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Hemorrhoid Home Remedies: Effective and Natural Solutions

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Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids, a widespread and often painful condition, occur due to swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. Various factors can contribute to their development, such as straining during bowel movements, constipation, and even parasitic infections. Although medical treatments are available, many individuals have found relief through natural home remedies.

In this article, we delve into some of the most popular and effective home remedies and supplements for alleviating hemorrhoids, including apple cider vinegar, rutin, coconut oil, castor oil, witch hazel, and aloe vera. We will also discuss the potential link between parasitic infections and hemorrhoids and explore how to address the root causes of this condition, such as constipation, diarrhea, and childbirth.

Understanding Hemorrhoids: Types, Symptoms

Hemorrhoids refer to swollen or inflamed veins in the anal area and lower rectum that can cause discomfort, itching, and bleeding during bowel movements. Two types of hemorrhoids exist, namely, internal and external hemorrhoids.

External hemorrhoids develop under the skin around the anus and can bleed during a bowel movement. They can also cause inflammation and severe pain, especially when blood clots form.

Internal hemorrhoids are less noticeable, but straining during bowel movements can irritate them, leading to bleeding or prolapse, which occurs when the hemorrhoid pushes out of the anus, causing pain.

The symptoms of hemorrhoids include painless bleeding during bowel movements, itchiness, irritation or swelling in the anus, formation of a sensitive or painful lump near the anus, and sometimes, anal leakage.

Top Natural Remedies for Hemorrhoids

According to reports from our readers, natural remedies are very effective for treating hemorrhoids. Here are some of the most popular remedies:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an easy, inexpensive, and popular remedy for hemorrhoids. Over 100 readers have reported successful treatment with ACV, either topically or internally. ACV softens stools, making them easier to pass.

Usage: Use ACV topically or internally.

Visit this link for information on ACV treatment from Earth Clinic readers.

2. Rutin

Rutin is an affordable bioflavonoid taken twice a day as a supplement. It is a popular treatment for hemorrhoids.

Usage: Take the rutin supplement twice a day.

Visit this link for more information on rutin treatment from Earth Clinic readers.

3. Black Peppercorns

Black peppercorns are scientifically proven to help with pain and inflammation in hemorrhoids.

Usage: Use black peppercorns topically. Visit this link for more information on black peppercorn treatment from Earth Clinic readers.

4. Castor Oil

Castor oil is a soothing and healing oil that can be used topically for hemorrhoids.

Usage: Use castor oil topically. Visit this link for feedback on the castor oil treatment from Earth Clinic readers.

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another oil with fantastic healing properties. It can help with pain and inflammation, make stools easier to pass, and be used internally and externally for hemorrhoid treatment.

Usage: Use coconut oil topically or internally.

Visit this link for more information on coconut oil treatment.

6. Garlic

A once or twice-daily garlic suppository can help with hemorrhoid treatment.

Usage: Use a garlic suppository once or twice a day.

See this page for more information on garlic treatment from Earth Clinic readers.

7. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is an astringent herb found in over-the-counter cleansing pads for hemorrhoids.

Usage: Use witch hazel topically.

Visit this link for more information on witch hazel treatment.

8. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper, taken in capsules or made into a tea, has been found helpful for hemorrhoids. Cayenne pepper effectively improves circulation, pain reduction, and inflammation relief in hemorrhoids.

Usage: Take cayenne pepper in capsules or as tea. Visit this link for more information on cayenne pepper treatment.

9. Sitz Baths for Hemorrhoids

Sitz baths are a soothing option for hemorrhoid treatment. You can add various natural remedies to your sitz bath to enhance its effects.

Usage: Add chamomile tea, comfrey tea, or 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, or Epsom salt to your sitz bath. Visit this link for more information on sitz bath treatment.

10. Ice Packs

An ice pack is an effective tool for reducing inflammation in hemorrhoids. You can hold an ice pack to the area for up to ten minutes at a time, repeating every few hours until the inflammation subsides.

Usage: Apply an ice pack to the area for up to ten minutes at a time. Visit this page for more information on ice pack treatment.

Vitamin Supplements for Hemorrhoids

In addition to natural remedies and herbs, a few supplements are useful for healing hemorrhoids.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is an affordable and easy supplement that can help with hemorrhoids.

