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Cure Hemorrhoids: Home Remedies That Work!

Last Modified on Jul 12, 2014


 

Bacon Grease

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[YEA]  Christina from Vancouver, BC: "Thanks for the great site! You people are providing a wonderful service to humanity. Please accept my contribution (a folk cure for hemorrhoids). My ex-boyfriend (a geologist) was out in the bush when he came down with major hemorrhoids from wading waist deep across a freezing lake. The old prospector he was with told him to rub bacon grease (yum!) on the area. He swears they went away right away!"

Beet Root Juice

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[YEA]  10/06/2006: Justin from Shanghai: "Juice 1 glass of beet roots a day and drink it all down. Maybe tough to stomach so mix it with carrot juice or something. Those nasties will be gone in a week."

Bidet

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[YEA]  06/23/2012: John from Montevideo, Uruguay: "Look guys and gals, I had hemorrhoids or piles since my childhood, doctorrs usually prescribe abstaining from spicy foods and lots of fibre, etc., but from my father I got the perfect remedy: the French (and also in South America and countries like Egypt) have something called 'bidet' that sort of provides a kind of shower to your private parts (sitz bath is called in some places), mainly for female use.

In countries like UK and North America this is unknown, but a feature of every bathroom in the countries I mentioned. It can be easily improvised with a large plastic bucket and a shower item connected with a long plastic pipe to your water tap so you can regulate force of water. After defecation, when the bottom itches like mad, sit and irrigate your bottom with COLD water for about ten minutes, with quite powerful upsurge of cold water. That not only provides for cleanliness in that area but also ELIMINATES the itch, even if you eat all the spicy foods you want. When I travel to the uncivilized parts of the world where bidets are unknown, I carry my own portable bidet in my luggage and the piles never bother me.

The perfect hemorrhoid solution, believe me... No surgery, no creams, etc. all natural and simple."

Black Fungus Vegetable

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[YEA]  02/23/2013: Justtryingtohelp from Singapore: "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."

Furthermore:

"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."

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02/23/2013: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "If you had pasted the link for that particular black fungus, it would be great. An immediate search I found the following link. Is it correct? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_ear_fungus. Thanks"
02/23/2013: Justtryingtohelp from Singapore replies: "I lost the link but I did save the translated article.

However to know more about this herb you can use Google to translate say: "Black Fungus benefits" into Chinese and then google those words. It will return a great many results from various countries particularly China and Taiwan.

Go to those article written in Chinese and then use Google to translate.

By the way despite black fungus being such a powerful remedy for various ailments, it is not often not listed in books and websites on Chinese herbs. This is because it is not considered a medicinal herb ; it is a food. Because of this it took me a long time to find out about its great benefits.

Hope this helps."

Black Peppercorns

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[YEA]  07/14/2013: Chickee from Annonymous: "I hurt for two months, unbearable pain from hemorrhoids. It was so bad that the back of my legs were numb, I couldn't even walk straight, couldn't sleep, and it felt like a hot poker was inside me. Went to the dr three times, was prescribed lortabs and a protofoam. NOTHING helped. Hot baths, meds, nothing. I was getting depressed and so down from this horrible, non stop pain. I read on this site about cayenne pepper, and I read on another site to take black peppercorns. Two months I have been down with this, and in two days I am BACK TO MY OLD SELF. I FEEL LIKE JUMPING AND YELLING FOR JOY!! .

The first night I was desperate and at this point would have tried anything... I read where you swallow five black peppercorns, once at night, once in the morning. I got up that night, took the peppercorns (was in a lot of pain at the time and couldnt' sleep). I also soaked a cotton ball in the ACV and put it on the outside for a few minutes. I finally fell asleep, woke up the next morning to pain, but NOTHING like it was... I took more peppercorns, and around mid day felt the urge to go, (which meant horrible pain was around the corner again). This time I used about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper (finely ground) in a small enema bottle of warm water, and gave myself an enema. I expected there to be lots of pain with the pepper but there was none. I couldn't believe it, after I went, there was NO PAIN. I did this twice a day, for two days, and taking the peppercorns. At the same time, I am also taking 5 wheatgrass tablets a day. This was the THIRD Day and today I mowed the grass, cleaned my home, and actually felt like a human being. Mine were so severe the doctor said I needed surgery, and they were swollen so bad that they were blocking... This is a miracle. If you are hurting, please try this!!! I can't believe it works but I will never be without peppercorns or cayenne ever again."

