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