If you’ve ever found yourself suffering from hemorrhoids, then you know how hard is to get rid of Hemorrhoids and how uncomfortable they can be. Pressure, itching, and pain are common symptoms of this condition, as well as bleeding around the anus. Hemorrhoids are a very common disease, and around twelve percent of the world’s population will develop hemorrhoids during a lifetime.
Hemorrhoids develop as a result of swollen and inflamed veins around the anus. This can be caused by straining, weight gain, prolonged sitting, and diarrhea. Once these veins are inflamed and swollen, they are also called piles, since they often resemble a bunch of grapes or stones. While men typically experience this condition, women often develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy, due to the pressure of the enlarged uterus.
A healthcare professional can diagnose a case of hemorrhoids during a physical examination. There are many over-the-counter treatments for hemorrhoids, but those suffers looking for natural cures can make one on their own at home using just three ingredients: honey, St. John’s Wort, and propolis.
Honey is not only a delicious treat and food additive. It has been used for centuries as an antiseptic, and is well-known for healing both hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Raw, unprocessed honey is the best choice for this recipe, and if you can, purchase Mukuna or buckwheat honey, which are the most beneficial.
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Our friends the bees also produce the second ingredient in this helpful recipe- propolis. While making honey, bees also make this substance, which comes from the sap of evergreens. Bees combine beeswax and this sap into a sticky product that is sued to coat their hives. Like honey, propolis has been used since ancient times to treat abscesses, wounds, and tumors.
Because the sap used to make propolis protects trees for infection, it has been proven in various medical studies to fight infection in humans as well.
St. John’s Wort
St. John’s wort is a shrub found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the western United States. The oil derived from this plant is antibacterial and reduces inflammation. In addition to fighting the inflammation and swelling associated with hemorrhoids, it has also been shown to relieve minor skin irritations and wounds.
How to Make Your Ointment
Gather the following ingredients:
10 grams of propolis
1 tablespoon honey
50 grams of beeswax
50 milliliters of St John’s wort oil
Mix the honey and propolis in a glass container, and use a wooden spoon if you can. These natural materials will yield a better result than plastic.
In another glass container, add the St. John’s wort oil and your beeswax. Steam these ingredients until they boil. Once your St. John’s wort oil cools to around seventy degrees mix in the propolis and stir the ingredients well. Your ointment is now done, and it can be stored in your refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
How to Use Your Natural Ointment
Soak a piece of gauze in your mixture and apply it to your anus at night. Repeat this procedure every night, and be sure to remove the gauze each morning when you wake up. You may do this every night until your hemorrhoids are cured.