Do Natural Hemorrhoids Treatments Work?
Posted on January 23, 2014
Run a search online for “natural hemorrhoids treatments” and you’re likely to find any number of herbs and concoctions that are “miracle” cures for hemorrhoids.
Some of these miraculous products might contain any of the following ingredients:
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract
Horse Chestnut is frequently recommended as an herbal treatment for any infirmity involving the veins.
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Horse chestnut teas and capsules are available just about everywhere.
But again, how exactly horse chestnut would help hemorrhoids is unknown.
This plant gets its name from the little brooms that butchers used to make with this plant and use to clean off their butcher blocks.
It is alleged that this plant has anti-inflammatory properties, but how it would work to treat hemorrhoids is completely unknown.
Ginger is an interesting spice that’s used in lots and lots of natural products to treat any number of ailments. Ginger supposedly has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
And, in fact, it’s very likely that ginger in concentrated forms might have some anti-oxidant properties.
But there is simply no evidence that ginger does anything for hemorrhoids.
So what’s the problem?
Now to be fair, I really have no idea if these products really work or not against hemorrhoids.
But therein lies the problem.
You see, it sounds very attractive and comforting to know that you’re using something natural to treat any condition, including hemorrhoids.
But sometimes the use of natural products are based on tradition, Old Wive’s tales, or just plain guesswork.
This is exactly why we’re so excited to be able to offer you Tush MD as a good treatment for hemorrhoids.
Because not only is Tush MD all natural, but it contains ingredients that are known to help deal with hemorrhoids.
Consider what is in Tush MD:
Ask any doctor what you should eat to prevent hemorrhoids, and he or she will definitely say “fiber.” But not just any type of fiber will do.
Psyllium is natural fiber from the seed husks of a plant.
Natural fiber in the form of psyllium works best because it helps draw water into the intestinal tract, creating a softer, more comfortable stool.
A softer stool means less irritation of the hemorrhoids, especially internal hemorrhoids.
Witch Hazel is a very common treatment for hemorrhoids, especially external hemorrhoids, Witch Hazel is present in a wide variety of wipes to help soothe irritated hemorrhoids.
So there is no question that it works, albeit for a short period of time.
Unfortunately, you cannot drink witch hazel because it comes in an alcohol extract for external use only.
What’s really brilliant about Tush MD is that it contains witch hazel in the form of the witch hazel leaf.
So while you cannot ingest the witch hazel in the liquid extract form, you can ingest it in the form of a leaf, just like you can ingest any number of leaves (spices, salads, etc.).
In my opinion, this is a radically different and ingenious approach to delivering witch hazel to both internal and external hemorrhoids.
In other words, with witch hazel in the form of a leaf, you’re ingesting a completely safe, natural form of witch hazel that will soothe both internal and external hemorrhoids.
So, as with psyllium, there is no question that witch hazel works to treat hemorrhoids.
It’s really a question of getting the witch hazel to the areas where it’s needed...safely.
Bromelain is an enzyme that comes from the inedible core of the pineapple.
It is frequently used in the food processing industry to help break down food products during processing.
Bromelain supplements are available and used as an anti-inflammatory.
For hemorrhoids, it’s great to use a natural anti-inflammatory because, after all, hemorrhoids is an inflammatory condition.
So taking a natural anti-inflammatory that is known to work makes a lot of sense in hemorrhoids.
So, in summary, there are a lot of natural products available for hemorrhoids.
But what are you getting?
Do they really work?
How do you know they work?
Where’s the proof?