cornstarch to absorb any moisture.
Soak a few figs in water and keep it overnight. Consume these figs early next morning on an empty stomach.
During the season when Mangoes are easily available, mango seeds can be collected, dried and powdered. This powder can be stored and consumed in about 1.5 grams to 2 grams with or without honey twice a day.
It can be taken in a number of ways. About 100mg of radish can be grated and taken twice a day with honey. Juice of radish with a pinch of salt can be consumed in the morning and evening. A paste with milk can be prepared and applied to the pile masses to lower the pain.
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.