Hemorrhoids Natural Treatment-Reference list of herbs used for treating hemorrhoids
Bellow is provided list of herbs used for treating hemorrhoids.
Herbs are listed here alphabetically. The list consists of two parts.
Firs part describes herbs used for treating hemorrhoids when applied externally in the form of gel, creams or
The second part describes herbs used for treating hemorrhoids ingested internally in the form of pills. As you
know this type of treatment is classified as natural hemorrhoid treatment
I. Herbs used for treating hemorrhoids applied externally
1. Witch Hazel-with astringent effect , it is used
for shrinking swollen veins and to reduce inflammation
2. Gel with Horse chestnut extract – It has astringent and
anti-inflammatory properties,it strengthens veins and capillaries, helpful for hemorrhoids and
3. Aloe vera gel- it has analgesic effect, it can be
applied to external hemorrhoids to relieve the swelling and pain on piles.
4. Marigold (Calendula Officinalis) - The ointment of this
herb is thought to cure a range of skin problems as it has properties that reduces inflammation, controls bleeding
and soothes irritated hemorhoidal tissue.
5. Camphor-as part of ointment’s ingredients acts as
slight local anesthetic on hemorrhoids, antimicrobial and anti-fungal substance.
6. Cranesbill (Geranium maculatum)- Cranesbill is a wild
plant. This plant has been used for centuries by indigenous Americans to cure various digestive conditions. When
applied as a poultice, the root and rhizome of cranesbill shows a powerful astringent quality. This
astringent quality is very helpful in treating hemorrhoids.
7. Pilewort -Pilewort is an herb
that has been used for hemorrhoids treatment for centuries. It is a fast acting hemorrhoid
remedy. It shows astringent action, tones the blood vessels, and stops bleeding. Pilewort should not be taken
8. Zinc Oxide: Although Zinc Oxide
is a chemical compound it is frequently used as an ingredient of many gels and ointments. Zinc Oxide acts as a
protectant that prevents the anal area from irritation. Zinc Oxide forms a physical barrier on the skin. This
barrier does not allow contact between the irritated hemorrhoidal skin and stool passing from the rectum. As a
result of this the irritation, itching, pain, and burning are reduced. Zinc is known to have antiseptic,
astringent and antibacterial properties.