Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- 6 Inch Step
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Chinese Herbs
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin B6
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Vitamin E
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Zinc Oxide
- Baby Powder
- Baby Wipes
- Bacon Grease
- Beet Root Juice
- Black Fungus Vegetable
- Black Peppercorns
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris
- Castor Oil
- Cayenne Pepper
- Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric
- Chinese Herbs
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Turmeric
- Coffee Enemas
- Corn Starch
- Dead Sea Mineral Mud
- Dietary Advice
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Suggestions
- Elbows on Knees
- Essential Oils
- Exercise and Diet
- Fiber and Banana
- Fiber Capsules
- Flaxseed Oil
- Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oils
- Frankincense Oil, Myrrh Oil, Coconut Oil
- Garlic, Coconut Oil, Tea Tree Suppositories
- General Feedback
- Ginko Biloba
- Goldenseal With Vaseline
- Hemorrhoid Tips
- High Fiber Cereal
- Horse Chestnut
- Horse Chestnut, Witch Hazel, Ginger Root
- Hot Baths
- Hot Shower, Vaseline
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Iodine, Castor Oil
- Jewelweed and Ethyl Alcohol
- Listerine Gold
- Magnesium Chloride
- Marigold Flowers
- Mini-Trampoline Exercise
- Mouth Wash
- Multiple Remedies
- Noxema Skin Cream
- Oil Pulling
- Olive Oil
- Oregano Oil
- Peppermint Tea
- Preparation H With Essential Oils
- Raddish and Turnip Cure
- Raw Potato
- Remedies Needed
- Rutin, B6
- Rutin, B6, Noni, Soursop
- Rutin, Vitamin E, Vitamin B
- Sitz Bath
- Swedish Bitters
- Tea Tree Oil
- The "Pushing Them Back In" Technique
- Thrombosed Hemorrhoid Treatment
- Vicks, Aloe Vera Gel
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin E Oil and Otc
- Water Rinse
- White Vinegar and Salt
- Witch Hazel
- Women's Underwear
- Zinc Oxide Ointment, Sprayer
04/15/2013: Mt from Ottawa, On Canada: "You should use Manuka honey (factor 16+) at least once a day after your bowel movement (as an ointment). It helps the healing (due to strong antibacterial/ anti-fungal properties) and it is lubricating the area. You could alternate it with unfiltered, unpasteurized wild flower ..."
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|Coconut Oil||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||7 YEAS|
|Castor Oil||6 YEAS|
|Witch Hazel||5 YEAS|
|Aloe Vera||5 YEAS|
12/06/2011: Sadie from Gwent, Gwent, Uk: "Please help or give me hope. Had severe prolapsed piles since giving birth 4 months ago. Trying number of remedies recommended on this site - ACV and Cayenne Pepper & VCO and many others. They are shrinking very, very slowly but look like very long, thin swollen veins around the anus - is this still piles? Am tired of doctors and want hope that they will shrink back inside over time and won't remain on the outside after the swelling has subsided. i.e., they won't remain like thin long threads.
12/06/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Find a plant nusery that sells the tobacco plant. Then wet the leaf and keep it pressed up against the offending pile. According to a nineteen thirties herb book this is a sure fire cure. Failing that I suppose cut tobbaco would do suitably damped.. the nicotine shrinks the piles."
11/05/2011: Ramon from Los Angeles, California, Us: "Hi somebody, help me- I'm suffering from hemorrhoids. A friend told me oil pulling cures hemorrhoids. Please help me. I'm lost and don't know what to do."Replies
11/08/2011: Cameron from Brisbane, Qld, Australia replies: "I hate to say it but the Over The Counter creams work perfectly well and very quickly(2 days or less), very sad to say on this wonderful site. Get one with a Local Anesthetic to relieve you of the pain. While you are waiting for something to work, here are a couple of tips, elevate your feet on a box or stool while doing your business. Get rid of the toilet paper for a while and use wash cloths or something similar made of cotton or even wash after in the shower if they are really bad.
If you have Diarrhea, a dreadful combination I suffered once then take activated charcoal to stop that while you heal the Hemorrhoids.
I think that Hemorrhoids are the only thing I have gone to the Pharmacy for in more years than I can remember, the stuff is cheap and much more effective than the remedies suggested in the Hemorrhoid section. I would usually find one of Teds remedies and go with that but not for this.
