Hemorrhoids can be extremely aching and uncomfortable. They are the swollen veins in the lower rectum or on the anus. They cause itching, irritation, rectal bleeding, and discomfort.
The most common treatment for hemorrhoids is sedatives, but some people cannot tolerate the side effect of them, due to which they look up alternative methods and options.
Fortunately, there are remedies available for the treatment of hemorrhoids that help provide relief from the discomfort. The treatments include multiple home remedies like warm baths, the use of aloe vera, and various ointments used to reduce aching.
The use of CBD oil for hemorrhoids is one of the hot topics. Studies have shown it to be effective in reducing inflammation.
The reason for the use of CBD oil for hemorrhoids is that it has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, reducing anxiety caused by hemorrhoids.
Other than CBD, many essential oils contain anti-inflammatory properties that can help to provide relief form hemorrhoids itching.
Hemorrhoids cause inflammation on blood vessels, due to which the use of essential oils has come out to be very effective.
Some amazing essential oils that can be used for the treatment of hemorrhoids include
- Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties, making it effective for healing wounds, cuts, allergies, and various skin problems.
Tea tree oil reduces inflammation and swelling. It aids in the shrinking of hemorrhoids and reduces symptoms like itching, and discomfort.
The antibacterial properties of oil prevent infection in case of bleeding. It is also helpful in reducing the burning sensation due to inflamed blood vessels.
Before applying, test it to make sure that you are not sensitive to tea tree oil. If your skin is not sensitive to it, then apply it on the affected area with the help of cotton wool. You can also mix it with other oil to avoid any kind of itching.
- Geranium Essential Oil
The geranium essential oil has long been used as medicine to cure inflammation, dysentery, microbial infection and cuts due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
Geranium essential oil provides a relaxing effect on the mind and improves circulation. It has amazing medical properties due to which it provides maximum relief from constipation, phlebitis and indigestion.
You can use geranium oil with a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil. Apply it gently on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. Repeat the process regularly for relief.
- Frankincense Oil
It is a very famous essential oil used in folk medicines for the treatment of various chronic and inflammatory diseases. It is extracted from the Boswellia serrata plant.
It is prepared by steam distillation of the sticky resin. It has many amazing therapeutic properties. It provides anticancer, analgesic, antimicrobial and antirheumatic properties.
People who are not comfortable with the use of sedatives or cannot tolerate the side effect of sedatives can use it as an alternative medicine for hemorrhoids as it can give quick relief from inflammation. It also cures constipation and prevents infection.
Apply a few drops of frankincense oil with coconut or jojoba oil. Massage the oil gently on the inflamed area with the help of a cotton ball regularly.
- Lavender Oil
Another amazing oil with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, lavender oil provides a soothing effect to nerves. It improves blood circulation, manages depression and anxiety, heals wounds, skin rashes and sores of the body.
It reduces the size and severity of hemorrhoids and allows balanced bowel movement.
Just like any other oil, you can use it directly or dilute it with a carrier oil like olive or coconut oil. Apply it gently on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball regularly.
- Clove Essential Oil
Clove oil is extracted from buds of Eugenia caryophyllata L plant. It has been found to be effective in healing wounds.
Carvacrol, eugenol, and thymol are the active ingredients of clove oil. These constituents provide antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that promote wound healing, reduce the inflammation of veins in the renal cavity.
Mix clove oil with coconut or almond oil and apply gently to the inflamed rectal cavity with a soft cotton ball.
- Cypress Oil
Cypress oil contains anti-inflammatory properties due to the high level of carene, pinene and related terpenes. It is effective in the healing of wounds and curing injured vessels due to its astringent effect.
Cypress oil is used for treating toothache, pimples, bruises and even hemorrhoids. By applying on the skin, it stops the bleeding from external hemorrhoids very quickly.
It provides a soothing effect and exhibits high antimicrobial activity. Various lotions and creams contain rich amounts of cypress oil. They can also be used to reduce the severity of hemorrhoids.
You can apply a few drops of cypress oil with coconut or jojoba oil. Apply it on the affected area with the help of cotton balls regularly.
- Sandalwood Oil
Sandalwood essential oil is famous for its excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used widely in Indian folk medicine for the treatment of skin allergies.
It can reduce fever and give long-lasting relief. The cooling properties of sandalwood oil are very helpful when applied to hemorrhoids. It prevents infection, and reduces burning sensation.
Mix it with a carrier oil before applying and massage the affected area with oil gently.
- Myrtle Essential Oil
It is extracted from different parts of Myrtis Communis plant. It contains many therapeutic properties including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, digestive and antirheumatic properties.
It has many bioactive compounds that reduce the inflammation of veins and prevent the tissues surrounding hemorrhoids from bleeding.
Mix a few drops of myrtle essential oil in cold cream and apply gently on the rectal area regularly.
These oils offer relief from discomfort and provide relaxation but use them in limited quantities. It is better to speak to a doctor before using them.
The oils are specifically effective for external hemorrhoids; therefore, should not be used for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids.
Do not consume these oils orally as they are toxic and can cause serious problems if consumed.