How to Choose a Herbal Hemorrhoid Remedy
Many people suffer from hemorrhoids. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of natural herbs that can be used as a hemorrhoid remedy. Many people dislike using medicines and treatments that are man-made and full of chemicals, making this herbal remedies the perfect option for healing their condition.
A popular hemorrhoid remedy used by herbalists is Gotu Kola. Gotu Kola, or Centella asiatica, is native to many eastern countries such as New Guinea, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia, as well as in parts of northern Australia. In these areas, Gotu Kola is a common herb for treating many other ailments, as well as being used as a hemorrhoid remedy. When using this herb as a hemorrhoid remedy, make sure and by an extract that contains at least 70% triterpenic acid, which is another active ingredient and facilitates a speedier recovery.
Comfrey Root Powder
Comfrey root powder is another extremely popular hemorrhoid remedy that is widely used by those that prefer natural remedies. Comfrey root powder comes from the Comfrey plant, or Symphytum officinale L. Comfrey works well for treating hemorrhoids because it contains high levels of allantoin, which is a cell that helps to speed up our bodies natural replacement of healthy body cells. Comfrey is also a natural anti-inflammatory which also makes this herb beneficial for treating hemorrhoids because it aids in reducing inflammation caused by hemorrhoids. It also helps by shrinking the hemorrhoids that are on the outside of the anus. All of these combined make Comfrey a very effective and powerful hemorrhoid remedy.
It is important however to make sure that you use the Comfrey root powder and not plain comfrey for it to be the most effective remedy. Mix the powder with an oil, such as flaxseed, olive or fish oil to make a paste. You then apply this paste directly to the area around your anus and allow it to try. You can make your own Comfrey root powder from fresh or dried comfrey flowers or purchase it from a health food or herbal store to use in your hemorrhoid remedy.
Aloe Vera as a Hemorrhoid Remedy
There are many other herbs that can be used as a hemorrhoid remedy as well. Aloe vera works well for assisting with hemorrhoids, as aloe vera gel can be applied topically to help relieve pain caused by hemorrhoids. Additionally, you can drink aloe vera juice to help loosen stools since hard stools can cause added pain to hemorrhoids. Dandelion also helps loosen hard stools making it a great hemorrhoid remedy as well.
Calendula is also quite popular as a hemorrhoid remedy and is used to relieve inflammation and pain caused by hemorrhoids. Calendula can be made into a cream or paste and used topically, or it can be steeped in an infusion and used to make a sitz bath.
If you suffer from hemorrhoids, a trip to your physician can help determine whether they are internal or external hemorrhoids. This information can then be used to determine by you or your herbalist, which type of herbal hemorrhoid remedy is right for you.