Ayurvedic Remedies for Piles

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jun 04, 2012

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  • Piles is caused by inflammation of the veins in the rectum and anus.
  • Ayurveda treatment is a more holistic method with no or few side-effects.
  • Ayurveda medicines can prove quite useful in reducing symptoms.
  • Piles ayurvedic treatment gives you a relief in a few weeks.

Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are caused due to swelling and inflammation of the veins present in the rectum and anus. Have you been suffering from the pain and irritation of piles? Piles treatment through ayurveda could be quite effective.


ayurvedic treatment for piles


The frustrating condition is characterised by swollen, tender and often itchy, inflamed veins in the anus. The ayurveda treatment for piles is a more holistic method with no or very few side-effects.


What causes Piles?

There are several factors that increase your risk of developing piles. Some of the common factors that might lead to piles are genetic tendency (due to weak rectal veins, and walls) and poor tone of muscle in the rectal region, constipation (hard stool). Among other factors that contribute to piles are obesity, inactive or sedentary lifestyle, chronic or prolonged cough, pregnancy, excessive use of laxatives or enemas and weight lifting on a daily basis.

The cause of the condition categorize into its type. Ayurvedic treatment for piles depends on its type – external (present outside the anal verge) and internal (occur inside the rectum).


Signs and Symptoms of Piles

The symptoms of piles vary depending upon the site of piles, duration of symptoms and your overall health. External piles cause swelling outside the anus, irritation and itching. In some people, they can be painful sometimes but they usually do not bleed. Internal piles bleed during passage of hard stools but they are usually not painful. At times there can be slimy discharge of mucus from the piles. Based on their severity they can be classified into four grades (1 to 4). If you notice bleeding in when you pass stool consult a doctor for advice. Haemorrhoids/piles symptoms usually respond to treatment in a few days.


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Piles ayurvedic treatment aims to reduce the constipation (the commonest predisposing factor for piles) and relieve pain associated with piles and reduce the piles. Most of the time, treatment options for piles include certain lifestyle changes that you can take on your own such as changes in diet.

Ayurveda medicines for piles can also prove quite useful in reducing constipation. Some of the most common herbs and medicines for piles are asafoetida, fennel and cumin. Ghee, buttermilk and green leafy vegetables in diet can also reduce constipation.


Some of the commonly used and effective ayurvedic herbs are:

Carrot (Daucus carota): It is effective in reducing the bleeding from piles (can be taken raw or cooked).
Garlic (Allium sativum): It is effective in reducing the bleeding from piles and is helpful to stop the growth of bleeding piles. Insert the garlic high up in the rectum so that it remains inside the rectum overnight.


piles ayurvedic treatment


Other herbs prescribed for treatment of piles are trikatu, cassia fistula, mimosa pudica, ailanthus excels, blumea balsamifera and semicarpus anacardium.

Remedies for ayurveda treatment can relieve pain or discomfort associated with piles. However, in case you have already undergone self medication for piles and have also tried home remedies and have failed, consult an ayurvedic practitioner or allopathic physician.


Other Important Aspects of Treatment of Piles

Besides home remedies and medicines, you need to know few other things that will ease the discomforts that piles put you up against. Knowing a few things can help deal with mild pain, swelling and inflammation. Often the following are included in ayurvedic treatment for piles.

  • Soak regularly in a warm bath (your anal area) for 10 to 15 minutes. This is often recommended two to three times a day.
  • Keep the anal area clean, cleansing the skin around your anus gently with warm water. Don’t use soap, as it can aggravate the problem.
  • When using wipes, avoid alcohol based or perfumed wipes. All you should do is gently dry the area with a hair dryer after bathing.
  • The use of toilet paper is a no-no in this condition. However, you can use moist towelettes or wet toilet paper that doesn't contain perfume or alcohol.
  • Apply ice packs or cold compresses on your anus to relieve swelling.
  • If you are feeling discomfort, you can take oral pain relievers.

Piles ayurvedic treatment gives you a relief in a few weeks. Over time, piles symptoms go away. If you don’t find relief in a three weeks’ time and suspect that the symptoms have aggravated, see your doctor.


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  • jahnabi06 Dec 2012

    I have been suffering from PIles since 4months.. so what is the best remedy to get it cured in this early stage .Please suggest.

  • Lord Dhanwantari04 Nov 2012

    Strict food precautions and herbal medications is the "Piles Cure" formula. Send us your symptoms and we shall guide you to treat it completely. Follow the precautions and then think about any medications.

  • Danish01 Oct 2012

    My uncle is suffering from Piles and it pains him a lot, I hope these remedies work fine.

  • Lord Dhanwantari Charitable Trust24 Sep 2012

    Precautions Continued.... 6. No Drinking,Smoking and chewing of tobacco 7. Avoid Late night working 8. Avoid heavy pulses as Urad, Rajmah etc. Supportive food: 1. Use Radishes in your food, try to take radish juice 50 - 100ml thrice a day 2. Drink Lot of water 3. Eat fiber rich fruits i.e. Papya, Watermelon, fig etc. 4. Include Green grams (Moong), Arhar Dal (Yellow Dal), etc. Compulsory in you food.

  • Lord Dhanwantari Charitable Trust24 Sep 2012

    Ayurvedic Texts says " ILAZ SE PARHEJ ACCHA" " Prevention is better Than Cure" . This is the formula what you should adopt for "Piles Cure" before taking any medicine. Few Precautions for piles patients 1. Stop Consumption of Tea, Coffee and other market beverages. 2. Stop consumption of any Non Vegetarian food 3. Stop Consumption of Chillies in any form (Red, Green, Powder, Raw) 4. Stop Consumption of Spicy and Oily food 5. Stop all Sour Items in your food

  • sherry12 Sep 2012

    has anyone used expile for piles treatment?????? is it effective??? plz let me know.....

  • vijay29 Aug 2012

    I am suffering from plies last 02 -3 year earlier I noticed that I have the constipation I good some good tablets and etc.. last 03-06 months I felt that its grown up if I m not taking the tablets my stool is not going to soft and got bleeding .. can you suggest me a very good treatment I want to relief this problem 100% please .. I m doing smoking as well..

  • puja sharma29 Aug 2012

    Mr kuldeep singh can u plz tell me where will i get this arshkalp medicine and can u give in details abt it? plz

  • smita ghormode28 Jul 2012

    i have external as well as internal piles. at present i m going through ayurvedic treatment but of no use. i have pain while passing stool and remain for 5 to 7 hours daily. as i m taking stool softners like cremaffin and other ayurvedic medicines stool passes are soft. if i took antibiotic like offlomac then the pain stops but not permanently. i want some permanant solution for this

  • sushil25 Jul 2012

    good evening dear sir (i have having lots of problem by this piles , it coming more pain at average timing for morning to night unbeilvable & it would be looks abt 10"cm coming out of real condition & doctor also says to take a surgery ) it cost ly abt 20,000 or more with time loss PLEASE gave a good solution which can effected in some days thanks sushil sharma

  • Kuldeep singh17 Jul 2012

    I have tried every thing to cure piles but got relief with Arshkalp herbal medicene in three day with taking sulabh granuels and trifla powder in the evening its the best way to cure.I was afraid from going to toilet three days back but now every thing is fine.its very cheap and effective herbal medicene.dont go for alopathy try it.It has worked for me and may god helps you to.

  • Ashu Sharma11 Jul 2012

    Sir kaise pata lagta hai ki hume piles hai......?

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