Hemorrhoids: causes and natural remedies to relieve discomfort

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Hemorrhoids can be a real torment as they risk causing discomfort even when walking or sitting for too long

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Le hemorrhoids they can be a real torment as they risk causing discomfort even when walking or sitting for too long. Fortunately, there are many for every little malaise natural remedies effective. What can we do in case of hemorrhoids?

We are talking about hemorrhoids when we are faced with one dilation of the veins of the rectum, with particular reference to the anus area. Hemorrhoids can be internal (not visible) or external. They can cause burning and bleeding and are often associated with constipation.


Causes of hemorrhoids

The causes of hemorrhoids are numerous. We have hemorrhoids that appear without a reason apparently linked to the functioning of our body and which can therefore be related to Sedentary life, stress and aincorrect nutrition, for example too rich in meat and alcoholic beverages.

There are also hemorrhoids related to patient problems that may relate to stagnation of the veins of the abdomen, in turn linked to heart, circulatory, pulmonary, bladder and uterus problems (hemorrhoids can appear in pregnancy). Hemorrhoids can also be linked to bowel problems, such as habitual constipation, or represent the symptom of more serious diseases.

Natural remedies for hemorrhoids

Derivative baths

I derivative baths are natural remedies used for numerous ailments, which also include hemorrhoids and constipation. To make a derivative bath you need fresh water and a sponge. The groin area must be cooled for at least 10 minutes. The water must not be freezing and it is important to keep the rest of the body warm. THU all instructions.

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Calendula ointment

They exist on the market calendula ointments indicated for application in case of hemorrhoids. These are phytotherapeutic treatments to be purchased in a herbalist's shop. An experienced herbalist can also prepare a hemorrhoid-specific ointment or ointment based on the patient's needs.

Bramble leaf poultice

The volume “Tisane, the taste of health” (Giunti Demetra) suggests preparing a poultice of bramble leaves to be applied on the part to be treated. You will need to blanch 30 g of fresh bramble leaves in 50 cl of water for 50 seconds, filter and then finely chop the leaves. Apply to the painful area with the help of a cloth and leave for 20 minutes.


I blueberries protect the heart and circulation. If your hemorrhoid problem is related to blood circulation, it may be helpful to increase your intake of blueberries and cranberry juice. Blueberries are considered useful for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, cramps and other circulatory problems that intensify especially in the hot season.


THEhorsetail infusion it is suitable for the treatment of hemorrhoids. It is applied on the part with the help of a cotton swab. According to herbal techniques, to prepare an infusion of horsetail are needed 5 grams of the aerial part of the plant per 100 ml of water. It is suitable for wraps and washes. It soothes hemorrhoidal inflammations.

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Flax seed

I flax seed taken regularly they are considered a natural remedy useful for preventing hemorrhoids. They are also beneficial for the intestine in case of constipation. They help keep fecal matter softer and can make it less painful to pass in the event of hemorrhoids. So here's one more reason not to forget to add flax seeds to your diet.

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Lo psyllium, whose scientific name is Plantago psyllium, is a herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East. Its seeds in contact with water produce a mucilage that helps regulate the intestine and make evacuation less annoying in case of hemorrhoids.

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Ribes nigrum

Il Ribes nigrum it is a natural remedy useful for improving circulation and recommended in case of hemorrhoids. It produces beneficial effects for the circulation and for the fragility of the capillaries. The extracts of Ribes nigrum help to relieve many small problems, from hemorrhoids to varicose veins in the legs. You can ask your herbalist for more information.

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In phytotherapy, i cypress cones, which are rich in polyphenols and flavonoids. These substances exert an anti-inflammatory and vasoconstrictive action in hemorrhoidal crises. Cypress is used for the treatment of hemorrhoids, varicose veins and heavy legs. THU other info.


One last piece of advice regarding hemorrhoids is represented by green clay compresses. The duration of application of the packs varies according to the ailments to be treated. To prepare the packs, you simply mix the clay with cold water to get a creamy mixture. The compress can be applied with the help of gauze. THU other info.

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Marta Albè

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