Lots of people have Hemorrhoids and there are natural ways of treating hemorrhoids thus bringing you comfort and ending pain.
Comfrey Root Powder along with St. Johns wort is a good all around healing agent for the skin and veins and can be used as an ointment and also in suppositories for healing Hemorrhoids.
White Oak Bark Powder is another great herb that is also very astringent and works well for Hemorrhoids and can be applied in an ointment or with a sterile pad on the affected area.
Aloe Vera is great for Hemorrhoids and has a soothing, healing, and will help with the pain and itch. Apply with a 4x4 sterile pad directly to the area and allow to stay there for as long as possible.
Witch Hazel is used in many commercial products for treating Hemorrhoids and it is much less expensive is you use it straight and apply directly to the area. It will stop bleeding and strengthen the vessels. And Vinegar also helps in the same way.
Butchers Broom is a good vessel constricting agent and works well of Hemorrhoids if used in a cream and applied directly to the Hemorrhoids and used every day.
Horse Chestnut can be taken orally and it helps with circulation in small vessels... and gets rid of excess fluids, and helps with swelling.
Some people use green clay applied to the Hemorrhoids and then showering afterwards to remove the clay.
Bilberry has been studied in Europe for Hemorrhoids... and it was found that taking about 100mg three times a day worked well to strengthen week blood vessels... and thus help with Hemorrhoids.
Japanese Pagoda Tree Extract also works for getting rid of inflammation, burning feeling, and itching of Hemorrhoids, plus help with bleeding Hemorrhoids too.
Hesperidin is a bioflavonoid and it reduces inflammation and speeds recovery from Hemorrhoids.
Vitamin E is healing for the skin and also for the vessels when applied directly to the Hemorrhoids.
Shepherds Purse herb has been known to help with Hemorrhoids by increasing blood flow to infected areas and getting rid of infections.
Myrrh Resin with Frankincense has been used down through the ages with aloe as a remedy for Hemorrhoids.-- this goes back to biblical times.
Diosmin is a chemical found in citrus fruits and has been used for the treatment of Hemorrhoids and also for varicose veins.
Bovine Cartilage in an ointment or cream can be applied to the Hemorrhoids and this can help increase healing.
Yarrow is a great herb for Hemorrhoids and can be applied with a sterile pad many times a day.
Bitter Melon has been used for Hemorrhoids by helping to improve movement of the digestive tract and get rid of inflammation.
Eggplant ointment also works well for Hemorrhoids because it’s slightly astringent.
Garlic is very healing and when mashed and made into an ointment also works well for Hemorrhoids.
And you can make a suppository of any of these herbs that are applied externally by adding them to some coconut butter... the edible variety. Allowing it to get cold... and then making small amounts into suppository shapes and keeping them in the refrigerator for later use.
There are some great vitamins and minerals that those suffering from Hemorrhoids should be taking including -- Vitamin A, C, B’s, E and K, and also copper, zinc, manganese and magnesium.
Remember defecation should be like diving from a high dive, it takes a little bit of effort at first... but the rest come natural... straining means something needs to be changed.
Psyllium powder will increase bulk and making easier to defecate. Remember to eat lots of fiber in the way of bran, fruits, veggies, whole grains... and what many of us call twigs is very important. Even some of the all bran types of cereals are important for Hemorrhoids to make it easier to defecate.
Plus Acupuncture and Hypnosis have been found to be of great help with Hemorrhoids... because mind body connection is powerful.
And if your condition persists check with your doctor.
Paul Haider - Master Herbalist