Hemorrhoid is a condition wherein the veins in the anus and lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. If left untreated, this can cause painful bowel movement or bleeding. Some of its main causes are as follows:
- A low-fiber diet
- Sitting on the toilet for long periods of time
- Straining during bowel movements
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea
- Often lifting heavy objects
- Weakening of the supporting tissues in your anus and rectum that happens with aging
When it comes to controlling swelling, discomfort, and inflammation associated with hemorrhoids, the use of turmeric spice is beneficial.
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. It has been used for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. This yellow color superfood contains curcumin which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It even matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs without side effects.
Here are some of the killer anti-inflammatory recipes using turmeric:
Turmeric and Aloe Vera Gel
The combination of turmeric and Aloe vera is perfect for hemorrhoids. The turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat the inflammation that creates hemorrhoids and gradually heals the fissures.
On the other hand, the aloe vera gel soothes the inflamed tissues associated with hemorrhoids. For this remedy, we need to mix ½ tsp each of turmeric and Aloe vera gel. And apply it to the anus before going to bed.
Turmeric and Petroleum Jelly
The remedy will require us to make a turmeric salve by mixing I tsp each of turmeric and petroleum jelly. Apply this to hemorrhoids prior to a bowel movement. Petroleum jelly will lubricate the rectum and anus to make it easy for the stools to pass through.
Turmeric And Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat hemorrhoids by reducing inflammation and swelling associated with the condition. The oil has pain-relieving and antibacterial properties treat hemorrhoids quickly. Make a paste by mixing coconut oil and turmeric. Apply the mixture directly to external hemorrhoids using a cotton ball or tissue.