Piles (Bawasir) or Hemorrhoids:
Piles (Bawasir) or Hemorrhoids is one of the most common diseases today, especially in western countries. Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal. In other words, they are cushions that help with stool control. When these veins became swollen, they become a disease.
In simple words, Hemorrhoids or bawasir is the varicose and inflamed condition of the veins inside or just outside the rectum. It is mainly of two types- internal and external. In internal hemorrhoids (bawasir), there is a discharge of dark blood whereas in external hemorrhoids (bawasir), there is not much bleeding but a lot of pain.
Main symptoms of piles or Hemorrhoids are pain during passing the stools, slight bleeding (in internal hemorrhoids), irritation and itching after passing the stool. The patient feel discomfort, itching and pain while sitting. Symptoms may vary according to severity of disease. In advanced stage of Hemorrhoids, ulceration may develop that cause bleeding, tissue death and many more complications.
Causes & Treatment of Piles:
While the exact cause of the Hemorrhoids (bawasir) remains unknown, it is believed to be occurred due to the pressure on abdomen. Therefore all the factors that increase pressure on the abdomen, such as constipation, diarrhea, or any other bowel disorders- are responsible for this disease. Obesity, continuous sitting or standing job, often eating most chilly and unhealthy food, strenuous work and general weakness are some other causes of Hemorrhoids. It is also very common among pregnant ladies and elderly persons.
As far as treatment of piles is concerned, it is, generally, not so serious and cures on their own. By the treatment of basic root cause like- constipation or other bowel disorders- you can get rid of piles. In simple words, by increasing fiber intake, sufficient drinking of water and fluid and rest, it can be treated effectively in most of the cases. Only in rare cases, where the piles is in chronic stage, it needs surgery.
However, some simple and effective home remedies are also there that are in use from the time of ancient era. These are found to be more helpful in curing piles without medicines.
Home Remedies to Cure Piles or Hemorrhoids (Bawasir):
1. Mango Seeds (Aam ki Guthli) to Cure Piles:
Mango (aam) fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and much more. Its all parts are useful for health. Seeds of mango (aam ki guthli) are good for curing bleeding piles.You can collect the seeds during summer (mango- season) and dry them in shade till they get fully dried. Then remove the outer layer and grind the inner part of the mango seed to make fine powder. Now, eat half tsp of this powder with honey twice a day to cure bawasir. You can also take it with butter milk or chhachh. Follow this remedy of mango seeds powder for 2-3 weeks or till required. It is an excellent home remedy to cure bawasir or hemorrhoids without medication or surgery.
2. Dry Figs or Anjeer to Cure Piles:
Dry figs have numerous health benefits. They are rich in fiber, vital vitamins and minerals. Fiber in figs makes it an amazing home remedy to cure hemorrhoids (bawasir)- both internal and external. If you are having this problem, apply this home remedy in a certain manner for 3-4 weeks.
Firstly, soak 3-4 dry figs into water overnight after cleaning thoroughly with water. Then, ingest the soaked figs in the morning with empty stomach along with water. Similarly, soak 3-4 dry figs into water again in the morning and eat them at evening in the same manner. It will cure hemorrhoids (bawasir) completely.
3. Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari) to Cure Piles:
Aloe vera is a type of herb which is famous for its anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties. You can use it for both- external and internal hemorrhoids (bawasir); it helps to reduce irritation, itching and burning sensation of hemorrhoids. To cure hemorrhoids (bawasir), drink fresh aloe vera juice daily; it will help in shrinking of the swollen tissues of piles and get rid of the disease completely.
In case of external hemorrhoids (bawasir), apply a little amount of aloe vera gel to your rectum and gently rub the area. For better results, use of a fresh aloe vera leaf is recommended. At first, remove the outer layer of the leaf after cleaning with water. Then use the fresh aloe vera pulp to your rectum. This natural home remedy gives an instant relief since it will help to calm and soothe tissues that are inflamed. You can apply this natural home remedy as often as required because it is a safe remedy and rarely cause any side effect. You can also use aloe vera gel after keeping in fridge for some time and then use as cold compress.
4. Bitter Gourd (Karela) for Piles:
Bitter gourd has lots of health benefits; it helps to cure many diseases naturally. Because of its noteworthy properties like- insoluble dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, leaves of bitter gourd are proved to be useful in the treatment of piles.
Simply, grind some bitter gourd leaves (karela ki pattiyan) after cleaning with water and strain their juice with the help of a thin cotton cloth. Now, take 3 tsp of the bitter gourd leaves juice and mix it with a glass of buttermilk (chhachh). Drink it in the morning with empty stomach; it helps to cure the piles (bawasir) without medication. For treating external hemorrhoids, apply the paste of leaves on rectum.