Usage: Take Vitamin B 6 supplement or B-complex supplement. Visit this link for more information on vitamin B6 treatment.


Probiotics are another helpful supplement for hemorrhoids, and they can be found in supplement form or in foods like yogurt or kefir.

Usage: Take probiotic supplements or consume yogurt or kefir daily. Visit this page for more information on probiotic treatment.

Lifestyle Changes

If you're suffering from hemorrhoids, it's possible that your elimination habits are contributing to the problem. One solution gaining popularity is using special stools to elevate your legs while using the toilet. This can improve and complete evacuation, often reducing the occurrence of hemorrhoids.

In addition, incorporating some exercise into your daily routine can be more beneficial than you might think. Sitting for prolonged periods can cause and worsen hemorrhoids. Even taking a 10-minute walk during your lunch break can improve circulation.

Another effective exercise is jumping on a mini-trampoline for 5 minutes a few times daily. This can get your blood flowing and help alleviate hemorrhoid symptoms.

Parasites and Hemorrhoids: The Hidden Connection

Parasites are organisms that survive by living on or within a host organism, often causing harm to the host in the process. While parasites can cause a wide range of health issues, one of the lesser-known problems they can contribute to is hemorrhoids.

Parasites and Hemorrhoids 

Parasites can cause inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to hemorrhoids. The inflammation caused by the parasites irritates the veins in the rectum and anus, causing them to swell and form hemorrhoids. In some cases, the parasites may also directly damage the blood vessels, further contributing to the development of hemorrhoids.

Types of Parasites Associated with Hemorrhoids 

Several parasites have been linked to inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and the development of hemorrhoids. These include:

  1. Giardia lamblia: A microscopic parasite that causes giardiasis, an infection characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and nausea. Giardia can be transmitted through contaminated water or food and is most commonly associated with drinking untreated water from lakes or streams.

  2. Entamoeba histolytica: This parasite causes amoebiasis, which is characterized by diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Entamoeba histolytica is usually transmitted through contaminated food or water, particularly in areas with poor sanitation.

  3. Cryptosporidium: Another microscopic parasite that causes cryptosporidiosis, an infection resulting in watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever. Cryptosporidium is transmitted through contaminated water or food, especially in recreational water sources like swimming pools.

  4. Ascaris lumbricoides: A roundworm that causes ascariasis, a condition characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. The parasite is transmitted through contaminated soil, food, or water, particularly in areas with poor sanitation.

Infection Timeline

The time it takes to get infected with a parasite after consuming contaminated food or drink can vary depending on the specific parasite and the individual's immune system. Here are the general timelines for the parasites mentioned above:

  1. Giardia lamblia: Symptoms usually appear within 1-3 weeks after exposure to the parasite.
  2. Entamoeba histolytica: Symptoms can develop anywhere from a few days to several weeks or even months after exposure.
  3. Cryptosporidium: The incubation period ranges from 2-10 days, with symptoms typically appearing within a week after exposure.
  4. Ascaris lumbricoides: Symptoms typically appear 4-8 weeks after ingestion of the infective eggs.

Parasites can play a significant role in causing inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, leading to hemorrhoids. To minimize the risk of infection, it's essential to practice good hygiene, consume clean water, and thoroughly wash fruits and vegetables. If you suspect you have a parasitic infection or are experiencing symptoms of hemorrhoids, consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Hemorrhoids Caused by Constipation

If your hemorrhoids are caused by constipation, it's important to address this issue to treat your hemorrhoids and improve your overall health effectively.

Try incorporating prune juice, fruits, vegetables, and more water into your diet to alleviate constipation. You can also explore the various remedies listed on our constipation page. It's crucial to maintain a fiber-rich diet.

While you can start using any of the treatments mentioned earlier to alleviate your hemorrhoids, addressing your constipation issue is essential to prevent them from recurring.

Hemorrhoids Caused by Diarrhea

Although it may seem counterintuitive, diarrhea and constipation can cause hemorrhoids due to the additional stress they place on the rectal veins. In cases of diarrhea, the skin tissue in the area may also become inflamed, irritated, or even bleed.

If you're experiencing diarrhea-related hemorrhoids, it's important to avoid using apple cider vinegar as it can cause stinging and discomfort. Instead, try using coconut oil as a soothing alternative. Additionally, visit our diarrhea page to find remedies to address this problem and get it under control.

