Hemorrhoids are the common problem associated with rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids are caused due to excessive straining during bowel movements or exerting high pressure causing veins surrounding anus rupture.
It is mostly caused in the period of pregnancy, obese patients and in people with junk food intake. Following are 25 home remedies you can follow to get rid of hemorrhoids.
1. Warm Bath
Hemorrhoids are irritating and exert a lot of pain in the anus region. Soaking yourself in warm water will help ease the pain and reduce irritation. You can choose to add various ingredients such as Epsom salts, apple cider vinegar, etc. which are can ease the pain.
2. Witch Hazel
Natural witch hazel is an astringent, anti-inflammatory with antioxidant properties. It is said to reduce bruising. If you have extreme pain, do not try the direct application of witch hazel to the site of hemorrhoids.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is known for its soothing nature. Application of aloe gel can be helpful in treating the pain of hemo000009rrhoids. Aloe Vera gel help relieves pain, burning sensation, and inflammation from the hemorrhoids.
4. Coconut Oil
Pure organic coconut oil helps to soothe the pain and act as a natural moisturizer. It will stop the urge of itching from hemorrhoids. It can be taken internally to stimulate the bowel movement.
5. OTC Medications
If natural remedies are not your thing, opting for OTC medications can help you with hemorrhoids. Medicines such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen can help relieve the pain while hydrocortisone cream can relieve the redness and itching.
6. Ice Packs
Ice packs are great when the hemorrhoids don’t allow you to sit. Apply ice packs can numb the pain and relieve the throbbing pain and swelling.
7. Fiber-rich Food
Fiber-rich diet will regulate regular bowel movements. Fiber absorbs water and makes soften the stool for easy passage.
8. Tea Bags
Tannins present in tea bags help reduce the pain and swelling associated with hemorrhoids. Just warm some water with tea bags and use tea bags or the water for alleviating the pain alternatively you can use cold tea bags too.
9. Olive Oil
Olive oil is an excellent carrier oil and adheres to the hemorrhoids site. It can soothe the pain and reduce swelling.
Increasing water intake when suffering from hemorrhoids can cleanse the internal system and hydrates the body. The drinking at least 8 to 10 cups of water every day helps detox the body and soften the stool, stimulating the smooth bowel movement.
Garlic contains sulfur and sulfur helps soothe the pain of hemorrhoids. It boosts the blood circulation and kills various intestinal bacteria. Simply coat a small piece of garlic with coconut or olive oil and insert in the rectum and allow it stand overnight. The garlic will pass by in the morning bowel movement.
12. Radish Juice
It is packed with healthy fiber and antioxidant properties. It detoxifies the system and aid in the healing of hemorrhoids. Grate a piece of radish and drink the ¼ cup of juice in morning and evening till hemorrhoids subside.
13. Petroleum Jelly
Zinc oxide present in the petroleum jelly soothe the pain and act as a barrier. It also lubricates the rectal area thereby easy bowel movement.
14. Chamomile Oil
Chamomile oil is the oldest and known herb which contain flavonoids and terpenoids. Its astringent, antioxidant and healing properties make it a good option for treating hemorrhoids. It can be mixed with any carrier oil and applied to the hemorrhoids.
Probiotics contain naturally occurring good bacteria which are responsible for better gut health. Constipation is one of the main reason for hemorrhoids to occur. Hence, eating yogurt, buttermilk will ensure better gut health.
Prunes have a natural laxative effect and act as a stimulant for the bowel movement. Taking 2-3 prunes daily can allow easy passage of stool.
17. Patchouli Oil
It is anti-inflammatory and analgesic in nature and makes it a good choice for treating hemorrhoids. Patchouli oil is best used for external hemorrhoids. You can use a concoction of 3 drops of patchouli oil and 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil mixture on the area closer to hemorrhoids.
Psyllium is soluble fiber which helps in easy bowel movement. It gives body to the stool and hence allow easy passage, relieving pain associated with hemorrhoids.
19. Epsom salt
Epsom salts are pure minerals which contain magnesium sulfate. Magnesium sulfate stimulates the enzyme in the body and prevents hardening of the blood vessels. It acts as a detox for the body too. The minerals in the Epsom salts will ease the pain and help heal the pain.
20. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is great for treating hemorrhoids. They can shrink the hemorrhoids and decrease the pain due to swelling.
21. Cumin seeds
It is enriched with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can effectively fight hemorrhoids. Just take unroasted cumin seeds and crush to make powder, take it with water to remove hemorrhoids completely.
Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger aid in healing the ruptured blood vessels. It can be used for both external and internal hemorrhoids. For internal hemorrhoids, make a concoction of ginger, mint, and honey and drink it while for external make a paste of ginger, mint and any carrier oil for easy application.
A great source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin B & C. Consuming a banana every day will cure hemorrhoids, you can consume a maximum of 3 bananas a day for the complete cure.
24. Bitter gourd
Bitter gourd leaves are excellent for getting rid of hemorrhoids. Crush some leaves of bitter gourd and mix the juice with buttermilk and drink to cure internal hemorrhoids while a paste of bitter gourd leaves can be directly applied directly for external hemorrhoids. Avoid if pregnant.
Glycerin suppositories are used in internal hemorrhoids as it provides much-needed lubrication and softens the stool, ensuring easy passage.