1. Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Lilacaceae family. It is found mainly in northern temperate climate.
Peppermint essential oil has been shown to be effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome.
NOT recommended for people who are allergic to essential oils!
2. Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree oil kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and has fast healing properties.
This essential oil is very strong, so if we want to make a home remedy for hemorrhoids, it is good to use it together with 2 to 3 more essential oils dissolved in jojoba or coconut oils.
It should be applied sparingly to the affected area.
3. Fennel essential oil
With its strong anti-inflammatory properties, fennel essential oil can be mixed with tea tree, witch hazel or cypress oil to make a strong anti-hemorrhoid ointment. Use this essential oil mixed with sweet almond or coconut oil to protect your skin.
4. Cypress essential oil
People with sensitive skin should refrain from using cypress oil on the skin.
Side effects and risks
Essential oils are a topical remedy for external hemorrhoids only.
Never attempt to treat an internal hemorrhoid unless you are using a doctor-approved suppository.
Essential oils are meant to be diluted in a natural oil before use. 3 to 5 drops for every 30 ml. sweet almond oil, olive oil, or other oil.
Essential oils can be toxic.
Do not take them by mouth.
Also, essential oils are not monitored by the FDA, so choose your products and brands carefully.
Some essential oils can also carry a risk of toxicity, and while most are relatively mild and low-risk treatments, there is no substitute for medical care. If you have any of the following, don't try to treat it yourself:
- pain and swelling that lasts more than a week
- lumps in the anus that appear to be growing
- chronic and recurrent constipation
- heavy bleeding from the anus