Hemorrhoids are inflamed veins of the lower rectum and anal region that cause pain and bleeding through the anus during defecation. One of the best ways to treat hemorrhoids is to use natural cures.
To achieve natural hemorrhoid relief, one of the methods you can use is to consume certain minerals and vitamins. These minerals and vitamins can either be taken as supplements or you can add foods rich in vitamins and minerals to your diet.
Minerals and vitamins that are effective in treating piles include:
This vitamin is also known as ascorbic acid. It strengthens the tissues of the pile veins causing them to shrink and reduce in size, rectal and anal veins with strong walls are also less prone to excessive expansion and dilatation.
Vitamin C is available as orange flavored chewable tablet supplements. Natural sources of Vitamin C include citrus foods like orange, lemon, and grapes, other foods that are rich in Vitamin C are pineapples, berries, tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables like broccoli.
These are vitamin like chemicals that posses most of the properties of vitamins, they are sometimes referred to as Vitamin P. Bioflavonoids have natural anti-viral, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, they also increase the effectiveness of Vitamin C on the body and they intensify the strengthening action of Vitamin C on the tissues of the walls of the blood vessels of the body to prevent over dilation of these vessels.
Bioflavonoids are very useful in treating varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, general inflammation, bleeding gums etc. Natural sources of bioflavonoids are grapes, lemons, oranges, cherries, red pepper, berries and onions.
The zinc mineral has well documented anti- infective properties. It also helps to relieve the irritation of inflamed pile veins and it aids healing of the inflamed tissues.
Natural sources of zinc include wheat germ, oysters, avocados, beans, shellfish and bulgor.
However to get the best of pile cures you have to combine the consumption of these minerals and vitamins with some simple lifestyle changes to make your body fully resistant to the development of piles.