Hemorrhoids are actually just swollen veins in the anal canal. This common problem can be very painful, but thankfully it’s usually not serious. Veins can swell inside the anal canal to form internal hemorrhoids. Or they can swell near the opening of the anus to form external hemorrhoids. You can have both types at the same time, not fun. In traditional Chinese medicine, this condition is generally characterized by damp-heat and toxic-heat attacking the intestines, leading to signs and symptoms such as enlarged and protruding tissues in the rectum, constipation, and rectal bleeding.

If you think you might be dealing with this issue the First thing to do is make an appointment with your MD and get a proper diagnosis. Once you have done that Chinese herbs can be very helpful. If your looking for a more modern day formula to Clear damp-heat and eliminates toxic-heat from the intestines, and regulate the bowels, look for one containing at least one or more of the following herbs:

Huang Qin – Helps to clear damp-heat and eliminate toxic-heat from the intestines.

Huang Lian – Which Clears heat and purges fire to relive inflammation.

Xian He Cao – Helps to clear heat, and cool the blood, to stop rectal bleeding.