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Buttermilk Home Remedy For Hemorrhoids [Video]

Hemorrhoids being a recurrent problems, Ayurvedic home remedies are often supplemented along with oral medicines in Ayurvedic treatment. Buttermilk is used with herbs to prepare home remedy for hemorrhoids. Buttermilk is advised as a regular diet ingredient for people with piles. Let us learn an Ayurveda home remedy for this painful condition.  Buttermilk for piles: 

It is told in Ayurveda – vata shleshma arshasaam takraat param naasti iha bheshajam | Charaka Samhita text book. 

For hemorrhoids with Vata and Shleshma (=Kapha) dominance, where there is pain, itching and mucous discharge,  there is no other better medicine than buttermilk. Read more about buttermilk benefits.

Home remedy for hemorrhoids: 

For this home remedy, we are using buttermilk – 100 ml and an herb called as Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica).

Original home remedy states that – take a paste of chitraka and smear it over the inner surface of a mud pot. Keep buttermilk in this pot, overnight and next day, use such buttermilk.

We are tweaking this home remedy a little. We are taking 2 – 3 pinches of coarse powder of chitraka and add it to 100 ml of buttermilk, keep it for 2 – 3 hours, then filtered.

Alternately, curds can be used in place of buttermilk in this home remedy.

home remedy for hemorrhoids

home remedy for hemorrhoids

How to take? 

10 ml of this buttermilk can be taken one or two times a day, after food.

This can be used in place of normal buttermilk in diet.

Contra-indication: 

Better to avoid this home remedy during summer.

People with sensitive stomach, gastritis and who are Pitta body type  - better to avoid, or use curds in place of buttermilk in this remedy, after consulting Ayurvedic doctor.

It may not be effective in bleeding hemorrhoids.

How it acts? 

Chitraka and buttermilk – both are hot in nature.  They both help to correct digestive enzymes, improve liver functions. This remedy helps to reduce the size of the pile mass, decrease mucous discharge and relieve pain.

Further reading: 

How to make buttermilk

 

Where to buy Chitraka? 

In India, it is available in any Ayurvedic medical shop. From outside India, it can be purchased here (ad) -

Chitraka

Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. is it not necessary to purify the chitraka. How is it done.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      In this home remedy, there is no need to purify Chitraka. Purification of Chitraka is not done in any of the formulations that I know.
      Its purification is said to be made by keeping it dipped in lime water for three days.

  2. meena gohil. says:

    What about people having pitta prakruti can they have this as you have mentioned that the ingredient is hot by nature then this combination would infact aggravate pitta because buttermilk kept 3-4 hours would turn sour .So is it advisable?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      For people with Pitta prakruti, better the avoid buttermilk during summer. During other seasons, they can use little bit of buttermilk mixed with milk.

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