Is Ginger Good for Piles or Hemorrhoids? ๐Ÿค”

Key Highlights

  • Ginger has many health benefits for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • It is used in many home remedies.
  • But is ginger good for piles?

Ginger is a flowering plant whose root is widely used as a spice and in folk medicine. [1]

You can find fresh ginger in vegetable markets or as a supplement in supplement stores. 

Ginger is commonly used in cooking as well as in traditional medicines due to its medicinal properties.

But is ginger good for piles? ๐Ÿค”

Let’s find out.

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Is Ginger Good for Piles?

Yes. Ginger is good for piles or hemorrhoids; because it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which helps to reduce mild piles pain.

Let me explain. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol.

Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger. Itโ€™s responsible for much of gingerโ€™s medicinal properties. [2]

Evidence shows that gingerol has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. [3]

The anti-inflammatory effect can reduce the piles inflammation and antioxidant effect helps clear the toxins out from the body and prevents hemorrhoids from worsening.

Now, let me tell you how to use it.

Piles Pain, Ginger for Piles
Piles pain can be difficult to manage sometime.

How to use Ginger for Piles?

Ginger is one of the most popular herbs that you can use in different ways.

You can add ginger in cooking as a spice, you can make ginger tea, or you can even consume it raw or apply directly to the affected area.

In cooking, you can use fresh ginger by crushing it to enhance taste. ๐Ÿ˜‹

If you want to make ginger tea, then crush the ginger and boil it with water. Add lemon juice and mint to make your tea more beneficial. You can also add honey or jaggery to enhance the taste. โ˜•

You can also apply ginger directly on piles. It helps strengthen the veins and tissues around the anus. To add it to the affected site, make ginger paste and apply it with your clean finger carefully. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is ginger good in piles?

Yes. Ginger is good for piles or hemorrhoids; because it has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps to reduce mild piles pain.

Is ginger harmful in piles?

No. Ginger is good for piles or hemorrhoids; because it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Piles Pain, Ginger for Piles
Piles or hemorrhoid is a common health problem.

The Final Word

Piles or hemorrhoids is one of the most common health problems.

It may be very painful, and sometimes you can’t perform daily activities. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Some natural or home remedies work in the early stage, but if you have chronic hemorrhoids, please consult your doctor. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ



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Following are the references of this article.

  1. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH): Ginger | NCCIH. Accessed 4 December 2021[]
  2. Drugs: Ginger Uses, Benefits & Dosage. Accessed 4 December 2021[]
  3. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence. Accessed 4 December 2021[]
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About the Author

A. R. Choudhury, ARChoudhuryMSc,

A. R. Choudhury also known as Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutritionist in West Bengal, India, with a Bachelorโ€™s and Masterโ€™s degree in Biochemistry.

He has done his diploma in nutrition, and completed various certification courses from several universities. He also has considerable research experience in PCOS. ๐Ÿ…

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals. ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿฅ—

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