If you suffer from hemorrhoids, you want an immediate relief to your itching, pain, and bleeding. Often relief comes from a popular salve containing chemicals that when applied does soothe the area. Yet, the hemorrhoids remain, only to return again as soon as you stop using the salve. The symptoms may have been subdued temporarily, but the underlying causes are still there. What you need is a holistic approach to eliminating hemorrhoids by finding and treating all the fundamental causes.
Of course, you do need immediate relief from the itching, burning and pain. If you look to nature to find a healing herb, you will find that one of best herbs is the comfrey plant which contains allantoin. Allantoin is an amazing ingredient that speeds the production of new cells to replace the damaged ones. So the comfrey herb relieves pain and inflammation of burns, eczemas, and other skin irritations, including the burning and itching of hemorrhoids. If it is used in an ointment with all other natural ingredients, the comfrey herb is very effective at reducing the inflammation and pain of hemorrhoids.
With the soothing effect of the ointment, you may think your hemorrhoids are cured, but they are still there waiting to flare-up again. Now, you need to work on changes to your diet. Eating more fiber and drinking six to eight glasses of water daily will help regulate your digestive system and avoid constipation, a primary cause of hemorrhoids. Adding beneficial herbal supplements to aid your digestion and shrink the hemorrhoids internally is another line of defense. A helpful herb is butcher’s broom that has been used for centuries to improve circulation, to tighten the circulatory system’s veins and to strengthen capillary walls. It is particularly helpful in shrinking hemorrhoids internally. Other helpful herbs for the digestive system are stone root, marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, red root and peppermint. A final step is cleansing the anal canal with water from a rectal bulb which will remove the impurities and toxins which irritate the hemorrhoids. Read the article on herbal hemorrhoid treatment for more info on natural healing solutions.
written by Joy Seeman,
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