How to Use Herbal Salves & Ointments to Shrink Your Hemorrhoids
By Rudy Silva
Comfrey Herbal Salve
Here is an herbal combination that contains herbs that promote the healing of skin wounds and blood vessel, is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, soothing, and antiitching.
Here is what is in it:
* Comfrey root
* St. John's Wort flower and bud
* Calendula flower
* Plantain leaf
* Chickweed herb
* Mullein leaf
Here's how to use it:
Clean the area where you want to apply the salve. Apply the salve to the anus or slightly into the rectum by rubbing to soften the salve. This application can be done at night so you get a good dose of this salve as it passes through the skin. Use for 6 days, then rest one day. Use for 6 week, then rest one-week.
When using any kind of salve and herbal extracts, keep them in the refrigerator. This keeps them fresh and gives your hemorrhoids a "cool relief " feeling.
Veri-Gone is a salve that was made for varicose veins and has been used for general cases of hemorrhoids.
* Witch Hazel
* Echinacea Extract
* Calendula Extract
* Chamomile essential oil
* Distilled water
Ghee - Turmeric Salve
Here's a Ghee mixture that is listed in, New Choices in Natural Healing, 1995, by prevention magazine health books.
Combine 1 teaspoon of ghee with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Apply some of this mixture onto your hemorrhoids just before you go to bed.
Here's how to use it:
* Apply it for 3 nights in a row
* Stop for two nights
* Resume for three nights
* Continue this cycle until your hemorrhoids are gone
Wear old clothes when you use this combination since the turmeric will stain your clothes. The discoloration on your skin will clear after two-three weeks or sooner.
Zinc Oxide Ointment
Zinc Oxide is readily available in a drugstore or throughout the Internet. It is useful in reducing hemorrhoids symptoms, since it is astringent, antiseptic, and antibacterial.
Zinc oxide will keep the area dry from moisture and will help to reduce itching and chafing. Use it as often as you like and, of course, when you go to bed.
Pilewort is an herb that has a history of being used for hemorrhoids. It is a fast acting hemorrhoid remedy. It is an astringent, tones the blood vessels, and stops bleeding. You can use it as frequent as you like. Just apply to the anal area.
Do not take pilewort internally.
Calendula flower has been extensive used in China to heal hemorrhoids. It has a soothing effect and reduces inflammation. Its other characteristics are,
hemostatic (stops bleeding)
styptic (contracts blood vessels)
Calendula ointment helps to form new tissue and for that reason is used for cuts, burns and other skin disorders. Apply the ointment directly on your hemorrhoids. Use it daily and as often as you like.
About The Author
Rudy Silva has a Physics degree from the University of San Jose California and is a Natural Nutritionist.