Herbal Hemorrhoid Remedy

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A herbal hemorrhoid remedy can bring immediate relief to the symptoms of hemorrhoids if not an instant cure.

There are two types - internal which are inside the rectum and may bleed after a bowel movement.

External hemorrhoids occur around the anal opening and can be painful and bleed easily. They may itch quite badly at times.

A primary cause can be constipation as straining during a bowel movement puts pressure on the veins in the rectum and anus.

Other hemorrhoid factors may be overweight, pregnancy and sitting or standing for long periods - people in those categories are more likely to suffer.

It does appear to run in families and the incidence increases with age.

This may be purely dietary as of course, you get your eating habits from your parents.

So, you need to identify which type you have, internal or external and which symptoms you need to relieve.

General advice regarding diet is to increase the fibre you eat and drink more water to keep your bowel motions softer.

Below is a list of herbs that will help with the itching and bulk of bowel movements to treat your hemorrhoids long term.

You can buy most of these herbal remedies at a Health Food Store or specialist Herbal Supplier.

To relieve itching and swelling.

Aloe Gel You would apply this topically (ie to the anus) to relieve pain, burning and itching.

Butcher's Broom as aloe gel, apply topically.

Calendula You can use a cream which will relieve the pain and inflammation. Alternatively, make an infusion as you would a tea and apply it with soft gauze or similar to bathe the hemorrhoids. You could also make an infusion and put it in your bath.

St John's Wort Oil Apply topically to reduce the inflammation, swelling and itching.

To work from inside.

Dandelion A tincture or capsules can be taken internally. This will soften hard stools which will decrease the need to strain to pass a bowel movement.

Psyllium Seeds These also work internally. They will coat the bowel lining as well as increase the bulk of the stools. This in turn will decrease the need to strain.

A herbal hemorrhoid remedy is an easy way to treat this distressing condition.

This information is in no way intended to replace medical advice.

As always, if symptoms don't improve, you must consult your doctor.

If you are pregnant, you must consult your doctor before trying any herbal remedy.

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