Anal fissure is usually caused by constipation and other bowel disorders. The anus is the opening from the bowel, from which the feces is excreted out of the body. Tiny cracks appear in the skin around the anus and this is known as anal fissure. When the stool is hard, a lot of pressure has to be exerted to excrete it out of the bowel. This, damages the mucous membrane and the tissue in the anus.
The abnormal stretching causes a linear crack in the skin surrounding the anus and results in sharp pain every time there is a bowel movement. The skin also gets bruised and starts bleeding. There is constant itching and a feeling of great discomfort in the anus. The passage of subsequent motions, further aggravate the fissure and it can get infected by the feces. The fissure can also extend to the muscle fibers and lead to severe pain.
Various Home Remedies For Anal Fissure
1. Fruit Juice
Anal fissure is mainly caused by eating the wrong kinds of food such as processed foods, processed starches and sugars which lead to constipation and the hardening of the stools. The first step to cure anal fissure is to get rid of constipation and soften the stools.Drink freshly squeezed fruit juices three or four times daily. Also drink seven to eight glasses of water daily. The fruit juices contain digestive enzymes which help in the digestion of food and keep the stool soft and mobile.
Milk is the most wholesome food. It is enriched with all the constituents that are required by the body and it keeps the body in good functioning order. Drink a glass of hot milk every night before going to bed. Milk will promote a regular bowel movement and keep the entire digestive tract clean, healthy and well functioning.
Warm a cup of milk and mix one teaspoon of ghee into it. See that the milk is sufficiently hot to dissolve the ghee. You can sweeten this mixture if you prefer and drink it every night before going to bed.Ghee will lubricate the mucous membranes in the entire digestive tract and will help to move the feces out of the bowel smoothly and easily. It will also cleanse the bowel of all the old and impacted feces. You can also rub some warm ghee on the fissure three or four times daily, to heal it quickly.
Lentils are very nourishing and contain huge amounts of dietary fiber. You should eat a cup of sprouted lentils twice daily. Soak lentils like moong and channa overnight and the next morning tie them in a piece of muslin cloth. If the cloth becomes too dry from the outside, keep sprinkling a little water to keep it moist. In another day’s time the lentils will sprout.
5. Aloe Vera
To relieve the pain in the fissure, rub the gel taken from a fresh aloe vera leaf in and around the anus three or four times daily.Aloe vera will soothe the pain and will also eliminate any infection. You should also eat a piece of the fresh gel regularly to promote regular bowel movement.