Coconut Oil For Hemorrhoids : How To Use & Benefits


Reviewed by Dr.Gopi Krishna Maddikera, MavCure

Hemorrhoids (Piles) are the inflamed and enlarged veins in your lower rectum and anus. The main cause of hemorrhoids is straining during a bowel movement due to constipation.

Swelling, itching, irritation, and bleeding are the major symptoms of Hemorrhoids which can be treated with natural home remedies.

Coconut oil is one of the most effective natural home remedies to treat hemorrhoids. It cures the problem of constipation forever which is the root cause of hemorrhoids.

How Coconut Oil Treats Hemorrhoids


Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for Hemorrhoids. It contains 94% of saturated fatty acids and 64% of medium-chained fatty acids including lauric acid and capric acid. All these antimicrobial effects help to treat the cell membrane and infection in hemorrhoids.

The anti-bacterial, anti-pyretic, and analgesic properties of coconut oil reduce the pain and swelling in your anus and lower rectum caused by hemorrhoids. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13880200903062614

You can use coconut oil in many different ways to get relief from all the discomforts associated with piles. Coconut oil treats hemorrhoids both topically and internally as well.

Topical: You have to add some other ingredients with the oil to enhance the effectiveness. Coconut oil can replace many of the popular creams and ointments as a natural remedy to heal the hemorrhoids.

Internal: You can consume coconut oil directly or with a cup of warm water to deal with hemorrhoids. Regular consumption of coconut oil can cure chronic digestive problems in you.

Make sure that you are using the virgin coconut oil for both topical and internal use.

Topical Use Of Coconut Oil For Hemorrhoids


According to a study in 2018, it is proved that coconut oil is rich in wound healing, anti-aging, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

In topical use on hemorrhoids, the wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties present in coconut oil help to reduce pain and itching instantly. It helps in the speed healing of piles.

1. Direct Application Of Coconut Oil


  •     Take a cotton ball dipped with virgin coconut oil and apply directly to the hemorrhoids.
  •     Keep it on your anal area for 5-10 minutes.
  •     Repeat the process after each bowel movement.
  •     Make sure that the area is completely moist-free before the application of coconut oil

2. Coconut Oil With Turmeric


The presence of curcumin in Turmeric helps to soothe and heal the swollen veins of your anus and lower rectum.

  •     Take 1 inch of turmeric root and make a fine powder.
  •     Add 1 tsp of coconut oil and prepare a thick ointment.
  •     Now apply the ointment on your anal area to get an instant relief from itching and burning sensation of hemorrhoids.
  •     Repeat the process 2-3 times a day.

3. Coconut Oil With Witch Hazel


Witch Hazel works as an astringent for hemorrhoids. It stops bleeding in piles and shrunken the swollen veins of the rectum. It eliminates itching and reduces infection in the anal area.

  •     Take 2tsp of Virgin coconut oil and add 2-3 drops of witch hazel into the oil.
  •     Now take a cotton ball and dip into the mixture.
  •     Apply the mixture on your swollen anal area and keep the cotton ball there for 5-10 minutes.
  •     Repeat the process twice a day.

4. Coconut Oil With Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory and the cooling properties which help to reduce itching and irritation in hemorrhoids. It helps to reduce the inflammation of the piles as well.

  •     Take the leaf of Aloe vera and extract 1tsp of gel from it.
  •     Take 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil and mix well with the aloe vera gel.
  •     Now apply the mixture on your anal area to get a soothing experience.
  •     You can refrigerate the mixture for 5 minutes to get more cooling effects.

5. Coconut Oil With Almond Oil


Almond oil contains a good amount of moisturiser which gives you relief from burning and itching sensation of hemorrhoids by moisturizing the swollen veins. The deep tissue absorptions present in Almond oil treat external hemorrhoids effectively.

  •     Mix 1tsp of coconut oil with the same amount of Almond oil.
  •     Now dip a cotton ball in the mixture and apply on the piles.
  •     Repeat the process several times in a day to get better results.

