Living with hemorrhoids can be totally uncomfortable and oftentimes embarrassing.
You can not sit properly without feeling the pain, or the urge to scratch is ever
present with the unbearable itch that it brings. You cannot tell your friends and
coworkers without the fear of being ridiculed for such a situation.
Fortunately, a number of products available for treating symptoms associated with
hemorrhoids are numerous and offer various promises for the ultimate relief from
pain, itching and other discomforts. There are those that are laden with pain killers
that provide immediate relief. Some have moisturizers that calms and soothes. Others
act as astringent that shrinks that swollen veins.
A growing number of people are also now turning on herbals remedies for hemorrhoids
cure. Not only are they natural, they are also cheaper and some preparations can
be made at home. A homemade hemorrhoid cream out of plant extracts is easy to prepare.
Aloe Vera has astringent properties that help heal burns and open wounds such as
those that are found in thrombosed hemorrhoids. These effects are largely credited
to the presence of compounds in the plant that promote faster healing and better
health for the skin tissues.
witch hazel has been used as main ingredient for a poultice used in treating swelling
and inflammation of any part of the human body, and even wounds. Today, the antiseptic
properties found in the leaves and barks of witch hazel makes it an ideal cleaning
and anti – inflammatory agent to provide cleansing, immediate relief and cure for
The bark and seeds of the horse chestnuts are the one used for medicinal purposes.
The seeds have flavonoids, hydroxycoumarins, tannins, and aescin. Horse chestnut
contains chemicals that strengthen your blood vessels and help cure and then reduce
the occurrence of hemorrhoids. It also helps in curbing inflammation.
Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is a known medicinal herb that is used in treating
varicose veins and hemorrhoids. It is a known anti – inflammatory and vein – contracting
agent that is also used in the treatment of varicose veins. Extracts from butcher’s
broom are known to contain anti-inflammatory and anti – contracting agents that help
shrink the swollen tissues and veins that is characteristic of hemorrhoid.
The bark of the roots of barberries is known to have mild antiseptic properties.
Extracts from the bark are thus used to clean the anal area affected with hemorrhoids.
It cleans the area and protects it against infection that might aggravate the already
swollen veins in the anal area that might have fissures where bacteria and other
microorganisms can enter.
This property makes psyllium and ideal herbal bulk laxative. Bowel movement and excretion
is triggered by the presence of the bloated psyllium seeds in the large intestines.
The soluble fiber present in the seeds also softens the stool and making them easy
Comfrey Root Powder
Comfrey is an herb that is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and aids in
the formation of new skin. It has been proven to shrink hemorrhoids, including those
outside of the anus, and make it possible for them to be pushed easily back inside.
The anti-inflammatory properties are credited to its roots that contain a lot of
Allantoin. Allantoin is known to promote healing by aiding in cell regeneration.
Make a cream or paste by mixing comfrey root powder with olive oil, fish oil and
flaxseed oil. If you are unable to buy comfrey root in powder form, you can buy the
pre-cut, dried roots that are available in many herbal stores and put them in the
coffee grinder to produce powder.
Then you can apply the paste directly on the affected and surrounding area. It is
advised to apply it at night before sleeping and leave it there for the rest of the
night. At the shower in the morning, rinse it thoroughly.
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