Hemorrhoids Caused By Too Much Sitting

Hemorrhoids are not uncommon for office workers. Sitting at a desk all day causes continual pressure on the rectum's veins, and the lack of movement slows circulation. Adding cayenne pepper to your meals will help improve your circulation. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator will also boost your daily circulation.

Hemorrhoids Caused by Childbirth

Childbirth is a common cause of hemorrhoids among women. While it typically resolves quickly, the pain can be significant. For some women, childbirth marks the beginning of long-term hemorrhoid pain, but this does not have to be the case.

If you had anesthesia or narcotic pain medication during or after childbirth, you may be at greater risk for hemorrhoids due to the constipation they can cause. To prevent this, drink plenty of fluids and ask a friend to bring you a large salad to the hospital after giving birth.

Comfrey and/or chickweed salve can help heal hemorrhoids and any tissue swelling or tears that occur during childbirth. Comfrey tea can also be used as a sitz bath, which is beneficial for both areas. If comfrey is unavailable, use lavender essential oil in a perineal rinse bottle. This bottle is usually provided by the hospital after childbirth. Add 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil to the bottle with warm water and rinse the area thoroughly after emptying your bladder or bowels.


In summary, various natural remedies can effectively treat and alleviate the symptoms of hemorrhoids. It's crucial to address the condition's root cause and adopt lifestyle changes that promote overall gastrointestinal health. Consult a healthcare professional if you experience severe pain or bleeding, and feel free to share your favorite home remedies for hemorrhoids to help others find relief.

Continue reading below to learn which remedies were the most helpful to Earth Clinic readers, and let us know which ones helped you!

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30 Seconds Or Less

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Posted by KK (Nairobi) on 06/19/2022
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I'm "healed" of my hemorrhoids (the how below).

I've suffered for years, often with recruiting pain. ACV helped me manage my pain: 50/50 acv/water solution on a cotton ball, wedged between my cheeks for around 10 minutes. Plus a repeat 10 minutes of I was still in pain.

Then I read the primary cause of inflamed hemorrhoids is pressure. And sitting on the loo for long is the main cause of that pressure. The recommendations are to take 5 to 10 minutes. I was doing that, occasionally a little longer.

I then found an article that said all mammals, the largest to the smallest, take an average of 12 seconds to poop. Watching my dog poop on walks have me an example of this. When he had more to eliminate, he just did two or more 12 second stops/squats between walking. Never stopped there waiting for the shy ones to come.

This fixed my hemmies instantly and completely. From the first time I pooped like my dog, taking 30 seconds or less on the pot, I have not had any inflammation or pain. Gone completely. After years of suffering!

Try it. Sit, push if you must (don't be scared to push, my dog does. Speed is paramount), as soon as you feel a "break", wipe and get up. If you're a dude, don't pee while sitting, finish pooping, wipe, stand and pee.

That's it. That's what healed me. Three weeks now. Went from daily piles and pain to zero. Try it. 30 seconds or less.

Aloe Vera

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Posted by Lilli (Wa) on 12/02/2017 13 posts
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Score another one for Earth Clinic!! I had a recent bout of hemorrhoids and rectal irritation. I've tried the over the counter products which are rarely effective. Lately, I've been experimenting with making my own suppositories. I used an organic virgin coconut oil (VCO) for the base and added a couple drops of tea tree oil. They worked well as a lubricant. But it wasn't until I read the posts about aloe vera that I got fantastic results.

To make the suppositories just melt about two tablespoons of the VCO in a small bowl, sprinkle two or three drops of tea tree oil, and add about a teaspoon of pure aloe vera. Mix then place the bowl in the refrigerator. When the oil begins to harden, scoop a small amount onto a section of plastic wrap and roll it into a small log shape and twist the ends to close. Place the "logs" in the refrigerator to harden. Whenever you need one, use a half or whole section and insert one before bedtime. They are soothing and cooling. I have never had such immediate results. Be persistent...this ailment takes a while to completely heal.

One suggestion: because the suppositories are oil based, wear protective panty liners.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Sara (Cairo) on 02/21/2017
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I felt I need to share my experience it will benefit all ppl suffering from hemorrhoids but you need to follow it accurately and keep doing it for at least one week and you will see the miracle results.

Bring Aloe Vera plant, slice it from the middle and scratch the jelly part then add to this jelly mixture any type of hemorrhoids cream then put the mixture in a plastic pay or small cones in the freezer.

