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Cure Hemorrhoids with Home Remedies That Work

Last Modified on Feb 05, 2016

1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Sally (Saint James City, Fl-florida) on 02/20/2013

[YEA]  I had 2 large hemoroids. I inserted garlic at bedtime the first night and didn't notice any improvement. The second night I soaked a cotton ball in ACV and kept that applied to the area while sleeping. It relieved the itching but didn't reduce the size. The third day I tried Arnica Gel. Its a gel I had purchased after facial surgery to reduce pain, swelling and bruising. I have been applying that externally 3 times a day for the last 2 days, one hemoroid is completely gone and the other is almost gone. The active ingredient in the gel is 7% Arnica Montana. There is also an Arnica Montana supplement I took for my facial surgery to reduce swelling and bruising. I havent tried that for hemoroids, just mentioning it since its available in more forms than just topical.

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Posted by The Haitian (New York, New York USA) on 02/05/2009

[YEA]  avocado seed for Hemorroids: crate an avocado seed. pour in some filered water. strain add some honey for taste and drink throughout the day and your hemorroids are gone. It worked for me. I learned this from somebody who had to wait for surgery while his surgeon was recuperating from an illness. By the time his surgeon return there was no need to go under the knife. People from Haiti should know about this.

EC: Sorry, a little confused by your instructions! Do you mean remove the pit from an avocado and add water to the inside of the avocado?

Replied by Jonathan
New York, USA
Hi, it seems to me that the Haitian meant to write "grate". If you read it like that it makes more sense
Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
535 Posts
Question for the Haitian from New York: Does it matter whether it is a Haas avacoda or the much larger green one that has a much bigger seed, or do they both work equally well?
Replied by Sarah
Northern, NJ
Please be more detailed in your answer regarding avocado seed. Should I grate the seed (how? after it dries) and then mix it in with water. Please give exact recipe. It would be really appreciated. Thanks

Baby Powder  
2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Philip (Dearing, GA) on 06/28/2009

[YEA]  My great uncle was in the USA Navy years ago and said they would have them use Baby Powder for hemmorhoids. He told this to my father who has been a truck driver for 45 years. My father has had his share of hemmorhoids and swears this works in relieving and ridding them. It will help if you have a friend or a spouse to assist you with this. Wash and dry the area and spread buttocks apart and fill anus with baby powder. The powder actually draws the hemmorhoids back up. Reapply as often as needed, some are completely gone the next day, but some may take a few days. I believe the baby powder used had corn starch in it. My dad always used the ____ baby powder.

EC: Unfortunately, baby powder (talcum powder) has been linked to cause cervical cancer in women.

"Talc is closely related to the potent carcinogen asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs of cancer victims. For the last 30 years, scientists have closely scrutinized talc particles and found dangerous similarities to asbestos."

Replied by Fifi
Auckland, New Zealand
EC How does talc affect you if ingested into the stomach? For years I was on a medication and when I got sick I tried to find out about this med and I discovered it had talc, carbon black, Titanium Dioxide and some other things. How can taking talc in this way affect you?

Baby Wipes  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Helen (St louis, MO)

[YEA]  Clean the area with baby wipes to get rid of irritation and if hemorrhoids are really bad stand up to go #2 until they get better. Also eat one orange a day until gone.

Bacon Grease  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Christina (Vancouver, BC)

[YEA]  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  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Justin (Shanghai) on 10/06/2006

[YEA]  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.

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Posted by John (Montevideo, Uruguay) on 06/23/2012

[YEA]  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  
3 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Justtryingtohelp (Singapore) on 02/23/2013

[YEA]  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."


"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.

Replied by Ed2010
Oakville, Canada
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? Thanks
Replied by Justtryingtohelp
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  
22 User Reviews | 8 YEA

Posted by Toni (Oregon) on 02/03/2016

[YEA]  I have had what have been called "historical" hemorrhoids (yes, by a nurse after having babies). I have bled for almost 8 years. I have been weeks away from bleeding to death this year. Last month, I was pouring blood. I was told my only option was that brutal surgery (invented in the 1920's) and because my problem was SO bad, I'd be debilitated for about 4 weeks with the real possibility of having to use a catheter for a few weeks and possible additional surgery of stenosis of the anal opening. I stumbled upon this site and WOW! I tried the peppercorns. I had nothing to lose. Within 24 hours the bleeding was about 3/4 less (they figure I was losing 1/8 of a cup every time. In about a week I actually had bowel movements without blood. I canceled the surgery. Now, three weeks later, I have more non-blood bowel movements than with (and if there is, it's like 1tsp). Pain after bowel movements is practically nill.

