5 Plants to Grow in Your Garden that Treat Hemorrhoids

Like many gardeners I am often guilty of lifting heavy pots and plants incorrectly doing so on a frequent basis will often result in a bout of painful hemorrhoids. Now there are three things you can do to counter this inconvenient and uncomfortable issue;

  • Soldier on and try to ignore them. Not only is this unadvised, but it is practically impossible especially when you have to endure a painful visit to the bathroom!
  • Shoot off down to your local pharmacy and get an often expensive cream, ointment or suppository. This sounds like a quick fix and in most cases you will get some pretty fast relief but for how long?
  • Take a walk around your garden and pick some herbs and plants that cost nothing yet are way more effective than anything you will buy from the shelves of your local pharmacy. Not only is this the most natural and safe method of treating hemorrhoids, it doesn’t cost a penny either.

The following herbs can be added to your daily diet to both treat hemorrhoids and keep them at bay. If you leave your hemorrhoids untreated or only treat the symptoms of the problem and not the cause then your problem will only get worse, sometimes even to the point of surgery. There is no reason for your hemorrhoid problem to get to that point start healing them from the inside by attacking the main cause.

Bael Fruit for HemorrhoidsBael Fruit Tree (Wood Apple)

The fruit of the Bael tree is very effective for treating and healing hemorrhoids and has been used in traditional Asian medicine for hundreds of years for a multitude of ailments not just hemorrhoids.

Bael fruit contains ingredients that are beneficial in treating hemorrhoids, including rutin, which provides the benefit of improving the flow of blood in capillaries and the blood vessels that often swell and become painful with hemorrhoids. In short, rutin promotes healthy blood circulation and heals damaged veins.

Another benefit provided by Bael fruit is that is also contains quercetin. Quercetin is a flavonoid that helps to keep the walls of the intestines lined with a lubricating mucus that are essential in the passage of and easier evacuation of stools. Bael fruit also acts as a mild laxative and as such will also aid bowel evacuation by keeping stools soft.

Horse Chestnuts for HemorrhoidsHorse Chestnut Tree

I could understand it if you hadn’t heard of a Bael tree before but if you haven’t heard of the Horse chestnut tree then I don’t know what planet you originate from! The extract from the horse chestnut seed or ‘conker’ as it is known in Britain and Ireland has been used to treat hemorrhoids almost since its introduction throughout the Northern hemisphere from its native Balkan location. The horse chestnut has properties that are effective in improving the health of veins and circulation.

Horse chestnut seeds contain anti-inflammatory ingredients tannin and saponin which help reduce hemorrhoidal swelling. Horse chestnut extract can be taken internally as long as it has a poison called esculin removed from it and any guidelines are followed, but it can also be applied directly to the affected area.

Butchers Broom for HemorrhoidsButcher’s Broom

Butcher’s broom is yet another plant that provides excellent healing benefits that are useful in treating hemorrhoids. The root of this shrub is used to improve the health of blood vessels and to improve circulation by strengthening and constricting the walls of veins which helps stop blood from pooling or clotting in veins that are swollen.

Butcher’s broom is a mild laxative and also provides ruscogenin, an anti-inflammatory which will also help to reduce any swelling.

Bilberries for HemorrhoidsBilberry Bush

The Bilberry bush is native to Northern European countries and produces small berries almost black in color. The shrub and fruit is very similar to the blueberry, native to North America.

Bilberries contain anthocyanoside an ingredient that is excellent for reducing swelling and as such has been used in traditional herbal medicine as a treatment for hemorrhoids. Although Bilberry is usually taken in capsule form, particularly in North America where it doesn’t grow wild, bilberry fruit can be eaten instead.

Red Root for HemorrhoidsRed Root

A native plant of North America, Red root is a hardy shrub the roots of which have been used in herbal medicine for centuries.

The root is used to treat a large number of different ailments, hemorrhoids among them, this is due to its astringent properties beneficial in reducing inflammation and shrinking hemorrhoids.

Natural Remedies for Healing Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can be effectively healed and more importantly, prevented with the help of herbal treatments. The five plants I have covered above all work to remedy existing hemorrhoid flare-ups as well as preventing the formation of new hemorrhoids.

If you want to be hemorrhoid free then your treatment must be taken as part of your daily diet for several months or even ongoing.

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