Horse chestnut leaves have been
used by herbalists as a cough remedy and to reduce fevers.(1)
The leaves were also
believed to reduce pain and inflammation of arthritis and rheumatism. In
traditional herbal medicine, poultices of the seeds have been used
topically to treat skin ulcers and skin cancer. Other uses include the
internal and external application for problems of venous circulation,
including varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
constituents: The seeds are
the source of a saponin known as aescin, which has been shown to promote
circulation through the veins.(2)
Aescin fosters normal tone in the walls of the veins, thereby promoting
return of blood to the heart. This has made both topical and internal
horse chestnut extracts popular in Europe for the treatment of chronic
venous insufficiency and, to a lesser extent, varicose veins. Aescin
also possesses anti-inflam****ry properties and has been shown to reduce
edema (swelling with fluid) following trauma, particularly following
sports injury, surgery, and head injury.(3
A topical aescin preparation is very popular in Europe for the treatment
of acute sprains during sporting events. Horse chestnuts also contain
flavonoids, sterols, and tannins.
and preliminary clinical trials have shown that oral horse chestnut
extracts reduce the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, including
swelling and pain.(5
Those suffering edema after surgery have also found relief from topical
application of horse chestnut extracts, according to preliminary
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Arginine is a protein building block, that has been shown to treat heart
attacks, interstitial cystitis, hemorrhoids, and Peyronie's disease.
diseases are caused by sustained contractions of muscles. Arginine
causes your cells to make nitric oxide, a chemical that relaxes muscle
spasms, so it can be used to treat diseases caused by muscle spasms such
as a painful bladder condition called interstitial cystitis (8,9),
because it stops the bladder from going into painful contractions. It
treats hemorrhoids (10,
because they are thought to be caused by spasm of the anal sphincter.
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can be helpful for high blood pressure, obesity, varicose veins, and
hemorrhoids. Oats have been used as a soothing remedy for irritated
conditions of the digestive tract, and for problems such as
diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis and constipation.
Oat fibre produces bulkier stools and speeds their passage through the
gut, reducing the exposure of the gut lining to irritants and
carcinogens. This is why oat fibre is said to help prevent cancer of the
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occasional constipation. Early plant chemists identified the active
laxative constituents in cascara sagrada bark: anthraquinone
derivatives. These compounds stimulate peristalsis, the vigorous
wavelike contractions of the large intestine that keep food moving
through the digestive system. When cascara speeds the process up, the
body produces a softer, quicker bowel movement because the intestine has
had less chance to absorb the liquid from the stool. Several studies
have shown that cascara sagrada is effective in easing chronic
constipation in elderly people.
hemorrhoids and anal fissures.
Combined with conventional measures to soften the stool (plenty of
dietary fiber, water, and exercise), occasional use of cascara sagrada
preparations makes sense for preventing the pressure and pain associated
with hemorrhoids and anal fissures (cracks in the skin near the anus).
In fact, by speeding up bowel movements, hemorrhoids are also less
likely to develop.
Bilberry is recommended for managing varicose
veins and hemorrhoids, and rebuilding healthy connective tissue, but
unfortunately most studies have involved animals or only a small number
of humans. In Germany, the dried berries are sold for the traditional
use of treating mild diarrhea and minor inflammations of the mucous
membranes of the throat and mouth.
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Broom root is one of the most potent remedies for a wide spectrum of
circulatory ailments ranging from thrombosis and phlebitis- to varicose
veins and hemorrhoids. It strengthens tissues- tightens veins- and
reduces clotting by thinning the blood. Useful for varicose veins-
hemorrhoids and phlebitis. Also used in a formula for cellulite release.
Used to clean the liver and the kidneys. Butcher's Broom also contains
flavonoids such as rutin that strengthen capillaries. Contains glycolic
acid which produces a diuretic action.
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Mullein is believed to possess demulcent,
emollient, and astringent properties and is useful in treating both
bleeding of the lungs (tuberculosis) and of the bowels. Not only is it
both a sedative and a narcotic, but it can also be useful in treating
cases of asthma, coughs, and hemorrhoids.
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Cayenne Compound is an herbal combination to
promote healthy circulation, warm the extremities, and enhance the
health of veins and capillaries, and may be beneficial for individuals
with poor circulation, cold hands and feet, Raynaud's disease, varicose
veins, hemorrhoids and arteriosclerosis.
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Foods high in vitamin C, zinc,
anthocyanins, and flavonoids, including quercetin, may be beneficial for
managing hemorrhoids. Eating buckwheat and apples may improve
hemorrhoids because recent studies show that they contain rutin, a type
of flavonoid that has traditionally been consumed for the management of
hemorrhoids. Garlic, dillseed, and sweet clover have also been
traditionally used to treat hemorrhoids. Research suggests that citrus
fruits contain the flavonoids hesperidin and diosmin, which have shown
promise in improving hemorrhoids.