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Top Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Bioflavonoids, B Complex

Posted by Bob (California) on 04/01/2018
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For hemorrhoids, take 1000 mgs of bioflavonoids 2 a day. If capsules, open them up and pour contents down the throat. (much better results) Wash down with juice.

Take activated B complex.

Avoid Arginine, which is high in some nuts like walnuts and pecans, and chocolate.

Replied by Hoppimike
Canterbury, Kent, England
21 posts
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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 so far things seem to be going very well!

November 13, 2020 Update

In the end... I think it was the rutin doing it but after a while it stopped being effective and I eventually started using ACV which is working even better and has not stopped being effective in years. I mix it with water and guar gum to make a gel. I made a post about that too :)

Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Dave (East Aurora, Ny) on 10/11/2014
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Molasses capsules work almost immediately to reduce and get rid of hemorrhoids. One capsule twice a day to start and then one a day once you are back to normal.

Posted by Deb (Mt. Pleasant, S.c.) on 03/08/2012
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My husband began using blackstrap molasses about 3 weeks ago after reading that it would shrink Hemorrhoids. He was skeptical but faithfully took his full tablespoon, one in the morning and one at night (plain, right off the spoon! ) I asked him how it was going after the second week and he told me, "great! " He said that the hemorrhoids were really going away and that he was going to continue taking it because it was better than having the "rubber band surgery" (which we have both had! )

I decided to join him and also began taking one tablespoon in the morning and one in the evening as well. After only 4 days I can report that my hemorrhoids have shrunken so much that I feel that I have had surgery again - unbelievable! We are both true believers of this product and will continue to take the usual dose until the Hemorrhoids are gone, then we may go to only one tablespoon each morning. Another benefit, it has helped keep us "regular" - a nice benefit for people in their 60's who lead very busy lives! We have even recommended it to our daughters who have recently had babies and are suffering from Hemorrhoids - they have both begun taking the blackstrap molasses, too. We used the unsulphured, no reason other than that is what we found at the grocery store.

If there are other benefits, I'll report on that as we realize them. I have my annual physical coming up and I am curious at what some of my test results will show.

Thank you for this wonderful site!

Replied by Ken B

Wow, this is a new one to me. I know that Black Strap Molasses is full of nutrients, so I am not surprised it has helped you, I'm off to have some now.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Posted by Grizzelda (Cleveland, Ohio) on 12/12/2011
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I have had hemmorhoids for 30 years and was resigned to living with them until I saw that many people had good luck with unsulphered organic blackstrap molasses. I started with 1 Tablespoon twice a day and within a week they were GONE! I now take this dose 3 times a week and that seems to keep them at bay. I don't always enjoy the flavor of the molasses but if I hold my nose and swallow a lot of water immediately after taking it, it is not too bad. I'm willing to do whatever I have to in order to not have them recur. Hope this helps someone out there!

Camphor in Belly Button

Posted by Anne (Texas) on 08/18/2019
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Once every several months, I experience hemorrhoids. I don't really know why as nothing changes in my diet or exercise. Usually the problem goes away in a few days. But the last time, I had more than one hemorrhoid appear and they did not go away quickly. I tried the castor oil remedy, and it was soothing, but did not resolve the problem. Then I read a comment on mercola.com, in which the person quoted Dr. Donald Carrow (now deceased, but a holistic MD).

Per Dr. Carrow, put camphor oil into the naval and the hemorrhoids would go away.

I didn't have straight camphor oil, so used metholatum rub which has the camphor. After one or two applications of the salve into my navel, I was back to normal! The hemorrhoids were gone. I don't know how it worked, but it did, so I wanted to pass it on for others who might like to try it.

Replied by Rochelle
United States

Gonna try the camphor oil..thanks!!


Posted by Suzanne (South Fl) on 08/22/2018
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I am pregnant and had gotten hemmoroids, tried everything otc . After 12 hours of no relief, I ended up in the ER. After some pricey prescription, I finally got relief but a few days later they were back and bigger than ever :(

I looked on earth clinic and tried the cayenne pepper tea... right before bed. I woke up at 3 am and the newest addition was gone!! Better relief than the medication and worked much faster!! I highly recommend.

