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4 Plants for Hemorrhoid based on TCM food guide

Hemorrhoids bring lots of suffering to patients while not endangering their lives.

Many people's hemorrhoids are slowly developed throughout the years until severe.

Here we reintroduce you the 4 plants which are commonly available to help relieve hemorrhoid symptoms.


Spinach is rich in dietary fiber, which can lubricate the intestines.

It is an essential food for the treatment of constipation.

Chinese Medicine believes the cause of hemorrhoids are due to damp heat in intestines and spinach can clear the heat. It would be better to combine with black sesame


Figs are neutral in nature, sweet in flavor according to Chinese medicine and also rich in fiber, which can effectively alleviate and treat the symptoms of constipation and help relieve hemorrhoids.

Eating 2 fresh figs or 10 dried figs daily can significantly relieve hemorrhoids symptoms.

Malan (Indian Kalimeris)

Malan leaves and roots can be used for stir fry, salad or soup. It is a very important Chinese herb with the effect of clearing heat in blood, relieving heat toxin, and breaking blood stasis.

Famous Chinese medicine Doctor Li Shizhen mentioned the us of Malan's root to treat hemorrhoids,

You can boil Malan leaves and roots in water or juicing them to drink directly. You can also boil Malan plants to make external wash at the affected area.

Sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber and can absorb large amounts of water in the intestine to promote intestine peristalsis and defecate intestinal waste. Sweet potatoes are mild laxatives.

People with hemorrhoids should also pay attention to the following:

1. Consume light foods with high-fiber such as vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Avoid spicy foods. Drink more water daily, especially before going to bed and in the morning. Avoid alcohol and fried food.

2. Avoid sitting for a long time to avoid increasing abdominal pressure. Do not stand for long periods of time. Exercises regularly with a good routine. Also prevent long-term stress and overwork.

3. Develop a good habit of regular bowel movements every day.

Time should be relatively fixed. Focus on defecation without reading books and newspapers. Defecation time should be over 10 minutes.

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