Make sure you get more fibre into your diet in the future and if you want to give your colon a clean out after you fix the hemorrhoids take a course of Magnesium Oxide, called Colon Cleanse here. Magnesium Oxide wil Liquify your Bowels and get rid of all the built up gunge inside making everything easier and more regular. Don't forget the stool or box to elevate your knees."
09/30/2011: Arihia from Kerikeri, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand: "Hi I'm 36 yrs old and 6 months pregnant. For the first time in the past 2 days I have had painful external hemorroids, (at least thats what I think it is from doing a bit of research). no itching or bleeding yet, but very swollen and uncomfortable to sit or even stand. I have bathed in warm water 2x daily, which brings some relief just for a few hours though, After searching the net and finding your webpage. It looks as though A.C.V is the miracle cure for Hemorroids. Is it ok for pregnant women to take both internally and externally? Being 6 months pregnant is already taking a toll on my body, now I have hemorroids, this I could really do without. It really stops you from doing life's everyday duties.
Please give me some advice on how to get rid of these painful nasty ugly raisins. I dont know what's worse, Having Hemorroids or going into labour. :("Replies
09/30/2011: Knute from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Arihia, a holistic physician I've known for many years has found that if one takes 2-3000 milligrams of rutin every day, this will shrink hemorrhoids in most cases. He has received several testimonials about hemorrhoids that have disappeared in just a few days due to rutin supplements. Feel free to try it and let us know about it."
03/04/2011: Scared from St Cloud, Mn: "My hemerrhoid started bleeding when I got back from school today and it won't stop bleeding until now (11pm at night). I didn't even had a BM. It's not even painful anymore but the blood just won't stop. I tried ACV, Prep H, and aloe vera but still won't stop. What should I do?"
Rutin Cure for Hemorrhoids
Rutin supplements are available in pill form and can be used as directed to treat hemorrhoids. Rutin is a natural component of many plants, including buckwheat, cranberries, and asparagus. It offers a number of proven, positive effects on the health of the circulatory system.
[YEA] 07/19/2011: Bobslo from Lexington, Ky: "I have had a hemmroid for almost a year now. Just last week I started taking Rutin 500mg twice a day, in the morning and one before going to bed. My hemmroid originally was the size of a pea but over time looked more like a inflated balloon that looked like three peas. But, taking Rutin for only a week the inflammation has gone down and my hemmroid thankfully is almost gone, it's less than a size of a pea today. I will continue to use Rutin and take hot/warm showers to reduce the swelling. And I hope by the next week it will be gone, if not I will then continue with Apple Cider Vinegar (the mother). But, so far I am very pleased how Rutin has made me feel and appearance."Replies
08/30/2012: Lonis from Jacksonville, Nc replies: "I had bad hemmoroids after lifting heavy weights. I ate a bottle of Rutin from the health food store, and after that, all the pain went away. I no longer had to sleep on my left side or my stomache. I could sleep on my back w/out them getting swollen & painful. They were also less tight. The rutin helped a great deal. Then I bought another bottle of it & ate that. It didn't help. Nothing helped for weeks until I took Vitamin B6 (actually a b-complex). I was on a diet that doesn't allow B6 for a long time before I got the hemmoroids. I believe it was related.
I recommend B6 & Rutin, cause the rutin didn't do the job 100%, but it sure helped. The B6 made a major difference."
[YEA] 01/24/2010: Shannon from Littleton, Co: "Rutin for Hemorroids
I had the WORST hemorroid attack and was really suffering. I tried ACV, burned like none other and tried all the OTC creams. They seemed to make everyting worse! I couldn't sleep and was at my wits end, becoming desperate and depressed with the severe stinging, pain and itching. 3 nights ago I sent my hubby out to get Rutin and took a 500mg tablet before bed along with Ibuprofin and a Benadryl. I slept fairly well and didn't have to get up to take a bath at 2AM like usual. I took 500mg the next morning, along with a B6 vitamin and some Ibuprofin, and then again at night, minus the B6. So, with this routine, I am now sitting here 3 days later in ZERO pain. I have a minor amount of itching, NO stinging and slight discomfort I would say. My hemorroids are still there and still bleeding, but I have hope with a high fiber diet, these will be gone in a few weeks. My main concern was the constant pain, and that is gone! Thanks Earthclinic, I do not know what I would have done without you. :)"Replies
02/03/2012: Ilovemyself from Brampton, On Canada replies: "Hello All, I have been suffering from roids for 6 yrs now, tried various things, ACV, but roids keep coming back.
