Essential oils for Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids are veins that are naturally found in the rectum and anal canal and play a role in stool control. We all have them – the problem occurs when they get inflamed and cause pain and bleeding. When that happens, they are referred to as ‘piles’, and can be internal or external. It’s the external ones that usually cause the discomfort and pain and require prompt treatment.
What Makes Essential Oils So Good For Hemorrhoids?
- They reduce the swelling of the blood vessels and surrounding tissue, and can shrink the vessels back to their original size.
- They relieve the burning, itching and pain.
- They stop the bleeding and seal the tear.
- They improve the blood supply to the anal canal, which prevents the development of chronic hemorrhoids.
Essential oils contain a high concentration of vitamins, enzymes, anti-inflammatory and anti-infective agents. They are easily absorbed by the anal skin, act fast and are safe to use. The best essential oils for hemorrhoids are Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Cypress Oil, Dill Oil, Frankincense, Geranium Oil and Chamomile.
How to Use Essential Oils For Hemorrhoids
Some oils can be applied directly, while other oils require a base oil (carrier oil) to dilute them first. You can use olive oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba or castor oil, as base oils. Place two to three drops of the blend on the cloth or pre-moistened wipe (use organic materials if possible) and gently wipe the anal area. Repeat this once daily or more frequently if needed. You can also perform daily sitz baths to reduce discomfort and promote the healing process. Add about 8 drops of essential oil to a little carrier oil and add it to your warm bath water.
Calming Essential Oil Blend
Mix the following oils:
5 drops geranium oil
4 drops lavender oil
3 drops chamomile oil
40 drops of base oil (such as sweet almond, jojoba or castor oil)
Blend and store in a glass bottle. Apply a few drops to the affected area daily.
what are essential oils?
Even though essential oils have been around for thousands of years, we can enjoy the direct benefits of using essential oils today; through healing properties occurring naturally through the extracted plant substance.
Essential oils have been recorded throughout history to be used to enhance spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health. The Egyptians were referenced as using cinnamon, myrrh, sandalwood, and frankincense as early as 4500 BC. Scholars in India developed the science of Ayurveda around 3000 BC. These people relied on essential oils in potions using some of today’s favorites, such as ginger and cinnamon.
The use of essential oils for remedies of ailments was recorded by Chinese scholars between 2067 and 2597 BC. However, probably the most common place we read about essential oils is in the Bible. Essential oils are mentioned over two hundred times in the New Testament and Old Testament of the Bible.
how do essential oils work?
If you are a beginner to essential oils, there are three primary ways essential oils enter the body: applied to the skin, inhaled, or ingested. When choosing the right method to use essential oils, always keep in mind the desired result you are wanting and then determine the best application for use. Essential oils can enter the body by being applied to the skin. This method can vary from using a compress, gargling, bath or even massage. It requires several drops of essential oils to be used topically in some manner. It is important to note that most essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.
While people inhale and diffuse essential oils for a variety of reasons, it has been shown that inhalation is most effective and best suited to treat a variety of respiratory complaints. Ingestion of essential oils has had much controversy, I suggest you do the proper research yourself and use safe practices. Cases of death, organ failure and hospitalization in the history of aromatherapy have been caused by ingesting essential oils.
benefits of essential oils
Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without side effects. In fact, Clove essential oil is so useful as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic that it has been approved for use as a dental anesthetic by the American Dental Association. It is excellent when included in mouthwash recipes, particularly if you suffer from sore, inflamed gums.
While people traditionally see a doctor for an illness and get a prescription drug, many others have awoken to the fact that essential oils can be used in a powerful way, when it comes to healing and supporting the body’s emotional and physical well-being. The biggest question is what oil will work for my body the best. Because we are not all the same, essential oils do not function the same for each of us. If you are looking for a way to reduce the number of chemicals you use in your home, making your own products with essential oils is an excellent choice.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.