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Using Herbs to Relieve Hemorrhoids - Aloe Vera, Bilberry, Butchers Broom

To relieve hemorrhoids first look for ways to get your bowels moving easier and more frequently so they produce softer stools. I have suggestion ways, in other articles, to do this by changing your diet.

Any straining and puffing you do to push hard or even soft stools out during a bowel movement will aggravate your hemorrhoids and can lead to bleeding and pain.

When completing a bowel movement, make sure you areusing the softest tissue available so that when you cleanyourself you don't scrape or aggravate your hemorrhoids.You can also use pre-moisten tissue. Just make sure thatthe tissue you use is not colored or scented because thesechemical additives can aggravate your hemorrhoids.

You may have to take a shower a couple times a day tokeep your rectum area clean.

Here are three natural remedies that you can use to aid in eliminating your hemorrhoids.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is an astringent that helps to heal openwounds. It is useful in hemorrhoids by applying the geldirectly onto your anus. The best type of gel for this isdirectly from the aloe plant. If you don't have one, then100% organic whole leaf aloe gel is second best.You can get this organic aloe at a health food or nutrition store.

If you have a fresh plant, wash a leaf thoroughly withdistilled water. Peel it on one side, bend it with the peeledside outward, and slip it into your anus. This will provideyou with pain relief and reduce your hemorrhoid bleeding.Just trim down the leaf so it slides into your anus easily.

Aloe Vera juice, that you drink, is also good for hemorrhoids.It helps to soften your stools and to activate peristalticaction. If you like aloe juice, then drink around 1/2 a cup ofAloe Vera juice three time a day.

You can add 1/4 or 1/3 part aloe juice to a cup of applejuice to make the taste easier to handle.To make this aloe-apple juice more effective, add 10 dropsof barberry extract.

Barberry is an astringent for blood vessel congestion alongthe colon and rectum. It will improve blood circulation; itstimulates the immune system to resist disease, and willtone body tissues. It also is capable of stopping bleedinghemorrhoids.


Bilberry's active ingredients are flavanoids. Bilberry containschemical called "anthocyanosides." This fruit like herb hasbeen used in Europe for a long time. In clinical studies, ithas shown to be effective in treating weak capillaries bystrengthening their walls.

Buy the 25% standardized formula and take 100 mg threetimes a day of bilberry. Bilberry will give you hemorrhoid relief.

Butcher's Broom

Butcher's broom, an evergreen bush, has a history of beingused for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. As an extract, itcontains "ruscogenins", which can narrow blood vessels anddecrease their inflammation and swelling. It strengthensand tones veins and capillary walls.

Take 100 mg of butcher's broom three times a day. Use thetype that has 9-11% ruscogenins.

Now you can use either of the three herbal remedies for hemorrhoid relief. If one is not working to good, try the other. Once you have gotten the hemorrhoid relief that you want stop using the herbal remedy.

Rudy Silva has a Physics degree from the University of San Jose California and is a Natural Nutritionist. He writes a newsletter called "" and he has written an ebook called "How to Relieve Your Constipation with 77 Natural Remedies." You can get more information on this ebook and more hemorrhoid remedies at this site.


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