Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
What are bioflavinoids? I have heard that they can help with hemorrhoids; is this true?
A: Bioflavonoids are colorful substances that occur widely in the plant kingdom. A certain category of bioflavonoid, called hydroxyethylrutosides (HERs), is extensively used in Europe to relieve hemorrhoid pain. Studies suggest that these safe substances can be beneficial in cases of hemorrhoids, including those that occur during pregnancy.
You may also find the specially formulated Traditions of Tao product “Abundant Energy” to be helpful with hemorrhoids. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.