12 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Irritating Hemorrhoids or Piles

Piles is a word which is whispered in ears and people do not speak it aloud because of the embarrassment which this disease has associated with it. Piles are known as Hemorrhoids in medical terms. It can affect anyone but generally elderly people, pregnant ladies suffer from it!


Know what piles is :


Blood vessels which are there in the muscles of the walls of the anus and the rectum are called Hemorrhoids. We all have it until the time these vessels become too large and inflammation happens to transform them into piles. They can have many sizes and can be internal or external. Piles are of 4 grades and require treatment accordingly. A lot of population suffers from the pain and discomfort of this disease.

What causes piles ?

It is necessary to know the reason of piles and the pain it brings along in order to get the right cure and to avoid it from reoccurring.

a) Pressure over bowel movement:

This is one of the most common reasons for piles. When we apply a lot of strain during the bowel movement, it forces the blood into rectal veins and arteries which get swollen and are pushed against the anal wall and result in weal anal muscles. As these become weak, they start coming out of the walls resulting in the disease of piles.

b) Chronic constipation:

In times of persistent constipation, it becomes tougher to eject stool resulting in swelling of nerves and bursting in case of high pressure. This leads to bleeding and causes pain and increased sensitivity.

c) Chronic Diarrhea:

Excess of everything is also bad. Whether it is no bowel movement or excess of it, both causes piles. Excessive bowel movement also pressurizes the anal muscles and cause it to bleed.

d) Spending a lot of time in the loo:

Sitting in the loo for long to enjoy the newspaper or magazine also causes the blood to be pumped to the veins in rectal leading to its swelling.

e) Doing a sitting job for long hours:

The ones who do a sitting job are more likely to get piles due to the continuous pressure which is exerted on the buttocks.

f) Obesity:

Over-weight causes a lot of problems and piles is one of them. Excess weight puts pressure on the muscles of the anal wall and hence causing piles.

g) Pregnancy:

It brings along it increase in weight, change in eating habits and hence chances of piles.

h) Low-fiber diet:

Lack of healthy and nutritious diet and more of junk and spicy food leads to constipation which in turn causes piles.

i) Standing for prolonged hours:

Standing on feet for long pushes down the blood to lower part of the body causing swollen veins and arteries and hence hemorrhoid.

12 Home Remedies to Cure Piles

12 Home Remedies to Cure Piles :

It is high time that we should stop making this disease a taboo and look at the different ways, piles can be healed:

1) Water as a constipation prevention remedy: It is a very good remedy for piles. Water helps in digestion and bowel movement which aids in preventing constipation and hence piles.

You will need: Water

How to use:

  • Just drink a lot of water, at least 8 to 10 glasses a day.

2) Ginger and Lemon as detoxifier: This mixture is highly beneficial for treating piles.

You will need: Ginger and lemon juice, Honey, mint leaves.

How to use:

  • Take ginger and lemon juice and add the juice of mint leaves and some honey to the mixture.
  • Mix the ingredients well and drink it at least once a day.

3) Aloe Vera as an anti-inflammatory agent: It has a lot of medicinal value and has therapeutic and anti-inflammatory properties which help in getting rid of piles. Its juice can be consumed directly to get relief from swelling of piles too.

You will need: Aloe Vera leaves.

How to use:

For external hemorrhoid-

  • Take some leaves from the Aloe Vera plant and extract the gel/juice.
  • Apply the gel on the piles and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.

For internal hemorrhoid-

  • Take some leaves and remove the thorns.
  • Cut it into small strips and let it freeze.
  • Insert these cool strips into the anus to get the relief.
  • Repeat it 2-3 times a day.

4) Garlic as a pain reliever: It has a lot of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties which help relieve pain and swelling caused due to piles.

You will need: Garlic cloves, cup of water,

How to use:

For external hemorrhoid:

  • Peel 3-4 garlic cloves and boil in water for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain the water and let it freeze.
  • Take a cotton pad, dip it in this water and place on anus for 10-15 minutes.

For internal hemorrhoid :

  • Peel the garlic clove and take out its juice.
  • Put the juice inside the rectum and let it be there for overnight.

5) Cumin seeds as an effective remedy: It is one of the effective remedies for piles and can be used to cure both internal and external hemorrhoid.

You will need: Cumin seeds

How to use:

  • Mix roasted cumin seeds with unroasted and blend them together to make a mixture.
  • Drink this with water at least 2 times a day.
  • You can also make a paste by adding water to ground cumin seeds and then apply this paste on directly on the piles.

6) Tea Tree Oil as a relief from itching: It is an excellent cure for skin inflammation and itching and has a lot of antimicrobial properties which helps in killing germs.

You will need: Tea Tree Oil, Olive Oil, Cotton ball.

How to use:

  • Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tsp. of olive oil.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply this mixture to the affected area and repeat for 3-4 times a day.

7) Coconut oil as a burn reliever: It has a lot of antimicrobial properties and helps in reducing inflammation and pain.

You will need: Coconut oil

How to use:

  • Take some coconut oil and apply to the affected area with your fingers.
  • Apply it 2-3 times a day to get relief from pain.

8) Olive oil as an anti-inflammatory agent: Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties and also a lot of other benefits which help in skin and hair problems. It also helps to ease pain and swelling caused due to piles.

You will need: Olive oil (extra virgin)

How to use:

  • Heat the oil and apply on the area affected by piles 2-3 times a day in addition to before going to bed.
  • You can also simply have 1 tsp. of olive oil daily.

9) Green tea as an antioxidant: It has a lot of antioxidant properties which helps in catalyzing the process of piles cure. It can help treat both internal and external hemorrhoid.

You will need: Green tea bag or leaves, water, honey, lemon juice

How to use:

  • Boil the green tea in water and strain it.
  • Add ½ tsp. of honey and ½ tsp. of lemon juice to it and drink when it is warm only.
  • Instead of drinking, you can even use this mixture to wash the affected area.
  • After this, you can even use the tea bag to place it on the affected area which will help reduce pain and swelling.

10) Milk and lemon juice as a detoxifier:
This mixture might seem a little absurd but yes, it works for treating piles. Milk provides the required nutrients and lemon being a detoxifier helps stimulate digestion, prevent constipation and reduce the swelling.

You will need: Lemon, milk

How to use:

  • Warm a glass of milk and add the juice of half a lemon to it but drink it immediately before the milk begins to curdle.
  • Have this mixture at regular intervals and also before going to bed.

11) Black Tea bags: Black tea has astringent, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which helps in reducing swelling.

You will need: Black tea bags, water

How to use:

  • Place the tea bag in boiling water and then remove it and the water cool.
  • Apply the warm water to the affected water and let it stay for 10-15 minutes.
  • You can also refrigerate the tea bags and place it on the anus.

12) Nutritious and Fiber-Rich diet: One of the causes of piles is fiber-deficient diet and hence the inclusion of fibers in the diet can make the process of passing stools easier thereby getting relief from piles.

You will need: Foods rich in fiber like vegetables, fruits, whole grains etc.

How to use:

  • Have the fiber-rich diet, including at least 30-35 grams of it in your diet regularly.

Now that you know everything about piles and also know how to cure it, just do not let the piles pile up. Take precautions and use these simple home remedies to say bye-bye to the piles and lead a healthy, embarrassment-free life!!

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