Information on Hemorrhoids

DescriptionHemorrhoids are a distention of the veins around the anus. In mild cases, they are seldom painful, but can develop fissures and bleeding, which can cause pain. In severe cases, they can require surgery.
Treatment PlanCommonly recommended herbs include anti-inflammatories, venous tonics, and astringent herbs. A high-fiber diet, in combination with exercise, and stool-softening remedies are all that is required in some cases.

Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Horse Chestnutvenous tonic, astringenttincture or tablet internally; cream externally
Stone Rootvenous tonic, astringenttincture internally; cream externally
White Oakastringenttea internally
Jewelweedanti-inflammatorytincture externally
Psyllium Husklaxativeseed or seed husk mixed with water
Sennastool softenertea, capsule
Witch Hazelastringenttea, lotion externally

Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids with Additional Ailments

Additional AilmentHerbApplication
Hemorrhoids, bleedingPlantaintea (as a compress)
Hemorrhoids, with severe painSt. John's Wortoil (externally)