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What Are The Best Essential Oils For Hemorrhoids?

Embarrassing, yes sometimes going to the doctor with a minor medical issue in a sensitive area can be. When treating some ailments like hemorrhoids, they can be taken care of at home. For a natural and safe easy treatment use essential oils for hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed veins around the anus or lower rectum. The swollen tissue can be very painful or just uncomfortable. As internal hemorrhoids may not be as painful as external hemorrhoids, both can range in size from a slight swelling to large, sagging veins that stick out. 

Using natural essential oils for Hemorrhoid control is very easy, as you can use the oil with just a few drops on a cotton ball or soft cloth and apply gently to the affected area. Some women who are pregnant or have recently given birth may experience a mild to severe case of hemorrhoids, mainly due to constipation.

Unfortunately, Hemorrhoids can be hereditary meaning if anyone in your family has had this issue then you are at risk of developing hemorrhoids as well. There are other possible causes for hemorrhoids, which are chronic constipation, a disturbance in your bowel movement, frequent heavy lifting, or pregnancy, all of which add more pressure into your rectum and can inflame the tissue.

The Best Essential Oils For Hemorrhoids

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile is one of the most recognized ancient medicinal herbs known worldwide. Chamomile belongs to the Asteraceae/Compositae family with two common varieties viz. German Chamomile (Chamomillarecutita) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).

The therapeutic relaxing aroma of Roman Chamomile is sometimes described as an apple and straw aroma, also an exotic and rich aroma. The Botanical name for Roman Chamomile is Anthemis nobilis L that originates from the United Kingdom. The flower head is steam distilled to create the essential oil.

When Roman Chamomile is applied directly to the skin any pain, swelling, and inflammation will cease. This includes use topically for wounds, burns, eczema, frostbite, diaper rash, bedsores, and Hemorrhoids.

When using the dried flowers of Chamomile, they contain many terpenoids and flavonoids that contribute to its medicinal properties. Many recognize chamomile as an herbal tea, which helps soothe and calm.

Thuja Leaf Liquid Extract

The scientific name for Thuja is Thuja occidentalis. Other common name that might be more familiar are the eastern white cedar, northern white cedar, yellow cedar, tree of life, arborvitae, and swamp cedar.

The Thuja (pronounced THOO-ya) is native to eastern North America and an evergreen in the cypress family. As an ornamental plant the tree is also grown in Europe. The branches and the tiny, flat, scale-like leaves, which contain the oil thujone are the parts that are used in herbal remedies.

It is recommended to use very dilute Thuja, in pill or liquid form, for treating irritability, depression, sadness, impaired thinking, headache, warts, growths, rashes, runny nose, and sores in the nose, mouth pain, toothache, gas, hemorrhoids, and watery stool. Thuja Oil is also good for treating enlarged prostate, gonorrhea, back pain, joint pain, bad dreams, tiredness, insomnia, fevers, shaking chills, muscle pain, and cancer.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree is a pure 100% natural oil culled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is native to Australia. This oil has been traditionally and more commonly used as a topical agent for the skin.

The name tea tree is used for several plants that are mostly from Australia and New Zealand. The name may have originated from Captain Cook’s description of one of these shrubs that he used to make an infusion to drink in place of tea. Tea Tree Oil has been described as having a fresh, camphor-like smell that is very distinctive.

This important oil has natural anti-bacterial properties for viral, bacterial and fungal infections. This makes Tea Tree Oil perfect for inflamed, painful, and irritated swollen Hemorrhoids. For almost any other skin issues as acne or burns, Tea Tree Oil works very effectively to soothe and heal.

Tea Tree Oil contains six chemotypes, which are oils with different chemical compositions. The six include  terpinen-4-ol chemotype, a terpinolene chemotype, and four 1,8-cineole chemotypes. The terpinen-4-ol is the major component that is responsible for the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory healing properties in Tea Tree Oil.

Dill Essential Oil

Originating from Southwest Asia, Dill Oil is often called Indian Dill. The Botanical name of Anethum graveolens has a fresh, herbaceous scent that is gentle, warm and a little spicy.

Dill Oil is extracted from the seeds, the leaves, and the stems; which is very different compared to most essential oils. The identity of the “Dill” plant derives from Anglo-Saxon words Dylle or Dylla which also means “to lull” refers to the soothing properties of the plant oil.

In aromatherapy Dill Seed Essential Oil is credited with being stimulating, revitalizing, restoring, purifying, balancing and a cleansing agent. This is why when Dill Oil is diluted with water and applied to your inflamed Hemorrhoids it will relieve the burning and pain naturally.

Cypress Essential Oil

The Cypress plant’s needles and twigs are extracted and steam distilled. The Cypress originates from France and is a perennial, conical-shaped tree. This evergreen tree has dark green foliage, small flowers and round brown-grey cones with seed-nuts inside. The Cypress Essential Oil will have a very pale yellow to golden yellow clear liquid color to it. 

Cypress Essential Oil is best known for its use in combating excessive foot perspiration, Hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, oily skin, rheumatism, and varicose veins.

The Botanical name for the Cypress is Cupressus sempervirens and has a spicy, herbaceous, slightly woody evergreen aroma that smells fresh and clean.

The Cypress Essential Oil can be diluted by mixing it with base oil and lemon juice for applying directly to your swollen and painful Hemorrhoids. Another option is a sitz bath, where you add a few drops of Cypress Essential Oil to a bath and sit for a while to soothe the burning and pain of Hemorrhoids.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.