5. Jambolan (Jamun) Fruit for Curing Piles:
Jambolan or jambul (jamun in Hindi), a seasonal fruit, has lots of health benefits; it is too good to treat various diseases including piles (bawasir) naturally. It helps to stimulate the bowel movement.
You have to eat some jambolan (jamun) fruits in the morning with rock salt regularly for 2-3 months during the season of jambul fruit. Moreover, repeat this remedy every year in the same manner during the season; jambolan remains available to use during the month of June, July and August. It will cure the bleeding hemorrhoids (khooni bawasir) completely. For better results, drink juice of jambolon (jamun) in the morning, if possible empty stomach. Therefore, take it everyday during the season to get rid of bawasir completely.
You can collect the jambolan fruit seeds (jamun ki guthali) during the season and dry them completely. Then remove the inner part of the jambolan seeds and grind them to make fine powder. Store this powder into a airtight jar and use 1 tsp of this powder with lukewarm water or butter milk (mattha or chhachh) regularly for 2-3 months.
6. Remedy of Flaxseed (Alsi) to Cure Piles:
Flaxseed or ‘alsi’ is a rich source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. It is most helpful to cure hemorrhoids (bawasir) because of its content fiber. Consume 10-15 gm crushed flaxseed daily to control the basic cause of hemorrhoids (bawasir) i.e. constipation. Flaxseed is a natural supplement which has no harmful effects; you can consume it daily.
7. Radish (Mooli) to Cure Piles or Bawasir:
Radish (mooli) has many medicinal properties; it is also good for treating piles without medication. Drink 1/4th to half cup of its juice twice a day with a pinch of rock salt (sendha namak). You can also apply its paste locally with honey (shahad) on rectum. This is a good traditional remedy of piles that may give you relief from pain and swelling of hemorrhoids (bawasir).
8. Raisin (Kishmish) Treats Piles:
Raisin or kishmish is good for constipation which is the main cause of piles. Raisins after soaking into water become a laxative that improves bowel movement. Therefore, soak 1 tbsp raisin in a cup of water at night; mash the raisins (kishmish) with finger tips in the water thoroughly and drink with empty stomach. Keep it continue for some days; it will give you complete relief.
9. Cinnamon Cures Piles (Bawasir):
Cinnamon (dalchini) is good to treat both internal and external hemorrhoids (bawasir). Eating cinnamon powder (1/4th tsp) daily with honey gives relief in piles or hemorrhoids.
Another remedial use of cinnamon is with black seed; grind equal amount of cinnamon and black seeds (Kalonji) and mix them well to store into a jar. To cure piles, take a pinch of this powder mixing with a little amount of pulses (dal) or vegetable or soup.
You can also use cinnamon with tea; put a little quantity of cinnamon while making tea for 3-4 times a day.
Caution: Pregnant ladies should not use black seeds (kalonji).
10. Ripe Banana (Kela) for Bawasir:
For the natural treatment of piles or bawasir, eat 2 ripe bananas (kela) after boiling into water twice a day. It is a good laxative and effective in curing of hemorrhoids (bawasir).
Another remedial use of banana (kela) is with a cup of milk; boil a cup of milk with a banana and consume it thrice a day.
Eating a banana daily before going to bed at night also gives relief in piles.
11. Cumin Seeds- Good for Piles:
Black cumin seeds (jeera) are good for the treatment of hemorrhoids or bawasir and can be used in a number of ways to cure hemorrhoids. Mix black cumin seeds with equal proportions of sugar (2-3 teaspoons) every day. After taking this mixture, one has to drink at least 3-4 glasses of water for best results.
Another remedy of curing piles is by using cumin seeds tea. Roast 50 gm cumin seeds (jeera) and grind them to make powder. Whenever you drink, add a pinch of roasted cumin seeds powder into tea and drink.
12. Remedy of Lemon to Cure Piles:
For the treatment of piles (bawasir), take a lemon (nimbu) and catechu (kattha) powder; cut it into two pieces. Then spread the catechu (kattha) powder (4 gm) on the pieces of lemon and keep them on the roof under open air overnight. On the next day morning, suck both the pieces of lemon. It is an excellent home remedy of piles.
Lemon with milk is another remedy to cure hemorrhoids (bawasir). Squeeze a half of lemon juice (nimbu ras) in a glass of hot milk and drink it immediately. It can stop hemorrhoid bleeding; you can take it 3-4 times a day if required.
