Home Remedies For Piles: Change Your Diet & Lifestyles

home remedies for pilesAnother name for piles is hemorrhoids, also shortened to “rhoids” and a lot of people suffer from them. Piles, or hemorrhoids are characterized by swelling of the veins around and or inside the rectum. The two types of piles include: External Hemorrhoids, which are characterized by swelling of the veins outside the anus and Internal Hemorrhoids, which are characterized by swelling of the veins inside the anus and will cause a discharge of dark blood. Internal piles can be felt more than seen whereas External piles can be seen as well as be very painful but have very little to no blood discharge.

Piles are usually caused when a person becomes constipated and feels the need to force out the stools; they are also caused by bad eating habits, which also leads to the veins rupturing and the piles bleeding. If this happens with internal piles, it can cause internal bleeding, depending on where the rupture occurs. Even though there is a lot of information online about piles, the information can be confusing due to people being embarrassed to talk about this awkward and personal subject. The sad news is that people who are otherwise healthy will avoid going to the doctor out of anxiety or fear but if they will realize that this is a common problem, and with proper treatment, can be permanently cured.

Piles or Hemorrhoids is a condition, not a disease and the constipation that causes piles is caused when people do not get enough essential fiber in their diets, and too much fatty foods. Besides constipation and bad eating habits, there are other causes for piles including obesity and pregnancy, but piles in a pregnant woman will usually resolve themselves after childbirth. Another underlying condition that will cause piles is colon or bowel cancer in which case treatment and or surgery would be needed to treat piles. Other causes of piles is prolonged periods of inactivity, strenuous work, and some research has shown that heredity may play a part. In addition, anal intercourse is a proven cause for piles and is very common in gay men.

Even though the symptoms of piles varies from person to person, there are some symptoms that most everyone who has piles has experienced including: Pain when passing stools, a feeling that something is hanging outside the anus, frequent urge to pass a stool without complete satisfaction, bleeding and anemia due to profuse bleeding, itching, pain when sitting due to external piles,  and general soreness. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, and the home remedies for piles has not worked, you should see a doctor for a proper diagnosis if for no other reason, to make sure there is no other underlying condition causing the piles.

There are many home remedies for piles that can offer you a lot of relief but these remedies will only be temporary unless changes are made to your lifestyle and eating and exercise habits. While the following home remedies for piles will help, you must make modifications to your diet and lifestyle and get a lot more exercise or your piles will keep coming back and only get progressively worse.

Home Remedies for Piles

Natural home remedies for piles is not only effective, they are also much safer; see below.


Since diet is the main cause for constipation and constipation is a main cause for piles, a change in your diet is the best solution. You can take laxatives for constipation but taking laxatives over time, can result in lazy colon syndrome, which is where the bowels are no longer able to evacuate without taking a laxative. If you must take a laxative, at least go natural by eating dates, prunes or figs. Changing your eating habits is the best by eating more fiber, drinking lots of water and eating a diet high in raw fruits and vegetables.

Mango Seeds to Treat Piles

Dried and powdered Mango seeds seems to be effective in the treatment for piles. To reduce swelling and pain, it is suggested that you consume two teaspoons of the powder twice per day.

Rose Apple to Treat Piles

Also known as Java Plum, Rose Apple is said to be effective for curing bleeding piles. Consume the fruit each morning for two to three months.

white radishWhite Radish to Treat Piles

Known to help with the symptoms of piles such as pain and swelling, the person should either drink 60 to 90 ml of the juice of white radish twice per day or take a 100mg mixture of grated white radish and one teaspoon of honey. For direct, external relief of pain and swelling due to external piles make a mixture of milk and white radish paste and apply to affected area.

Turnip Greens to Treat Piles

Drinking the juice of turnip greens is said to relieve the symptoms of piles. Drink up to 150 ml of turnip green juice and follow with a healthy diet of raw vegetables and fruits for best results. Also, mix the juice with equal parts of carrot, spinach and watercress juice for even better results.

gingerGinger to Treat Piles

A known effective home remedies for piles is mixing one half teaspoon fresh ginger juice with one teaspoon of fresh lime juice and one teaspoon of fresh mint juice and one tablespoon of honey and consume twice per day.

Onion to Treat Piles

For people with bleeding piles, try an onion. Finely chop 30 grams and rub in water with 60 grams of sugar and take twice per day is said to bring relief within just a few days. For dry piles, crush an onion, skin and roast in ashes, apply to affected area for beneficial results. 

Wheat Grass to Treat Piles

In order to help detoxify the walls of the rectum, give an enema of lukewarm water. Then, after waiting approximately twenty minutes, use 90 to 120 ml of wheatgrass juice as a second enema, which should be retained for up to fifteen minutes for best results.

No doubt there are many other home remedies for piles, but the ones above have proven results and should be of help.

Image Credits:
Types of Hemorrhoids, by WikipedianProlific and Mikael Häggström, Wikimedia Commons
White Radish, by Chris 73, released it under GFDL and Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
Ginger, by Frank C. Müller, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


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