Take a small piece every day and put it on the hemorrhoids and you will see the miracle happening as it combines the benefits of the aleo Vera which have healing benefits and the cream then finally ice which helps in reducing the inflammation.

Replied by Lmiller
(Powder Springs, Ga)
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I have to second you on this! For me, I cut an actual small chunk of the gel of the leaf (after being chilled in the fridge) and placed it in like a suppository...IMMEDIATE RELIEF! And then the next day, one more time...and I was healed. It was a woah moment for sure to be healed so swiftly. Oh, I've also used organic virgin coconut oil is before. Takes a bit longer, but reduces the inflammation immediately and the horrible burning! Great natural remedies let me tell you!!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Steph (Denver, Colorado) on 03/04/2015
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Wow, I now understand the term "pain in the rear"! I had developed a severe thrombosed hemorrhoid 2 years ago. I did pop after awhile and then the year of oozing happened and pain and swelling went down (I would say down 70% on both aspects). Now on year 2 and the fill up of the hemorrhoid happened again. The pain came back, twice as bad. I started buying everything hemorrhoid related again, that I didn't try the 1st time. After a month of irritation and nothing to seem to work on them, I decided to try ACV. At 1st I felt it worked, with just a few moments of sting and then gone. After 3-4 days of this, the stinging started when I applied it and then got worse, so I stopped after a week of pain. I then tried hemorrhoid ointments again. Wow, the pain they brought on was too unbearable. Surgery is not an option, as I know 2 people who had multiple surgery for the same thing and both cases, came back again, so both people told me not to do it, unless you literally can not walk or sit (at all). I do take Rutin (2weeks now, but no help). Yesterday I read about aloe and thought, right, just like everything else, its a gimmick. I felt, why not try, what can it hurt (lol - after irritating it with everything else, specially prep-h), so I went to healthfood store and bought 99%pure aloe gel and 100% safe drinking aloe. I got home and rubbed the gel on the hemorrhoid for the 1st time. I filled the bathtub up, just in case I need a quick rinse to get it off. As I sat and wait for the burn of the century, I wait and wait and wait. Still no burn, actually some relief. I was sitting with amazement. I am now on day two. The pain is 80% gone when I apply. I am waiting to see if aloe helps shrink it. I rub aloe all over the area daily and drink 2 oz of the drink twice a day. If it goes down or improves greatly, I will be amazed. I live in Co and wondered if the cold winter didn't help and made it flare up again. So far I am amazed with what aloe has done. Anything on the market that says hemrroid relief, is a gimmick. Only Witch Hazel and sitz bath, give temp. relief. I do not want temp. relief, I want pure relief. If surgery would work, with no recurrence, then I would take the painful recovery and do it, but that is not the case of most who get it done.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Crew Chief (Silsbee, Texas) on 09/25/2012
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Thought I had stomach ulcer. Knawing terrible pain. First I stopped drinking coffee and any caffeine for about a week which was difficult but helped a lot. At the same time I took aloe vera gel caps, garlic caps, fish oil caps, gse, and occasionally very small pieces of fresh garlic clove swallowed whole with meals morning and evening. I ate Campbells chicken noodle, and vegetable soups, rasin bran with very little milk, eggs, and plenty of power aide and water. Followed this for about two weeks and now feel normal. Started feeling some relief within a few days. Now I can drink a cup of coffee(not too strong and with milk added) with my wife in the morning. I was dealing with hemroids at the same time and they have cleared up also. One thing I found to really help hemroids is 100% aloe vera clear jel from Wal Mart and applied to toilet paper for a final clense after b movements. Have a good day!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Naturalrx (Pasadena, Ca) on 05/20/2011
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Hello All, I am so grateful I found this site. I was getting desperate to find a remedy that worked in the hope of avoiding a doctor's visit. Well, I tried a little bit of this and a little bit of that as suggested on this site and here's what worked for me. After about a week of bleeding 'roids, I tried the sitz bath, the ACV which helped to calm things externally, but there was still the issue of internal roids with bleeding so I decided to experiment with the aloe vera suggestion and take it a step further. In addition to drinking the Aloe Vera juice, I also filleted a small piece, sprinkled a little cayenne pepper (known to stop bleeding) on it and chilled it. Because the piece of Aloe is so small and also soft it was not very easy to insert bc of the sore tissue. I inserted as best I could and then used a homeopathic suppository to help insert it further. Yes, it was hella' hot, but hardly as painful as the roids. The next morning... Less blood and swelling; so, I tried another application (although this is best used before bedtime in case it's too hot for you, you can wash away some of the hotness because you're still at home! )... The following day... No blood and the swelling was gone. that was over a week ago and no problem yet.

