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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Midwifery Tips - Hemorrhoid Healing

Wishgarden Herbs has many wonderful remedies, here is another one that I have used; now called Hemm Sitz. http://www.wishgardenherbs.com/index.php?load=pregnancy&group_id=9#Hemm'%20Sitz I plan to make my own now since I am a budding herbalist.

Ingredients: Witch Hazel leaf & bark,Yarrow flowers, White Oak bark, Plantain leaf, Comfrey leaf & Sea salt.

Directions: Gently shake jar to redistribute any settled herbs. Place a handful (approx. 1/3 cup) of herbs into a quart of boiling water. Simmer for 10-12 minutes. Strain out herbs and add remaining liquid to warm water in Sitzbath tub. Soak in healing sitzbath 1-3 times a day as desired for relief.

Inexpensive sitzbath tubs are available in most pharmacies. Otherwise, a large bowl or small tub may be used. Less conveniently, a large bowl, or small tub, may be be used instead. Do not over-dilute herbs by adding to a full bathtub of water.

My Preferred Method - Make your own "Tucks" Pads:
  • Make the "tea" and put it in a water bottle with a sports cap and store in the fridge. The cold application is very soothing whenever possible.
  • Get some of those flat cotton cosmetic pads (or cotton balls will work in a pinch). They are either round or square. Saturate with solution and store in the those low round mason jelly jars in the fridge or by the toilet. Use to wipe with instead of TP. The herbal solution is healing and it reduces irritation from wiping with dry TP.
  • You can carry in Ziploc baggy on the go for when you are away from the house.
  • ***You also use them as a compress, letting the pad stay in place for 15 minutes at a time to overnight. Using a pantie liner in the panties or a towel in bed is necessary when doing this, because it is a little drippy. However it is the most effective way to reduce the roid quickly. This is a much more practical application than a sitz bath if you are running a busy household.
  • If you make your own salves this makes a wonderful salve.
  • Keep in mind it works for men too!

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