Herbal Remedies For Hernia Treatment
When an organ or a part of an organ, protrudes through a muscle it forms a bulge which is known as a hernia. The symptoms of associated pain and tenderness can be treated by herbal remedies which assist in faster recovery and better management of the condition. The most common hernia is the inguinal hernia, a type of abdominal hernia which leads to severe heartburn. Herbs cannot actually treat hernia but can only provide relief from symptoms. A thorough examination by your doctor should be done to determine the treatment that will be most effective. Here we look at some of the herbal therapies which are used for hernias.
- Liquorice, most commonly used to flavour candies is also helpful to treat heartburn associated with hernia. It provides relief from the acids that back flow to the esophagus and soothes the corroded tissue.
- The curcumin content of turmeric helps to make muscles stiffer so they do not easily allow the formation of a hernia. Dry and fresh turmeric can be picked up from your nearest market.
The proteins in sunflower, watermelon and flax seeds help in strengthening the stomach wall and also accelerate repair and growth. These seeds can be used daily in the powdered form or consumed whole.
Ginger has volatile oils that reduce inflammation in the stomach and esophagus while also preventing excess acids from being refluxed. The pain associated with a hernia reduces on eating ginger.
Calcium rich herbs like fenugreek and parsley improve the muscle tone preventing them from becoming flaccid and weak. Dried herbs are rich sources and can be preserved for a long time.
Tips For Managing Hernia Naturally
Do not consume large amounts of food which will cause bloating and increase pain.
Avoid lifting heavy weights which can put pressure on the hernia.
- Alcohol has to be restricted.
Omega 3 fatty acid supplements can be taken to strengthen muscle wall.
Large hernias may require surgery. Herbs cannot cure hernia completely but can definitely make living with one easier and less painful.
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