Treating ailments with ingredients you can easily find at home saves you from spending too much money on costly medical procedures that may sometimes not take away the problem for good.
Hemorrhoids, a condition where the blood vessels in the anus and rectum swell with engorged blood, is one of the conditions you can treat naturally at home. The treatment is guaranteed to help you get better in a matter of a few weeks. These home remedies relieve pain, irritation, swelling, and bleeding which are symptoms characteristic of hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids affect 1 person in every 20 Americans so it’s a real problem that requires urgent solutions.
Below, we’ll Explore six
At home remedies for hemorrhoids
you can try on your own:
Witch hazel is a topical treatment made from the bark and leaves of the Hamamelis Virginiana shrub. It has natural astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Therefore, when applied on hemorrhoids, it will shrink them and reduce the pain and irritation as well as fight infections so that they heal faster.
Witch hazel is usually made in liquid form and to use it, you need to dab a cotton ball and apply it to the hemorrhoids. However, for some people, applying witch hazel irritates and inflames their hemorrhoids further. If you one of them, you should dilute it in a carrier oil like castor oil or water. Don’t attempt to dilute it with alcohol because it will dry out and irritate the hemorrhoid.
Warm Bath with Epsom Salt
Sitting in shallow warm water in your bathtub will soothe the pain and irritation of hemorrhoids. It will also improve blood circulation in the blood vessels in the anus and rectum so the inflammation will reduce.
You can also buy a sitz bath, a shallow bowl designed to fit over your toilet that you can fill with warm water. After bowel movements, you can use it to soothe the pain and irritation. Adding Epsom salt to the warm water further helps in alleviating the symptoms of hemorrhoids.
H-Hemorrhoids Formula Oil – Amoils
H-Hemorrhoids Formula is a fast-acting, purely natural remedy for hemorrhoids. It’s made with homeopathic ingredients specifically selected to deal with vascular engorgement of hemorrhoids. It shrinks the swollen blood vessels and reduces the discomfort. The formula also reduces pain, itchiness, and minor bleeding. It works on internal, external, prolapsed, and thrombosed hemorrhoids and since its ingredients are natural, it’s very gentle on your skin.
The solution is so powerful and effective that you only need to apply a few drops for it to work. It will take about two to six weeks for you to see positive results depending on how severe your hemorrhoids are. You can use a Q-tip or dip a finger in it and apply it directly to the hemorrhoids. Make sure you thoroughly wash your hands after applying.
Pure aloe vera gel contains 1% of glycoproteins and polysaccharides. The glycoproteins reduce inflammation while the polysaccharides repair skin damage from hemorrhoids. Both compounds boost the body’s immune system so the anus and rectum are better equipped to fight infections in the anus and rectum. Its antiseptic properties also help fight infections. Aloe vera leaves have anthraquinone glycosides that soften stool and boost bowel movements.
Aloe vera can be applied topically or ingested orally. Be warned, however, that not all types of aloe vera can be consumed so look for the edible kind in a health food store. For the topical application, do a skin patch test first to ascertain it doesn’t react with you.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that’s used to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne and dandruff. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties that will reduce swelling. It also has antimicrobial benefits so, in case of bleeding or tears, infections are kept at bay.
Tea tree oil should never be ingested because it’s toxic. You should apply it topically on the hemorrhoids after diluting it with a carrier oil or buying it in diluted form. Applying the concentrated form will irritate your skin. You should also use it in moderation so that it doesn’t dry out your skin. You can also mix it with aloe vera and witch hazel to increase its potency. Dab a cotton ball into the mixture and then apply it to the hemorrhoids.
You can add a few drops of tea tree oil to your bathwater and soak your anus in it for relief.
The most common reason hemorrhoids develop is chronic constipation. Constipation occurs when stool moves too slowly down the gut so it dries up and becomes hard so passing it becomes strenuous. Taking stool softeners will help with the process of making bowel movements easier. They work by encouraging the drawing of water into stool so that it softens and comes out of the anus easily.
Doctors also recommend the use of fiber supplements like psyllium to add bulk to stool and soften it so that it’s easier to pass it. However, you should avoid using laxatives because they cause diarrhea which worsens hemorrhoids symptoms.
The ingredients of the above home treatments for hemorrhoids can easily be found in your home or local pharmacy. Therefore, you don’t have to go through the trouble of getting medical procedures done or using medications with chemicals that may have harmful side effects on your health. You can now treat your hemorrhoids naturally and safely.