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
12/23/2012: Hollie from Honolulu, Hawaii: "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..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||58 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||7 YEAS|
|Castor Oil||6 YEAS|
|Witch Hazel||5 YEAS|
|Aloe Vera||5 YEAS|
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] 06/02/2009: 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."Replies
[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."
[YEA] 04/08/2011: Sarah from Overland Park, Ks: "I have been in excrutiating pain for five days due to several prolapsed thrombosed hemorrhoids (gotta love childbirth). Last night it got so bad that I couldn't sit, lay, stand, sleep, etc. -- despite heavy pain meds, sitz baths, Prep H, etc. (If it had been any other illness, I would have had my husband take me to the emergency room, but I was too embarassed. ) In desperation, I Googled "hemorrhoid home remedies" and came upon this website. I saw how many people swear that cayenne pepper tea cures hemorrhoids, so I thought what the heck, I'll try it.
I went to the kitchen and made myself a cup of cayenne pepper tea at around 3 am. I was worried that it would upset my stomach, but it didn't. The only thing I noticed was that it sort of burned my throat on the way down, but it wasn't anything painful. When I woke up this morning, I noticed my hemorroids weren't quite as painful but thought that it could just be a coincidence. Nevertheless, I drank another cup of cayenne pepper tea this morning. This afternoon, I drank another glass. Guess what? It's 10:15 pm and my hemorrhoids are completely GONE in less than 24 hours! I've never believed in homeopathic/herbal remedies before, but I am definitely now a convert. I don't know how or why, but the cayenne pepper worked. Try this before pursuing surgery!"Replies
04/09/2011: Alicia from Tallahassee, Florida replies: "How do you make cayenne pepper tea?"
[YEA] 08/08/2012: Kitty from Seattle, Wash replies: "I had just finished a course of antibiotics which I really hate taking, and I had taken probiotics 2-3 a day but I was told you should triple it. Anyhow I had the worse case of hemorrhoid afterwards, first time for me. I put some cayenne mixed with virgin coconut oil and put it on it are of the hemorrhoids it really burned for awhile then felt fine."
[YEA] 12/16/2010: Evangeline from San Jose, Ca: "CAYENNE FOR HEMORRHOIDS
I BOUGHT A BOOK ABOUT THE COCONUT CURES, IT TELLS IN THE BOOK THAT COCONUT OIL AND CAYENNE POWDER MIX EQUAL PARTS TO MAKE A POULTICE. AND APPLY TO THE AFFECTED AREA FOLLOWED A COAT OF COCONUT OIL SEVERAL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO SPEED HEALING IT STOP ITCHING AND IT TRULY WORKS. THEN TAKE 100 MG OF GRAPE SEED EXTRACT AND A CAPSULE OF CAYENNE PEPPER WITH EACH MEAL TILL THE HEMORRHOIDS REGRESS. I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT CAYENNE PEPPER CAPSULE THOUGHT IT COMES ONLY IN POWDER SO I WENT ONLINE AND FOUND OUT ABOUT THE HEALING CURES OF CAYENNE, MY HEMORRHOIDS WAS SO SEVERE THAT I WAS ALMOST MAKE AN APPT WITH MY DOCTOR BUT SCARED OF SURGERY, I AM HEALED NO IBS OR ITCHY BUTT SYNDROME, IT WORKS AND I BELIEVED CAYENNE, I AM TAKING A CAPSULE OF CAYENNE AFTER BREAKFAST MEAL EVERYDAY I FEEL GOOD."Replies
12/16/2010: Maria from Silver Spring, Usa replies: "I read that hemorrhoids show up when your liver is unable to process all the toxins, as it is overloaded by them. To help your liver take milk thisle capsules of 250 mgs with each meal, and take one capsule of Alpha Lipoid acid every day. When the liver is OK the hemorrhoids will be gone. It took me about a month, but it worked."
12/16/2010: Special01 from Indianapolis, In, Usa replies: "Rutin also works well for hemorroids."
[YEA] 06/23/2008: Richard from Winston Salem, North Carolina: "cayenne pepper rememdies: cayenne pepper foot baths will completely cure bad feet, although if you continue to work on hard floors the cure might need to be repeated every so often. also, cayenne pepper does wonders on hemorrhoids when mixed with an otc ointment (not vaseline). go very light on this one and be ready to wash it off yourself if you cant stand the burning. i've also tried cayenne pepper in a vaseline salve that i made on the cookstove that completely cured the bursitis in my shoulder."
