Ayurvedic Treatment for Piles

ayurvedic treatment for pilesPiles is both a painful and embarrassing condition for most. If you have piles, you would most likely not be able to talk or discuss about it. A lot of people, in fact, would endure the pain secretly simply because they are too embarrassed to talk about it. If this sounds like you, it is important for you to ensure treatment before things get worse and out of hand.


Often also known as hemorrhoids, piles is a condition in which the veins at the lower end of the rectum become inflamed and enlarged. As pressure on the rectum and the anus increases, it causes more pressure on these veins. When the veins become too inflamed, or sensitive, they may burt and cause rectal bleeding. This is a painful condition that may flare into a full fledged infection. Hemorrhoids is most commonly found in middle aged and older people, and people who experience constipation very regularly. The straining caused during constipation is one of the primary causes of piles.

Types of Hemorrhoids

There are two main types of hemorrhoids. These are classified according to their location – internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids are those that are located in the inner lining of the anal region. These veins, in the rectum, are concealed and therefore cannot be felt. These hemorrhoids are usually painless. They are not visible but can get inflamed and lead to bleeding. The hemorrhoids located on the external side of the rectum are both painful, visible and can be felt as well. When they get too inflamed, they can burst or begin bleeding. They are the troublemaking type.

Causes of Hemorrhoids

The most common and persistent cause of hemorrhoids is constipation. The straining action during constipation, for the evacuation of bowels, is among the biggest reasons for this condition. However, this is not the only cause of piles. Some of the other causes include:

  • Untreated gastric conditions like dysentry,
  • Weight of the increasing uterus and constipation during pregnancy,
  • Sedentary lifestyle,
  • Obesity, and
  • Genetic constitution

Symptoms of Piles

The symptoms of piles begin with pain. You would usually experience some amount of pain in the rectal region. The pain would be accompanied by irritation. If you reach out to the rectum, you would be able to feel a slight protrusion in the region too. If you try to clean or wipe around the region that is swollen, the pain and irritation would usually become worse. This kind of aggravation of pain is usually the first indication of hemorrhoids. You may even experience some blood stained stool – this is a sure indication of hemorrhoids.

Ayurveda and Piles

Ayurveda offers many remedies for various disorders including cancer treatment. Ayurvedic treatment for piles has shown promising results. There are many ways Ayurveda approaches piles. This includes diet, lifestyle, herbal supplements, medication, exercise and even massage. Since constipation is one of the main causes of piles, most of the treatment is focused on ensuring good digestive health. However, if you already have painful piles, Ayurvedic treatment focuses on treating the symptoms and improving your quality of life.

Medical Treatment of Piles

Modern medicine does offer a way to help you improve your piles symptoms and get rid of it. However, piles is a condition that often recurs. You have to address the root cause of the condition before you can effectively treat it for life. Medical treatment of piles can help you get rid of the pain intermittently. It will also be able to delay bleeding and bursting of the hemorrhoids. However, if you want to get rid of the condition completely, you will have to undergo a surgery in which these inflamed veins are surgically removed. It is not difficult to imagine that every surgery has its own side effects and problems. If you prefer to use medical treatment for piles, you would have to ultimately go under the knife. Homeopathy also offers alternative treatment for curing piles or giving long term relief.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Piles

ayurvedic treatment for pilesHaritaki and jimikand are two of the herbs usually used for the treatment of piles. These herbs help you improve your digestive system. Ayurvedic texts suggest moderating your diet permanently for effective treatment of piles. This would mean that you would have to avoid very starchy foods such as potato, yellow pumpkin and colocasia. Instead, you will have to add some more fibre to your diet. Sesame and mango seeds can be added to your diet to add bulk to it and prevent constipation. You can eat fruits such as jambul, dried figs, amalaki and papaya as these are all natural stool softeners. Vegetables that have a lot of roughage, such as radish, turnip,onions, bitter gourd (karela) and ginger are great additions to the diet too. Consumption of dietary staples such as rice and wheat can be continued.

You may also have to institute some basic lifestyle changes. A colon cleanse, once in a while, can be really helpful. Regular exercise is certainly a must. In addition to that, you must focus on having a normal and healthy sex life. Excessive or abnormal sex can also lead to aggravation of the symptoms of piles. With that, avoid sitting for long periods of time and use only soft, cushioned seats when you sit. Drink lots of water to keep your stools soft and prevent constipation.

The biggest advantage of Ayurvedic treatment of piles is that it saves you from surgery and treats your condition as well as its symptoms naturally. At Ayurvedic Experts, a team of dedicated researchers have come together to create the perfect blend of herbal formulations that can help you reduce the inflammation of hemorrhoids and the pain and bleeding associated with the condition. The best benefit of this condition is that it saves you from surgery. Ayurvedic Expert’s formulation can be used for 3 months for the treatment of both bleeding and non bleeding piles and chronic constipation. Use it for the recommended period and you will immediately experience long term relief from your symptoms.


About Dr. Saleem Zaidi

Dr Zaidi is an Ayurveda and Unani medicine expert. He is the medical director at Rajshahi Healthcare and chief online consultant at Ayurvedic Expert. He has been studying, writing and speaking out about the effects of herbal medicines on various diseases for over ten years. Please click here for a one on one consultation with Dr Zaidi.


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  2. Dear Sir,
    I am suffering from piles for ten years. I always use medicine for piles and cream but no relief at all. kindly suggest medicine.