Ayurvedic remedies for hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids are dilated or swollen veins located in the rectum, in the anal opening. There is no perfect definition of hemorrhoids, but it can be said that these are some cushions of tissue within the anal canal that contain blood vessels.

The supporting tissues of these and the surrounding areas are made of elastic fibers and muscle. Anal canal length is a few centimeters. Feces are disposed outside the body through the rectum and then anus – one of the openings of the body, according to Ayurveda.


1. Overview
2. Ayurveda and digestion
3. Hemorrhoids and constipation
4. Vata Dosha
5. Rebalancing Vata Dosha
6. Recommended foods

Ayurveda and digestion

Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical systems in the world – with an age of about 5000 years. Experts believe that the medical system ayurveda can cure an organic disease by purifying the body, mind and soul, starting with the digestive system. Undigested food sticks to the digestive tract as, excess cholesterol clogs on the arteries. Eating the wrong foods can cause disposal problems.

Hemorrhoids and constipation

When under pressure, the veins in the anus tend to stretch, then to swell and bomb. As the lower rectum pressure increases, swollen veins swell even more and here comes the result: hemorrhoids. Constipation is defined as the removal of less than three bowel movements a week. Unhealthy diet is the most common cause of constipation, and the result is the tension and pain during stool evacuation attempt.

Vata Dosha

According to Ayurvedic beliefs, each person has a dosha (energy source). There are three sources: vata, pitta and kapha. Everyone brings a contribution on the characteristics of emotional, physical and mental health of a person and affect specific functions in the body.

Vata dosha is responsible for bowel movements. Keeping dosha in balance will ensure good physical and mental health. An imbalance of vata will trigger a very commonly disease, such as constipation.

Rebalancing Vata Dosha

Each dosha is specific to a particular diet that allows it to remain in balance. This ensures physical and mental wellbeing. Following a diet helps the vata to clean the digestive system of unwanted ama, which will allow better digestion of food.

Natural phenomena corresponding to vata are winter and air. To restore the balance must consume warm food to compensate the cold one and to restore moisture in your body.

Recommended foods

Vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, garlic, sweet potatoes and tomatoes are foods that have the greatest impact on the body in constipation or hemorrhoids’ case. You can enjoy the artichokes, carrots, eggplant, kale, onion, parsley and beets.

Among the recommended fruits include figs, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, mangoes, pineapples, peaches, apricots, blueberries, guava, nectarines. Cook with spices such as anise, basil, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, saffron and turmeric. Nuts and seeds such as raw almonds, pine nuts, poppy and sunflower seeds provide the body the necessary oils.

Appropriate would be to eat chicken and fresh saltwater fish than other meats. Use cooking pepper, canola oil, coconut oil and olive oil. Opt for rice and soy milk instead of cow.



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