Hemorrhoids have now become a common health problem with dietary changes
in both rural and urban India. It normally follows prolonged constipation,
which in turn comes from inadequate fluid and dietary fibre intake, and improper
diet. Natural cure is available but people prefer allopathic route and often surgery.
Hemorrhoids are extremely painful condition and unfortunately many doctors
promptly recommend surgery which is unethical and improper. Even after surgery
there is no guarantee that the patient will not have relapse.
The simplest solutions, therefore, are: (a) increase your daily fluid
intake to the recommended level according to your body weight. The amount of
water you should drink every day is given here: http://www.scoop.it/t/local-health-traditions?page=2
(b) To increase roughage the cheapest solution is to buy a packet of
dried figs, costs Rs 20 for a packet of ten in India, soak one fig in the
morning in water and eat before going to bed; soak one at night to be ingested
first thing in the morning. This will help bowel movement immensely.
(c) If you have hemorrhoids, that awfully painful condition when you go
for potty, follow these two simple methods:
(i) Sitz bath: use warm water that the skin in buttocks can tolerate, put
it is a wide basin where you can sit, add a pinch of potassium permanganate and
sit there for 10 minutes. Do it 3-4 times every day. BUT, what follows in (ii)
will cure you of all hemorrhoids within three days.
(ii) Just after Sitz bath, gently apply a massage oil and massage your
anus until the oil is fully absorbed. The method of preparing the massage oil
is this: Take 40 grams of pharmaceutical grade castor oil, bring it to boil in
a small stainless steel container, take it off the fire and dissolve 8 grams of
camphor using a spoon. Camphor is inflammable hence you must dissolve it off
the fire. It will take about five minutes for camphor to dissolve in the hot
castor oil. Let this solution cool to room temperature and pour it in a small
bottle for safe storage and future use. Let us call this Hemorrhoid Massage
Oil or HMO.
After you complete your Sitz Bath, wipe your anal area dry with a soft tissue. Pour
2-3 drops of HMO on your first two fingers and very gently massage the inflamed
area for about 4-5 minutes. Round and round. Very slowly. Very gently.
If you do it say 7AM in the morning, by mid-day you will find that
swelling has shriveled; repeat this mid-day and by evening you should feel that
the pain is gone. Repeat this for two days and there should be absolutely no sign
that you had hemorrhoid and even your surgeon will not be able to detect any
signs. Total cost? LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED RUPEES OR TWO US DOLLARS.
NOTE: I had prolapsed hemorrhoid eight years ago. I was readied for a
major surgery but I decided to try this. The damn thing was gone and when I went
to the hospital for a final check-up before surgery, the surgeon could not
find any sign that there was a prolapsed hemorrhoid only three days ago.