02/03/2012: Kiko from Manila, Texas: "Plz help me- does black peppercorn really cure hemorrhoids?"

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[YEA]  11/20/2012: Mrsc from Middletown, Usa replies: "Black Peppercorns work! Just had baby #3 and was left with large, painful hemorrhoids (one the size of a grape)! Hurt to sit, stand, walk, or lie. Tried several remedies, but found peppercorn remedy buried in the thread and tried that.

Swallowed 4-5 whole black peppercorns morning and evening (sometimes on empty stomach - but if not, took them anyway). By day 5 H's were gone. Just have a little extra fold of skin now. 2 were hard and 2 were soft - worked on both kinds.

Also, used Vit E oil to soothe burning while they were still large. Better than the RX cream! Hope everyone tries this!"

[YEA]  05/17/2014: Absolute from Virginia, US replies: "I registered just to reply here. Yes the black pepper corns works for hemmorhoids. I tried this while I was in desperate pain. I took 5-6 peppercorns on an empty stomach twice a day for 2 days and now I'm not in pain. I think its gone. I'll continue for another couple days but this is amazing. I can't believe doctors don't know about this"

[YEA]  06/07/2009: DRIES from CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA: "I AM HOOKED ON YOUR SITE.THANKS FOR THIS WONDERFULL SITE.I READ ALOT OF REMEDIES AND USER FEEDBACK ON REMEDIES FOR ALOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS.I COULD HOWEVER NOT FIND A REMEDY FOR PILES.

NOW HERE IS MY STORY: I USED TO WORK WITH A FRIEND OF MINE WHO SUDDENLY GOT A VERY BAD CASE OF PILES.I ACTUALLY GOT A HUGE FRIGHT WHEN HE SHOWED THEM TO ME AND A COUPLE OF OTHER CO-WORKERS BECAUSED I HAVE HEARD OF THEM BUT HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM.THEY WERE THE TYPE OF PILES THAT HUNG OUT,IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.I HAVE A NEPHEW WHO HAD THE SAME PILES AND HE HAD THEM REMOVED BY HAVING A VERY PAINFULL AND UNCOMFARTABLE OPERATION.ANYWAYS,ONE OF MY CO-WORKERS WHO ALSO SAW THIS GUYS PILES WAS A REAL JOKER TYPE OF GUY AND USED TO PULL A LOT OF PRANKS ON THE LOT OF US.HE LOOKED AT THIS GUY AND TOLD HIM THAT HE KNOWS ABOUT A REMEDY THAT WILL MAKE THOSE PILES DISSAPEARE WITHIN DAYS.WE ALL THOUGHT HE WAS JOKING AGAIN.WHAT HE TOLD THIS GUY,I WILL NEVER FORGET IN MY LIFE.I GAVE THIS REMEDY TO 2 OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT IT WORKED.

THIS PRANKSTER TOLD OUR COLLEGUE TO SWALLOW 2 TO 3 BLACK PEPPER CORNS ON EMPTY STOMACH IN THE MORNING AND THE SAME AMOUNT IN THE EVENING BEFORE HE GOES TO SLEEP.THAT SIMPLE.THAT IS THE REMEDY FOR THOSE BIG PILES THAT OTHERWISE CAN ONLY BE REMOVED BY HAVING A OPERATION.

LOW AND BEHOLD,THE GUY WHO HAD THE PILES COULD NOT BELIEVE IT AND SO COULDNT THE REST OF US.FOUR DAYS AFTER HE STARTED THIS BLACK PEPPER CORN TREATMENT HE SHOWED US HIS ARSE AND THEY WERE GONE COMPLETELY.I PROMISE YOU THAT I HAVE SEEN THIS WITH MY OWN EYES.BEFORE AND AFTER.I DO NOT KNOW HOW IT WORKS BUT THIS IS NO JOKE.IT DOES WORK.MAYBE TED CAN GIVE US FEEDBACK ON HOW BLACK PEPPER CAN CURE THIS.

I CINCERELY HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATION CAN HELP SOMEBODY TO GET RID OF THOSE PILES INSTEAD OF GOING FOR A OPERATION.I HAVE SEEN IT.IT DOES WORK.THIS IS NO PRANK.

IF SOMEBODY TRY THIS PLEASE GIVE US FEEDBACK ON THIS MATTER.
REGARDS
DRIES LATEGAN."