Posted by Brad (Miami, Florida) on 08/24/2017
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(This is going to be a little graphic)

I had hemorrhoids for about two years. Sometimes they shrunk, sometimes they grew, but they were always there.

I initially tried the cotton ball apple cider vinegar technique for a couple days, and that helped a lot on the first day. They shrunk tremendously, but I still could feel the bigger ones when I stuck my finger up there. They were smaller than they were, but still bulging and very present. I did the apple cider technique twice a day for three days, but saw no real improvement past the first day, and ended up giving up on it. Hurt like crazy but gave no real results.

As a last ditch effort I ordered some 500mg cayenne tablets, which I read were also helpful for hems. I started taking one tablet every morning for the past 5 days, and haven't really examined the inside of my rectum since- I guess I kind of expected the cayenne not to work and was just taking it for the loads of other benefits. Today in the shower I decided to check again, not expecting it to be much better, but man was I pleasantly surprised.

I used to feel the same few hems which felt like internal skin tags, one that was about 50% bigger and longer than the others. This time I could find none of them. I really got in there because I couldn't believe they were gone, and all I could feel was a sort of scab-like texture where the hemorrhoids used to be. I assume they are truly scabs of some sort that are still continuing to heal the affected area. I am going to continue taking the cayenne pepper tablets, and hopefully I'll have a completely smooth passageway soon.

I would highly suggest trying cayenne pepper, I ordered mine off Amazon. Go with a kosher brand. Maybe try the apple cider vinegar initially too, as I cannot discount the fact that it did shrink them the first time and perhaps continued to work over time.

Posted by Glea (Indiana) on 08/23/2013
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I just started drinking cayenne pepper in tomato juice and am noticing my hemmoroids/skin tags are shrinking! I read on a cayenne pepper website that it helps with this condition and it seems to be true! :) There are many other benefits to cayenne pepper as well, some are here on Earth Clinic.

Posted by Kitty (Seattle, Wash) on 08/08/2012
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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 Sally (Vancouver Bc, Canada) on 04/25/2011
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Anyone suffering from hemorrhoids will find relief by drinking cayenne pepper in warm water. If you GOOGLE the healing benefits of cayenne, you will see this is brilliant at healing this issue. Try 1/3 a TEAspoon in a cup of warm water, add lemon for flavor if you like. Let your mouth feel the heat as it activates salivary glands to aid in digestion. Drink twice a day.

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

Posted by Evangeline (San Jose, Ca) on 12/16/2010
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Cayenne for hemorrhoids.

I bought a book about the coconut cures, it tells in the book that coconut oil and cayenne powder mix equal parts to make a poultice. And apply to the affected area followed a coat of coconut oil several times throughout the day to speed healing it stop itching and it truly works. Then take 100 mg of grape seed extract and a capsule of cayenne pepper with each meal till the hemorrhoids regress. I didnt know about cayenne pepper capsule thought it comes only in powder so I went online and found out about the healing cures of cayenne, my hemorrhoids was so severe that i was almost make an appt with my doctor but scared of surgery, i am healed no ibs or itchy butt syndrome, it works and i believed cayenne, i am taking a capsule of cayenne after breakfast meal everyday i feel good.

Posted by Richard (Winston Salem, North Carolina) on 06/23/2008
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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 can't 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.

Replied by Sam
Nyc, Ny

WARNING! Be very careful applying cayenne pepper to hemorrhoid directly. Just do it for external ones. I tried it for an internal one once and my rectum became heavily inflamed, very painful for a long period and I urinated blood. And to make things worse, it caused my hemorrhoid to become prolapsed!

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

Coconut Oil, Cumin

Posted by Dibro828 (Mississippi) on 11/01/2013
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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
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This worked great - exactly as described.