13. Wood Apple or Bel- giri with Jaggery (Gur):
Eating wood apple or bel giri with jaggery (gur) cures piles completely; it is a good home remedy. Bel is an herb which is a good source of tannin- an important astringent; because of its contents it also helps to cure hemorrhoids naturally.
Firstly take a bel fruit, peel it and then grind it. Now keep it on heat and add some jaggery or gur. Then heat the paste of bel fruit for 5-8 minutes (until the gur dissolves completely). Consume this bel fruit once a day for some days regularly. It will cure piles (bawasir) completely within few days.
14. Ginger with Mint and Lemon to Cure Piles:
15. Sesame Seeds (Til) Cures Piles (Bawasir):
Black sesame seeds (kale til) are good to cure piles naturally. Eat 10-12 gm black sesame seeds with fresh butter daily to get relief in hemorrhoid (bawasir) bleeding.
16. Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi) for Bawasir:
To cure piles, take some black cardamom (badi elaichi) and roast it in a pan. Then grind them after cooling and keep the powder into a jar. Ingest half tea spoon of this powder with water daily in the morning with empty stomach. It will cure piles completely.
17. Remedial Use of Onion or Pyaj to Treat Bawasir:
To treat external hemorrhoids (bawasir) at home, grill a piece of onion on heat or sand. Peel it and mash thoroughly. Tie this (lugdi) on the hemorrhoids; it gives instant and fast relief in piles.
18. Henna (Mehndi) Leaves to Cure Piles (Bawasir):
Henna leaves are good to treat external hemorrhoids (bawasir ke masse). Grind the henna leaves (mehndi ki pattiyan) after cleaning with water thoroughly and apply it on the hemorrhoids. Cover it with a cotton cloth; you will get relief completely.
19. Remedial Use of Papaya (Papita) for Piles:
Papaya is an excellent fruit which contains a protein-digestive enzyme- ‘Papain’ along with many vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent remedy of constipation related diseases. Most prominent cause of piles (bawasir) is constipation. Therefore, eat 200- 300 gm papaya daily with breakfast or before lunch. It helps to cure bawasir in a natural way.
20. Leaves of Guldaudi Plant for Curing Piles (Bawasir):
Piles (bawasir) can also be cured with Guldaudi flowers (Chrysanthemum flower). Take some leaves of Guldaudi (Chrysanthemum flower) plant and extract the juice of these leaves by grinding and sieving through thin cloth. Ingest 5-10 gm of guldaudi leaves juice with 20 gm of sugar. This home remedy gives instant relief and stops bleeding with defecation.
21. Tulsi to cure Piles:
Basil is an amazing herb which has lots of health benefits. It can cure piles (bawasir) also. If you are suffering with this problem, try the seeds of basil.
- Firstly, take some seeds (manjari) of basil and dry them in sunlight.
- Then grind these seeds to make powder and keep into a air tight jar.
- Now, eat 1 tsp powder of basil seeds with half cup of curd daily; it controls blood in piles.
Other Remedies for Treating Piles or Bawasir:
1. Drinking Sufficient Water for Bawasir:
Drink sufficient water; it improves bowel movement and hydrate your bodies. 2-3 litres of water daily is sufficient to keep away the disease naturally.
2. Warm Bath for Piles or Bawasir:
Sit in a warm water tub filled with few inches of warm water for 15-20 minutes at a time. Repeat it 2-3 times a day after every bowel movement to get relief in painful condition of hemorrhoids.
3. Ice Pack to Get Relief in Hemorrhoids:
Applying Ice pack locally on the external hemorrhoids to get relief in pain and irritation. Ice will help to shrink the blood vessels, reduce swelling and give you immediate pain relief.
4. Fiber Rich Diet Helps in Treating Piles:
A fiber rich diet is recommended to cure piles in a natural way. Fiber rich diet helps in smooth bowel movements which lessens the pain caused by hemorrhoids.
5. Yogurt (Dahi) Helps to treat Hemorrhoids (Bawasir):
Include yogurt in your daily diet for healthy digestion. Yogurt is a good source of pro biotic bacteria which helps to treat piles (bawasir).
6. Exercise (Vyayam) Helps to Cure Piles (Bawasir):
Do regular exercise to cure piles at home. There are some asanas in Yoga, consult some yoga expert and practice them regularly.
All the above said home remedies are simple and easy to apply; there is no side effect of these remedies. But if you have no relief even after applying them, better to consult your doctor.
The natural remedies given above is for information purpose only, not to be considered as a substitute for medical care from a doctor. Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person; better to consult your doctor before applying any remedy.