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02/05/2010: Tracy from Nashville, Tn. Usa replies: "Ok, I have been suffering long enough to be desperate enough to try this peppercorn remmedy. I had a baby in July of 09, and have been riddled with hemorrhoids and fissures ever since. I have had two surgeries, have tried most of the natural remmedies on this site, have been using prep H, wipes with witch hazel, prescription hydocortizone suppositories, hot sitz baths, apple cider vinnegar both on the hemorrhoids themselves and taking internally, nothing is working. I even shoved a raw clove of garlic up there as my homeopathic remedy book suggested. NOTHING is helping. I am in so much agony every day that I am suffering from depression, not enjoying my life and my baby as I should be, and am feeling like giving up. I cry every day. I eat tons of fiberous foods, drink tons of water, take fiber pills daily, don't strain on the toilet, do not have hard stools, go once a day like clock work. I am starting to worry that I am dying, have cancer or something is really wrong with me. For about half the day after I have a BM, I am in such pain. Not only does it hurt around my anus, but my butt cheeks are sore and numb, the mussles around my vagina hurt, my groin, the backs of my legs are throbbing and numb, and feel almost cold. Do other ppl with bad hemorrhoids have this also??? Well anyways, I just swallowed three black whole peppercorns with a huge glass of water. I am praying that this is some sort of miracle cure and not a joke. I guess I will let you all know, but if there is anyone out there with some advice for me I would love to hear it. I really just can"t live like this any more.... Please Help!!!!"
02/05/2010: Bessie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "HI Tracy - Sorry to hear about the problems you've been having with hemorrhoids. Have you tried taking 500 mg of Rutin a day? You can get it from a health food store. A pharmacist recommended it to my husband and, fortunately, it worked quickly (less than a week). Good luck!"
02/05/2010: Cc from Tarzana, California, Usa replies: "Tracy... so sorry you are in such agony. I also tried everything, although mine was not as severe as what you are experiencing, but what 'cured' my Hemorrhoids was to spray my privates (front and back) each time I used the bathroom, keeping the area clean. I carried a small spray bottle in my purse filled with 3% Hydrogen Peroxide. It's been 3 years since I began this protocol, now I just spray after shower and bed-time. I suspected that perfumed soaps and chemicals aggravated this condition. Hope this helps."
02/08/2010: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Tracy, Sorry to hear you're suffering so much and not enjoying your life. I had a lot of trouble with this too when I had my babies. What really helped finally was acupuncture. Hemmoroids have to do with the chi energy. You can get treated and the hemmoroids will rise back up into the body. I really hope you can look into this. The acupuncture can also treat your depression. Chinese medicine can really help you, I am certain. Peace, Lisa"

EC: Yahoo, Lisa's back! Glad to hear from you!!

Deirdre

02/09/2010: Tracy from Nashville, Tn, Usa replies: "Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for your comments. I am writing an update on this seemingly silly peppercorn remmedy. Well, I am a bit bewildered as to how, but I can say that I think it is actually working! Lol. I still have the hemorrhoids, but they seem to be shrinking, and I am in at least 75% less pain. I've been swallowing 4 black peppercorns morning and night on an empty stomach. Spiritually I feel absolutely wonderful. I am generally a very happy person, and each day I would wake up happy and eager to start my day off with my new baby, and then after I had a bowell movement everything would just go down hill. The throbbing would start, the pain would be unbearable and my spirit would sink and so would begin a day of misery. It is amazing how pain can affect one's spiritual well being. Well, it has been about a week of trying this, and I can say that I have not cried once. As I said, they are still there, but remarkably smaller and less painful. My day doesn't seem to be affected at all right now. This remmedy is definately not a prank as there really hasn't been any adverse affect as in burning or irritation caused by the peppercorns. I am going to continue this regemine, and see what happens. Part of me is so skeptical about how this could possibly work that I keep thinking maybe it is something else that is helping, but I'm really not doing anything else for them or anything different that could explain it. Anyways, as long as things stay on a positive path of improvement I am happy. But if this really works, I really want to help others who are suffering so I will continue to report on my progress. And when I say that I have had an incredibly bad case of hemorrhoids, I mean BAD!!! So if this can work for me, I know it can deffinately help others. Thanks for your support everyone. I'll keep y'all posted! Happy to be happy again, and really hoping it stays this way! :-)"
03/24/2010: Roxanne from Saskatchewan, Canada replies: "Hi Tracy. Thank ou for posting your story. Itis like you were telling my story. I have been suffering now for about 5 months. I too, have thought and wondered if somehing else is going on with me...cancer, am I dying, etc? These hemorrhoids are destroying my life in every sense. I am going to start the peppercorns tonight. I am afraid to even hope. All of the research on the internet has so many people with this or that, which has worked for them...but NONE of it for me. It's been a rough ride, and I DESPERATELY want off. I would love to know if you are cured now. I am hopeful with this."
[YEA]  03/26/2010: Tinkerbell773 from Austin, Texas, Us replies: "OMG!!!!!! It works!! I had horrible hemmroids and they wouldn't go away! I thought that peppercorn sounded stupid, but I tried everything else and it did nothing. I started taking peppercorns yesterday. I took like 5 in the morning on an empty stomach as said to and repeated the dosage that night a few hours after I ate so my tummy would be fairly empty. By last night I already noticed a difference, and this morning they're like 80% gone!!! Yay!!!! I researched pepper till late last and found it to be an amazing food. It's a super antioxident food, high anti inflamitory, anti pain, helps reduce Colin cancer, and much more!!!!! You gotta read about it and you wl see why it works. Who would of thought that this marvalous seasoning could be so beneficial to our bodies."
[YEA]  02/02/2011: Betty L. from Lead Hill, Ar replies: "This is regarding Tracy's symptoms. I too have had much trouble & comes & goes. Some of my worst symptoms sound similar.