Aloe Vera
Posted by Faithinhealing (Forest Park, Ohio, Usa) on 02/27/2010
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My ex-husband used aloe vera gel to cure his hemorrhoid. He was really sick and didn't have health insurance. I looked up a cure on the net and had aloe and gave him the gel which he inserted. He said the next day the pain was gone and he had been in pain for almost a week! Within a few days the hemorrhoid was gone!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Steve (Emmett, Idaho)
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As an office worker I have suffered from the occasional bout of hemorrhoids. I read in one of my herb books that aloe gel was a good remedy. I like natural remedies so I tried it and it immediately helped relieve the pain and the hemorrhoid healed within a week. It works every time. Apply liberally twice each day. Wash your hands before and after application to avoid infection. What are you waiting for, give it a try, it works! Hemorrhoids can be prevented by improving digestion. Apple Cider Vinegar to the rescue.

Anti-Candida Diet

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Posted by Hmmm444 (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 09/05/2010
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I know everyone out there isn't going to like this, but hemorrhoids are symptoms of CANDIDA overgrowth. That's the reason that cleansing the area with apple cider vinegar is often effective - it balances the pH because although it's an acid, it has an alkalizing effect. Drinking apple cider vinegar also helps to alkalize your blood, but you need to eat other alkalizing foods too (and minimize acid forming foods) to experience true alkalization. So, another effective remedy that will not burn the way apple cider vinegar does, is one that also works for women's yeast infections. It was given to me by a conventional doctor and I modified it. The doctor told me that filling a capsule (which you can purchase at a pharmacy or at a health food store) with BORIC ACID and then inserting the capsule into the vagina will balance the pH and stop yeast infections. He said to do it every day that a yeast infection is present, and then once a week afterwards. Tou can buy boric acid at a pharmacy without a prescription. It's a powder. Since I have done this many years ago, I haven't experienced a single yeast infection (touch wood) and I've stopped using the capsules. Later on, I discovered that mixing the boric acid in coconut oil can be used for treating yeast AND hemorrhoids (mix it into a paste and store it in a small glass jar - I use extra virgin, organic coconut oil). The hemorrhoids you are experiencing are really just a kind of yeast infection in your anus. So, if you have hemorrhoids, you need to first look at your diet. Eliminate the easier forms of sugar - stop eating white flour and processed foods - spelt is a DELICIOUS substitute for white flour, and increase your intake of vegetables, particularly fresh. They will add bulk to push food quickly through your system. Drink lots of water, cut out pop and sugary drinks, and add a bit of fresh lemon to your water. Lemon juice will help to alkalize your system too. For fiber, grind a couple of tablespoons of flax seeds in a coffee grinder (I have one dedicated just for flax seeds) and mix with water. You can add a tiny amount of psyllium for bulk, but make sure it's organic, because psyllium is very highly sprayed with pesticides. Take a good probiotic, such as Garden of Life, FAITHFULLY, to repopulate the good flora in your system. Consider doing a gentle cleanse - one where you work up to only green vegetable juices and water for a few days (along with ground flax seeds for fiber). Also, take a good magnesium supplement to soften and regulate your stools. You will know when you are taking enough magnesium when you go number two several times a day but it's not liquid. Prune juice is an excellent addition too. A great magnesium supplement is Calm by Peter Gillingham. Please let me know how this works for you!

Replied by Apileofproblem
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I want to add onto what Hmmm444 had discovered: Candida overgrowth is a major cause of hemorrhoid. That was an important finding. To check whether you have candida overgrowth in your body, look at your tongue in the morning. If it has a thick white coating and looks bloated that is a sign.

In TCM, that's traditionally a sign of internal dampness that is the cause of many diseases. It is said that the drying function of the body, called the "Spleen" is failing. Dampness is fertile ground for yeast to overgrow causing flatulence, inflammation and even bleeding. The latter are the body's attempts to rid of the fermentation that these bad bacteria produce. The dampness and candida overgrowth in the intestine also disrupt the normal functions of the bowels resulting in constipation. That's my theory after experiencing hemorrhoid for many years and now tackling it the right way.

