Home Remedies for Hernias

Hernia is a life-threatening condition that occurs when an organ breaks through the abdominal wall or through a pre-existing gap in a muscle tissue. It requires prompt medical attention, which is why it may be helpful to use effective home remedies for hernias while waiting for a medical personnel.

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In any case of severe pain, you should go straight to a doctor. However, if a hernia is just beginning to appear, there are some home remedies that you can use to eliminate them.

A protrusion, bulge, or swelling somewhere on your body may indicate a hernia. Hernia mostly occurs when trying to lift a very heavy object.

Types of Hernia

Hernias can be divided into four main groups:

  1. Inguinal, or crural hernia: These are located around the groin. They are the most common in boys and sometimes they descend to the testicles. Crural hernias can also occur in women as the glands in this area grow.
  2. Umbilical and epigastric hernia: These appear at or above the belly button and is mostly caused by weight gain or pregnancy.
  3. Incisional hernia: These hernias occur after a surgical operation. They are caused by poor healing due to bleeding or an abscess.
  4. Other hernias:Other less common hernias includes pararectal hernias, Spigelian hernias, or lumbar hernias. These occurs due to application of excessive force.

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There are some simple and effective home remedies for hernias.

Home Remedies for Hernias

Turmeric Infusion

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that makes it perfect for relieving swelling and pain caused by hernias.


  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric (15 g)
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)


  • Bring the water and the turmeric to a boiling point.
  • Set it aside for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to rest cool down to drinkable temperature.

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Clay, Vinegar, and Cabbage

Clay absorbs liquid and toxins, thereby providing a wide range of minerals through the pores of the skin. Apple cider vinegar helps in regulating pH levels, reducing inflammation, and boosting circulation.

Cabbage contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which help to ease pain and inflammation.


  • 5 tablespoons of clay dust (100 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar (30 ml)
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml)
  • 2 or 3 cabbage leaves


Note: Avoid using plastic or metal containers that will damage the properties of clay. Instead use container made of ceramic or glass.

  • Mix the clay, vinegar, and water in a ceramic or glass container.
  • Mix until you get a creamy paste ready to apply.If it’s too liquid, add a little more clay. If, on the other hand, it’s too solid, add some more water.
  • Blanch the cabbage leaves, leave them in some boiling water for a few seconds
  • Apply the remedy over the inflamed area. Place the blanched cabbage leaves on top and avoid burning yourself.
  • Leave it to act for about 30 minutes or until the clay has dried.
  • Rinse off with warm water.
  • Repeat this remedy two or three times a day until you notice an improvement.

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Article source: steptohealth.com


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