[YEA] 03/25/2008: Mario from Davao City, Philippines: "Hemorrhoids or piles is something genetic in our family. My paternal grandmother had it, my father, my uncles and aunts, all then of them, had it. In family reunions, hemorrhoids was an intimate, humorous conversation piece among them. Years later, eight of us brothers and sisters would have it too. Two of my brothers underwent painful operations to remove their hemorrhoids. I thought, soon I'd be going through the same ordeal too as I was already bleeding everytime I do my morning rituals. That's when I read about cayenne pepper. I took 3 capsules with meals everyday for three months in 2002. Miracle of miracles, my hemorrhoids disappeared...vanished without a trace. For five years now. I only stopped taking it when I was diagnosed for hyperthyroid. After getting into this website, I think I'll go back to taking cayenne pepper again especially because I am hypertensive and has a high cholesterol nowadays. Will get in touch again after a few weeks. Thanks for a very helpful and inspiring forum like this."
Cayenne, Ginger, Turmeric
[YEA] 11/11/2012: Helper from Somewhere Soft, Ca: "I was trying so many things to cure myself topically, until I finally got wise and tried this. All of the internet hemorrhoid cures being sold out there have ginger and cayenne. I decided to try making my own.
Mix equal parts ginger and cayenne, and then throw in a dash of turmeric. Fill large gel caps you can get a a health store or online.
I take two pills in the morning, and two at night. You can take one with lunch too.
Make sure to drink a glass or two of water when you take them. This prevents burning your stomach and also drinking lots of water helps soften your stool, not to mention it makes everything in your body work better.
I try to cook with ginger and turmeric whenever possible. I'm not so good with spicy, but if I was, I would cook with cayenne too.
The swelling of the hemorrhoids should start to go away as soon as a day, as long as a week. I think it took two days for me to feel results. I've been taking them a month and I'm completely pain free for weeks now. I can use dry toilet paper (though I never recomend it) and I couldn't even touch myself down there last month without intense pain. I also take magnesium to help keep stool soft since fiber and water weren't cutting it.
This mix also helps with other vascular issues like varicose veins, and joint inflamation.
[YEA] 09/15/2012: Mary from Austin, Tx: "I feel so grateful for this site!!! I had a strange bad hemmorhoid issue that came on during a very stressful time at age 44. Never before had I ever had such a problem, and it was scary when I found that conventional medicine is all about nasty surgery.
Reading here, I learned about ACV applications, and started doing them and received immediate comfort and a small reduction in swelling. But after 2 weeks of not much change, I chatted with a friend and she raved about a Chinese herbal pill formula with a western name of "Fargolin". I went to a chinese pharmacy in my town and they had several brands - all for only $4-$5 a bottle.
Well, amazingly, after just a couple of doses, the hemorrhoid responded beautifully. My friend said, "yeah, that's normal - just a few days is all it takes. " I asked if I should finish the bottle anyway and she said no, just save it in case you ever need it again. 2 years on, and still hemorrhoid-free!"
Coconut Oil Cure for Hemorrhoids
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Coconut Oil
Apply coconut oil directly to hemorrhoids like a lotion and reapply whenever convenient to quickly soothe the itching and pain. The hemorrhoids themselves should vanish within several days.
06/04/2011: Alfred from Rangsit, Bangkok, Thailand: "Hemmoroids.. Jennifer your a Genius.. to make Suppository out of coconut oil.. Thats fantastic. Thank you very, very muchSome that I have used over the Years.. Alo Vera... Take small piece, take thorns off the sides peel one end and insert and leave.. heals quickly
Garlic.. take clove.. Completely peel.. Insert.. works fast also
Healthy worth more than money
[YEA] 02/14/2009: Rose Fenton from Bournemouth, England: "After suffering from haemorrhoids and inflammation with severe itching, also anal fissure, I can recommend virgin coconut oil for it all! Tried various medicinal products and nothing seemed to help, and was in desperation, being disabled, so put the VCO to the test, and within just 3 days, everything was 50% much better. Do try it!"Replies
04/16/2009: Susie from Syracuse, NY replies: "In response to Rose, can you be more specific in your coconut oil application? Was it just external or external and internal as well. Thanking you in advance."
