Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are a distention of the veins around the anus. In mild cases, they are seldom painful, but can develop fissures and bleeding, which can cause pain. In severe cases, they can require surgery.
Commonly recommended herbs include anti-inflammatories, venous tonics, and astringent herbs. A high-fiber diet, in combination with exercise, and stool-softening remedies are all that is required in some cases.
Herbs Used To Treat Hemorrhoids
|Horse Chestnut||venous tonic, astringent||tincture or tablet internally; cream externally|
|Psyllium Husk||laxative||seed or seed husk mixed with water|
|Senna||stool softener||tea, capsule|
|Stone Root||venous tonic, astringent||tincture internally; cream externally|
|White Oak||astringent||tea internally|
|Witch Hazel||astringent||tea, lotion externally|
Herbs Used To Treat Specific Hemorrhoids Related Conditions
|Hemorrhoids With Severe Pain||St. John's Wort||oil (externally)|
|Hemorrhoids, Bleeding||Plantain||tea (as a compress)|