Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the anal canal. They can be itchy, bleeding and/or painful protrusions just under the skin. There are two types internal and external. Internal are inside the anal canal in the lower rectum and external are at the anus. They result from increased pressure in the veins often due to straining during bowel movements and during pregnancy. Scratching in an attempt to relieve the itching symptoms further weakens the area and compounds the problem.
Hemorrhoids are common among adults starting in their late 40s as well as women during pregnancy. They do not pose a serious health concern but do cause considerable discomfort.
Mild with itching – Helichrysum and/or Lavender apply topically 1- 2 drops of each oil directly to area of discomfort. Sitz baths as well may help, warm water in tub to cover hips with 2 -3 drops of oils.
Bad with discomfort and/or itching – Helichrysum, Frankincense and Lavender (or Cypress, Helichrysum and Lavender) apply topically 1- 2 drops directly to area of discomfort and use a cotton ball with Frankincense as the last wipe after bowel movements. Sitz baths as well, warm water in tub to cover hips with 2 -3 drops of oils.
Internal – 1 -2 drops each Geranium and Lavender (or other blends above) with 1 teaspoon FCO or Olive Oil internally in a rectal enima 3 times a day till relief.
Very bad with bleeding – Use this blend:
• 2 tablespoons VCO
• 10 d Helichrysum
• 10 d Cypress
• 10 d Lavender
• 10 d Frankincense
• 5 d Geranium
• 5 d Sandalwood
Apply blend topically 4-6 drops directly to area of discomfort 3 times daily. Also use a cotton ball with Frankincense as the last wipe after bowel movements. Sitz baths as well, warm water in tub to cover hips with 2 -3 drops of oils.
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