Chamomile is one of the best known and most widely used herbal remedies in the world. It has a reputation for gentleness, has been used to treat children and adults for thousands of years and is widely regarded as safe. Chamomile can be taken as a tea, and used externally as a poultice.
Chamomile hemorrhoid remedies
- Apply chamomile ointment directly to the hemorrhoids as often as needed for relief of symptoms
- Pour a cup of not-quite-boiling water over chamomile tea bags. Steep for three to five minutes, then cool in the refrigerator or freezer (do not allow to freeze). Apply to hemorrhoids for as long as desired.
Why It Works
Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory. It soothes irritated tissue, reducing redness and itching.
Although chamomile is safe for most people, a some are allergic, experiencing symptoms such as skin rash, throat swelling, dry throat, shortness of breath, and anaphylaxis. An allergic reaction is most likely if you are allergic to members of the daisy family. Always consult a physician if you experience rectal bleeing or have prolonged and/or frequent periods of constipation and/or hemorrhoids.