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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Treating Hemorrhoids with Essential Oils and a Sitz Bath

Preparing a Sitz Bath Using Juniper Berry and Lavender Essential oils:

If you have swollen hemorrhoids, a sitz bath can help you reduce them and speed your recover. Fill a tub with warm or hot water. Use the temperature that will not irritate your hemorrhoids. Fill it so water reaches your hips or stomach, 6-8 inches. Then add 22 drops of juniper (about 1 milliliter) and 22 of lavender essential oils into the bath.

Stir in the oils with your hand and then sit in the bath with your knee raised for 10-15 minutes three times a day. This position helps to bring more blood into your hemorrhoid area, which brings in more nutrients and to pulls out toxic waste. After 15 minutes, take a shower with water as cold as you can take.

After this sitz bath and shower, you can use one of the herbal paste or ointments directly on your hemorrhoids and leave it on over night.

Sitz bath using Shepherd?s Purse (a commonly available herb):

The herb Shepherd?s Purse can be used in sitz bath. This herb is useful in treating hemorrhoids by reducing internal and external bleeding, reducing blood pressure, relieving hemorrhoids, repairing wounds, and reducing prolapsed rectum.

Here?s how to use it: Place 1 oz of shepherd?s purse in two quarts of distilled water and let it sit for 12 hours. In the morning or evening, boil this mixture for 2-3 minutes and then strain it. Pour the liquid into a sitz tub or into a full bathtub. Stay in the tub for around 20 minutes and do this 2-3 times a day. After the sitz bath take a cold shower to stimulate blood circulation in the hemorrhoid area.

Witch Hazel and a Basin

Prepare a small tub, container or basin that you can sit in and add some warm distilled water. Add 1/4 cup of witch hazel liquid to the water. Sit in the small tub as long as you can and do it as often as you can. This will relieve your hemorrhoids in 3 to 4 days. 0r, you can freeze witch hazel into small ice cube, then wrap them with cheesecloth and press them against your hemorrhoids for 10-15 minutes every hour. This will reduce the pain and swelling of your hemorrhoids.

Use the sitz bath only for the time you need to eliminate or get relief from your hemorrhoids. Remember that using herbs longer than necessary can cause the condition you're trying to eliminate.

Author's Bio:
Rudy Silva has a Physics degree from the University of San Jose California and is a Natural Nutritionist. He writes a newsletter called "natural-remedies-thatwork.com" and he has written an ebook called "How to Relieve Your Constipation with 77 Natural Remedies." You can get more information on this ebook and more hemorrhoid remedies at this site. http://www.hemorrhoid-remedies.for--you.info

Resources: Pure essential oils of wildcrafted Juniper Berry and wildcrafted Lavender are available from The Ananda Apothecary. See our main essential oils page to locate these oils on our site.








*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.


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