Hemorrhoids are so widely spread, every second American has had them at least once in their lifetime. They are swollen veins in the rectum, filled with blood, that might also appear on the outer side of the rectum.
They may be the result of straining during bowel movement, or varicose veins, improper diet or too much alcohol and coffee intake and so on.
Here are some natural remedies you could try at home, before deciding to ask further medical assistance.
It can reduce swelling and also constrict the blood vessels. No wonder organs are transported in ice before being transplanted. You could apply ice cubes, wrapped in a cloth directly to the affected area and hold for 10 minutes, or do the same with a frozen pack of vegetables if you don’t have ice in your fridge. Repeat this 4-5 times per day.
Is perfect for skin care, but also, one of the best natural remedies for treating hemorrhoids. Apply a small amount of the gel from the leaf of Aloe Vera and slowly and gently massage it, so the skin takes it. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is excellent for reducing irritation and relief pain.
The lemon contains pain relieving nutrients and also has the ability to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels. To use this natural remedy at home, put freshly squeezed lemon juice on a cotton ball and apply it on the hemorrhoids, after which you will feel tingling from the acid, but the pain will also be gone in just a second.
This mild astringent can also be of great help when it comes to hemorrhoids. Just soak some cotton in undistilled witch hazel and apply it directly on your hemorrhoids. In pharmacies they also sell pads that contain witch hazel and you could use this additionally, instead of toilet paper.
With so many uses in the pharmaceutical and make-up industry, olive oil is also great for treating external hemorrhoids, mostly because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You could either consume it – 1 teaspoon per day, or combine it with plum juice and apply it to your hemorrhoids to relieve the welling and pain.
Bags of black tea
The tannic acid which is contained in the black tea is a natural astringent and is excellent for reducing swelling and pain. Just soak the tea bag in hot water and let it cool off a little bit before applying it on your hemorrhoid (or your swollen veins) and hold it for 10 minutes. You could also repeat this procedure several times a day.
Have you done something else to cure the hemorrhoids? Share a natural remedy you’ve heard in the comments below and help someone out there.