How to Cure Piles

Cure Piles with Efficacious Herbal Formulations

Ath Ayurdhamah

Another name for piles is haemorrhoids. These are swollen and inflamed tissue in the anal region. Piles can be either internal or external. The internal piles are the common type that is located 2 cm. to 4 cm. over the anal canal. External piles are present on the outer anal canal. The mild form of piles resolves without any treatment of piles. Doctors can suggest losing weight and including fiber-rich food in the diet for dealing with piles.

How to Cure Piles?

Piles in most cases are not a serious problem and resolve after a few days on their own. A person suffering from piles may experience painful, hard lump in the anal region. Having the feeling that bowels are full even after defecating is another symptom of piles. The anal region becomes red sore and itchy. Piles can be divided into four grades on the basis of its severity.

In Grade 1 type of piles, the inflammation is restricted to the inner lining of the anus and is not visible externally while in Grade IV type of piles the haemorrhoids remain externally and cannot be pushed back. Grade IV type is a severe condition and the allopathic doctor suggests surgery for it.

Grade 1 type of piles is a mild version and the doctor suggests certain changes in the lifestyle of the patient to cure it. One of the causative factors of piles is constipation. The problem of constipation can be solved with the incorporation of a lot of vegetables, fruits, fibre-enriched food and bran-based cereals. Along with a proper diet, exercise helps to cure piles. Moreover, weight loss helps to lower the severity and incidence of piles. Another effective method for piles treatment is Ayurveda.

What are the Causes of Piles?

Ayurveda states that ‘Apana Vata’ brings about the defecation process and any impairment of Apana Vata results in piles formation. The possible causes of piles are as follows:

  • Poor Lifestyle: It can occur due to unhealthy food habits like consuming a lot of processed food as well as due to a sedentary lifestyle. This causes ‘Agnimandya,’ which results in constipation and stool formation.
  • Chronic Diarrhoea and Constipation: Constipation causes straining during defecation and pushes haemorrhoids against sphincter muscles bringing about prolapsed hemorrhoids.
  • Pregnancy: Some women suffer from piles during pregnancy and the situation worsens due to constipation. The problem of constipation aggravates in some women due to an array of mechanical and hormonal factors.
  • Obesity: Overweight also results in the formation of piles. Physical activity strengthens and tones the colon walls and the abdominal muscles and prevents the risk of haemorrhoid prolapse. Thus aerobic exercises are good for preventing the development of piles.

The other causes of piles are heredity, aging, injury, sitting for prolonged periods of time and even suppressing the urge to defecate.

How to Treat Piles with Ayurveda?

Ayurveda plays a key role in the treatment of piles and its origin dates back to thousands of years ago. The benefit of using Ayurveda for curing piles is that patients get effective treatment from potent and efficacious herbs that have no side effects.

Some of the best Ayurvedic medicines for piles are as follows:

  • Suran Yog: This is one of the best remedies for piles and 2 tablets should be taken after 5 p.m. and after breakfast.
  • Arsh Kuthar: This Ayurvedic medicine should also be taken after breakfast and 5 p.m.
  • Athagni: Patients need to take 2 capsules of Athagni after dinner and lunch.
  • Triufla Guggul: Those suffering from piles should take two tablets of this Ayurvedic medicine after lunch and dinner.
  • Athgol: Patients should take half to one teaspoon of Athgol with lukewarm water at bedtime.
  • Sphatika for Sitz Bath: Add half to one teaspoon of spatika in water to take bath.

One of the effective piles remedy to be tried at home is by preparing a herbal remedy with 1 gm of Cobra’s saffron, half teaspoon of butter and crystallized sugar. For best results, patients should have it twice a day in the evening and morning.