Hemroids Remedy

Natural Hemorrhoids Remedies: An Overview

Overview

Most people would be surprised to learn that natural hemorrhoids remedies can be just as potent and effective as conventional over-the-counter or prescription hemorrhoids remedies.  Herbal formulas have been used as hemroids remedies with great success for literally centuries and have several advantages over conventional medications.

First, natural hemorrhoids remedies do not have the same side effects as over-the-counter or prescription hemroids remedies.  Because they are made from all-natural herbs and herbal extracts, the risk of allergic reaction is minimized.  That is important, for while over-the-counter medications can only be used for short durations because of this, natural hemroids remedies can be used for longer durations and greater results.

Secondly, natural hemroids remedies are often less expensive than conventional hemroids remedies, both prescription medicines and often the over-the-counter kind also.

The following are some of the more popular natural hemorrhoid remedies that have been used for hemroid relief for years:

Horse Chestnut

Horse chestnut is natural ingredient which is found in many hemroids remedies.  It is used to treat the inflammation and swelling of hemroids.  Horse chestnut can also strengthen the veins of the anal and rectal areas, thus preventing further hemroids from developing.  It can be taken orally or applied directly to hemorrhoidal tissue.  Horse chestnut has the following characteristics when used in hemroid

Remedies:

  • It is a all natural
  • It has a cooling effect on hemorrhoidal tissue
  • It reduces swelling and inflammation

Butcher’s Broom

Butcher’s Broom is one of the most popular natural hemorrhoids remedies because of its anti-inflammatory properties.  It acts to shrink the swollen veins that cause hemroids, and when used long-term can actually provide permanent relief from hemroids.  When taken orally, it is usually steeped in a tea which can be sweetened to taste.  It can also be applied externally, and is often a good alternative for people who have an allergic reaction to Horse Chestnut.  When used in hemorrhoids remedies Butcher’s Broom has the following characteristics:

  • It is an anti-inflammatory
  • It helps to shrink swollen veins
  • It strengthens the walls of veins

As with any herbal remedy, you should consult your doctor before beginning treatment with Butcher’s Broom, especially if you are pregnant or nursing, or have any other health issues, especially blood or heart problems.

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel has long been used in hemorrhoids remedies for its anti-inflammatory properties.  As a natural astringent, witch hazel reduces the swelling of hemorrhoidal tissue.  It can be found in drugstores or health stores and usually comes in liquid form.  It is sometimes sold as medicated pads also.  Its popularity in hemroids remedies is well-known.  Some of its properties when used in hemorrhoids remedies are the following:

  • It reduces swelling and inflammation
  • It is a natural astringent
  • It is made from the leaves of the witch hazel plant
  • It is a commonly found ingredient in hemroids remedies
  • It is for external use only

Garlic

Garlic is another of the most common and popular hemroids remedies.  It is typically used topically in one of two ways.  First, it can be steeped to produce a liquid that is used for cold compresses which can be applied to the anal area to kill bacteria and promote healing.  Second, you can actually insert a close of garlic into the anus to treat severe hemroids.  If done before bedtime, the clove will be excreted in the morning with your next bowel movement.  Garlic can also be taken internally to promote hemorrhoid health.

When used in hemorrhoids remedies, garlic has the following properties:

  • It is natural antiseptic
  • It kills bacteria
  • It helps healing
  • It can be taken orally or applied directly