But this I learned after years and doctors. I was finally told I had Crohns & Colitis. I began to research & found this is an inflammatory bowel condition. It began to click. At that time I was having a horrible time. It seems I can not have a movement without extreme difficulty despite what I do or take. Even with enemas it is a strain many times. No, I do not take medications for it. I could never figure out why it was such a struggle, despite herbs, fiber, diet, etc.

So, I realized that I was indeed severely inflamed in the rectal region, at that time, actually practically swollen shut! Of course I had to strain! Of course my hems were flared! And they were being strangled and squeezed continually. I have previously had a procedure for them.

Researching what I could do naturally for them, I found an all fruit regimen would reduce symptoms. In 3 days I could tell the swelling was down. Life became much easier! I continued for 3 weeks, blending lots of smoothies. Of course my candida loved it too, but I got relief. Grains, and sugar are definite no no's for me. It is a straight and narrow path for my diet, any deviation, will usually bring symptoms back. But when you can see a pronounced result, you are much more inclined to stick with it.

If someone had identified the culprit sooner, I could have been spared much suffering. Diet is crucial when you have Crohns or colitis.

Hope someone else may find this useful!"
06/06/2013: Dries from Cape Town, Western Cape replies: "Hi Tracey! I would like to know whether the black peppercorns healed your hemorrhoids completely... People thought that it was a joke when I posted it on this site... I gave this info on the peppercorns to a couple of people ever since I posted it here and all of them were cured within a couple of days....

Regards, Dries"

09/04/2013: One Who Needs Help from Cape Town, South Africa replies: "Hi Dries... Would black peppercorns help excessive skin folds on the anus... It's not skin tags or haemorroids.... Just a fold or flap of extra skin that's so embarrassing.... I have one large extra fold of skin and now a little one started.... Like a tiny dog ear of extra skin.. I am so embarrased to show my bottom because of this... And my dr won't consider surgery.. I am desperate... It's debilitating and affecting my relationship ...."

Blackstrap Molasses

03/08/2012: Deb from Mt. Pleasant, S.c.: "My husband began using blackstrap molasses about 3 weeks ago after reading that it would shrink Hemorrhoids. He was skeptical but faithfully took his full tablespoon, one in the morning and one at night (plain, right off the spoon! ) I asked him how it was going after the second week and he told me, "great! " He said that the hemorrhoids were really going away and that he was going to continue taking it because it was better than having the "rubber band surgery" (which we have both had! )

I decided to join him and also began taking one tablespoon in the morning and one in the evening as well. After only 4 days I can report that my hemorrhoids have shrunken so much that I feel that I have had surgery again - unbelievable! We are both true believers of this product and will continue to take the usual dose until the Hemorrhoids are gone, then we may go to only one tablespoon each morning. Another benefit, it has helped keep us "regular" - a nice benefit for people in their 60's who lead very busy lives! We have even recommended it to our daughters who have recently had babies and are suffering from Hemorrhoids - they have both begun taking the blackstrap molasses, too. We used the unsulphured, no reason other than that is what we found at the grocery store.

If there are other benefits, I'll report on that as we realize them. I have my annual physical coming up and I am curious at what some of my test results will show.

Thank you for this wonderful site!"

Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris

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[YEA]  07/14/2012: Vanya from Las Vegas, Nevada: "This unique herb helped my husband to get rid of his inflamed and bleeding (on and off) hemorrhoids after 26 years of suffering. I bought him 3 bottles of it because they told us he needs to take it for 3 months with a week break in between. Well, he never even got to the second bottle, his hemorrhoids diminished after taking the herb for about two weeks, but he took the capsules for one month. It has been about two months after he stopped taking it, he still cannot believe they are gone, they are not coming back even after he has constipation or ate a spicy meal. Make yourself a favor, do not buy the most expensive product out there, they are not any better, just buy the cheapest one with the yellow label, I am not affiliated with any websites or anything like that, I am just a happy woman for my husband and want to share our success with other sufferers. The one I bought costs about $7 a bottle, and it worked wonders. I will not stop recommending this herb and spreading the word.

And one more benefit, better erections and sex! Just don't overdo it, because there is a warning for people with enlarged prostates and pregnant women! Do your research first and try it for yourself, you will be glad you did! God Bless this website!"

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05/24/2013: Nick from Detroit, Mi replies: "Thank you, Vanya. How many capsules he took per day?"

Calc. Fluor. Cell Salts

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[YEA]  11/01/2013: Nonni from Usa: "After trying several different home remedies for an external hemorrhoid, I decided to try the homeopathic remedy, Calc. Fluor. in the 6 x potency. I read that you should take 4 doses a day as well as apply it topically. I dissolved about 3 or 4 of the tablets in water and put some on a cotton ball. I squeezed out any excess water and placed the cotton ball on the hemorrhoid. I did this every night leaving the cotton ball on until morning. I never did take the Calc. Fluor. internally, but after 12 nights of applying it topically the hemorrhoid had shrunk and was healed. I kept the mixture in the refrigerator and made a fresh batch every 4 or 5 days."

Castor Oil

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Castor Oil Cure for Hemorrhoids

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Castor Oil
  • Toilet Paper

As a variation on the castor oil pack, take a square of toilet paper and soak it in castor oil. Apply the soaked paper on the hemorrhoids and leave this in place until your next trip to the bathroom. Relief is often immediate, but you can reapply if needed.

[YEA]  06/04/2011: Xpi from Milwaukee, Wisconsin: "My hemorrhoids flared up when I went on a diet and didn't introduce myself to a high-fiber diet slowly; my digestive system also seemed to have major issues especially with high fiber yogurt, which sent me to the bathroom frequently with burning diarrhea. I stopped eating the yogurt and the burning stopped, but the hemorrhoids persist.

I, like most others, have tried many things to control the pain and bleeding of hemorrhoids, with little success. OTC, sitz baths... none of it was giving me much, if any, relief.

After reading through all the posts on this site, I decided to first try apple cider vinegar; both externally and taking orally. Sadly, it has not helped me.

I then decided to try a Castor Oil pack last night. This morning I had the most comfortable BM I've had in a couple of months. I started getting a little throbbing from sitting a couple hours later; did another pack and felt relief in a matter of minutes. I'm not cured yet, but so far Castor Oil has helped me where nothing else I'd tried to date has."

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[YEA]  06/06/2011: Xpi from Milwaukee, Wisconsin replies: "Update: Three days and four castor oil packs later I am so much better!"

[YEA]  04/05/2011: Laura from Sparks, Nv: "Fast Hemmorrhoid cure

When I had babies it really brought on the hemmorrhoids. I tried creams, pads, espom salt soaks, sitting on pillows. I had to suffer 'til it went away. Nothing helped. Years later I was using the Edgar Cayce castor oil felt pad method on my abdomen for another issue and on a whim decided to try it on my hemmorrhoids. It worked! Gone in 20 minutes. This is what I do now when I occaisonally get hemmorrhoids. The ticket is not to get them in the first place... But childbirth.... Fiber dosen't fix that! Ha Ha

Treatment: Tear one sheet of toilet paper off the roll. Fold it in half and then half again into a small square.

Open the bottle of caster oil and set on a stable surface. Unfold the toilet paper to half open. Hold the paper on the top of the open bottle and hold them together and tip the bottle on to the paper so you can carefully pour about 1/4 tsp on to the paper. (be careful not to get on your clothes or carpet as it can stain)

Apply the paper directly to the hemmorrhoid, between your bums. Pull up your pants and go about your business.

The next time you sit on the toilet the paper should fall out in to the toilet, or take it out yourself. If the hemmorrhoid is not gone with the first treatment, repeat until it is. I have had results as fast as twenty minutes!

