What is Piles / Hemorrhoids?
Ars`ha are hemorrhoids or piles. It is excessive and unnatural growth of the Maamsa Dhaatu. These are caused in Guda (anal canal). in folds or sphincters (Valee).
It refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Piles arise from the increased pressure of internal or external veins around the anal canal.
The reason for this disease is the intake of food that causes constipation.
Not having the habit of defecating at a regular time which again leads to constipation and passing of dry stools
Constant sitting for prolonged time
use of Bikes or vehichles for prolonged time in a day
Excess intake of Non – Vegetarian foods
Excess intake of Spicy food items etc.
Excess intake of fried items
Avoid excess weight lifting jobs
Home Remedies for Piles:
Use food items that are laxative in nature
Take small onion and cut into pieces, put this in milk after boiling one should drink this
Intake of fibrous food items
Soak dried figs (anjeer)in warm water overnight and eat them the first thing in the morning.
Take a whole part of touch me not plant, after removing the flowers make a decoction of the whole plant and have it.
Take a tablespoon of Triphala with water when going to bed.
Take swarasa or juice of bitter gaurd and drink this after adding a little amount of sugar
Mix grounded black Cumin (jeera)seeds and add one teaspoon of this powder to a glass of water and drink it once in a day.
Make a decoction of Nalpamara and have it
Boil ripe banana and consume twice a day
Leucas aspera leaves are grinded and applied over pile mass in case of increased pain and swelling
Crush bitter gourd leaves and extract the juice. Mix 3 tsp in 1 glass of buttermilk, and drink on an empty stomach every morning, for a month.
Pound Goosberry or amla and intake this after mixing with hone
Juice extracted from carrot (gajar)and beet root (chukandar) may be applied on the swollen veins.
Take a tea spoon of Avipatti choorna along with hot water at night
Drink a glass of buttermilk with 1/4 tsp carom seed powder (ajwain) and a pinch of salt.
- Buttermilk (chaacha) should be used at least twice daily.
- Boil the peel of pomegranate (anaar)in some water, filter and drink it twice a day.
· Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.
Ointments for Piles
- Pilex ointment (Himalaya)
- Arshonyt ointment (Charak)
- Pilief ointment(Charak)
- Arshohitta ointment(Dhootpapeshvar)(Note : These above mentioned Ointments are also available with the same name in the form of oral tablets.)
- Kasisadi Taila
- Sitz bath : Boil “thriphala choorna” or grated Radish in water and pour this water in a tub. Then take sitz bath when water is tolerably hot.