There are very many prescriptions used to treat hemorrhoids over the counter. They are helpful and highly recommended, but still, we have natural remedies which are effective as well. Some of which are readily available in all kitchen cabinets.
The remedies include the following:
Aloe Vera is known for its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties. This makes it an ideal solution for hemorrhoids. It is very effective to soothe the irritation and itching and reduce swelling caused by hemorrhoids. You can use Aloe Vera both internally and externally for the treatment of hemorrhoids. Gently rub it on the affected area for external use. Repeat the procedure several times in a day. For internal use, peel the leaf from the plant, expose the gel and freeze. Once frozen, insert it as a suppository in the rectum. Another option I to drink the gel. It contains important vitamins and antioxidants that boost the overall immune system.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is among the most popular natural treatments known. ACV contains very high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Apart from treating hemorrhoids, it is used to promote weight loss, reduce heartburns, lower blood pressure and even prevent several types of cancer. To reduce the itching and irritation from hemorrhoids, apply it twice or thrice a day on the affected parts. It gives immediate relief from swelling and irritation.
Most of us know garlic as a seasoning for meals, but over time, it has been used for the treatment of ailments such as high blood pressure, heart diseases, cholesterol, and hemorrhoids. It contains high levels of anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and anti-fungal properties. The ingredient that gives garlic its healing power is the Allicin; it produces the strong smell too. To treat hemorrhoids, garlic can be used in some ways; you can eat it, use as a suppository, or applying on external areas. You can buy garlic in tablet form, but it will not be as effective as the fresh one. If you have decided to use it as a suppository, peel off the outer part and insert into the rectum. Best results will be achieved if you do this before bed. If you want to apply it on the affected area, extract juice from it, then using a cotton wool apply it directly to the anus. This might cause a stinging effect. If it is too strong, dilute it with water then apply on the affected area.