Journal of Innovative Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences 01/2010;
Source: DOAJ


Hemorrhoids are one of the most common causes of anal pathology. Subsequently, hemorrhoids are blamed for virtually any anorectal complaint by patients and medical professionals. Confusion often arises because the term "hemorrhoid" has been used to refer toboth normal anatomical structures and pathological structures. This article is concerned with the use of herbs in the treatment of hemorrhoidal venous cushions. Hemorrhoidal venous cushions are normal structures of the anorectum and are universally present unless a priorintervention has taken place. Because of their rich vascular supply, highly sensitive location,and tendency to engorge and prolapse, they are common causes of anal pathology Symptoms can range from mildly bothersome, such as pruritus, to quite concerning, such as rectalbleeding, and while it is a common condition diagnosed in clinical practice, many patients are too embarrassed to ever seek treatment. Consequently, the true prevalence of pathologic hemorrhoids is not known. The home treatment of hemorrhoids and the herbal treatment ofhemorrhoids are the alternative of the present surgical methods and its contraindications are discussed.

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    ABSTRACT: Hemorrhoid is found most common gastrointestinal disorder in human beings by general practitioners. Several modern treatment modalities and diagnosis are available for Hemorrhoid. Since ancient times herbal medicines are in use as first aid for hemorrhoid treatment, now a day such treatments are also become more popular in urban community. In normal cases hemorrhoidal disease can be treated by the dietary modifications and tropical medications, which temporarily reduce symptoms, pain and swelling. In case of older hemorrhoid several options available for treatment like; non-surgical and surgical methods, but these treatments are costly and have complication after treatments. Botanicals are the best option as an alternative treatment for hemorrhoid. There are several botanicals available in form of oral cream, ointments, capsules, tablets, powder and oils for hemorrhoid treatment. The preset compilation is outcome of nine years of in-depth research on hemorrhoids and its treatment with herbs and botanicals as alternative to surgical option for betterment of society.

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