Get rid of your hemorrhoids naturally…
If your reading this then you know how itchy and painful a hemorrhoid can be. Instead of going to your local pharmacy and buying some over the counter hemorrhoid relief medications, here are some natural remedies that will begin to relieve hemorrhoid pain and other symptoms.
Fiber is a natural stool softener that passes nearly intact through your body and helps to reduce straining. Many trials have shown that fiber is very beneficial in relieving hemorrhoid symptoms such as itching, discomfort, bleeding and pain. Consider adding whole grains, fruits, whole grains bread and vegetables that are high in fiber to your diet.
Examples of High Fiber Foods:
- Berries – Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries
- Bran cereals
- Kiwi fruits
- Lima beans
- Nuts, Walnuts, Cashews, Peanuts, Almonds, Brazil Nuts
- Whole grain bread
If you cannot include these foods in you daily diet, you can purchase a powdered fiber supplement called Psyllium from most health food stores and supermarkets. Also, if you want to learn more about diets that work, check out the Hemorrhoid Free for Life guide. Read my review of it here.
2) Add more bioflavonoid to your dietary habits.
Bioflavonoids, commonly found in citrus fruits, are a type of plant compound that decrease inflammation and strengthen blood vessel walls to help reduce rectal discomfort.
3) Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day. Very Important!
Water acts as a natural stool softener so make sure you drink enough of it!
4) Try using the herb, Calendula.
It can be applied topically as an ointment. It helps to relieve itchiness and discomfort the hemorrhoid is causing.
5) Try using the herb, Butcher’s Broom.
Butcher’s Broom is consumed in tea form or pill form. It is used to treat swelling, poor circulation, varicose veins and most importantly hemorrhoids. Its vein-constricting properties help to decrease the tissues inflammation. If you drink it as a tea, try a bit of honey, agave or stevia to make the tea a bit sweeter.
6) Try using the herb, Horse Chestnut.
Horse chestnut helps to get rid of hemorrhoid pain and inflammation. It is available as a tea and pill form. People who suffer from blood disorders or take blood thinners should not use this herb.
7) Try using the herb, Witch Hazel.
Witch hazel is usually found in the form of a tea, an ointment, a distilled liquid or medicated pads. It helps to relieve itching, swelling and discomfort.