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Cure Hemorrhoids: Home Remedies That Work!

Last Modified on Mar 03, 2015

Cayenne   6  0   

Posted by Sarah (Overland Park, Ks) on 04/08/2011

[YEA]  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!

Replied by Alicia
Tallahassee, Florida
How do you make cayenne pepper tea?
Replied by Kitty
Seattle, Wash
[YEA]   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.

Posted by Evangeline (San Jose, Ca) on 12/16/2010



Replied by Maria
Silver Spring, Usa
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.
Replied by Special01
Indianapolis, In, Usa
Rutin also works well for hemorroids.

Posted by Richard (Winston Salem, North Carolina) on 06/23/2008

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Mario (Davao City, Philippines) on 03/25/2008

[YEA]  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   1  0   

Posted by Helper (Somewhere Soft, Ca) on 11/11/2012

[YEA]  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.

Good luck!

Chinese Herbs   1  0   

Posted by Mary (Austin, Tx) on 09/15/2012

[YEA]  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   9  0   

Posted by Banjara (India) on 08/03/2014

[YEA]  Hi, I can vouch for the coconut oil for relieving the pain and swelling of hemorrhoids. What I did was take a small cotton ball and generously dip it in coconut oil. Then I placed it you know where and in two days the swelling has gone down dramatically and the pain too. I haven't had any blood in these two days. I did this at night while sleeping. I also did once in the day and wore a sanitary pad to help from staining cushions / clothes. One could wear their PJs as against a pad and rest. This works!!! And so do apples. Say no to white flour/sweets and alcohol till one is healed. :)

Posted by Simmy (Toronto, On, Ca) on 04/08/2012

[YEA]  Just wanted to share my experience and hopefully someone will use it the same way I used the info posted here when I was in need. I got a very bad external hemorrhoid on March 23 , due to one day of constipation. One time only! BTW, will never eat white dry Chinese rice ever again! Anyway, I got scared when I saw it there, like a bean size and very... Outside! So, I started the research and after I filtered the remedies I tried the AVC local first. It didn't work for me, it actually got a bit more swollen and red and itchy. I gave up the AVC used external but I did take internal one tbsp every morning and every evening in a full glass of warm water. Then I did the following: small cotton balls wet with witch hazel, put in the freezer, used one local after every bowel movement. After that applied the coconut oil ( sometime dried my "area" with the hair dryer ( don't laugh).

I used Coconut oil suppositories every night: I rolled coconut oil in the wrapping plastic foil, put in the freezer- just give them the form of a normal suppository, a bit thinner to ends. It worked very well, I could swear by it! Every evening I was drinking a full glass of water with a tbsp of flaxseeds. I let the flaxseeds sit in the warm water for 5-10 min just to get them soft and very easy to swallow. Bathsits, warm water ( I did hot water at the beginning, the hemorrhoid didn't like it). I also started using Proctosedyl cream ( Dr recommended) on March 27. By April 1st my hemorrhoid was gone. I didn't use the cream too much, maybe three days only but the best result I believe I got it from the coconut oil. I hope this helps. Simmy

Replied by Natn
Hi all... Plz try ashwini mudra (yoga exercise).. It helps to some extent... For instructions on how to do ashwini mudra... please do a search on you tube...

Posted by Alfred (Rangsit, Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/04/2011

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


Posted by J.S. (Portland, Oregon) on 06/07/2010

[YEA]  I am curing my hemorroid fissure with virgin coconut oil and turmeric. I make a mixture of 1 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of turmeric. I apply this to the fissure when ever needed (after bathroom, when pain gets to bad). This is the only thing I have used that controls the pain and swelling. I have tried ACV, hydrogen peroxide, Listerine, vics, otc's, cornstarch, ice, mud, sea salt, and baking soda. Nothing worked for longer than 10 minutes. After 4 applications of the coconut oil/turmeric I was able to continue with my house work.

Posted by Rose Fenton (Bournemouth, England) on 02/14/2009

[YEA]  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!

Replied by Susie
Syracuse, NY
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.
Replied by Jennifer
Sunrise, Fl
[YEA]   (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!

Replied by Anna
Austin, Texas
[YEA]   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.

Posted by Maria (Valdosta, GA) on 01/07/2006

[YEA]  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!

Posted by Carol (Baton Rouge, Lousiana)

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Terri (Carlisle, PA)

[YEA]  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!!)

Coconut Oil, Cumin   2  0   

Posted by Dibro828 (Mississippi) on 11/01/2013

[YEA]  Healed the worst case of Hemorroids imagined by Coconut oil and Ground Cumin!

Fast relief. No faith required.

Latex glove with a nice dob of Coconut oil at finger tips..."cover" and I mean cover the Coconut oil with Ground Cumin

(Mccormicks from the grocery store works just fine thank you)

squat and apply the ointment inside and outside of rectum...may be warm a few seconds..but the trade off is NO MORE Itching no more burning.

As the coconut oil instantly sooths the rawness of affected area (all around inside and out) the Ground Cumin gets to work reducing the size of the "Roid" or "Roids" by getting the circulation flowing from the blocked up rectum tissue causing the pain n swelling in the first place.

Repeat this AM and PM or 3x day if possible.

Optional: Try

Magic Milk "Tonic"...

Warning (Do not drink Magic Milk if taking blood thinning medications)

Magic Milk "Tonic"

1-8oz cup of milk (warm is mighty good)

1/4 tsp of Ground Curry ...

1/4 tsp Ground Tumeric

1/4 tsp Ground Ginger Root...

For two and three alarm Hemorroids add

1/4 tsp Ground Cumin to this mix.

Sip and enjoy the healing magic!

Replied by Ed
[YEA]   This worked great - exactly as described.

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