Last week, I also added Fragelin, a chinese herb and Collinsonia Root, a supplement, that are said to strengthen the colon wall. THANK YOU....Oh, and my husband has shared my buns with the neighbors...well, the information about them. In one family, the 40-something year old son, father and grandfather all have this problem. They used the peppercorns and they said they are also having great results.

Posted by May (Orange, AU) on 04/15/2015

[YEA]  After 4 months of bleeding internal hemorrhoids - and trying most of the suggestions on this site - I decided to try the black peppercorns - my goodness - in 3 days, bleeding has stopped and what an improvement - still not completely gone - but - wow this is amazing!

Replied by Dries
Free State
Hi May

I posted the remedy about the black peppercorns originally...I would like to know if it cured your problem completely...strange that the doctors don't tell us about this stuff...peppercorns very cheap to buy...

Posted by Absolute (Virginia, US) on 05/17/2014

[YEA]  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

Posted by Chickee (Annonymous) on 07/14/2013

[YEA]  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.

Posted by Mrsc (Middletown, Usa) on 11/20/2012

[YEA]  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!

Replied by C. Brown
Were you nursing when you took the peppercorn? I've bought them but thought twice, I don't want it to adversely effect my breastmilk.
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Tennessee, Usa
Peppercorns should not cause a problem with breastfeeding.

For your hemorrhoids, you can also try a salve, externally, that contains comfrey. If it has chickweek in it, that is a bonus!

Also, keeping yourself regular will help them to heal more quickly and not return. Add some blackstrap molasses to your diet (1 T. once or twice a day) and that may help, and will give you extra nutrients for nursing. Also make sure you drink a lot of water or herbal tea.

Have a great day and enjoy your baby! :)

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Tinkerbell773 (Austin, Texas, Us) on 03/26/2010

[YEA]  OMG!!!!!! It works!! I had horrible hemmroids and they wouldn't go away! I thought that peppercorn remedy 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.

Replied by Hoppimike
Canterbury, Kent, England
[YEA]   I'm currently taking 5 black peppercorns every morning and night (I try to take them on an empty stomach but don't worry too much) and 500mg of rutin three times a day (ideally with food but again I don't worry about that much). I also am taking a normal multivitamin and mineral, zinc and vitamin C (1000mg slow release a day).

So far the pain is reduced to pretty much nil, blood is pretty much nil, and they seem to have shrunk very significantly. I predict they'll be gone in 1-2 weeks and it only took about 1 week (if that) to get to this point. I was very concerned and scared and in a lot of discomfort so I am ecstatic that it's working so well :)

Oh, I also ensure plenty of fibre and water, of course. I think it's the rutin and/or peppercorns that are doing it but the vitamin C might be helping too. Best of luck - I would be surprised if someone who copied my approach did not get success because for me it's been night and day! If I am somehow mistaken and it worsens again or something I'll post again to update, but I think that's highly unlikely!


[YEA]   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.

Replied by Tracy
Nashville, Tn. Usa
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!!!!
Replied by Bessie
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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!
Replied by Cc
Tarzana, California, Usa
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.
Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
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
Replied by Tracy
Nashville, Tn, Usa
[YEA]   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! :-)
Replied by Roxanne
Saskatchewan, Canada
Hi Tracy. Thank ou for posting your story. It is 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.
Replied by Betty L.
Lead Hill, Ar
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!
Replied by Dries
Cape Town, Western Cape
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

Replied by One Who Needs Help
Cape Town, South Africa
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 ....
Replied by Bashir
Kano, Nigeria
Pls am in Nigeria. Where can someone get black pepper corn? Am really troubled. Tnx
Replied by Prioris
Fl, US
In the US, they sell it in super markets or food store. Did you check your local food stores in spice section?
Replied by Anon
How about just trying regular black pepper.