The rectal bleeding is a term which is used to refer to any blood which is passing from the anus but in the most cases the rectal bleeding is describing the bleeding from the rectum or lower colon. Some of the signs of rectal bleeding are blood in the toilet bowl or blood on the tissue paper. The rectal bleeding can be a sign that something is wrong in your gastrointestinal tract. The rectal bleeding can be in the form of dark red or maroon or black stool. Even it can have tar – like appearance and color. In some cases, the color is indicating which part is bleeding. If the color is Melena (tar – like), then you are bleeding from the stomach. If you are bleeding dark – red or maroon, then this can indicate bleeding from higher colon or the small bowel. If your stool appears bright red, then you might be bleeding from the rectum or lower colon. There are many causes for rectal bleeding but the most common are angiodysplasia; proctitis; pseudomembranous colitis; ulcerative colitis/rectal ulcer syndrome; ischemic colitis; Crohn’s disease; diverticulosis; colon polyps; colon cancer; anal cancer; diarrhea; hemorrhoids; hard stool/constipation; anal fissure or anal tear. The most common symptoms of rectal bleeding are vomiting; dizziness; lower back pain; hip pain; diarrhea; straining; abnormal growth around the anus; swelling around the anus; abdominal pain; rectal itching; rectal pain; blood on the tissue/toilet bowl; stool color (red or maroon). You need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies for rectal bleeding.
Here are some home remedies for rectal bleeding:
Yogurt: This home remedy can help to balance the bacteria in the stomach. Also it can help to prevent the constipation and other digestive problems. Yogurt has proteins, minerals and vitamins which are easily absorbable. You need to eat two to three cups of yogurt on daily basis.
Ginger: This is one of the best home remedies for colon cleansing. Ginger can help to clear the stomach and it can keep the toxins and the waste out. You should crush the ginger and then add it to hot water. You should add sea salt, lemon and honey to the hot water. You should have this home remedy on daily basis on an empty stomach. There is another option and that is to make ginger tea. You should crush the garlic. Mix the garlic with honey, lemon and water. You should drink it on daily basis. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, then you should not use this home remedy.
Slippery elm: This is herb which is used to soothe the digestive system. When the powdered slippery elm is mixed with water, then it becomes like a slick gel. It can help to coat the affected areas in the gastrointestinal tract and it can reduce the inflammation. This is one of the best home remedies for rectal bleeding. You should crush the slippery elm and then mix it with water. You should drink it. Talk with your doctor about the recommended dosage.
Garlic: This home remedy has fibers which mean that it can easily remove toxins and ease the digestion. Also it has allicin which is antibiotic component. This home remedy will protect your stomach from fungus, viruses and bacteria. You should add crushed garlic in your daily food. You should eat fresh garlic if you can bare the taste.
Leafy green vegetables: You can eat green vegetables in your soup or salad or you can eat it in raw form. You should eat it on daily basis.
Natural cures for rectal bleeding
Licorice root: This home remedy has anti – inflammatory compounds which can soothe the stomach lining and it can cure ulcers. Also it is known that it has antimicrobial, anti – oxidant and anti – tumor properties. You should crush dried licorice roots. You should mix it with water. You should let it soak for ten minutes. You need to strain this home remedy and then drink it.
Sea salt: This is a very good home remedy for diarrhea, constipation and stomachache. Also it is good for flushing out the toxins and wastes from your digestive system. You should mix a spoon of sea salt in warm water and then drink this home remedy. Then, you should lie down and massage your abdomen to help flush out the toxins. You should drink this home remedy four to five times a month.
Triphala: Triphala is made of haritaki, bheda and amla. This home remedy has strong laxative and anti – oxidant properties. This home remedy can clear the toxins and it can encourage the bowel movement. You should mix the triphala powder in one glass of water. You should drink this home remedy on daily basis.
Flax seeds: These seeds are nutritious and they should be added to the diet. Flax seeds can keep the colon strong, healthy and clean because they are rich in Omega – 3 fatty acids, anti – oxidants and fibers. They can help in the absorption of nutrients and they can prevent cancerous growth. Also they can absorb the water and they can expand the colon. This will help to flush out the toxins and waste products. You will need a spoonful of flaxseeds. You need to crush these seeds and then mix it with water. You should drink this concoction two times per day, once before your breakfast and once before you go to bed.
Peanuts: This home remedy can help to strengthen the intestines. Also it can help with the constipation and it can improve the colon resistance against diseases. You should boil the peanuts. You should eat 5 – 6 peanuts on daily basis.
Ginger powder and senna leaves: It is known that senna leaves have laxative properties. They are used to prevent constipation and for colon cleansing. Also these leaves can encourage the bowel movement. You should crush the dried senna leaves and mix them with hot water. You should add some ginger powder to this mixture. You should let the leaves to stay in the water for ten minutes. You should strain the water and then drink this tea. You should drink it on daily basis.
Apple or apple juice: Apple or apple juice can help in the detoxification of intestines. Apple has polyphenol and pectin which can help to prevent the cancer in the intestine. Also it is a good source of fiber and it can help in encouraging the bowel movement. You will need some apples. You should use a blender to make the apple juice. You should have this juice 5 – 6 times a day. You should avoid eating solid food while you are using this home remedy.
Aloe Vera juice: This is one of the best and effective home remedies for curing and cleansing the stomach problems. Also it has anti – inflammatory properties and it can soothe the stomach ulcers. You should take Aloe Vera leaf and extract the juice from it. You should mix it with lemon and honey and drink this home remedy on daily basis.
Pantothenic acid: Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenic acid. It is an essential nutrient which is crucial for the regulating metabolism and energy production. It can help to balance the system and it can prevent the rectal bleeding because it is regulating the blood flow and other bodily processes.
Reduce stress: It is known fact that reducing the stress is truly universal health improver. When you are reducing your stress levels, it can help to promote the healing process and decrease bodily inflammation no matter the root of the rectal bleeding. There are scientific studies in which are clearly shown that the chronic stress is linked to human body losing its natural ability to properly control the inflammatory response.
Coconut water: This natural cure has tannins which can reduce the inflammation. You should take it on an empty stomach in the morning but also you can take it other times of the day too. You should drink coconut water on daily basis.
Fruits high in fiber: You should consume foods that are high in fiber, such as prunes, pears and apples. It is preferred to consume day on an empty stomach. You can consume these fruits on daily basis.
Water: You should drink 2 – 3 liters of water on daily basis. This can help to ease the digestion. You should drink a glass of water every hour and drink it slowly. Also you should drink 1 – 2 glasses of water on daily basis after waking up. It can help to clear the digestive tract completely.
Chia seeds: You can take chia seeds in gel form or you can take dried chia seeds. If you eat them dry, then you should drink water. You should start with a small quantity – one teaspoon. Later, you can increase the amount of chia seeds that you are consuming.