Home Remedies for Piles / Hemorrhoids

Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | 

Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Jul 18, 2019

What are Piles?

Piles, otherwise known as hemorrhoids, are enlarged, painful veins in the rectum. It refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Piles arise from the increased pressure of internal or external veins around the anal canal. Piles are both internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids, unless they are severe, cannot be seen or felt. External hemorrhoids can be seen on the outside of the anus. Although uncomfortable and embarrassing, it is not normally a serious condition.

Common Causes of Piles

  • Low fiber diet

  • Pregnancy

  • Aging

  • Hereditary

  • Chronic constipation

  • Anal intercourse

Home Remedies for Piles

Black Cumin Seeds Reduce Pain Associated with Piles

Take 1 tbsp of black cumin seeds (shah jeera), roast and mix with 1 tbsp of unroasted black cumin seeds and powder both together. Take 1/2 a tsp of this ground water with a glass of water once a day to get rid of piles.

Black Cumin Seeds for Piles / Hemorrhoids

Radish Juice Soothes Digestive System

Radish juice taken in the morning and night is one of the best home remedies for piles. Start with 1/4 a cup and increase to 1/2 a cup gradually over a period of 1 month. Local application of radish paste mixed with honey can help ease pain.

Radish for Piles / Hemorrhoids

Figs: Effective Remedy for Piles

Wash 3-4 figs. Soak in a glass of water overnight. Eat them first thing in the morning. Again repeat in the night. Figs are one of the amazing ayurvedic treatments for piles.

Ripe Bananas Relieve Hemorrhoid Pain

Boil 1 ripe banana in 1 cup of milk, mash well. Having this mixture at least 3 - 4 times a day helps ease pain associated with piles.

Ripe Banana for Piles / Hemorrhoids

Bitter Gourd Juice to Treat Piles

Crush bitter gourd leaves and extract the juice. Mix 3 tsp of the extract in 1 glass of buttermilk, and drink on an empty stomach every morning, for a month to treat piles.

Buttermilk - Home Remedy for Piles

Drink a glass of buttermilk with 1/4 tsp of carom seed powder (ajwain) and a pinch of salt. Buttermilk is advised as a part of the regular diet for people with piles.
Buttermilk for Piles / Hemorrhoids

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AdilHingora, India

Piles can be very well Treated With Homeopathy permanently, Just Avoid - Highly Spicy Food, Non Veg Food, Night Watching [Waking Late Night].

RanjithKoya, India

Actually we cannot get rid of piles permanently by maintaining the diet, we have to go for the treatment. Stopiles is the place where you can get the Best Piles Treatment in Hyderabad with out any pain.

Asem123, Saudi Arabia

i wish to share my experience on this forum. One of my colleague used to change his diet every summer. He said he has piles and every summer he switches from normal diet to curds with rice or curds with roti. Last year i used a lot of antiboitic cream for the itching in the anal area but i was not able to know what exactly was the problem itching was occurring repetitively. Later this year i felt that the anal muscles have swollen and passing stools was pain full. Immediately realizing through internet the symptoms of pile i have also changed my diet ever since i have added curds [yogurt] in my diet my life has almost got back to normal. However, i would be glad if any body would guide me to a permanent cure.

indukumar, India

external hemorriods can be treated by medicine or it has go for surgery?

athul007, India

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