Essential Oils for Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swollen and inflamed veins around your anus or in your lower rectum. Statistically, about 75% of us will experience hemorrhoids at some point in our lives, and approximately 50% of adults over the age of 50 have hemorrhoids.
The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood on stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement. Internal hemorrhoids that are not prolapsed (protruding from the rectum) are usually not painful. Prolapsed hemorrhoids often cause pain, discomfort, and anal itching.
▶︎ Mayo Clinic Overview of Hemorrhoids
Heal Hemorrhoids with Essential Oil Suppositories
By using 6-8 drops of Lime Essential Oil in a suppository, you will assist your body to heal from hemorrhoids. Use the Lime oil suppository once daily for a week and then as needed.
An essential oil suppository using coconut oil as a carrier oil is a therapeutic delivery system that is inserted into the rectum, where it melts and offers healing to the rectal area. Regular use of these suppositories is a useful addition to your in-home enema program if you struggle with hemorrhoids and/or if you wish to avoid hemorrhoids altogether.
▶︎ How To Make Coconut Oil Suppositories
For a difficult case of hemorrhoids, a daily alternation between a Lime Essential Oil suppository (5-10 drops) and an OHN Hemorrhoid Essential Oil Blend suppository (5-10 drops) is more effective than using Lime Oil alone. Make 3 or 4 Lime Oil suppositories and 3 or 4 Hemorrhoid Essential Oil Blend suppositories in your suppository tray and then alternate daily between the two.
According to drug delivery research by the National Institutes of Health, because the colon is highly absorptive, suppositories have several advantages over other delivery methods, including increasing bioavailability to absorbable tissue, bypassing first pass metabolism, the ability to deliver higher doses of drug or therapeutic essential oils, and avoidance of irritation to the gastric mucosa. Furthermore, suppositories can deliver treatments and drugs to produce both local and systemic impact.
By Kristina Amelong, CCT, CNC
I-ACT-Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Certified Nutritional Consultant
"Kristina Amelong really knows her essential oils and how to use them. I have been using the suppositories for a hemorrhoid and it finally went away! It has not bothered me at all, so I think it is gone! I do have an anal fissure in which she has recommended certain oils and I just received them today. The
Super Salve is what I have been using and it is awesome! With the three enemas in a series, you can't go wrong!" ~ Diane G.
How To Make Essential Oil Suppositories
Dee Dee Delkamp, CCT, CNC, of the Optimal Health Center explains the many benefits of using essential oil suppositories and demonstrates how to make them.