Piles is a condition wherein the internal and external veins in the lowest part of the rectum and the anus get inflamed. This happens due to excess pressure on the veins as a result of constipation, straining while passing hard stool, obesity and ageing. Here are a few home remedies apart from piles medicine that will help you soften the hard stool for easy passage and reduce inflammation in the intestine. It’s never easy to treat piles and while there are medicines available in the market, it’s highly recommended that you get home remedies as well so that you can continue to stay pile free even after you have stopped the medication. Here are a few remedies that can help you to treat piles effectively.
Piles – Remedy 1
Wash 3-4 figs (fresh or dry) and soak them in water overnight. Consume them on an empty stomach in the morning and before going to bed. The seeds in fig help you stimulate involuntary movements in the intestine. This helps in smooth passage of faeces keeping the intestines clean. This in turn alleviates the pressure on the anal area and relaxes the swollen veins.
Piles – Remedy 2
Take one glass of buttermilk. Add three teaspoons of bitter gourd juice. Mix this well. Consume this on an empty stomach. Bitter gourd is rich in fiber and helps in retaining water thereby softening the stool. Consume one ripe banana with a glass of milk every morning. Banana is a natural laxative. It helps to soften the stool and makes the passage of stool easy and painless. Make sure to include high fiber foods in your diet. This will keep the waste soft and avoid constipation. Also drink adequate amount of liquid throughout the day to regulate the bowel movements.