6. Coconut Oil With Olive Oil


Olive oil is popular for the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties present in it. The elasticity nature of olive oil reduces the inflammation of your swollen veins.

  •     Take 1tsp of virgin coconut oil and the same amount of olive oil.
  •     Mix both the oils and apply on hemorrhoids with the help of a cotton ball.
  •     Repeat the process twice a day.

7. Coconut Oil With Lemon Juice


Lemon juice contains a high percentage of Vitamin C which gives strength to the anal walls and capillaries in hemorrhoids. It stops the bleeding in piles and gives relief from the pain associated with it.

  •     Take 1tsp of lemon juice and the same amount of virgin coconut oil.
  •     Mix both the ingredients and apply on the hemorrhoids with the help of a cotton ball.
  •     Repeat the process twice a day to get better results.
  •     You may feel a mild tingling or burning sensation because of lemon juice. But it will disappear soon.

8. Coconut Oil With Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil contains anti-inflammatory properties which helps to reduce the inflammation of hemorrhoids.

  •     Take 1tsp of virgin coconut oil and mix with 3-4 drops of tea tree oil.
  •     Apply the mixture on your anal area with a cotton ball.
  •     Let the soaked cotton ball stay there for 5 minutes.
  •     Repeat the process 2-3 times a day.

9. Coconut Oil With Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple cider vinegar helps to reduce all the discomforts associated with hemorrhoids such as inflammation, burning sensation, itching, and pain. It treats the hemorrhoids both internally and externally.

  •     Take 1tsp of virgin coconut oil and the same amount of ACV.
  •     Mix both of the ingredients well and apply to the anal area with a cotton ball.
  •     Keep the soaked cotton ball on the hemorrhoids for 5 minutes.
  •     Repeat the process twice a day.

10. Coconut Oil Suppositories


Coconut oil suppositories give an instant relief from all the discomforts of hemorrhoids. You can make these suppositories on your own.

  •     Take some virgin coconut oil and a sheet of Aluminium foil.
  •     Now spread the oil on the foil and make a cylinder as the thickness of a pencil.
  •     Refrigerate the cylinder for 15 minutes.
  •     Open the wrapper and insert the coconut oil stick into the rectum.
  •     Let it be melted there.
  •     You have to work fast with the suppositories before they get melted down.

Internal Use Of Coconut Oil For Hemorrhoids


Coconut oil works as a mild laxative while taking internally. It is nutritious and helps to cure constipation which is the root cause of hemorrhoids. It promotes better absorption and digestion when digested.

You should not exceed the intake of coconut oil more than 3 tsp and that to throughout a day. Otherwise, it may cause diarrhoea which can worsen the condition of your hemorrhoids.

How To Add Coconut Oil In Your Diet


  •     Add one teaspoon of coconut oil with one glass of lukewarm milk. Drink this before bedtime. This will help you get rid of constipation.
  •     You can take coconut oil as a spread on bread and toasts.
  •     You can prepare your meal like curry and vegetable with coconut oil instead of other oils at the time of existing hemorrhoids.
  •     Coconut oil can be used as a dressing to salads also.
  •     Add coconut oil to your smoothies.
  •     You can put coconut oil oatmeal and yogurt.

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Hemorrhoids


  •     The topmost benefit of coconut oil is it is safe for pregnant women suffering from hemorrhoids. They can use it both internally and externally.
  •     The anti-inflammatory properties present in coconut oil reduces the swelling and inflammation of hemorrhoids.
  •     It keeps the anal area moisture and lubricated which prevent you from the itching and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
  •     Consuming coconut oil in moderation helps your body in many aspects. It improves your digestive capacity and cures constipation forever.

Caution


The use of coconut oil is definitely safe for your hemorrhoid. But you must consult your doctor before any application given here.

In external use always give importance to hygiene. Use it topically with a clean hand and make sure that the anal area is clean and dry before each application.

In internal use, don’t consume the coconut oil more than the given quantity. It may cause cardiovascular problems due to the presence of saturated fat it contains.

Avoid use of coconut oil if you have hemorrhoids caused by diarrhea. It may worsen your condition of piles.

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