Natural Remedy for Hemorrhoids
Natural remedy for hemorrhoids provides a sufferer relief slowly from hemorrhoid pain and can even cure extreme hemorrhoid problems. It stops bleeding and itching from hemorrhoids in the rectum. When a natural remedy treatment works for hemorrhoids, there may be no more need for the dietary supplements to tackle the problem, because this remedy often uproots the cause of the problem, which is constipation.
There are various types of natural (herbal) remedies for hemorrhoids as follows:
A. Food therapy which includes:
Drinking lots of water – this smoothens your stool passage.
Eating of fresh fruits, vegetables and fibrous food items.
B. Water therapy, done in various ways like:
Application of ice packs on the affected areas.
Use of a Sitz bath – This is a small tub designed to allow the soaking of hemorrhoids without taking a bath. This process is the soaking of the rectal area in hot water for 15-20 minutes about 3-4 times a day. This helps relieve hemorrhoids symptoms and aids in the shrinkage of the hemorrhoids.
C. Reflexology, which can be done by:
Using a doughnut shaped cushion which is available in pharmacies and medical supply stores and found to be very useful for hemorrhoid sufferers. A sufferer sits on it and the pain is somehow relieved.
Practicing healthy bowel habits, by which a sufferer is to avoid straining while passing stool. It includes not holding one’ s breathe while on the bowel and getting off the toilet as soon as he finishes doing his thing.
The use of aromatherapy is also practiced in the treatment of hemorrhoids. Drops of lavender and juniper essential oils are added to warm water and then the sufferer soaks in it for some time. A drop of lavender and geranium essential oils blended with an ounce of carrier oil and then applied to the bowel region also works as an ointment, as part of the process.
Herb extracts like the Japanese Pagoda Tree, Horse chestnut and Butcher’s broom have been also clinically proven in the successful elimination of the hemorrhoids symptoms.
There are cases however where natural remedy for hemorrhoids does not always work, because:
The process is time consuming and may not give immediate effect desired.
The healing process is delayed leading to chances of the hemorrhoid getting worse as a problem.
100% guarantee of the hemorrhoid getting cured cannot really be assured.