My 83 year young mother recently had a hip replacement. After a few days she told me she had hemmorrhoids. I said I have a treatment for that, why didn't you tell me? I did the above and handed her the paper that she applied to the hemmorrhoid while laying in bed. Her next trip to the toilet she said it was all gone! The next day I asked her if she needed another treatment and she said it never came back and she was so surprised.

I wish I had this when I had my babies. I know this will help a lot of people.

Laura"

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12/23/2012: Hollie from Honolulu, Hawaii replies: "Laura, thank you so very much for your information and time to write this! I have had two boys which are my pride and joy but for two precious gifts along comes hemmoroids, for me that is, and now that they are 18 and 20 yrs old strangely enough they are starting to enlarge and multiply with know constipation or straining whatsoever. I have been in pain and itching like crazy! Thank God for Earth Clinic and for people like you Laura! I will try it today and I will let you know if the castor oil and toilet paper work. Much Aloha from The Lewis Family!"

[YEA]  06/02/2009: Jon from Singapore: "I had severe piles (internal) & haemorrhoids (external). Visit to doctor who gave some creams & advised surgery if the haemorrhoids didnt shrink. Read about castor oil and tried it as last resort as I didn't fancy the idea of surgery. A friend of mine who had piles surgery discovered he couldnt control his bowels well sometime after surgery.

Anyway, what i did was to coat the rear area, especially the inflamed tissues with castor oil twice a day after visiting the bathroom. Amazingly, after a couple of days, the area went back to normal and I did not have to go back to the doctor.

I will try castor oil for other various problems that I read about on earthclinic. Castor oil rocks!"

[YEA]  02/04/2008: Gabi from TORONTO, CANADA: "Use Castor Oil to cure hemorrhoid. Make small CASTOR OIL PACK. You can use even cotton ball saturated with Castor Oil. Lie down and apply it to the hemorrhoid. You can walk with it if you have to. It brings very fast relive and swollen hemorrhoid shrinks fast."

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[YEA]  03/07/2012: Em from San Francisco, Ca replies: "For the last few years I believe I have hemorrhoids (some swelling) and constant itching. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) was a short-term relief but , the itching and irritation that would follow would soon come back. I've tried different oils and other solutions.. Coconut, olive, hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel, calendula creams... There would be some relief and not for long. So, I finally decided to try multiple remedies.. For the last couple of days I've taken 500 mg of rutin which seems like a lot and may not continue since it seems to make me feel a bit queasy, plus 5 black whole peppercorns twice a day. I've also been applying castor oil two or three times a day and have felt a marked improvement.

I think castor oil is making a huge difference. The swelling and itching has almost entirely subsided and I feel I'm on the verge of a complete recovery. I'm so grateful to have access to this site and appreciate finding natural and least invasive treatments for many conditions that may otherwise be chronic. Thank you Earthclinic and all contributors!"

09/30/2012: Johanna from Dallas, Texas replies: "My hemorroids have flared up in the past and gone down with no special treatment. However not this time... They flared with a vegence and the pain with sitting, standing, walking was unbearable. I tried externally applying apple cider vinegar but that made them worse as well as causing bleeding and the pain was NOT alleviated. ( I wish it would have worked... Sigh). Anyway I read thru the hemorroid remedies here on Earth Clinic as I did not want to go the surgery route that my sister did. She was in ALOT of pain afterward and is still having some problems. Anyway I noted a couple people here on the site had relief from castor oil. I happened to have a bottle of castor oil on the shelf and thus decided to give it a try. Well it is working... my pain level has considerably decreased.

What I did was to use Hexane Free and Paraben Free Cold pressed and cold processed castor oil and exfoliating cotton round cotton pads (yep the cheap ones you find in the make up aisle). I placed several drops of castor oil on the pad and then placed the pad against those hemorrohoids. I left the pad in place and went about my day. Every time I had to use the bathroom I replaced the pad. I also sleep with a pad in place. I feel so much better!!

I also have been taking sitz baths with only warm water three times a day. I sit in the sitz bath 20 minutes each time."

Cayenne

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[YEA]  08/23/2013: Glea from Indiana: "I just started drinking cayenne pepper in tomato juice and am noticing my hemmoroids/skin tags are shrinking! I read on a cayenne pepper website that it helps with this condition and it seems to be true! :) There are many other benefits to cayenne pepper as well, some are here on Earth Clinic. I have 3 moles on my face that I would love to have removed. Wondering if the dental floss, string tied around a skin tag method, would be an option? I think I will try this..."


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