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Cure Hemorrhoids: Home Remedies That Work!

Last Modified on Oct 29, 2014


Coconut Oil   9  0   

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

Alfred

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!

Posted by Susie
Syracuse, NY
04/16/2009
2 Posts
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.
Posted by Jennifer
Sunrise, Fl
06/03/2011
[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!

Posted by Anna
Austin, Texas
08/21/2012
5 Posts
[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!

Posted by Ed
Miami,fl
03/13/2014
[YEA]   This worked great - exactly as described.

Coffee Enemas   1  0   

Posted by The23rdman (Leeds, UK) on 07/19/2009

[YEA]  My naturopathic nutritionist suggested I try coffee enemas for my hemorrhoid as in her school of thought the inflamed hemorrhoid vein is due the the liver dumping excess toxins it cannot cope with into lower circulation. This, along with juicing, has worked wonders for my problem.

Please study very carefully before using coffee enemas though or, preferably, seek the advice of a professional naturopath.

Cooling Hemorrhoid Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Val (Summit) on 01/22/2014

Help! I've got these horrible hemorrhoids that won't heal. Oozy and painful. I do the sitz baths, witch hazel, etc, but here's the thing-- I can't do this at work, and I have to work. I sit at a computer most of the day and ow ow ow. I'm getting a crick in my back from leaning. Is there anything portable and concealable that will cool things down? I have arnica for pain, and it works some, but if I could cool them down I'd bear it better. Thanks for any suggestions. (We have one person who sits near the ladies room who feels the need to comment on how often one visits the rr and for how long, usually during lunch or in the breakroom--no privacy. Also, she's one of those folks who is immune to discipline/firing/etc so there's no sense having the boss speak to her--that would get the boss in trouble).

Posted by Mt
Ottawa, Ontario
01/22/2014
Look for a circular pillow with an empty center. Try to drink at least 2 cups of St. John's Wort tea and take some vitamin C (2x 1000mg) each day.
Posted by Timh
Ky, Usa
01/23/2014
1304 Posts
Val: A Magnetic Pad will help considerably. I sleep w/ one 16"x22" under my bottom every night. I get relief from Colon, Prostate, as well as Kidney inflammation. When you are out of your seat, make sure the M Pad doesn't come close to your computer memory particularly the hard drive as it will destroy the data (all depending on the strength of the magnets).
Posted by Bee
New York
01/23/2014
91 Posts
Hi, what is a magnetic pad? Thank you.
Posted by Mary
Westport, Ct
01/23/2014
I agree with TimH. Keep all magnets away from the computer. I destroyed the hard drive of my laptop by wearing a magnetic bracelet! It moved something in the hardware beneath the keyboard. Nothing was recovered.

Corn Starch   2  0   

Posted by Robert (Wilmington, Delaware) on 12/03/2009

[YEA]  Home remedy hemorroid cream - corn starch; cuts out the burning and itchiness, use about 1 teaspoon

Posted by Life's Surprises
Toronto, On, Ca
03/02/2012
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Sigh - growing older had its perks for a little while [driving, moving out, and so on] until a couple years later, when all those things nobody tells you about suddenly decide to throw you a surprise party all at once. One of the attendees: hems. Now, I'm only 23, fairly active, fairly fit, quite healthy in terms of my diet, but one random day the magic H word sprouted up like an unwanted guest that never knew when to leave.

I have absolutely no idea what I did the first time - after struggling for two weeks trying to figure out what it was, expensive prescription suppositories that took a few days but did, kind of sort of a little bit, seem to make it better. Then it went away.

This time, again a random occurrence, [conveniently coinciding with another monthly visitor .. Yippee?] nothing seemed to work. Not the suppositories. Not ACV, in or externally [though it provided temporary pain relief when applied topically, the first time only]. Hmmm, wait, hadn't I dusted my bottom with a talc-free powder last time? That seemed to help a lot. Okay, tried that again... Not so much. And this time was SO much more painful than the first. I was hobbling around the house! But before giving up, I decided to spoon some cornstarch into some TP, pack it on and leave it there. Ta da... Magic remedy. Okay, granted it doesn't fix the problem. But after a day, it was MUCH smaller. After three days, almost gone. And then back and forth, back and forth, didn't really want to disappear entirely.... but regardless, cornstarch HAS been at least an immediate relief in terms of comfort and being able to go about my day without wincing at every step and muscle contraction, and by wicking away the extra moisture, seems to do a LOT to keep the inflammation down.

Definitely, definitely try this first, and add alllll the other wonderful remedies into your regime too. Needless to say, I am sufficiently EVEN MORE terrified of pregnancy/childbirth [since this x393840 is now inevitable], and uncomfortable with the effect on my love life. I mean... Come on, seriously Mother Nature?

PS, here in Canada, I couldn't find Rutin, so I didn't get a chance to try that out :( any advice on where to find it?

Posted by Life's Surprises
Toronto, On, Ca
03/23/2012
As an update to my previous post: cornstarch DOES seem to be my 'cure' to the dreaded H-word. Any time I've felt it coming on, patting some cornstarch on seems to shrink it within a few hours, and keeping it up gets rid of it entirely in, at most, a few days. It recurred easily for a week or so, then went away and hasn't come back since. I've been patting some cornstarch on preventatively once every day or other day [to keep friction, heat, and moisture down, which seem to be aggravators], and it seems to be working like a charm. Huh.

