HEMORRHOIDS

ESSENTIAL OILS

Cypress. Contains anti-inflammatory properties; helps shrink swollen blood vessels.

Helichrysum. Reduces inflammation and improves the condition of blood vessels.117

Manuka. Contains cooling, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.

Frankincense. Contracts and tones tissues, which helps to speed regeneration.

Research
Tea tree oil’s anti-inflammatory properties have been widely researched and studied in recent years and show tremendous promise as a topical treatment for conditions such as hemorrhoids.

Home Remedy
Hemorrhoid Salve. Mix 2 to 4 drops each of cypress oil and helichrysum oil with a carrier oil and apply it to hemorrhoids with a cotton ball. Repeat every few hours as needed to ease pain, inflammation and swelling.

Background
Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that cause discomfort and bleeding. About half of adults will have experienced the symptoms of hemorrhoids by age 50. They can be either internal or external and are also known as piles. They may occur with constipation, lifting heavy objects, obesity, pregnancy and childbirth. Hemorrhoids cause pain, severe itching and difficulty sitting, but luckily, they are treatable. Natural remedies for hemorrhoids (such as essential oils) can effectively prevent and help heal the condition quickly.

Suggested Supplements

» Butcher’s Broom. Can help reduce swelling and inflammation of hemorrhoids. Take 200 to 300 milligrams daily.

» Diosmin. Bioflavanoid that helps improve venous and capillary health, including hemorrhoidal tissue.