Top 4 Herbal Remedies to cure Piles or Hemorrhoids

Overview

  • Piles are also known as hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus and in the lower rectum.This condition is similar to varicose veins.
  • Piles or hemorrhoids are very common. It is estimated that nearly 3 out of 4 adults have hemorrhoids from time to time.Sometimes, they do not cause any symptoms but at other times they can cause itching, bleeding as well as discomfort.
  • Sometimes, a clot may be formed in a hemorrhoid but these clots are not dangerous but can be extremely painful and need to be drained and lanced.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Piles or Hemorrhoids?

  • Itching as well as irritation in the anal region.
  • Painless bleeding during bowel movements.
  • A lump near the anus which may be painful
  • Pain or discomfort

The symptoms of Piles or Hemorrhoid usually depend on the location.

Piles or Hemorrhoids

Types of Hemorrhoids depending on the location are:

  • Internal Hemorrhoids
  • External Hemorrhoids
  • Thrombosed Hemorrhoids

What Are the Causes of Hemorrhoids?

  • The veins around the anus tend to stretch under pressure and may bulge or swell. Due to aging, this problem is common as the tissues that support the veins in the rectum and anus can become weak and stretch.

What Are the Causes of Piles or Hemorrhoids According to Ayurveda?

  • Due to the excess intake of pungent, dry, cold and light food, repeated intake of food, intake of spicy food, prolonged fasting, excessive exercise, grief, hot climate, the doshas in the body get aggravated and lodged in the blocked anal region.
  • Thus, there is a pressure over the anal region and as a result, blood vessels supplying to the anal region get dilated. This condition results in hemorrhoids.
  • In Ayurveda, hemorrhoids are classified according to the dominant dosha such as Vata, Pitta or Kapha.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for the Treatment of Piles or Hemorrhoids:

  • Planet Ayurveda prescribes various herbal remedies that work as natural laxatives as these medicines facilitate the flow of flatus as well as feces.
  • These laxatives decrease the pressure over the blood vessels is decreased and gradually symptoms are brought under control.
  • Moreover, these herbal remedies are cooling in nature to arrest the bleeding.
  • The root cause of this disorder is indigestion. Measures are also taken so as to restore good digestive fire.

Top 4 Ayurvedic Medicines for Piles or Hemorrhoids

Piles Treatment in Ayurveda

Piles Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda consists of:

  1. Sanjivani Vati
  2. Vara Churna
  3. Pile OFF Capsules
  4. Kanchnaar Guggul

1.Sanjivani Vati:

  • Sanjivani Vati is an Ancient Ayurvedic medicine useful in the removal of endotoxins in the body. Endotoxins or Ama production is the root cause of all disorders according to Ayurveda.
  • Sanjivani Vati is an ancient formula useful in combating Ama as it ignites the digestive fire and helps the liver in getting rid of all the mid-way metabolites.
  • Thus, the root cause of piles is cured by the use of Sanjivani Vati in a natural way.

Dose: 2 tablets thrice daily.

2.Vara Churna:

  • Vara Churna is the other name of Triphala powder.
  • It is blend of most popular herbs like Haritaki, Bhibhitaki and Amalaki.
  • The herbs used in this combination are very useful in multiple problems as these herbs remove the accumulated toxins within the body and this churna is a best herbal remedy for constipation.
  • This churna is very helpful in treating constipation and is a non-habit forming as well.
  • Constipation is considered as a root cause of hemorrhoids and this formula treats constipation in a very effective way.

Ingredients of Vara Churna

Sr. No. Herb Used English Name Botanical Name Quantity
1. Haritaki Chebulic Myrobalan Terminalia chebula 33.33 gm
2. Bhibhitaki Beleric Myrobalan Terminalia bellerica 33.33 gm
3. Amalaki Indian gooseberry Emblica officinalis 33.33 gm

Dose: 1 teaspoon twice daily.

3.Pile OFF Capsules

  • Pile OFF Capsules by Planet Ayurveda is a combination of various herbal extracts that work in a synergistic manner to reduce the swelling, shrink the piles, stop bleeding, avoid surgery and help in leading the healthy lifestyle.
  • The ingredients present in these capsules work as a natural anti-biotic and help in removing constipation and clear the toxins in a natural way. Pile OFF Capsules can be consumed in all types of piles.

Ingredients of Pile OFF Capsules

Sr. No. Indian Name International Name Quantity
1. Haridra Curcuma longa 100 mg
2. Trikatu Ginger, Long pepper, black pepper 25 mg
3. Sajji Kshaar Sodium bicarbonate 350 mg
4. Nagkeshar Mesua ferrea 75 mg
5. Choti Harar Terminalia chebula 100 mg

Dose: 2 Capsules twice daily.

4.Kachnaar Guggul

  • Kachnaar Guggul is prepared from the bark of Bauhinia variegata.   `It also contains various detoxifying herbs.
  • This medicine is useful in reducing the size of pile mass and is recommended in fistula ano.
  • It is a combination of various herbs which help in improving the penetration of medicine into the cells and works as an alkaliser.

Ingredients of Kachnaar Guggul

Sr. No. Common Name Botanical Name Parts
1. Kachnar Bark Bauhinia variegata 40
2. Amalaki Emblica officinalis 8
3. Haritaki Terminalia chebula 8
4. Bibhataki Terminalia bellerica 8
5. Ginger Zingiber officinale 4
6. Black pepper Piper nigrum 4
7. Pippali Piper nigrum 4
8. Varuna Crataeva religosa 4

Dose: 2 tablets twice daily.

(5-6)Drift Ointment and Nirgundi oil

  • Drift ointment and Nirgundi oil – are advised to use locally. Once can be used in the morning and one at night or as patient is comfortable.

Piles or Hemorrhoids Treatment in Ayurveda

Diet and Lifestyle:

  • Include buttermilk in the diet as it cleanses the channels of circulation and therefore helps in digestion. Buttermilk mixed with ginger powder should be consumed.  If piles are caused due to Kapha and Vata dosha, there is no better treatment than consuming buttermilk.
  • Avoid sedentary lifestyle as sitting in the same posture for long hours can lead to piles. Exercise everyday for treating and preventing piles.
  • Avoid food items such as fast food, spicy and fried food as these food items are difficult to digest and therefore cause an increased pressure on the walls of rectum. So, eat light and easy to digest food.
  • Include fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet.
  • Include fiber rich food such as papaya, sesame seeds, turnip, bitter gourd in the diet.
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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical based treatments.