Posted by Lynne (Dayton, Oh) on 08/19/2009

[YEA]  I have tried every over the counter medication for hemroids. Needless to say none work, some even made them worse. The best thing I have found is to gently spray your behind with a squirt hygiene bottle, dry the area gently but thoroughly, then apply corn starch all around the hemroid. Sometimes I roll a few cotton balls in the corn starch and press right up against the hemroid. I will wear this all day or night. It has never failed to bring me comfort. I hope it works for you.

Dead Sea Mineral Mud   1  0   

Posted by Sjtx (Utopia, Tx) on 04/23/2012

[YEA]  I developed roids after my second child. Mine are not brought on by constipation but from standing all day without rest or working out in a. M. Then doing cardio class in p. M. several days in a row.

Ice used to work if I caught it on day one. This time it didin't faze it & another appeared. I came to this site & tried the ACV which I love for occasional reflux. Nothing, another popped up. I tried the coconut oil as suppository(frozen & molded) as well externally.... Another popped up overnight. I did the peppercorns for 2 days..... Nothing but no adverse reaction. Bought witch hazel & witch hazel wipes.... No relief. Soaked in epsom salt, soaked in ACV... Now have 5 roids. Losing my mind with frustration at this point. Last night husband suggested putting some hydrocortisone 1% cream. Don't like to use pharma products but was desperate. Got 50% relief from the burning but did nothing for the swelling.

Remembered I had a 5 gallon bucket of Dead Sea Mineral Mud. Tightens my face & body & shrinks my pores so thought "why not, nothing else has helped". Well for me, this is working!!!!!! They have begun to shrink within the first hour & my mood has elevated dramatically!!!!! I have on a sanitary pad so my panties aren't muddied, but this is truly amazing.

Hope this helps someone else when you have tried all else.

Got my Dead Sea Mineral Mud 2 years ago on ebay.

Dietary Advice   1  0   

Posted by Janie (Australia)

[YEA]  Absolutely avoid spicy food and chocolate when you have hemorrhoids. They probably caused the hemorrhoids in the first place!

Posted by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
06/05/2008
120 Posts
May I point out that "piles" (hemorrhoids) are not in the liver, but in the rectal area, and that chronic constipation is one of the more common causes of hemorrhoids. The best way to correct constipation is through increasing fiber and fluid intake. Begin increasing your fiber intake by switching to whole grain breads and increasing the dark green leafy vegetables in your foods eaten. When your liver gets clogged or stops producing bile, you'll know that by your stools become more clay colored and you become jaundiced.
Posted by Ken
Santa, CA
06/05/2008
2 Posts
Constipation Remedies: i believe that overdoing 'rich' food like chocolate clogs the liver and this is a cause of piles.
Posted by Susi
Santa Cruz, CA
01/08/2009
Just wanted to comment on a thread about how the liver relates to hemmoroids:

The absence of valves in the portal venous system can be contributory to hemorrhoids. One-third of rectal veins travel to the liver via the portal venous system. Significantly, if pressure in the portal vein rises from liver cirrhosis or parasites, increased blood volume and pressure may dilate rectal veins to the extent that internal and external hemorrhoids are created. It follows from this that any toxicity or impairment of the liver might be contributory to hemorrhoids.

If you find this hard to understand, imagine the venous blood traveling upward through the portal vein to the liver and the veins have no "back-flow" valve. Then imagine blood circulation through the liver is extremely slow or backed-up due to congestion. Guess what? The blood will back-flow to the rectal and anal area again. Spasms of the anal sphincter are said to be a frequent cause of external hemorrhoids because they may shut off the outflow of blood to the rectal veins.

Posted by David
St. Louis, Mo
11/23/2009
Question for Suzi regarding the backpressure from the liver and it's relation to the venous system from the anus.

I've heard/read that red wine is good (no more than 2 glasses per day) for keeping healthy liver function. Any other dietary advice that will improve liver function and therefore prevent the localized blood pressure cause of piles/hemorrhoids?

thank you!

Posted by Erin
Tampa, Fl
07/21/2011
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]   Thanks for the red wine suggestion, I will be happy to try that one out! :-) I have been having good results from taking a cup of strong chamomile tea liberally laced with honey every night. I read that some people had relief from hemorrhoids by eating more honey and also by drinking more chamomile tea, so I figured, why not combine the two? It's been giving me more comfortable morning ablutions. I highly recommend it.

Dietary Changes   3  0   

Posted by Ed (London, Uk) on 06/25/2013

[YEA]  hi, I've had piles about a year ago and didn't think that I'd be able to get rid of the problem. After a couple of weeks of eating vegetables and drinking lots of water, the small pile disappeared but left me an awful skin tag and an anal fissure. Once the fissure healed, which took months, I've had the skin tag surgically removed under general anasthetics. It took about 4 weeks for the swelling to go down. Now I can't even describe how happy I am that this problem is behind me. I didn't think one day, I would be one of these people reporting a fully successful treatment!

However, you still need to make note of a few tips:
1. DRINK lots of water (keeps everything soft)
2. Take FIBER SUPPLEMENTS (makes everything soft)
3. Try not to sit when you have a no 2. SQUAT instead. (there's no more pressure on your piles)

Good Luck.

Posted by Martin (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) on 02/03/2013

[YEA]  Years back I realized one side of my anus was very swollen and bland to the touch. However, it was not painful at all. What I did was to change my diet immediately to eating mixed vegetables and tuna fish three times a day, and plenty of water. Nothing else. In a few days the condition totally disappeared. The only problem is that my anus remained with some small deformation. Consequently this makes it hard to wipe it clean after evacuation. So far I have controlled this to some extend including a fiber powder supplement on every meal. If anyone knows how to cure this remaining problem please email me omniversed at hotmail. Thanks


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