Put bluntly hemorrhoids suck
They are embarrassing, painful and uncomfortable and just plain out awkward
If you have been searching for some natural remedies that you can do in the comfort of your own home you are in the right place as I have experimented with a lot of them.
What we are going to be addressing today is how to treat external hemorrhoids
The good news is you can purchase many of these simple home cures for right at your local drug store.
Side note– any time you are experimenting with at home treatments it is very important that you remember to use extreme caution…
…The last thing you want to do is make things worse
Really this general rule of thumb applies to any type of healing that you plan to do on your own.
There are a couple different ways we can look at treating the symptoms of hemorrhoids
The first which is usually the easiest but also short lived is to soothe itch & lessen the burn, the second while a little more difficult but more long term is to physically shrink the hemorrhoid.
Soothe and Ease
The safest ones I have found are, lavender, Juniper & Cyprus all of which are can be applied directly to the hemorrhoid- Learn more about the benefits of essential oils here
Lavender is often the most popular and generally the most used essential oil today. It’s physical ability to heal dates back thousands of yeas ago. It is not just known for its calming effect but it is also is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Lavender also strengthens bodily functions and speeds up functionality of important glands.
Juniper is a fairly common in treating external hemorrhoids. It’s a tonic as well as a detoxifier promotes blood flow and warmth to the irritated areas. Juniper and can also ease muscular tension and reduce stress and pain in the areas in which it is applied,
Cypress is one of the safest and and most gentle oils on the skin available today. It known for it’s medicinal properties and ability to tone tissue and causes blood vessels to contract and heal… not to mention it is also an astringent. Cypress has often been referred to as a “wound oil” as it can reduce bleeding and but also circulation, which helps ease muscles and tissue.
Shrink And Treat
If at any time you want to learn more all natural home remedies,
The second avenue we can take in treating these naturally is to physically shrink it, some of the top cures for this method include
- Horse chestnut
- Stone root
- Butcher’s broom
Any time you are using any of these products be sure follow the instructions carefully.
To treat the symptoms and the hemorrhoids themselves you can mix water with your choice of herb such as
- Powdered myrrh
- Slippery elm bark
Mix the ingredients with an equal portion of water to 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 hemorrhoid there is a 2 phase homeopathic treatment that attacks the annoying hemorrhoid symptoms directly but also fixes the root cause. If you care to learn more you can see my full review on Venapro here.
Keep in mind, people have been fighting off hemorrhoids for a long time. Some of the home remedies i come across are rather odd but people swear by them.
In this case here are three odd but effective concoctions people have brewed up that help provide relief.
- Blend 1 tablespoon of black mustard with yogurt, eat and immediately followed by drinking 8 ounces of butter milk- Drink in the morning and before bed
- Mix 8 oz of buttermilk with peppercorns, rock salt and ginger. Drink twice a day
- Take 1 pomegranate, peel it, and boil the peels to make a tea, drink upon waking and before bed.
Cut The Crap..
Lastly and the one thing that that makes the most sense is… avoid eating and drinking certain foods and beverages that can cause hemorrhoid irritation, some common ones include:
- Heavy amount of salt
- Bread & bagles
- Soft drinks
- Sour foods
- Low quality processed meats
The bottom line is pay attention to your body, if you can dial down and figure out which of these or any other type of food creates inflammation of your hemorrhoid you can proactively cut that out of your diet.
If you need an easy to implement home remedy now, i would suggest checking out my review on the homeopathic hemorrhoid cure Venapro. Full review can be found here