Piles Treatment – Hemorrhoids Remedy

Piles also called hemorrhoids are masses of clumps of tissue within the anal canal that contain blood vessels, muscles and elastic fibers. The anal canal is the last section through which stool travels as it goes from the rectum through the anus (opening of anal canal) to the outside world.

Most people think piles or hemorrhoids are abnormal. They are normal. Piles are present in everyone. It is only when the hemorrhoidal tissues enlarge that hemorrhoids can cause problems and be considered abnormal or a disease.

Aggravated hemorrhoids or piles are inflammation of the veins inside or just outside the rectum. The piles may be internal (internal hemorrhoids) or external (external hemorrhoids).

Internal hemorrhoids are not seen or felt. They usually are not painful because there are few pain-sensing nerves in the rectum. Bleeding may be the only sign that internal hemorrhoids exist.

External hemorrhoids can be seen and felt. They can also become extremely painful. When external hemorrhoids form blood clots, an extremely painful called thrombosis occurs. The thrombosed hemorrhoid is blue or purple in color. If the veins burst, they will bleed. Extreme pain can be felt when standing, lying and sitting.

Sufferers of hemorrhoids or piles may have one or all of the following hemorrhoid symptoms.

  • Pain at passing stools.
  • Irritation after passing a stool.
  • Discomfort, itching, and pain in and around rectum.
  • Bleeding at passing stool.
  • Large piece of flesh out the rectum.

The main cause of hemorrhoids or piles is chronic constipation. The exerted force of pushing stool out of the rectum causes excess pressure on the veins. It may be also due to prolonged standing or sitting, strenuous work, obesity, and mental tension and vaginal childbirth.

Diet also can cause or prevent hemorrhoids. People who consistently eat a high-fiber diet are less likely to get hemorrhoids. Those who consume a diet of processed foods, a low-fiber diet or inadequate fluid intake can become constipated. This contributes to hemorrhoids by promoting straining on the toilet. It also aggravates hemorrhoids by producing hard stools which further irritate the swollen veins.

Hemorrhoids are usually not serious, just aggravating. After about a week or so hemorrhoids are absorbed within the body and the pain subsides. In acute cases, hemorrhoids may need to be surgically removed. Any sign of anal bleeding should be evaluated by a doctor to make sure there is not serious underlying cause.


The first remedy to rid hemorrhoids is to relieve chronic constipation. There are some natural remedies to relieve piles:

  • Relieve chronic constipation
  • Eat a high fiber diet to add bulk to the stool for an easier passage.
  • Use stool softeners.
  • Soak 8 figs in water overnight. Eat 4 figs along with the water empty stomach in the morning and evening. Repeat this for 4 weeks.
  • Drink a glassful of buttermilk mixed with 3 tsp of the juice of bitter melon (bitter gourd, Karela) every morning for a month.
  • Take 1 Tbsp of the coriander juice (green leaves) with 1 tsp of sugar added, 3 times daily.
  • Apply Aloe Vera gel around the outside of the rectum. It relieves pain and soothes the burning sensation.
  • Combine cumin seeds powder with water to form a thick paste and apply to anus to reduce pain.
  • Brew a strong, warm tea using Lady’s mantle ( yarrow ), and apply to the hemorrhoids with a cotton ball several times a day or as required
  • Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids #6: To keep the bowels clean use Cayenne ( capsicum ) or garlic enemas. They relieve pain caused by hemorrhoids.
  • Add some black mustard in a bowl of yogurt. Grind the mustard to a powder beforehand. Blend this mixture thoroughly. Eat yogurt by chewing the mustard in it very carefully. Drink a glassful of buttermilk after this. This is a good remedy to treat the piles in a very short time. This is one of the best home remedies for piles or hemorrhoids.
  • Apply coconut oil on the affected parts. It brings a soothing effect to the piles in a very short time, but it cannot treat the piles permanently.
  • Do not sit for long periods of time.