Varicose veins, also known as hemorrhoids, affect more than 75% of the world population at some point in their lives. The frequency of hemorrhoids is most common in people aged between 45 and 65 years.
This common problem occurs when the veins in the anus and the rectum become swollen and inflamed. A number of factors contribute to this inflammation, such as genetic predisposition, constipation, a diet low in fiber, heavy lifting, obesity, food allergies, lack of physical activity, pregnancy and standing for longer periods.
Hemorrhoids are mainly of two types – internal and external. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the rectum, whereas external hemorrhoids develop just below the skin around the anus.
Some common aspects of hemorrhoids are blood clots or lumps around the anus that may bleed during bowel movements; other symptoms include irritation around the anal region and the urge to have a bowel movement even when there is no stool.
If not treated, hemorrhoids can lead to complications such as chronic blood loss, tissue death and anal cancer or colorectal cancer. Fortunately, hemorrhoids aren’t difficult to treat; the symptoms can be alleviated with simple and natural ingredients.
The following is an effective ointment for internal hemorrhoids and it can be prepared quickly. This ointment helped many people get rid of the pain caused by hemorrhoids.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 10 grams of finely powdered propolis
- 50 ml of vegetable oil (preferably olive)
- 50 grams beeswax
In a small glass or enamel bowl, mix 1 tablespoon honey with 10 g propolis. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes homogeneous.
Before use, keep propolis for several hours in the refrigerator to harden. In another enamel pot, pour 50 ml of vegetable oil and add 50 grams of beeswax. Simmer the mixture on low heat until it begins to boil. When this happens, remove it from the heat and allow it to cool to room temperature. When it reaches the desired temperature, stir in the oil with beeswax is placed over the first bowl; keep stirring until the final mixture becomes smooth.
Store your natural hemorrhoid ointment in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
How to use the ointment
Remove the ointment from the refrigerator some time before using it so it softens slightly. Soak a piece of sterile gauze into the ointment and apply it on the affected area, allowing it to act overnight. In the morning, when you remove the gauze, you will find that the effects are miraculous. In the case of internal hemorrhoids, you can make some suppositories out of this ointment. Find a small suppository container around the house, pour some ointment in it and store the container in the freezer for 30 minutes before use.
Repeat this procedure every night until your hemorrhoids are healed completely.
Wash the affected area thoroughly before each procedure.
Before you start the treatment, you need a gastroenterologist to diagnose the disease. After having the diagnosis of hemorrhoids confirmed (it is important to exclude malignant diseases of the colon), you can treat the disease with this ointment or other natural remedies for hemorrhoids.