If you currently have hemorrhoids or piles you’ve probably heard about using products that have witch hazel extract in them. This is popular natural herb that is used in many medications other than just for hemorrhoids because of it’s anti-inflammatory and healing characteristics. Just take a look at many of the over the counter medications you can get for dealing with your hemorrhoids and you will notice on the product label the inclusion of witch hazel in some form.
What Is It?
It’s no surprise to many that we get our healing ingredients from plants that grow naturally. This concept has been around for centuries to heal all kinds of medical issues. A popular one of these is aloe vera. I’m sure you’ve used it once or twice for your sunburn from the beach. You may have heard that mint works well to keep a healthy digestive system. Witch hazel has astringent properties that have been effective a shrinking hemorrhoids. In addition, it can be used to alleviate symptoms of burning and itching sensations.
On a more chemical level, the tannin that is found inside the witch hazel plant, works to shrink human pores. This is a natural anti inflammatory medication for piles. Hemorrhoids are at their most basic forms swollen vessels. So this extract works by shrinking these swollen vessels and reducing swelling of the skin. Like we said before this is an all natural ingredient that comes from plant so it’s completely safe for people of all ages to use as a treatment for this uncomfortable health condition.
How Do You Use It?
This is effective in treating both external and internal hemorrhoids. You will find it in creams, tinctures, pills, sprays, and pads. Witch hazel is included in all of these different home remedies and over the counter cures. Simply follow the directions on whatever product you decide to purchase to cure your hemorrhoid inflammation.