Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. They have a number of causes, but the basic cause of Hemorrhoids is sugar. There is generally enough fluid to cause a bowel movement, but the liquid which is left absorbs the sugar. It then feeds into the veins and leaches out the tensile strength of the veins in the lower bowel area. When straining for a bowel movement, the veins have more pressure exerted, and in turn, the weak walls break and result in a varicose condition called piles or hemorrhoids. So it is very important to decrease the intake of sugar.
Hemorrhoids and Varicose veins are both evidence of the same problem: lack of nutrients causing weakness in the circulatory system. Improving the diet and supplementing Herbal Calcium makes a big difference in the problem right away. Calcium supplements are available in super markets and health food stores.
Herbal preparations can be very helpful to get rid off hemorrhoids.
Plantain is very well known for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Make a strong tea with an ounce of dried Plantain leaf to a pint of boiling water. Let steep for twenty to thirty minutes. For internal hemorrhoids, use a syringe and inject one tablespoonful of this tea three or four times a day at least, and especially after each stool, using more frequently in bad cases. For external hemorrhoids, apply this tea externally with soft gauze or cotton. A saturated piece of gauze may be kept on the hemorrhoids. You can also use Plantain Tincture but you need to dilute it with some water (1 drop of tincture in 50 drops of water).
You also can soak regularly in a warm bath or sitz bath. Soak your anal area in the cooled Plantain Leaf Tea (the tea should be warm to touch) as described above 10 to 15 minutes two to three times a day.
Black Drawing Salve with healing herbs is an excellent drawing ointment for use externally on hemorrhoids as a healing agent. It draws infection from boils, hemorrhoids and other such conditions. Just apply on affected area 3 times a day.
Those simple self-help measures can ease the ordeal of most hemorrhoids and allow healing.
If hemorrhoids persist no matter what steps you take to make them go away, or they begin to bleed, interfere with bowel movements, or make life difficult, ask your doctor about medical procedures to remove or reduce hemorrhoids.