The lifestyle of people in this era reflects their busy and hectic schedule. Unhealthy eating habits lead to many ailments in day to day life. The most common of these ailments is, piles.
Piles also known as hemorrhoids, is an inflammation of the veins inside or outside the rectum. Piles are of two types, internal piles and external piles. In internal piles, there is a discharge of dark colored blood. External piles are very painful with little or no blood discharge.
Causes and Symptoms of Piles
Causes: The main cause of piles is chronic constipation and other bowel disorders. The pressure and strain on the veins to evacuate constipated bowels leads to piles. Piles is more common during pregnancy and in conditions affecting the liver and upper bowel.
Other reasons which may cause piles are general weakness, obesity, long hours of standing or sitting, strenuous work, mental tension and heredity.
Symptoms: Most common symptom of piles is ,pain while passing stools, in internal piles it may be accompanied by a little bleeding. The patient feels soreness and itching after passing stools, which causes uneasiness to the patient as he finds sitting very uncomfortable.
Piles can be cured by easy and natural home remedies. The following are effective in getting rid of piles for a lifetime and these have no harmful effect on the body.
Dry Figs: Dry figs are a very effective home cure for piles. Clean three or four figs in hot water and soak it overnight. Eat the figs on empty stomach in the morning and also drink the water in which it was soaked. Repeat the same in the evening. This is one of the most effective home remedies for piles.
Continue this process for three or four weeks. The small seeds of figs stimulate peristaltic movements of intestine which makes passing of stools easy and keeps the alimentary canals clean and eases the pressure on anus.
Jambul fruit: This remedy is very effective for bleeding piles. The fruit should be eaten with salt in the morning everyday for about two or three months. The fruit consumed so will cure piles for a lifetime.
Mango seeds: Mango seeds are very good and effective home cure for piles especially for bleeding or internal piles. The seeds must be properly dried in shade, powdered and stored before use. It should be taken twice daily in the measure of one and a half or two grams with or without honey.
Radish: White radish can be very useful home cure for piles. 100 mg of grated radish mixed with a teaspoon of honey, taken twice daily can cure piles. Radish juice with a pinch of salt in 60 or 90 ml twice daily can also treat the condition. Radish ground to a fine paste with milk can be used to apply over the inflamed piles masses to relieve pain and swelling.
Turnip: Turnip leaves are also considered to be helpful home cure for piles. About 150ml juice extracted from the leaves, taken along with proper diet of fruits and vegetables will be good to cure piles.
A mixture of 50ml juice of turnip leaves and juices of spinach, carrots and watercress in equal quantities will yield best results.
Ginger: Half a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, with one teaspoon each of fresh lime, and fresh mint juice mixed with one tablespoon of honey taken internally is a very good home cure for piles.
Bitter gourd: Fresh leaves juice of bitter gourd is very effective home remedy for piles. Three teaspoons of the leaf juice in a glass of buttermilk taken every morning is a good treatment for piles. The paste made of the roots of the bitter gourd plant can also be applied over piles for better results.
Onion: For bleeding piles, onions are an effective home remedy. Thirty grams of the vegetable should be rubbed in water and about 60 grams of sugar should be added to it. The patient will get relief within a few days if he takes it twice daily.
Wheat grass: Wheat grass juice used as an enema helps detoxify the walls of piles. Enema is generally given with lukewarm water. Twenty minutes later, 90 to 120ml of wheat grass juice is given which should be retained for fifteen minutes.
Chebulic Myroblan: Chebulic myroblan is an herb and is very effective laxative and highly astringent .The fruit should be roasted to brown color in castor oil and powdered and stored. At bedtime, half a teaspoon of this powder must be had, which will help in normal bowel movements in the morning and the astringent in the fruit will heal pile masses.
Sesame seeds: Sesame seeds decoction made by boiling twenty grams of sesame seeds in 500ml of water till it is reduced to one thirds. Paste made with water also can be given with butter for bleeding piles. Sesame seeds are effective home remedy for curing piles.
Diet is very important for treatment of piles. Constipation is the main cause of piles. To treat constipation these methods maybe useful:
The whole digestive system must be given complete rest for a few days, which can be done by an all fruit diet for at least a week.
Exercise also plays a major role in correcting the condition and in toning the whole body. Exercises with more abdominal movements will improve circulation in the rectal region.
With healthy food habits and exercise and with the help of these home remedies one can easily overcome or cure ailments like piles.