Home Remedies for Anal Fistula


An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the anal canal and skin around the anus. It is a tube-like structure and having two openings one opening present in the anal canal and the other one is on the skin around the anus.  In some cases, multiple openings are also present outside. Many small glands are present in the anus which sometimes clogged and result in the formation of the abscess.  An anal fistula is not a life-threatening condition but it is very irritating and painful. A good dietary habit is very useful in the management of anal fistula. In an anal fistula, there is a lot of drainage of fluids and electrolytes from the body to compensate loss increase water and fluid intake. Gluten products should be take in moderation because gluten is a large protein and difficult to breakdown easily. Add fiber-rich foods in daily diet. Anal Fistula

Here we are going to discuss some possible causes, symptoms of anal fistula and especially home remedies that help in the treatment of an anal fistula.

Causes of Anal Fistula

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Radiation
  • Trauma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Symptoms of Anal Fistula

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Bleeding
  • Difficulty in passing stools.
  • Pain, swelling, and redness around the anus
  • Itching in the anal area
  • Foul-smelling pus oozing from the anus

Home Remedies for Anal Fistula

1.Tea Tree Oil

It is anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory in nature. It helps in reduce inflammation and promote healing.

  1. Mix tree tea oil with olive oil or almond oil and apply it on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball.
  2. Wash it with cold water after one hour.
  3. Apply tea tree oil once in a day it helps to get relief from fistula.

2. Ginger Tea 

It is the best home remedy that soothes the digestive system, giving relief from pain, nausea, and constipation. It also boosts the immune system, helping to cope well with fistula. Ginger tea two times in a day is very helpful to get rid of symptoms of fistula.

3. Oregano leaves oil

It is an anti-inflammatory and natural pain killer. It helps in getting relief from inflammation and pain around the anal region. Drink it daily with lukewarm water twice a day. It will kill bacteria around the anus and prevent bleeding which experienced by people suffering from fistula.

4. Turmeric 

It is one of the most powerful antibacterial and antiviral agents provide by nature. It is one of the best home remedies for fistula. It helps in healing wounds and stops bleeding. Turmeric can be added to vegetables and pulses or added in milk. This will definitely help in getting relief from symptoms.

5. Cloves

It is a commonly used spice. It is a natural colon cleanser and boosts immunity. It also helps in the prevention of parasite infections. Clove is used as a spice in food or just boil in water and drink it two times a day. This really helps in improving fistula symptoms.

6. Gooseberries

It is a rich source of vitamin-c it contains 20 times more vitamins then orange. It is a natural pain killer that gives relief from pain during passing stool. It is very helpful in digestion and prevents constipation.

7. Radish 

It is an effective natural aid to relieves the symptoms of fistula and also prevent further worsening of the condition. It is rich in fiber which helps in adding bulk to the stools and helps indigestion. Add a pinch of salt in radish juice and drink it twice in a day for effective results.

8. Buttermilk

It is an effective tonic for the digestive system. It helps in the multiplication of enzymes thus heals the fistula internally.  It should be taken in the day time. You can add a little amount of black salt and black pepper powder in it for taste.

9. Sitz bath

It gives relief from pain, inflammation, swelling, and irritation in the anal region. It can provide relief from pain and boost the healing of wounds.  You can add a pinch of salt in warm water. Soak perineum for 15-20 minutes.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Read More

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