Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Natural remedies often include herbs. Witch hazel is a particularly good herb. Just apply it to the rectum with a cotton swab, and it is especially good if you’re bleeding because the witch hazel shrinks the blood vessels and causes them to contract.

Butcher’s Broom and Horse Chestnut are also good. Butcher’s Broom has anti-inflammatory properties and vein-constricting actions, and Horse Chestnut improves circulation in the veins.

Ayurvedic medicines have also been advanced. Triphala is a great home remedy that acts as a general bowel tonic and takes away constipation, and it’s not a big stimulant.

There are lots of other herbs for treating hemorrhoids. Aloe Vera, Dandelion, Plantain, Psyillium Seed, and White Oat Bark have all been proposed. Sometimes, you can get supplements that combine many of these different herbs.

Aloe Vera is very soothing and can be applied to the anal area. It was used since ancient times to heal burns, scars, and bleeding areas, and it greatly reduces inflammation. What’s even better is that you can grow it at home and just pull off a leaf when you’re ready to start using it. A single plant lasts a long time and you can pick it up at the nursery.

One of the great treatments for hemorrhoids is inserting a garlic and onion into your rectum. First, cut it up, and then insert the little pieces into your rectum. This will heat the hemorrhoids, and the astringent properties will help speed up the healing.