Witch hazel

Hamamelis virginiana Relieves hemorrhoids and varicose veins

Bowel habits can become less regular during pregnancy - yet another effect of the hormonal changes your body is going through. Aside from being uncomfortable, constipation sometimes leads to hemorrhoids, or piles, which are actually varicose veins in the blood vessels supplying the anus and rectum. Swollen, itchy and painful varicose veins can also appear in the legs or around the genitals. Topical applications of witch hazel may help relieve the pain and itchiness of both varicose veins and hemorrhoids, and can also stop hemorrhoids from bleeding. 0 DOS \<;I; Rub witch hazel gel, ointment or tincture into the affected area once a day. It may take up to 3 weeks before you notice any improvements.

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