II. Herbs for treating hemorrhoids applied
internally-herbs are listed alphabetically
Aloe Vera-Aloe has been used for centuries as
soothing and cooling astringent. Aloe gel relieves the swelling and pain, when applied to external hemorrhoids.
Aloe gel is derived from the aloe's leaf.
Aloe exhibits natural laxative action. This laxative action of aloe can be used
to prevent hard, dry stool from irritating your hemorrhoids.
Since laxative action of aloe extract is very potent, it should be used in combination with other gentler
herbs, to remove the occassional constipation.
Aristata) is a blood purifier that has also been used for
piles. It is proven that berberine-rich plants promote healthy intestinal microbial balance.
Berberine also normalizes liver and gallbladder function. However, Barberry’s effectiveness as a remedy for
hemorrhoidal conditions has not been proven yet.
Myrtillus)- Bilberry has shown to be effective in treating
varicose veins and other circulatory problems.
The active ingredients in bilberry improve the blood circulation in human body.
For this reason, the herb may be helpful for people suffering from poor circulation in their extremities, painful
varicose veins, and hemorrhoids.
In other words, Bilberry can improve all diseases or symptoms caused by poor circulation.
Bilberry also acts as a antioxidant by virtue of a rich content of a component known as anthocyanoside,
helping the body to fight free radicals. it inhibits the growth of bacteria and it is also known to be a good
diuretic and urinary tract antiseptic. Bilberry is used for the support of healthy visual function.
Bromelein)- it is a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes found
in pineapples. Bromelain supplements contain active substances that aid digestion and help reduce inflammation. It
has the amazing properties of stopping swelling and inflammation, and has been used for treating hemorrhoids and
other vein conditions, such as varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency.
Bromelain has direct, dose-dependent, fibrinolytic activity on blood clots.
Its side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, excessively heavy menstrual flow and possible allergic
reactions. it has very low toxicity.
Bromelain can be taken at doses of between 200 and 2,000 mg a day, for prolonged periods. It should, however,
be avoided by those allergic to pineapple.