Hmmm444 has offered valuable suggestions like cutting down on sugar, white wheat flour (SCD diet forbids it completely as it is the major cause of IBD/IBS), processed and acidic foods.

I want to add an important remedy: GARLIC. (Unless you are allergic to it, you should try it. As for allergy, I wonder if it is the effect of garlic working and perhaps one should go slow and build up the dosage slowly. )

I think garlic is not an ordinary herb but a living force in itself. It produces Allicin only when cut or crushed. Allicin is anti-bacterial and works even on bacteria resistant to the doctor's antibiotics. Garlic also has other numerous ingredients good for the body. This has been well researched by experts over the years.

Garlic kill off candia and dries up the dampness in the intestines. Peel 2 cloves of garlic and chop it into fine pieces. Leave it in the open for 15 minutes to allow the Allicin that destroy bad bacteria to be produced. After 15 minutes consume it and here's the TRICK on how to do it without problem. You see, even though I know for many years that garlic is very good for the body, I deprived myself of raw garlic because I found it quite impossible to eat it by drinking it with liquid because of its very pungent taste.

Now I am able to do so by SWALLOWING the chopped garlic with liquid. I usually take some food like a glass of unsweetened soya milk first; then I wash down the chopped garlic in several gulps. That was easy, my tongue did not get burnt by it. Eat 2 cloves this way, two to three times daily. Next morning when you check your tongue, the white coating would be not be there; that's a good sign. Your hemorrhoid inflammation would be improved and any bleeding due to water retention in that area would be remedied. One doctor even recommended inserting a garlic clove into the rectum at night. I hesitated to do that for a long time but when I tried the method, I found to my surprise there was indeed no or very little irritation.

To end, I think hemorrhoid, IBD, IBS are basically symptoms of the same problem - water retention and overgrowth of bad bacteria - but at different stages of development. I am also a sufferer of IBS for many years and when I use garlic and non-acidic and no-wheat diet, my problem improved. Especially with garlic the improvement has been dramatic.

Replied by Apileofproblem

Further to my post dated 06/15/2011 above, here's more information which hopefully will be helpful for other sufferers.

I think hemorrhoid is a symptom of a more systemic problem - bad intestinal bacteria that putrefies, unload its wastes or toxins, thus causing inflammation and its attendant problems. These disorders are known to us as IBS and IBD.

So, I am going to write this post with a wider scope in mind namely how I treated my IBS & IBD.

There is a news report months back saying that there is now a suspicion in conventional medicine that serious diseases may be caused by bad bacteria in the intestines. I think this is on the right track. The only problem is that even if they finally confirm that bad bacteria are the root culprits, conventional medicine will continue to resort to man-made antibiotics instead of natural ones to kill bad bacteria.

Anyway my own experience in using raw garlic 3 times daily over the last 3 months is that the colon discomfort/pain I used to suffer for more than 30 years is completely gone. Serious.

Months previous to that, I had tried a strict wheat and sugar free diet recommended by SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet). That did help but I felt that it was a case of depriving the bad bacteria of food they feed on, thus weakening them. However the diet did not finish them off effectively. The moment I took some bread for example, the symptoms came back the next day.

After 3 months on raw garlic, now I found that I no longer have problem eating bread, sugar and those foods - even at night - that I was once so sensitive to. This is quite a marvel to say the least.

In the past, I also tried high doses of expensive probiotics but gave up after several months because they were too weak to deal with the bad bacteria. Yet garlic a cheap kitchen spice completely turned my life around. You just have to take it religiously several times daily for a few months. It is known that garlic not only kills off the bad bacteria - Candida, E Coli, even MRSA - but also promotes the good bacteria. There are numerous reports on that over the Internet.

Another wonder herb that I have found to help intestinal inflammation (hemorrhoid included) is WHITE OAK BARK.

Take white oak bark capsules with garlic daily for a few month and you may see your IBS & IBD (hemorrhoids included) go into remission, even for long-standing cases.

It may come as a surprise that the great efficacy of these 2 herbs - raw garlic & white oak bark - for intestinal complaints were strongly recommended in the book "Secrets of the Chinese Herbalists" by Richard Lucas written more than 30 years ago!