[YEA] 06/03/2011: Jennifer from Sunrise, Fl replies: "(I apologize in advance for the TMI). Have to add a big YES to the coconut oil remedy. I was on opiate painkillers for 2 weeks following wisdom teeth removal. I became severely constipated and was barely passing any stool, then, to make matters worse, yesterday I developed a painful hemmorhoid which made it impossible to pass any stool! I went to the store and bought Preparation H and Tucks suppositories but they provided little to no relief. I was still experiencing swelling and burning and my constipation was so bad that I couldn't do anything except for lie in bed motionless or lay in a fetal position. I really thought I would have to go to a hospital. Desperate, I tried to think of some other remedies I could try. I always keep a jar of coconut oil (make sure to use a brand that is organic, unrefined, and closest to its natural state) around, so I decided to make my own DIY coconut oil suppositories. Here is what I did:
1) Find a wrapper to use as the mold for your suppository. This can be an old suppository wrapper or, in a pinch, you can use tin foil.
2) Use coconut oil in its solidified state. If your coconut oil is too warm and it has liquified, pop it in the refrigerator or freezer until it has solidified. It will be easier to mold that way.
3) Spoon some coconut oil into the suppository mold. Don't worry about it being perfect the first time, the goal is to just fill the suppository mold. NO DOUBLE DIPPING into the coconut oil tin, use a clean spoon, especially if there is any possibility that the spoon has come into contact with any feces.
4) Pop your suppository into the refrigerator or freezer for at least a few minutes so that the coconut oil solidifies further.
5) Take the coconut oil suppository out, use your clean fingers to remold the coconut oil into a "bullet" shape (it doesn't have to be perfect), and put back in the refrigerator or freezer for at least a few minutes more. The cool temperature is especially soothing, so keep it in longer if you want it to be colder.
6) When you are ready to insert the suppository, take the coconut oil out of the fridge or freezer. Try not to touch it until the very moment when you are ready to insert it, because it melts very quickly once it touches your hands or body. Insert the suppository quickly into the rectum.
Aaaaah, instant relief!!! The cooling, lubricating, anti-inflammatory nature of the coconut oil goes to work almost instantly. Every hour, I alternated these cooling coconut oil suppositories with warm baths with epsom salt. Within 3-4 hours of alternating the suppositories and baths, I was able to administer a mineral oil enema and pass a bowel movement comfortably without too much pain and with absolutely no bleeding. I will continue to use these suppositories until the hemmorhoid is completely healed and will try the ACV remedy tomorrow. This is a great alternative to chemical-laden, ineffective suppositories and I hope it helps someone else who is suffering from this painful and debilitating condition!! (P. S. There is a natural suppository on the market made from coconut and vitamin E oil that can be found in major health food stores in the U. S. - can't list the name because EC probably won't let me, I haven't tried it but I'm sure it could be helpful. It's from one of the biggest natural fish oil/vitamin E oil manufactorers). Good luck everyone!"
[YEA] 08/21/2012: Anna from Austin, Texas replies: "Great tip, I filled a tube (with the VCO) used as a pilar for cake decorating and froze it then popped it out and cut it into several pieces and wrapped them in saran wrap and put them in the freezer for later use. I was looking for one of those fat drinking straws but didn't have any, that way I could just cut off a piece as I needed it. Works great."
[YEA] 01/07/2006: Maria from Valdosta, GA: "After having a baby, I had horrible hemorrhoids. Certain underwear was out of the question, but it usually took me a day to figure that out! After one episode that left me in pain every time I sat down, I found this web-site and chose the coconut oil remedy. I added an extra step--first, I clean the area with a cotton ball soaked in Witch Hazel. Generous amounts of coconut oil followed, and I did this about 3 times a day--basically every morning/night and after each bathroom trip. After 3 days the pain was completely gone, and after a week and a half I can no longer see visible outer hemorrhoids. I continue the treatment everyday, just not as often, and I'm hoping to wear that sexy outfit for Valentine's! Thank you so much for the advice!"
[YEA] Carol from Baton Rouge, Lousiana: "When I was bleeding going to the bathroom it was bright red. I spoke with my Dr. and he told me bright red means there are hemorrhoids inside the rectum and the fesses is hard and scratching. If it were cancer the blood would be dark or brownish red. I read that coconut oil was great for hemorrhoids so I used it and guess what I have had no problems in over a year. Remember no double dipping."
[YEA] Terri from Carlisle, PA: "I am a nurse's aide and I have used coconut oil on some of my patients hemorrhoids, some so large the patient could not sit down without pain. After using for about 6 months the hemorrhoids have completely gone. Applied externally 2x's a day or after each bowel movement and bath. For sanitary reasons, each person had their own separate bottle for their rectum area only. (no double dipping!!)"