These herbal remedies are best in combination with a cooling bath. Generally, one shouldn’t take warm (or hot) baths for the treatment of hemorrhoids, as this tends to worsen the condition. However, baths using herbal remedies can be very helpful to heal hemorrhoids naturally. We recommend using cool water with your herbal bath.
Hildegard’s 7 Herbs to Heal Hemorrhoids Naturally
(1) Chamomile flowers
Chamomile flowers have a proven track record in relieving inflammation.
Mix 2 ounces of Chamomile flowers with 1 quart of water to add to your bath. Pour 1 quart of hot water over the flowers and allow them to soak for 10 minutes, drain and add 2 gallons of cold water in a tub. Repeat this process for 20 minutes every day for positive results in 2-3 weeks. Dry the affected area thoroughly and maintain it with a mild cream.
(2) Oak bark
The oak bark is as a hemostatic agent, which stops or slows bleeding. Like witch hazel, oak bark has anti-inflammatory properties, serves as an astringent (contracts body tissue), and relieves itching. Adding oak bark to bath water has a pleasantly soothing effect on painful hemorrhoids.
Add 3 tablespoons of crushed oak bark to 2 cups of boiling water and let simmer for 15 minutes at low heat. Strain and put in a tub with 2.5 gallons of cold water. Repeat this process for 20 minutes daily.
This procedure is most effective at the onset of hemorrhoids for positive results in 2-3 weeks.
Yarrow plant uses have proven successful in local application, and Yarrow is a favorite plant in Hildegard of Bingen Medicine. Hildegard of Bingen recommended boiled Yarrow for topical application to open wounds, because the plant binds the wound together. She also recommended Yarrow for those who suffer internal injuries. Hildegard suggested mixing powdered Yarrow in warm wine.
Yarrow contains proazulen, sesquiterpenes, essential oils, and also tannin agents. It has anti-inflammatory and cramp-soothing effects.
Hildegard recommended preparing a bath with yarrow herb for treating hemorrhoids. For a bath, combine 2 tablespoons of yarrow herb with 1/2 quart of water and boil for 15 minutes. Then drain and allow the liquid to cool. Use directly in the bath (20 minutes), along with more water. Dry the affected area thoroughly and maintain it with a mild cream, consider the topical powers of violet creme.
Topical and Internal Herbal Remedies to Heal Hemorrhoids Naturally
(4) Butcher’s Broom
The rootstock of Butcher’s Broom has anti-inflammatory properties. The ingredients are astringent (contracts body tissues), and soothe itchiness. Butcher’s Broom also stimulates blood circulation in the veins. Butcher’s Broom can be purchased as a finished product in health food pharmacies in the form of ointments or suppositories.
(5) Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is the active ingredient in the most famous hemorrhoid ointment, Preparation H. The effects of Witch Hazel, to heal hemorrhoids naturally, are comparable to oak bark. An effective preparation of Witch Hazel involves the combination of Witch Hazel leaves and roots. This can be used as a suppository for addressing internal hemorrhoids or as a topical ointment for the treatment external hemorrhoids.
Before the introduction of the potato, Buckwheat served as important food source throughout Europe for centuries. Toward the end of the 1970s it was discovered that Buckwheat contains significant rutin. Rutin serves to to heal hemorrhoids naturally by stabilizing and tightening the walls of blood vessels. And, it helps preserve structural integrity of capillaries, arteries, and veins. The rutin found in Buckwheat improves microcirculation within the tissues. Buckwheat is used for the treatment of venous disorders, generally, and to to heal hemorrhoids naturally.
For a cup of tea, add 2 tablespoons of buckwheat herb to 1 cup of boiling water. Allow the mixture to steep for 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup of it several times a day. Buckwheat tea is available as a finished, packaged product, as well.
(7) Horse Chestnut
The Horse Chestnut (often referred to as buckeye) strengthens capillaries, seals the permeable vein walls, and is anti-inflammatory. Horse Chestnut should absolutely not be used during pregnancy. There are several different preparations of Horse Chestnut for both internal consumption and external application to to heal hemorrhoids naturally. Many natural topical solutions contain Horse Chestnut, which can be found in most natural health stores in capsule form.