Ziro by Zenmed is a natural herbal treatment for hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids or anal piles are extremely common, with 3 out of 4 adults suffering from it at least once in their lifetime. Piles are swollen veins in the anus or rectum. If a pile is situated in the rectum, it is an internal hemorrhoid. Piles usually result from having to strain during a bowel movement or from excess pressure in the anal canal due to pregnancy or sitting all day. Not surprisingly, doctors are reporting seeing an increase in hemorrhoid complaints, which can probably be attributed to today’s eat-on-the-go lifestyle and the fiber-devoid diets that come with this.
Most symptoms of piles are itching, bleeding, discomfort or swelling near the anus. You should always report blood in your stool to a doctor as it can be a sign of something more serious. Most often, piles can heal on their own but few people have the luxury of being able to wait out this discomfort for a few days or even weeks. There are many over-the-counter treatments such as Ziro available. However, it is also important to make lifestyle changes such as ingesting more fiber and fluids, and exercising more regularly.
Zenmed says that it’s formula incorporates herbal healing and soothing agents which brings fast relief and eliminates discomfort quickly.
- Witch Hazel Distillate
- Purified Water
- Balm Mint
- Wild Thyme
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Certifed Organic Sunflower Oil
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Vitamin A
- Cocoa Butter
- Vitamin D3
- Vitamin E
- Soy Lecithin
- Stearic Acid
- Octyl Palmitate
- Benzyl Alcohol
- Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
It is clear that this remedy – a topical cream – has been formulated using a range of astringents, vein wall strengtheners, blood flow enhancers and soothing agents. Sage, mint, chamomile and aloe vera, for example, are all anti-bacterials as well as soothing agents. They will therefore keep the area germ-free and technically sanitized, so no other infections occur. Importantly, they will also soothe any ruptured tissue.
As star ingredient is witch hazel, as it strengthens vein walls and is anti-inflammatory. It reduces the irritation near the area causing discomfort by making the swelling go down. Once this happens, it acts as an astringent and closes the wound. This is a barrier sealing off the wound from any outside germs and allowing the area below to improve quickly.
This seems like a sensible formula which certainly should address the inflammation and pain. We are not sure that it significantly also addresses the underlying causes by, for example, softening the stool. What it does do though, is strengthen blood flow and the actual veins. If you have an internal hemorrhoid in your rectum, it may be hard to reach the area with this cream.
Apply after each bowel movement, up to 6 times a day. Wipe and clean the area dry, doing so very gently, before applying the cream. Wash your hands before and after applying this cream. Should you experience any burning or stinging that persists in particular, discontinue use of this product and see a doctor.
One two-ounce tube costs $24 on the website, but appears to normally retail for $42. If you try to check out 2 tubes in your cart, it’ll cost you $48, so there is no incremental discount.
Zenmed calls their 60-day guarantee a ‘people pleaser’ guarantee. You may return the product within 60 days to get your money back. It does not specifically bar you from returning an opened tube so by implication, you may do so.
Zenmed Ziro Review – Conclusion
The cream is designed to repair, heal and soothe anal fissures and inflammation due to piles. It has a lubricating and softening effect, as well as acting like an analgesic to numb the pain.
However, we are not sure that the product will adequately help those suffering from internal piles in the rectum. It would be hard to apply cream to that area internally. When researching all available products, we found those using a two-prong approach confirmed as making the most impact. Typically, such products would be in the form of an orally ingestible capsule as well as a topical ointment or cream.
When the treatment consists solely of a topical medication as in Ziro, it can sometimes also add to a sufferer’s discomfort due to being messy in application. In this case, there does not appear to be an applicator to help with positioning the cream on the pile, for example. The manufacturer also does not clearly state when, or within what kind of time frame, sufferers can expect to see their symptoms improve. Lastly, although Ziro seems to garner at least average reviews, we do not feel that the ingredients go far enough to address the causes, although they may adequately address the symptoms in moderate cases. This leaves regular sufferers susceptible to repeat hemorrhoid episodes.