Many herbs are helpful in curing and treating hemorrhoids. You don’t need to use
all of the herbal remedies at the same time and you don’t have to continue using
them after you have alleviated the pain and swelling of hemorrhoids.
Here is another list of great herbs for hemorrhoids:
Aloe vera gel reduces pain almost immediately once you apply it topically to your
hemorrhoids. Aloe vera is noted as an anti-inflammatory and internally it can relieve
constipation if taken internally as a juice, Among its healing ingredients are amino
acids, calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, and vitamins
A, C, and E.
#2 Witch Hazel
Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) can alleviate hemorrhoidal itching if applied
topically. Usually it is dabbed on hemorrhoids with a cotton ball but you can also
buy witch hazel sprays. It also contains proanthocyanidins such as hamamelitannnin
which are known to strengthen vein walls. Witch hazel is known to be good for healing
varicose veins. So witch hazel works externally as an itch-relieving astringent and
internally as a vein strengthening agent.
#3 Horse Chestnut
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) has been used for a couple of centuries as
a treatment for vein problems such as varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The active
ingredient that is good for hemorrhoids is aescin, which not only reduces inflammation
but it also strengthens vein walls by making veins more elastic and by repairs leaks
This is not just myth. There have been scientific studies of the horse chestnut as
a cure for vein-related disorders. It is readily available in Germany and Japan
as a treatment for vein diseases. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of
people with symptomatic hemorrhoids indicated that horse chestnut helped reduce pain,
bleeding, and swelling of hemorrhoids within a week and within 2 weeks, the improvement
was visibly noticeable.
Barberry is a good blood purifier and it also helps with your digestive processes.
This means that barberry can help your hemorrhoids by improving your blood flow and
by keeping your stools in an easier state to pass through your system. Because of
its ability to also stimulate the immune system and tone body tissues, it can help
with cutting back on the bleeding that hemorrhoids can cause. This is particularly
true of internal hemorrhoids.
#5 Psyllium Seed
Psyllium seed is commonly used in laxatives that rely on the bulk-forming approach
to moving bowels. This remedy has a centuries old history of helping with bowel related
problems including hemorrhoids. The primary factor is the dietary fiber in psyllium
seeds and this comes as both insoluble and soluble fiber. The soluble part is in
the mucilage part of the seed. This is the part of the seed that really works with
It is important to drink plenty of water with psyllium because it bulks up so much
when ingested. The mucilage softens your stools and the bulk sweeps through your
intestines. So the end result is a large soft stool. It coats your bowel and reduces
the swelling of hemorrhoids partly from the soothing ingredients and partly by helping
you avoid straining your constipated stools against the delicate tissues of your
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