Posted by Justtryingtohelp (Singapore) on 02/23/2013
[YEA] One of the best kept secrets of Chinese remedy for hemorrhoids is Black Fungus which is a vegetable used in Chinese dishes. Here's some Google translated passages from one Chinese article:
"Black Fungus promotes bowel movement, improves anal fistula, blood in the stool, hemorrhoids and varicose veins."
"Black fungus containing cellulose, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, vitamin B, niacin, lecithin, cephalin and other ingredients, has the efficacy of hemostasis, cools the blood. It can clear the garbage inside the blood vessels and carcinogenic substances, the prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases; dilute colon carcinogen, shorten the time through the intestinal tract, the prevention of colorectal cancer; regulate blood sugar, helps prevent diabetes; reduce blood cholesterol, helps prevent hypertension, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases; increase satiety, help control weight and stay in shape; prevent constipation, prevention and treatment of hemorrhoids, and beauty, remove facial pigmentation, and over the years has been the food people crave."
To conveniently eat it on a daily basis without having to cook it into a dish, I soak the large type of black fungus in water for a few hours. Then I blend and cook it until it boils. Let it boils for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Then let it cool.
When cooled keep in the frig and scoop some to eat once or several times daily.
I also experimented eating the jelly mixed with 1 small glass of red wine, 1 teaspoon of white oak bark powder and hot water. I found this recipe has an immediate effect on hemorrhoidal inflammation and discomfort.
In my opinion based on my experience, black fungus can be called a very safe super food with wide ranging and powerful benefits.
However as with all foods, some people can be allergic to black fungus like having diarrhea after eating it. To make sure try a small amount first to see if you are allergic.