As I live near Toronto, I have recently started Chinese Medicine treatment at www.natcm.ca
Will post in two weeks time."
03/21/2012: Treadcarefully from Singapore replies: "Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Cayenne Pepper (CP) have been recommended by many websites for hemorrhoid and its bleeding.
I say be very careful about these 2 so-called remedies. ACV might work for some but it is pretty harsh stuff for the colon and hemroid. It can cause blistering around the butt which is very painful and slow to heal as one user reported on this site.
CP powder aka Chili powder is a circulatory herb but it is well known among physicians - TCM and Homoepathic - to aggravate bleeding hemroids. For this reason these physicians often warn hemroid patients to avoid taking Chilli. So why are so many websites saying otherwise.
The only reason I can think of is as with other remedies, ACV and CP might help some but would worsen the problem for others. The latter category of users probably did not bother to report their negative experience.
I can tell you that I myself have used ACV and CP and found out that they are not safe for hemroids. CP for instance causes my hemroid to bleed again after 7 months of non-bleeding through the consumption of White Oak Bark powder.
Instead I would suggest safer herbal supplements like Rutin, White Oak Bark and Resveratrol. Even for some users these may also be counter-productive. For example some users might find Resveratrol constipating. However their effects are not so radical as ACV and CP."
04/22/2012: Suanne from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Uk. replies: "In answer to 'Treadcarefully from Singapore' I would totally agree with their posting on Cayenne Pepper. I took CP in tea form for 11 days (by mouth) 3 times a day after hearing of the amazing benifits for hemmorroids (internal and external). After about 3 days of the treatment the burning round my anus was intolerable, this of course in addition to the pain I was already in from the hemmorroids. Being someone not to give up easily, I kept going till I could stand it no longer... Ceased the CP and within two days the dreadful burning subsided and in four days it was gone. Wont be trying that again!! Not sure though if the CP capsules would have the same bad effects? Not for me though - have put myself through too much agony already.
As for the ACV, I have certainly found that using it externally (diluted 50/50 with water) and bathing the external area after each BM and before bed to be quite benefical. Still got my hems, but no where near as painful as they were, but am trying all sorts of various remedies and concocting my own from them. My latest being, Butchers Broom tincture (3 times daily), a small mug of 2 tbls ACV, 1 tbls honey, 1 tbls lemon juce, and 1 clove of garlic grated or cut up very small, mix all together and top up with warm to hot water. Take twice a day.... Will post again if I have found that magic potion which we all need...."
[YEA] 09/22/2009: Maureen from Toronto, Ontario: "Take 2 tablets of Rutin at onset of pain and then follow directions on the bottle. Hemorrhoids shrink and no pain."Replies
10/08/2009: Shriya from Parsippany, New Jersey replies: "Hi Maureen,
Can I take these Rutin tablets while I am breast feeding? And what brand of Rutin tablets I can take?"
[YEA] 03/11/2009: Vickie from Hebron, Indiana: "The supplement Rutin cures my hemorrhoids when they occur. I take two or three 50mg tablets two times a day."
[YEA] 11/26/2008: Juanita Browne from New Orleans, La. USA: "I used to work as a Police 911 dispatcher for several years... and because the job required me to be sitting in front of a computor all day, I began to suffer from the itching and pain of Hemorriods. My medical doctor who was also into herbal cures (a rare find these days) recommended I take Rutin for relief!
I bought Rutin (500 mg.) at my local health food store and took one tablet that night before going to sleep! I woke to find the swelling had gone down overnight... Took another one before going to work and my symptoms completely had completely disappeared in 2 days!
I kept a bottle of Rutin in my desk drawer and gave tablets to other dispatchers who confided they were also suffering from the horrors of Hemorriods to try the cure out! Every one of them experienced dramatic results with this simple remedy and many were cured overnight!
Give it a try... I now take one tablet a day along with my other daily suppliments to keep from getting the swelling and pain again!
Rutin works miracles...
