For centuries man has been using different types of ointments and salves to relieve several human ailments. So far, the relief for hemorrhoids is the same. Apply something that makes you feel nice and comfortable, such as Aloe Vera.
Many of us have used aloe vera to alleviate inflammation, and as an anti-inflammatory for many types of inflammatory conditions, in particular for a condition known as hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins that are present inside the anal canal in the time it takes for a bowel movement. The symptoms are caused by the prolapsed veins of the veins that assist in the return of blood to the anus after one has had a bowel movement.
While hemorrhoids can be chronic or temporary, one may not be aware of the former until symptoms manifest. There are several methods for both symptomatic and indigestion treatment, including the use of aloe vera.
Creams and ointments containing aloe are marketed for the treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Apart from slowing down the growth of epithelial tissues during this healing process, aloe also used for the treatment of painful urination, impaired urine flow, pain over the prostate area or other gynecological problems.
Aloe vera is believed to possess a detoxifying effect within the body. Many of the symptoms of constipation are ameliorated by applying aloe vera to the perineal area.
Aloe vera is a natural form of silica. Most of the aloe vera is found in the leaves, stems and roots of the plant. These parts are rich in minerals and polysaccharides.
The gel gives a feeling of tightness to the tissues. It has a cooling effect on the skin. The aloe gel has a refreshing and soothing effect on the skin.
The aloe vera plant is known to possess extremely medicinal qualities. The gel from the leaf of the plant helps in curative of cuts and wounds, antiseptic activity, reduces inflammation (hemorrhoids) and helps in easing asthma, diabetes, cancer, gout, and ulcerative colitis.
Herbal teas are sometimes used as a natural cure for hemorrhoids. A tablespoon of unfiltered apple cider with a little honey to taste is an effective natural remedy. Pour two cups of it into a glass of hot water, and drink it two times a day.
Most people will have severe itching, and this is where topical creams come in. Two creams are most commonly used, a cortisone cream, and a witch hazel cream.
The witch hazel cream, which comes from a plant is less expensive and is a little milder than the cortisone cream. Both creams are available by prescription only. Because they are so widely used, it is easy to find a reputable manufacturer of witch hazel creams.
A good hemorrhoid cream should be able to do the job. It should not worsen symptoms, nor cause a whole lot of discomfort. With a bit of research, and along with your doctor’s help, you can find one that will work for you!
A good hemorrhoid cream is the first line of defense. Other products may help, and even substitute, but the first line is still First Aid.