Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids


No one is safe from bowel problems. Hemorrhoids can occur at any time during any age. In many cases, they appear as a direct effect from medication or pregnancy, so you cannot really prevent their occurrence effectively. The good news is that there are a number of effective home remedies for hemorrhoids that you can try. They are all effective and totally safe.

Your first task is to get relief from the pain. You can do this by using compresses. You can use chamomile of yarrow (lady’s mantle) to boil some tea. Soak the dried herbs or the tea bag in pre-boiling water for at least five minutes. You need a strong solution. Then let it cool down completely. You can also put the substance in the fridge to make it cold for optimal pain relief. Then you need to dip a hygienic non-bacterial cotton ball into the tea you have made and apply it to the affected area. Keep it there until you get relief. You can apply a compress as often as you like during the day. Make sure you do it at least twice.

The sitz bath is probably the most effective of all home remedies for hemorrhoids. You can make the water solution by yourself, but you will need a specific sitz bath tub for best results. This is a specifically design tub that you can place on your toilet seat. It allows you to dip just your buttocks and hips. You can find such a tub in any drugstore. These are inexpensive as well.

Once you have the tub, you need to fill it with warm (not too hot or too cold) water. The warm water provides for the natural expansion of the blood vessels and for the increase of blood flow in the area. In turn, the healing is speeded up. You will also experience substantial relief from the pain and the itching. Adding half a teaspoon of baking soda to the water will provide an antibacterial effect. The curing and the relief will be aided. You are highly recommended to add a few drops or juniper or lavender oil to the water. In this way, you will effectively reduce the swelling of the hemorrhoids. It is important for you to soak in the sitz bath for 15 to 20 minutes three times a day.

If your hemorrhoids are caused by constipation, you should not hesitate to use natural home remedies for stool softening and bowel stimulation. These include fruit rich in soluble fiber and green tea.

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