Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are vascular structures in the anal canal which act as cushions that help with stool control in their normal state. However, if they are swollen and inflamed, they become a disease known by the term hemorrhoids. The main symptoms of the disease are pain, pressure, itching and bleeding from the rectum, which can become very unpleasant.
Hemorrhoids are a common disease around the world which affects about 12% of the population. Asymptomatic hemorrhoids don’t require treatment, but hemorrhoids that protrude and are inflamed may present problems and should be treated or removed. The common recommended treatment is surgery as it offers fast resolution and shorter recovery time. However, you should know that there are several natural remedies that can help, and the one we have for you today is considered the best. Here’s how to prepare it:
- 10 gr. of propolis
- 50 gr. of beesway
- 50 ml. of St. John’s Wort oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Preparation and use
Mix the honey and propolis first, preferably in a glass container with a wooden spoon. Now, mix the St. John’s Wort oil and beeswax in another container, then steam the mixture until everything melts nicely. Once the oil has cooled down to about 70F, add the propolis-honey mixture and mix well. Keep the remedy in the fridge until you plan on using it.
To use the remedy on your hemorrhoids, soak a piece of gauze in it and apply it directly. Repeat the process every night before going to bed and remove the gauze in the morning, rinsing with water well. Continue using the treatment until the hemorrhoids are healed.
Tips for preventing hemorrhoids
Always keep your hygiene at a high level and avoid scratching or rubbing the anal area to prevent infections. If you’re suffering from diarrhea, try to resolve it as fast as you can. Avoid eating spicy foods often and reduce your alcohol consumption. When going to the toilet, try to keep the timing at a minimum and avoid stressing during a bowel movement. Use only soft paper for cleaning yourself up afterwards or take a warm bath.
To reduce the swelling and inflammation of hemorrhoids, you can apply cold ice packs, and take 2-3 hot baths a day. This hot and cold therapy will temporarily relieve the pain and help you treat the disease.