I love this website... God bless you for all that you do to help others share common sense remedies to keep away from the side effects of high priced Rxs and the control of Big Pharma!
[WARNING!] 05/07/2007: Robin from Belleville, IL: "Ladies, remember: do your research before taking rutin during pregnancy. Definitely not during the first 4 months!"
[YEA] 05/19/2006: Amy from Prescott, AZ: "I had given birth 6 years ago and have had a mild case of hemorrhoids. almost all of those 6 years. They recently got painful and severely swollen for the first time and the women at the health food store recommended rutin. Within 3 days all the swelling was gone, even the painless swelling that persisted since childbirth disappeared. I have poor circulation and sometimes in the dry months get itchy swollen varicose veins behind my knees. This has not been a problem since taking the rutin supplement. A good complement to this herb is horse chestnut, especially for those with varicose veins."
[YEA] 05/02/2006: Nora from Hillsboro, OR: "I was so surprised when I didn't see Rutin mentioned as a cure for hemorrhoids. My dad had a severe case and my mom read somewhere to try Rutin and it cured them. Mom told me when after pregnancy I got them. I've told neighbors and friends and it's helped them all. Rutin can be found in a health food store. It comes from Vit C. I take 500 mg's every day until the pain is gone. It usually takes about 1 to 2 days for the pain to go and then I quit paying attention. DO give this a try and let me know if it worked for you too!!"
[YEA] 10/08/2009: Kelly from Dallas, Tx: "Hemorrhoids were something that I never thought would happen to someone in their 20's. I have had 5 children all in a short span of time. With my first, I did not have hemorroids. The 2nd child, I started to feel hemorroids coming on. By my 5th child, I was having hemorrhoid surgery when I was 6 months pregnant and then again right after the baby was born. The doctor told me they were larger than anything he had ever seen before, and this is his profession! After the last surgery, he told I didnt have any veins left there so I would not have a problem. Within a few weeks, I knew I had hemorroids again, even if he told me that was impossible. Over the years, I went to a TCM doctor who told me I had too much fire in my liver. A drain fire supplement always worked at making them go away. Now into my 30's, I am pregnant with my 6th child and it wasn't long before my hemorroids started to flair. By the time I was 6 months pregnant, I thought for sure I was going to have to have surgery again. I had about 4 and they were clotted and about the size of my thumb and fingers. OUCH! Being pregnant, I knew I had to be careful with what I took. I ended up taking 500 mg of Rutin and 200 mg of B-6 at night. I already take a B complex in my prenatal protocol. I do take 1-2 capsules of an oxygen cleanser every other night to make sure constipation doesn't make things worse. Within a week, those clotted, painful, horrible hemorrhoids were back under control. I eat a raw diet and have a poop stool by my toilet for natural squatting BMs. For some reason, the pressure of the baby during pregnancy gives me problems. I give a hearty YES to Rutin and B-6."
Rutin, B6, Noni, Soursop
[YEA] 06/20/2008: TAN KOON PENG from SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE: "Rutin are great for piles! Rutin is present in many foods, including citrus fruits, apricots, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, rose hips, and buckwheat. Rutin helps strengthen capillaries and blood vessels, and heals wounds.Rutin is helpful in prevention of recurrent bleeding arising from weakened blood vessels
Vitamin B6 tablets. This remedy works after just a day or two. This will work if your hemorrhoids come from a deficiency of this vitamin, which is MANY cases, it does. I had a neighbor with BLEEDING hemorrhoids and she was able to avoid surgery by simply taking Vitamin B6.
Soursop is useful for high cholesterol, piles and blood in stools etc. Just buy 1 unripe fruit (raw and hard fruit),wash and cut it into small pieces.Cook it for 1 hr under low flame, when ready add some yellow sugar to taste. The fruit can be cooked again for maximum benefits."
06/20/2009: susie from Syracuse, NY replies: "I tried the B6, rutin and the 6 inch step and had excellent results within 2 weeks. Had minor hemmorhoids w/fissure on and off for atleast 6 months, nothing else worked, tried the zinc oxide, vit e, acv, vaseline,vicks, witch hazel,listerine, castor oil with no luck. within 2 weeks of daily supplementation of the b6, rutin and the step was all it took for pain, burning, itching and bleeding to subside. Thank you for your information."