Ayurvedic Medicine & Treatment for Piles
Piles (also called hemorrhoids) are of two main types according to symptoms including bleeding and non-bleeding piles. According to location of piles, they can be Internal and external hemorrhoids. External piles develop closer to the outer skin of the excretory opening and they may be more painful than internal piles.
In medical science, pile can have four degrees according to protrusion from the walls of the excretory opening at the end of the alimentary canal.
|First degree piles||Pile protrusion inside lining of anal canal and bleeding can be the first sign|
|Second degree piles||Larger than first degree piles, but they can come out while bowel movement and go inside afterwards|
|Third degree piles||Piles can hang down from the excretory opening and you have to push them in|
|Fourth degree piles||Piles hang down permanently and you cannot push them inside even with hands. They may swollen and become painful|
Common symptoms of Piles include bleeding via the excretory opening , discharge of mucus, and feeling of a lump in or around the the excretory opening , anal itching, anal pain and discomfort.
Ayurvedic medicines work in first and second degree of piles. People can get relief in third degree as well, but very rarely. Third and fourth degree piles are only treatable with surgery or KSHAR SUTRA THERAPY used in ayurveda.
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Ayurvedic Medicines for Piles
Ayurvedic medicines can help stopping bleeding, itching, pain and anal discomfort due to piles. Ayurvedic remedies work on the principle of correcting digestive fire, improving liver function, reducing swelling and terminating constipation.
Ayurvedic Medicines effective in All types of Piles
Tamarind (IMLI) flowers
|Tamarind (IMLI) flowers||20 to 30 grams|
|Pomegranate (ANAR) juice||100 ml|
|Coriander leaves||A handful|
|Ginger paste||1 inch slice paste|
|Black salt||According to taste|
- Take tamarind flowers and cook them with pomegranate (ANAR) juice and yogurt.
- When it becomes thick, then put coriander leaves and ginger paste.
- Now, you can add small quantity of black salt for taste.
- You can eat once a day during mealtime.
This remedy helps reducing bleeding, burning sensation, itching and eliminating constipation.
Arshohar Vati is an excellent solution for piles and hemorrhoids. It is effective in all types of piles. It also stops bleeding and reduces swelling.
However, it is helpful in all types of hemorrhoids, but we found it more effective and beneficial for people with bleeding piles. In bleeding piles, other remedies that pacify PITTA humor should also be used. These remedies include amla, licorice, praval pishti, mukta pishti etc.
In non-bleeding piles, Arshohar Vati can be used with Kankayan Vati for increasing its effects reducing the swelling and discomfort.
Arshohar Vati contains following ingredients.
|Neem fruits||125 mg|
|Bakayan tree fruits||125 mg|
|Munakka (raisins)||125 mg|
All ingredients are taken in equal parts in powder form expect raisins. Raisins are added during preparing tablets.
Abhayarishta is also a mild laxative. However, it does not stop the bleeding, but it reduces constipation and helps preventing recurrence of piles. It is effective in all types of piles.
Yam (Suran or jimikand)
Dried yam powder also helps in non-bleeding piles. It is used in preparing ayurvedic medicines, which are used for piles.
We can further divide the ayurvedic treatment based on bleeding and non-bleeding piles. Here are some effective ayurvedic medicines for hemorrhoids.
Ayurvedic treatment for bleeding piles
SAFED SURMA (SWETANJANA) – Calcite (carbonate mineral)
Purified calcite is most stable form of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). In ayurveda, it is called as SWETANJANA and in Hindi, it is known as SAFED SURMA.
In ayurvedic medicines, it is used as calcium supplement and it is beneficial in bleeding disorders. According to ayurveda, it has cool potency, which means it fights off heat in the body and brings coolness and stops bleeding.
|Purified Calcite (SAFED SURMA)||500 mg|
|Praval Pisthi||500 mg|
|Amla (Indian Gooseberry)||1.5 grams|
Above combination helps reducing and stopping bleeding. Effects start appearing after two three dosages. The complete therapy with above combination may take 5 to 10 days.
Some people in India only use Calcite (SAFED SURMA) for bleeding piles in dosage of 2 grams a day and it is given with buttermilk on empty stomach in the morning. It is famous ayurvedic remedy for pile used by many folks claiming benefits in bleeding piles with a single dosage. According to our experience, it may work for some people with a single dosage, but many require a course of 5 to 10 days for a complete remission of bleeding piles and preventing recurrence.
Gulkand is mild laxative and pacifies PITTA DOSHA (humour). According to ayurveda, PITTA DOSHA is aggravated in bleeding piles. Gulkand helps reducing bleeding by its two medicinal actions. First, it treats mild constipation associated with bleeding piles and secondly it calms the aggravated PITTA DOSHA. Generally, in bleeding piles, it is given with praval pishti (coral calcium) and trinkantmani (Kharva) pishti.
Gandhak Rasyan reduces anal itching, helps in anal fissure and alleviates anal pain associated with bleeding piles.
Drakshasava is also effective laxative and stops bleeding due to its cooling potency.
Arsh-har Gutika contains following ingredients.
|Rasont (Berberis Aristata) – Daruhaldi extract||250 mg|
|Reetha fruid rind powder||250 mg|
With above formulation, Arsh-har Gutika is prepared. It helps in bleeding piles. Both ingredient of Arsh-har Gutika are astringent and helps in stopping bleeding.
Arshoghni Vati is easily available in the market on ayurvedic stores. It is a common remedy used for bleeding piles. It contains herbs and minerals, which help reducing bleeding and eliminating constipation.
Ayurvedic treatment for non-bleeding piles
Abhayarishta is also helpful in non-bleeding piles. Other remedies effective in non-bleeding piles are discussed here.
Kankayan vati contains some herbs, which reduces the size of hemorrhoids. You should not take it if you have bleeding. It contains some herbs, which can increase the chances of bleeding. It helps only in non-bleeding piles.
Dantyarishtam is also helpful in reducing the swelling and shrinking anal protrusion. It should not be taken in bleeding piles.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Piles Using KSHAR SUTRA THERAPY
KSHAR SUTRA THERAPY is helpful when above or other ayurvedic remedies are not helpful. Generally, all home remedies and ayurvedic medicines are effective in second-degree piles. In third and fourth degree piles, patient need surgical intervention. The best method is KSHAR SUTRA THERAPY.
KSHAR SUTRA is an ayurvedic technique of binding alkaline thread on hemorrhoids or used in fistula tract. It prevents recurrence and provides complete relief from non-bleeding piles and fistula. This technique is often used in fistula cases. Various research studies and clinical trials are supporting its beneficial effects in fistula.