Herbal therapy for hemorrhoids: An Overview of Medicinal Plants Affecting Hemorrhoids

Mehdi Mohammadian Amiri, Yudi Garnida, Abbas F. Almulla, Ahmed Sami Abduljabbar, Abduladheem Turki Jalil, Yeganeh Mazaheri, Yahya Ebrahimi, Nabi Shariatifar


Hemorrhoids are one of the most common rectal diseases that affect millions of people in the world and cause many medical and socio-economic problems. The resulting pain is very severe and incurs exorbitant costs for the patient and the government. This study aimed to review the medicinal plants that affect hemorrhoids. Complete databases searched for in those articles were Google Scholar, SID, Scopus, PubMed, Science Direct, and WOS search engines. The search was done for articles published that included the search term containing, medicinal plants and hemorrhoids in their title. This study focused on published articles and papers from 1991 to 2022.The results showed medicinal plants Aloe veraTrigonella foenum-graecum L, Nigella sativa L, Curcuma longa L, Cocos nucifera L, Solanum nigrum L., Alhagi persarum Boiss & Buhse, Plantago lanceolata L, Achillea santolinaMalva neglecta Wallr,  Rubus fruticosus L  have effects like anti-bleeding, analgesic, anti-inflammatory,  and wound-healing, and with hemorrhoid-healing effect. Generally, the investigated traditional Iranian edible plants are rich in different types of chemical compounds and have special benefits in the prevention and treatment of diseases.

Keywords: Medicinal plants; Hemorrhoids; Diseases; Remedy Drugs   

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.62940/als.v10i1.1513


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