In this article we will see how to use Aloe Vera to treat inflamed and bleeding hemorrhoids .
Thanks to its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe gel, as well as Aloe juice , is an extremely effective natural remedy in the treatment of this kind of disorder, especially in people who also suffer from chronic and obstinate constipation, a symptom that often it is combined with the problem of hemorrhoids.
What are hemorrhoids and why do they become inflamed?
The hemorrhoids are soft and very vascularized sacs, which surround the anal canal and whose function is to preserve fecal continence, swelling or deflating according to the need.
When the hemorrhoids grow excessively, they give rise to a deformation of the blood vessels (called varices) and we talk about a hemorrhoidal disease, a disorder classifiable depending on the area involved and the level of severity.
The inflamed hemorrhoids are associated with a series of symptoms, ranging from a simple annoyance to itching and pain that can be more or less intense , with or without bleeding and in the most severe cases with prolapseand the formation of thrombi.
The causes of this anomalous enlargement are basically two:
- Inflammation of the tissue of which the hemorrhoids are composed;
- The passage of stools too hard , associated with the problem of constipation and therefore the difficulty in defecating.
In both cases the problem is almost always due to an unbalanced diet , low in fiber and unbalanced on the use of food products such as milk and dairy products, sausages, refined flours and sweets.
Hemorrhoids in pregnancy
The inflamed hemorrhoids is a pathological condition that unites both men and women in equal measure.
The latter, however, are more likely to develop this type of problem in the period of pregnancy due to both mechanical and hormonal motivations.
Even in pregnancy it is still possible to resort to some natural remedies to cope with hemorrhoids .
Soon we will see which ones.
Aloe Vera against hemorrhoids
In the treatment of hemorrhoids Aloe acts at different levels:
- The gel, applied externally, reduces pain
Thanks to the high content of acemannano, the Aloe gel, applied locally has a soothing, refreshing, healing, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect. It works by reducing pain and relieving itching;
- The juice to drink is a powerful anti-inflammatory
The juice of Aloe Vera to drink has an anti-inflammatory action on the whole organism and in particular on the digestive system, on the walls of the colon, including the anus and of course also on the tissue that makes up the hemorrhoids;
- It has laxative properties
Aloe juice has a laxative action that facilitates the elimination of faeces. It also nourishes the intestinal bacterial flora and regulates the intestine;
- It cleanses the liver
The appearance of hemorrhoids, varices and lymphatic edema often goes hand in hand with liver fatigue. In this sense the Aloe juice helps a lot thanks to its deep purifying action of the blood and the liver;
How to treat hemorrhoids using Aloe
My advice is to use both the Aloe Vera gel for local use and the juice to drink together .
By acting both on the outside and inside the body you will have both immediate relief and gradual treatment over the medium to long term.
How to use Aloe gel
You can use either the gel taken directly from the leaves of your Aloe Vera plant, or Aloe Arborescens, or specific creams , like this one that we produce , for 98% based on Aloe Vera gel and with Dead Sea salts. . It does not contain parabens, paraffin or other petroleum derivatives.
Aloe Vera gel should be applied topically on the hemorrhoids two or more times a day .
The gel acts on the hemorrhoids reducing inflammation, giving relief in case of pain and relieving itching. It also acts on the circulation, reducing venous stasis.
How to take Aloe juice
In addition to gel for local use, for the treatment of hemorrhoids I strongly recommend taking Aloe juice .
Which juice to choose? Better the juice of Aloe Vera or Aloe Arborescens?With or without aloin?
The choice of juice should not be made at random, depends a lot on the degree of seriousness of the problem and the state or less of pregnancy , in which case the affected person is a woman.
- For pregnant women
In this case the Aloe juice containing aloin must absolutely be avoided! The reason is that the aloin can cause uterine spasms that can lead to abortion. You can however take the concentrated Aloe Vera juice, without aloin . Aloe purified of this substance is safe and can be taken without problems. However, if you have any doubt, consult your doctor first.
- For severe external hemorrhoids, and / or with prolapse
Also in this case I advise you to avoid the aloin, whose laxative action can be excessive, ending with the worsening of the problem, rather than solving it. You will not have these problems instead of taking the concentrated Aloe Vera juice, without aloin .
- For non-serious internal hemorrhoids
For less serious cases of inflamed hemorrhoids I highly recommend the intake of Aloe Arborescens juice, prepared according to the recipe of Father Romano Zago, mixing and blending together the leaves of Aloe (including peel), with organic raw honey and 2 tablespoons of distillate (brandy, gin, vodka, etc.). Honey and alcohol in addition to making the juice more pleasant and to lengthen the storage time, serve to improve the absorption of anthraquinones, substances with laxative, antitumor and antimicrobial properties. Taking the aloe leaf in its entirety is the best way to purify the body in depth, eliminating the root problem. For more information, in this article I explain exactly how to prepare it
Dosages and time taken
Aloe juice should be taken three times a day, 20-30 minutes before the three main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Between the end of a can and another should be paused for 7-10 days without taking the preparation.
Other remedies for inflamed hemorrhoids
For what is my experience, Aloe remains the best remedy for hemorrhoids, but nothing prevents you from resorting to other natural remedies .
Nature is generous and offers us many possibilities. Below you will briefly list some of them:
- Decoction of mallow : due to its very high content of mucilage, mallow can boast anti-inflammatory, emollient, soothing and decongestant properties. It is excellent in case of constipation and inflamed hemorrhoids, as it softens the stool and facilitates its elimination;
- Decoction of helichrysum : it is above all a powerful anti-inflammatory, so it works by reducing pain and itching. It also has anti-edemigenic properties, that is, it blocks the bleeding and therefore the bleeding;
- Flaxseed and chia seeds : these seeds are rich in mucilage, a gelatinous substance with laxative properties, which works by softening the faeces and facilitating their expulsion. Both the flax seeds and the chia seeds are used in this way: take two teaspoons of these seeds (or one or the other) and leave to soak in water overnight. The next morning you drink water and eat the seeds. You will notice how the seeds are swollen and covered with a kind of gel. Those are the mucilages.
NB : All information published on this site is informative and should not be considered as advice, or medical prescriptions, or other.
Mauro Vallesi, farmer
Fascinated by the many beneficial and healing properties of these plants and after having used them for a long time, today, with the help of my family, I cultivate with passion Aloe Arborescens, Aloe Vera and many other aromatic and medicinal plants. My philosophy is simple, it is to offer the highest quality of raw materials and to use exclusively artisan processes to produce my products. Rules seemingly simple, which serve to get the most out of my plants and my products.