► Aloe vera gel, applied directly on the anus, has proper-ties similar to aspirin. It can relieve pain and soothe the burning sensation. The fresh pulp is best. Hemorrhoids Herbs.
► Bayberry, goldenseal root, myrrh, and white oak, used in a salve form, work like conventional hemorrhoid preparations — possibly better.
Caution: Do not take goldenseal internally on a daily basis for more than one week at a time. Do not use it during pregnancy or if you are breast-feeding, and use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed (hemorrhoids herbs). If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a doctor’s supervision.
► A paste made from powdered comfrey root can be used in a poultice to heal bleeding hemorrhoids. Caution: Comfrey is recommended for external use only.
► Art elderberry poultice can relieve the pain associated with hemorrhoids. A mullein poultice can be used as well.
► Brew a strong, warm tea using the herb lady’s mantle (yarrow), and apply with a cotton ball several times a day.
► Witch hazel is helpful because of its astringent properties. Hemorrhoids Herbs. Apply it three times daily with a sterile cotton pad to shrink the swollen vein.
► Other beneficial herbs include buckthorn bark, collinsonia root, parsley, red grapevine leaves, and stone root. These can be taken in capsule or tea form.
|1,500 mg daily.
750 mg daily.
|Essential for blood clotting. Helps prevent cancer of the colon. Use calcium chelate or aspartate form. Needed to balance with calcium.|
|Vitamin C plus mixed bioflavonoids
with hesperidin and rutin
|3,000-5,000 mg daily.
100 mg 3 times daily.
|Aid in healing and normal blood clotting.|
|ABC Aerobic Bulk Cleanse from Aerobic Life Industries||As directed on label. Mix with 1/2 glass fruit juice and 1/2 glass aloe vera juice, and drink it down quickly before the fiber thickens. Take separately from other supplements and medication.||Keeps the colon clean, relieving pressure on the rectum.|
|200 IU daily or 400 IU every other day.||Promotes normal blood clotting and healing. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form.
All B vitamins are vital for digestion. Improved digestion results in reduced stress on the rectum. Use lozenge or sublingual forms.
|Vitamin B complex
plus extra vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
and vitamin B12 plus choline and inositol
|50-100 mg of each major B vitamin 3 times daily, with meals (amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary). 50 mg 3 times daily. with meals.
1,000 mcg twice daily.
50 mg each twice daily.
|All B vitamins are vital for digestion. Improved digestion results in reduced stress on the rectum. Use lozenge or sublingual forms.|
|Dimethylglycine (DMG) (Aangamik DMG from FoodScience of Vermont)||125 mg twice daily.||Improves cellular oxygenation.|
|Garlic (Kyolic from Wakunaga)||As directed on label.||A natural antibiotic and immune system stimulant. Use the liquid form.|
|Key-E Suppositories from Carlson Labs||As directed on label.||Shrinks inflamed hemorrhoidal tissue. Check with your doctor before placing anything transrectally.|
|100 mg daily.||Increases cellular oxygenation and assists in healing.|
|Potassium||99 mg daily.||Constipation, which can cause hemorrhoids, is common in those with potassium deficiencies.|
|Shark cartilage||1 gram per 15 lbs of body weight daily, divided into 3 doses. Can be taken either orally or rectally, in a retention enema.||Treats pain and inflammation.|
|Vitamin D||600 IU daily.||Aids in healing of mucous membranes and tissues. Also needed for calcium absorption.|
|15,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily.||Aids in healing of mucous membranes and tissues.|