Quick and Easy Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Posted by Lidia | Posted in hemorr | Posted on 29-06-2009

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When you suffer from hemorrhoids, the simple pleasures of having a seat on the sofa can become a painful venture. This is why most people turn to home remedies for hemorrhoids.  In fact even the description of a hemorrhoid is painful.

It’s categorized as the swelling and inflammation of veins in the anus and rectum. Ouch! Nobody wants to suffer hemorrhoids, nor the hemorrhoid surgery involved in their removal. The procedure is embarrassing, the recovery is painful and inconvenient, and there’s nothing preventing a new hemorrhoid from taking its place.

There are four grades for hemorrhoids, each explaining the actual state of the inflamed vein:

  • First Degree: This is the mildest form of the condition which is associated with hemorrhoid formation that involves a bit of bleeding but which is internal and which has not prolapsed and appears outside of the anus opening.
  • Second Degree: This is a bit more severe and refers to hemorrhoid formation which prolapse outside of the anus opening but return into the anal cavity without aid.  This stage is associated with and without bleeding.
  • Third Degree: This assessment is assigned to hemorrhoid formation that results in a prolapsed hemorrhoid that is incapable of retracting without aid.  The hemorrhoid must be pushed back into the anal cavity by the physician.
  • Fourth Degree: This assessment is decided when an individual has a prolapsed hemorrhoid that does not retract on its own accord, and that cannot be pushed back into proper placement by the doctor.  Further, this diagnosis is also associated with hemorrhoids displaying evidence of thrombosis or with hemorrhoids that are so severe that they force the lining of the rectum to appear outside of the anal opening.

These “grades” simply judge the severity of a person’s hemorrhoids. But luckily, the home remedies for hemorrhoids know no classification.

Working Anti-Inflammatory Remedies

  1. Lady’s Mantle tea. Alchemilla alpine, or Lady’s Mantle, is an herb that can regularly be found at your local health-food store. The idea here is to brew a tea with the herb. Simply take a bundle of leaves, steep in some almost boiling water (180-200 degrees) for at least half an hour, or until room temperature. Leave the leaves in the cup or pot in which the tea was brewed.To apply, simply use a cotton ball, soak up the tea, and apply directly to the hemorrhoid. Obviously, you want to use a separate cotton ball for each application. You can safely apply this remedy to your hemorrhoid as many times as needed. This works to relieve inflammation and pain associated with hemorrhoids.
  2. Cayenne Pepper and Garlic: These are two ingredients you most likely have in your pantry. The only important thing here is to use fresh, peeled garlic, and not powders or any other form of dehydrated garlic. The cayenne pepper, however, should be of the dried and powdered variety. There is a remedy that calls for enemas performed with a similar home remedy for hemorrhoids, but all we’re after is a paste-like substance.
  3. Crush and peel 2 cloves of garlic. Combine the garlic into a bowl with ¼ teaspoon (a healthy pinch) of cayenne pepper. Mash the two ingredients together with a fork until you reach a paste-like consistency. There’s no easy way to do this; you’ll have to apply to your hemorrhoid with your finger. It’s going to burn like the dickens for a few minutes, but most users experience a symptom-free hemorrhoid for weeks, sometimes months, after usage.
  4. Aloe and Tomato. Here’s another two-pronged approach. Get yourself some aloe Vera lotion and a ripe tomato if you don’t have the two regularly on hand. Simply cube the tomato in small, 1-inch pieces. To use this remedy, apply the aloe lotion to the hemorrhoid and wait 10 minutes. After that time, place the tomato cube in your anus. I know, it sounds totally gross. But the acidic properties of the tomato will significantly reduce the inflammation. The aloe works as an agent to prevent further irritation.
  5. Espon Salt Bath. This remedy is the easiest to use, and perhaps the most effective for short-term relief of pain and inflammation associated with hemorrhoids. Simply pour 1 ½ cups of salt into a warm bath and sit in the bath upwards of an hour. The salt will work to draw out the moisture of your hemorrhoid, thus reducing swelling and, in turn, reducing pain.

These simply home remedies for hemorrhoids can make a world of difference. Also, make sure you sign up for our free 6 part course (top left of this web page) to find out more about hemorrhoids and how to get rid of them.

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