Aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment is actually a fairly popular remedy for hemorrhoids for a variety of reasons. Aloe vera has been used since ancient times as a hemorrhoid remedy for its healing and soothing properties. However, it’s only recently that scientists have studied aloe vera’s derived extracts for what exactly they can and can’t do when it comes to hemorrhoids.
Making your own Aloe Vera Hemorrhoids Treatment
What Is Aloe Vera?
The plant that we know today as aloe vera and used for hemorrhoids is a species of succulent (or water-storing) plant that probably originated in the southern half of the Arabian peninsula or in Northern Africa. All varieties are good for use on hemorrhoids. There are two differnt looking aloe vera plants below, both are good for making a hemorrhoids treatment from.
How to Grow and Look After It
Aloe plants are often found for sale at a variety of nurseries, either as a houseplant in Northern climates or as a landscaping plant in more Southern places.
In addition, if you intend to use a home grown aloe vera plant to treat your hemorrhoids, you should grow it organically so as to avoid potentially harmful chemicals and only water it with distilled water. The chemicals in tap water, in pesticides, or even in air fresheners could interfere with its properties.
Grow in a porous terracotta pot and only water it after the earth it’s planted in has completely dried out. If it is overwatered, your aloe vera plant can become mushy and diseased, which is no good for hemorrhoids treatment or anything else. If you live in a wet climate, you need to protect your aloe vera plant from constant rains even if it is warm enough to have outside all of the time.
How to use the Aloe Vera on Hemorrhoids
What Good Can Aloe Vera Hemorrhoids Treatments Do?
When used on hemorrhoids, Aloe Vera has been found to be soothing, cooling and moisturizing; and can be used successfully to treat the symptoms and causes of both internal and external hemorrhoids.
First, aloe vera gel itself is often very soothing and cooling for external hemorrhoids. External hemorrhoids often get very dry, itchy, and inflamed. Because of the nature of the hemorrhoidal area, minor skin infections can make the pain and problems even worse on occasion. You can grab a leaf off of your pampered household aloe vera hemorrhoids plant, slice it open, and apply it directly to the outer skin of a hemorrhoid or even just the hemorrhoidal area. Internal hemorrhoids can also cause external skin irritation due to intestinal fluid or fecal matter seeping out. Of course, using the aloe vera directly as a hemorrhoids treatment can help with that too, bringing soothing relief to the entire area.
Second, aloe vera can also work for internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids by being consumed directly by mouth – drank. If you’re going to take aloe vera juice, you should only ever take a commercial juice that’s specially marked as safe and laxative free ( the label may state free of anthroquinones – this is a good processed juice) – as some of the ingredients in natural aloe vera juice are dangerous and need to be removed. The upshot is that you don’t have the equipment at home to make safe aloe vera juice.
Why does drinking aloe vera juice help hemorrhoids?
- Most hemorrhoids are caused by gastrointestinal (GI) problems, anything that helps reduce GI problems will help remove hemorrhoids. Aloe vera juice taken internally helps to soothe the gastrointestinal tract along its entire length, therefore hemorrhoids – both external and internal ones – are much more likely to get better and go away.
- Aloe vera juice when used internally also improves blood glucose levels and blood fat levels, both of which contribute to circulatory health. If you have better circulatory health, that also helps to cure hemorrhoids.
Things To Watch For When Using Aloe Vera Hemorrhoids Treatment
All natural, nice plant, nice flowers, but aloe vera can be dangerous.
To be more specific, when it comes to internal hemorrhoids treatment, if you just put some of your leaves through your juicer and try to drink it as an aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment, you will have some serious problems. In its unprocessed state, aloe vera juice contains powerful laxatives called anthroquinones. These laxatives are so powerful that they can cause serious damage to your gastrointestinal tract. They cause the colon to contract more strongly and more quickly than it was really designed to do. These colonic acrobatics can produce diarrhea, painful abdominal cramps, and damage the colon over the long term. Given enough time, aloe vera derived laxatives even increases the chances for colorectal cancer. It can also permanently damage the nerves in the colon and make it impossible to get back to normal intestinal function. It’s impossible for you to remove these anthraquinones at home, but SOME, NOT ALL, aloe vera juice manufacturers do it. If the label doesn’t say that the laxative or diarrhea causing ingredients have been removed from the product, then don’t take a chance on it.
Another thing you need to watch out for with any aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment is the possibility of allergies or sensitivities. Please don’t use aloe vera for your hemorrhoids if you are allergic to it or if you’re allergic to garlic, onions, tulips, or any other member of the Liliaceae family of plants. If you’ve never tried an aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment externally before, take a bit of the aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment you’ve chosen and put it on the skin on the inside of your elbow. Wait for twenty four hours. If you don’t see a rash or redness in that time, you can be reasonably sure you don’t have an allergy or sensitivity to it. Of course, if you ever do get a rash or bad reaction during the aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment, you should discontinue use immediately.
Extremely prolonged use of aloe vera based treatment on the skin has led to the development of an eczema-like rash or even hives. In this instance, extremely prolonged means that the skin in question was constantly kept covered by an aloe vera treatment for a very long period of time.
In addition, some people have a bad reaction to sunlight where they have applied aloe vera gel recently.
Most people can take an aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment applied directly to skin up to four or five times per day, but do keep an eye on it.
Never take your aloe vera juice if you have any problems with your thyroid, your heart, your kidneys, your potassium levels, or low blood glucose levels. Aloe vera juice taken by mouth can deplete both blood glucose levels and potassium levels to dangerously low points if they were low to begin with. Over enough time, internal aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment can even drop potassium and blood glucose to dangerous levels even if they were normal to begin with. Considering that your entire body needs both potassium and glucose to work properly, getting these levels too low is obviously a bad idea. So, for most, aloe vera juice is great for hemorrhoids when consumed over the short term, but you should avoid taking aloe vera juice on any permanent or very long term basis.
Under no circumstances and for no reason should you ever inject aloe vera extract, juice, or gel into your skin as a hemorrhoids treatment. Doing so has led to death in laboratory tests for as yet unknown reasons.
How long before the hemorrhoids go away?
You should start to see results with your hemorrhoids in about two weeks, and have hemorrhoids cured in about six months.
Aloe Vera Hemorrhoids Treatment: To Summarize
Aloe vera when used as a hemorrhoids treatment can be extremely effective. Innumerable people have used it for both immediate symptom relief and to help cure their hemorrhoids over the long term. It works on a multitude of levels, and basically helps treat several core causes of hemorrhoids. Aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment is a powerful tool in most people’s hemorrhoid fighting toolkit. Take advantage of aloe vera hemorrhoids treatment and make hemorrhoids a thing of the past.
BUT, pay heed to the warnings given above.
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Written by Loni Ice, Edited by Donald Urquhart