The Natural Ways to Treat Piles

Hemorrhoids are those nasty swollen veins that may appear in your anal and rectal area. This condition can be a very serious concern especially if they bring too much discomfort such as pain and itchiness. In such cases, you should immediately consult your health service provider. Your physician may require you to take oral medications. However, if oral medications are not effective for your condition, surgical procedures may be performed. You should note that there are also some natural ways by which you can effectively get rid of hemorrhoids. To relieve the discomfort of hemorrhoids, you can try home remedies consisting of diet modification, exercise, sitz baths, and other lifestyle changes. Other than these remedies, you can also try various herbal medicines that have been used by various cultures and countries for centuries.

Japanese Pagoda Tree (Sophora Japonica)

The extracts of the leaves and bark of the Japanese pagoda tree promotes healthy veins. It improves the vein's permeability and strengthens the vein walls. Based on clinical studies, this herbal extract brings immediate alleviation of hemorrhoidal symptoms such as anal bleeding, rectal discharge, inflammation, pain, and itching. Aside from being highly effective, the use of the Japanese pagoda tree extracts has no known side effects.

Grape Seed and Pine Bark

The extracts of these herbs contain healthy ingredients that are known to improve the structure, composition, and formation of the veins and capillaries. These chemical ingredients - proanthocyanins and anthocyanins - are also known to improve the functioning of the circulatory system. Other fruits containing these chemicals are blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cherries.

Pilewort

Pilewort tubers look like piles and it is also known to effectively treat the said condition. Pilewort tuber extract can be used to create tinctures known to relieve the symptoms of hemorrhoidal tissues. The pilewort tincture can be directly applied to the surface of the external hemorrhoids. In some places, pilewort is also made into ointments or teas. Pilewort extracts treat hemorrhoids by inducing blood vessel contractions. The herb is also known to decrease anal bleeding and discharge.

Butcher's broom

This herb is akin to an evergreen bush. It has a stiff spine which is typically used for broom manufacturing during the past decades. However, it is also popular for treating swollen veins such as hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Basically, the root extracts of this bush is used to make syrups and mixtures that strengthen the walls and formation of the veins.
According to experts, the bush is known to have ruscogenins which encourages blood vessel contraction. When taken in small amounts thrice every day, the herb can be an effective pain reliever that also lessens vein inflammation.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been one of the most popular herbs that are often used as a pain reliever. In the case of hemorrhoids, the fresh pulp of the aloe vera herb can be used as an ointment or cream that should be applied directly on the external hemorrhoids. It is often used when burning sensations and irritations are felt.

Horse chestnut

Since the 1800s, the seed of this plant has been used to treat various conditions of the circulatory system. The seed extract is said to have aescin. This chemical ingredient improves vein flexibility, vein wall strength, and vein tone by filling up vein leaks. It also promotes vascular circulation and fluid retention.

Witch hazel

This herb is very popular for treating hemorrhoids. In fact, this is a common ingredient of most hemorrhoid medications. The witch hazel is applied on external hemorrhoids using a sterile cloth or cotton pad. The herb is known to be very effective in reducing the hemorrhoidal swelling and bleeding.

Psyllium (Plantago ovata)

Psyllium is an effective treatment for chronic constipation. The seed of this herb is said to contain a natural laxative that is high in fiber and mucilage. The psyllium's seed treats chronic constipation by promoting easy bowel movement and soft stool. By treating chronic constipation, this herb prohibits further development of the condition. For best results, psyllium intake should be complemented with increased intake of liquids.

Cranesbill

The cranes bill is popular among the Native Americans as a cure for a wide variety of digestive problems. Apparently, this wild geranium plant can also be used to treat hemorrhoidal tissues. In particular, the rhizome and roots of this herb can be used as a poultice which exhibits astringent characteristics that can cleanse the infected area and reduce inflammation.

Plantain (Plantago major)

The plantain is a fiber rich plant that contains the natural compound "allantoin". Allaintoin has been used to treat hemorrhoids for centuries. This compound contains chemicals that promote immediate healing from skin wounds and lacerations. It is also known to reduce inflammation. Aside from being a popular treatment for hemorrhoidal tissues, the plantain is also used to treat ulcer and increase the ability of the immune system.

Comfrey

The root of this herb is usually used to make paste and poultice. Such serves as a cream that can be applied on external hemorrhoids. This herb is said to be effective in the treatment of bleeding caused by hemorrhoidal tissues.

Bromelein

Bromelein comes from the king of tropical fruits- the pineapple. It is usually the product of the digestive enzymes from the pineapple fruit. This enzyme mixture can reduce the inflammation of veins. Bromelein has been used to treat not just hemorrhoidal tissues, but varicose veins and other vein problems as well.

Bilberry

This northern shrub is rich in anthocyanosides. Anthocyanosides are known to promote vascular strength by strengthening the wall of the arteries and veins. Since these chemicals also promote proper blood circulation, they generally help in promoting proper functioning of the circulatory system.

St. John's wort

This herb can be used to create anti-inflammatory ointments and creams. This can be applied directly to the surface of the external hemorrhoids. It is especially useful in relieving itchiness, burning sensations, and pain.

Garlic

Garlic has always been known as a natural anti-septic used to treat wounds and other skin infections. In some cultures, garlic is also used as a cure for hemorrhoids. Peeled cloves of garlic can be applied in the hemorrhoidal area. Sometimes, they are also used as suppositories.