Sitting can be a pain when someone is suffering from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids develop when the tiny little veins in the anal canal swells. Hemorrhoids will cause itching, burning, and even bleeding. Of course, there are plenty of over the counter medications, like Preparation H, that will produce quick results. However, these medications only provide temporary relief and won’t prevent hemorrhoids from returning. Many of these medications have side effects that cause severe irritation. To prevent side effects and long-term relief from try these natural treatments to relieve hemorrhoids.
Butcher’s broom is an herb that shrinks swollen tissues. This herb works just like the over the counter medications but provides long-term relief from swelling. To make the ointment you can use tincture or powder. Using a spoon, mix 10 to 15 drops of tincture or powder from five capsules into a ¼ cup of beeswax. Apply the ointment directly to the area. You can also add a few drops of vitamin E and aloe gel to the ointment to help reduce the swelling and speed healing. Use the ointment as often as you need to. While using the ointment, you can drink butcher’s broom tea or take capsules for added effect and to relieve the pain quicker. Use ½ teaspoon of the herb with a cup of water. If you prefer capsules, take 200 mg three times a day.
Another natural treatment to relieve hemorrhoids is to take flavonoids, which strengthens the veins, relieves the pain, reduces inflammation, and helps heal hemorrhoids. Flavonoids are found in a number of fruits and vegetables. Glycosaminoglycans help repair damaged cells. Follow the instructions on the label when taking this natural treatment. Try hydrotherapy treatment by sitting in a bathtub with warm water for 10 minutes three of four times a day. This alternative treatment provides fast relief from the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids. Part of the reason someone may develop hemorrhoids is due to a low fiber diet, which causes small, hard stools that make it difficult to pass causing one to strain and damaging the small veins in the anal canal.
Suffering from hemorrhoids often means having difficulty with bowel movements. Include Psyllium in your diet, which will help soften stools. The first week, take a teaspoon of seeds at breakfast with an eight-ounce glass of water. During the second week, take the seeds for breakfast and lunch. The third week, take the seeds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When taking fiber of any kind make sure you increase your water intake. You can also include more fruit, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet to increase your fiber intake. This is a very natural treatment to not only relieve hemorrhoids, but prevent them as well.