However it took me a long time to undersrtand I need to use the correct regimen, that is consuming them on a daily basis in regular dosages for a few months to see dramatic results for chronic cases like mine.

So if you are running out of options, why not give yourself a try with these 2 herbs for 2 to 3 months. If you are successful please come back and let others know.

Replied by Sp
(Gc, Ci)

Hi, How much raw garlic did you consume daily? Did you take a break, say without garlic for 1 or 2 days of the week? Thanks.

Replied by Apileofproblem

I take anything from 2 to 4 cloves of fresh garlic 2 to 3 times daily. For easy consumption, chop them into tiny bits and then gulp them down with water. Try not to sip the garlic slowly because as you know it very pungent. Remember also to take some food before that so that your stomach can take the pungency.

I did not take a break from daily garlic consumption for over 2 months. I have not experienced any problem with it. Some people may have allergy to garlic like getting diarrhea. However as I pointed in my first post, this could be a temporary reaction, so if one go slow taking a little bit and build up the dosage over time, the reaction might go off. Just a suggestion for those allergic to garlic.


If someone can't eat garlic would taking garlic supplements also work?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayenne Drink

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Posted by Steve (Indiana) on 11/08/2017
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This worked for me. Eliminated my hemorrhoid symptoms completely.

I read this article in July and the first of Nov all my symptoms have abated.

Twice a day, I mix .75 tablespoon ACV, .5 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper and .75 tablespoon filtered honey in 10 to 12 oz of cold water. I do not sip this drink, a couple of chugs would be more approximate description. The honey helps the taste but it doesn't mix easily in the water.

I worked up to .5 teaspoons of Cayenne pepper over a couple of weeks. Expect some discomfort a burning sensation. The burning sensation passes within a couple of minutes and then faster each day. As I grew more accustomed and increasing the dose I was surprised that the burning moved from my stomach, to my ear canals, to the back of my throat. At some point the discomfort lessened to me not noticing other than, hey no burning.

In addition to my symptoms disappearing completely, the occasional bout of late night heartburn also stopped.

I never applied any thing directly to my affected areas once I started drinking this mixture.

I had tried dozens of different approaches over the years, none came close to this.


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Posted by The Haitian (New York, New York USA) on 02/05/2009
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Avocado seed for Hemorrhoids: grate an avocado seed. pour in some filtered water. strain. add some honey for taste and drink throughout the day and your hemorrhoids 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.

Replied by Lisa

How many days did you drink the avocado seed water? And how long do you let it sit before straining it? Thanks

Avoid Blood Thinners

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Posted by Wuweizi (New York) on 07/27/2016
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Hemorrhoid prevention/cure by avoiding blood thinners/clot preventers (NSAID, fish oil):

I am a 39 y.o. male, 5'11" 160lb, fit and active. Half Asian and very lactose intolerant, I got my first hemorrhoid a couple months ago. It followed tarry stools and toilet straining I attribute to cheap feta cheese that probably had lactose, and also NSAID I took for headache. I believe the toilet strain + NSAID blood thinning caused it. Healed in a week.

Second hemorrhoid occurred a couple months later, with no poor stools, lactose irritation, or other changes I know except for taking 2 capsules of fish oil (each "1200mg fish oil, 360mg total Omega 3 fatty acids DHA EPA") with lunch daily, chewed with food. After five days of this I woke up with what seems to be relapse of the first hemorrhoid. Just woke up with it, didn't even pass stool that morning yet! The fish oil has a warning if one has bleeding problems. This alerted me to the fact that fish oil thins blood and inhibits clotting and blood vessel constriction, and I suspect it causing the spontaneous relapse. I discontinued it and it healed in a week again.

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Posted by Christina (Vancouver, BC)
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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!


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Posted by Anonymous :) (United States) on 01/16/2022
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Buy a portable bidet bottle. Keeps from irritating them with paper. Wish I had known this earlier in life.

Posted by David (San Diego, CA) on 03/06/2015
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To get relief from Hemorrhoids you need to reduce the straining and the easiest way to do that is to shoot some water up the pipes to get things lose and moving and the best way to do that is with a Hand Bidet Sprayer. Primarily used for superior hygiene it can also be used to spray inside like a mini-power enema and get clean inside and out. Fast, convenient and efficient.