Hemorrhoids are often embarrassing, painful and uncomfortable, especially if you have ones that are external. Not to worry as there are some natural remedies you can try at home to get welcome relief.
This applies to any type of healing that you plan to do naturally on your own. What you really need to do is soothe the itching and lessen the burning.
The natural products that can relieve these symptoms of external hemorrhoids are petroleum jelly, aloe gel, a combination of lavender or rosemary oils, witch hazel or rosemary used in an almond base.
Try these simple home remedies:
If you also want to shrink hemorrhoids, you can use horse chestnut, collinsonia root powder or butcher’s broom. Follow the instructions carefully when using these products.
To treat the symptoms of hemorrhoids themselves you can mix water with your choice of herbs such as alumroot, goldenseal, powdered myrrh, slippery elm bark or mullein.
Mix the ingredients with an equal portion of water and make a paste that should be applied to and kept on the hemorrhoids for at least one hour.
For those who would rather not apply anything directly to the hemorrhoids, there are drinks that could be made to get relief.
Try mixing black mustard with yogurt and then drink a glass of buttermilk. Another drink with buttermilk would be adding peppercorns, rock salt and ginger to the buttermilk.
If these don’t sound too appetizing, you may want to get a pomegranate, peel it, and boil the peels. You can drink a glass of this each morning and night.
Another natural remedy involves avoiding certain foods or drinks that may make the hemorrhoids worse.
Some of these foods and drinks include spices, too much salt, beer, soft drinks, coffee, sour foods, pickles and some meats.
Avoiding an excess of any of these will also help to prevent hemorrhoids in the first place.