Natural Remedies

Top Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Essential Oils

Posted by Jennandluca (Los Angeles, Ca, United States) on 04/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Hi There, I wanted to add to the Hemorrhoids section. I have been applying Tea Tree Oil to my hemorrhoid, and it instantly cools and relieves the pain. I'm not sure if it actually helps to shrink the rhoid, but for pain control, I highly recommend.

I had learned about using Tea Tree Oil to help control and heal pain on a boil I had, so I thought it couldn't hurt to try it on my hemorrhoid.

Hope this helps someone else. thanks, jenn

Posted by Big Tuna (Park Ridge, Illinois, Usa) on 06/29/2010
4 out of 5 stars

I really enjoy EC & have used many of the remedies it contains. A few weeks ago I had a rare bout of constipation. When I finally did have a movement, it felt like I was passing broken glass. It took considerable effort (and tears) , but I was finally successful.

The problem is that now I have a bleeding hemorrhoid since that day. I am starting my 4th week of trying almost all of the remedies on this site for this ailment with no success or relief. It has gotten so bad the past 3 days that I can't sleep. Even OTC pain relievers have no effect on the pain. I have taken B6 & Rutin for 2 weeks; no effect. Last night, 6/28/10 I became desperate & took my bottle of tea tree oil & applied several drops to my finger tip & gently messaged it into the hemorrhoid & surrounding area. At first I felt nothing. In about 3 minutes I felt a warming sensation & possibly a little less pain.

I began watching TV & about ten minutes later I realized that I was actually sitting on the couch & I didn't have any pain. I was able to sleep from midnight to 10am this morning. When I arose from bed, no pain. About an hour later I had another BM. I wish I could say it was pain free, but it was NOT! This time I only had a slight trace of Blood. After I cleaned up I reapplied the tea tree oil & had to wait about 10 minutes & the pain subsided. In fact I went out & cut the grass! As I am writing this I am sitting on a regular chair without the dough nut!

I don't know if the tea tree oil will cure my hemorrhoid or not, but it made it much more bearable & I was able to sleep. Tea tree oil is a fantastic product that I have used for years on cuts & scrapes, hot spots on my dogs etc. It is fungicidal, antiseptic & a germicide. It can be purchased from almost any drug store, vitamin/health food store & many on-line vitamin sites. I got mine from swansonvitamins.com.

I know your pain my brothers & sisters.

Big Tuna

Posted by T. in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, USA) on 09/18/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I am trying Preparation H mixed with 3 drops Lavender oil and 2 drops Eucalyptus oil. It tingles but it helps disinfect and heal skin tissue. I also have been using suppositories. I have been using Lavender oil for the last ten years on scrapes, pimples and small cuts. Amazingly my skin doesn't scar when I use it for 3 times a day for 5 or 6 days!

BTW, ACV with garlic diluted in water is an excellent way to clear out bacteria and viruses in the colon as an enema. You will need to replace good bacteria with probiotic yogurt or friendly flora supplements.

Posted by Kim (Hagerstown, Maryland) on 05/31/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I started asking about hemorrhoid remedies while pregnant with my fifth child. During the previous pregnancy (and especially after deliver) I had horrible, painful hemorrhoids.

A friend suggested the following:
1 small (2oz.) tube of KY jelly, squeezed into another container - mix in 5 drops of cypress essential oil and 15 drops of geranium cypress oil and mix very well. Apply liberally as needed.

I'll say that it does "tingle" but I wouldn't go so far as to say it burns. It provides almost instant relief and my hemorrhoids have remained very mild this time around!

Oh - one other thing that did work great for me was straight ICE PACKS - nothing else. But not as convenient as the essential oil mixture!


Posted by Sharrieff (Atlanta, Ga) on 05/23/2010
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As of this posting I am 64 and have been a employing natural healing remedies for 40 years. I had my first juicer and water distiller back in 1971. For over 25 years I have been a vegetarian and workout regularly (3-6 days a week). However, over the last 10 months I have been experiencing hemorrhoid challenges. For about 4 months the pain threshold at times was at a 10 on a 1-10 scale. I tried nearly every "natural" remedy recommended on this and other sites. Nothing provided the relief that "rebounding" (small trampoline excerciser) has provided. After two days of rebounding for 30 minutes each day I noticed a significant reduction in the swelling. After a week I was practically back to normal; free of pain and with much more energy. Check the internet for the many benefits that rebounding offers. It is said to basically "knit" your body back to normal at the cellular level!


Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Great results! I have advised rebounding here in my case for the eyes but it is true that it is a great exercise for all kinds of problems, even to keep young! I am guilty of not doing it enough even now my husband gave me a very good one on my birthday last year (I used to have a cheap one but this one is a completely different experience!). Anyway, even with a cheap one you can achieve great results. Tell me something, do you do any special kind of exercises or do you just jump? I do some exercises with music, I have two great DVD's and it is a lot of fun.

Replied by Cat

That's interesting because I'm pretty sure that rebounding (which I adore) has actually caused my current internal hemorrhoids. Admittedly, I was doing it pretty strenuously for 60 minutes, four days a week for two months. I am wondering if I'll ever be able to rebound again... Hope you're still bouncing away, Sharieff!

Posted by Paul (Seattle, Wa) on 08/12/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Cured hemorrhoids with these simple steps

1) Walk 30 minutes per day
2) Drink a smoothie once per day with the following included: 1 tbl. spoon apple cyder vinegar, 1 tbl. spoon cold-milled flaxseed, 1 tbl. spoon psyllium husk fiber supplement.
3) Minimize meets and dairy, maximize fruits, veggies, fiber in general.
4) Very regular kegel exercises. Do this laying in bed and anytime during the day. Do it sitting at your desk at work or in your car, or while walking. Very beneficial and can be done anywhere, anytime.

Follow these steps and it will absolutely help alleviate hemorrhoids quickly and will address the root causes.


Posted by Leelannee (Sussex, Nj) on 09/01/2013
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Clear soluble fiber.

I had hemorrhoids after childbirth and while witch hazel helped with some of the pain and itching, it didn't really cure them.

For a different health concern, I started taking a product that is advertised as "clear soluble fiber" or "non-thickening fiber". Insoluble fiber can dry out your stool, which can irritate hemorrhoids; soluble fiber makes the stool easier to pass, which (I believe) allows the hemorrhoids to heal.

This even worked for one of my cats! I gave him 1/2 a teaspoon in his water bowl every 3-4 days, and he never noticed because it doesn't have any flavor or texture when dissolved in water. In a few days he was better, and I continued to add it to his water for prevention.

Posted by Melinda (Tucson, Az) on 01/26/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I tried taking pills and the powder you add to water and it did not help my problem at all.

Posted by William (Cleveland, OH) on 10/26/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have protruding hems that flare up after using the restroom. I tried ACV and Witch Hazel but got no relieve. Did receive partial relieve by drinking cranberry juice with ginger added to it. However, have now found total relieve by taking fiber capsules (no not Metamucel). I found them at the Health/Nutrition store. The brand is Yerba Prima and each capsule is 625 mg. I take 2 3 times a day (along with each meal) and drink at least 8 oz. of some type of liquid. I've had this problem for at least 12 years and I'm overjoyed.

Fresh Radish Juice

Posted by northstar (Yangon ) on 12/23/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered from stage 2-3 hemorrhoids few years ago. I tried several medicines prescribed by doctors but nothing helped me.

What worked for me is radish juice. I took radish juice around 150 to 200 ml every day morning and evening on empty stomach continuously for 4 days. I

started feeling the reduction in pain and shrinking of hemorrhoids from day two itself. In 4 days my hemorrhoids gone completely. I am sure this remedy will work for all. I also recommended this remedy to couple of my friends and they too get cured very fast. I recommend this to every one. Radish juice, immediately after juicing have a very strong taste. I use to drink it immediately after juicing.

Those who cannot handle the taste, take the juice 30 minutes after juicing ( If you leave the radish juice for for some time, its strong taste will be come mild to some what sweeter ).

Good Luck.

Replied by Joel

You mean 150- 200ml twice per day? or 75- 100ml twice per day?

General Feedback

Posted by Aaronm (Los Angeles, Ca, USA) on 09/30/2012

Due to dehydration and overdoing lifting and carrying heavy items, I had a hemorrhoid incident where one side of my anus became just swollen painful tissue. After 3 months of agony and trying just about every hemorrhoid remedy I could find, I finally went to a doctor. What I thought was an internal hemorrhoid that extended outside my anus, turned out to be a one inch long skin tag. I had outpatient surgery to remove the skin tag and got my life back. I still need to heal the hemorrhoids, but at least I can walk, move, and have a BM without incapacitating pain. My suggestion is to see a doctor to at least know for sure what your issue is.

Posted by Scaiken (Aiken, South Carolina, Usa) on 07/06/2012

Has anyone been treated with the Hemorrhoid Treatment System using ultrasound to remove hemorrhoids? I have tried most of the natural cures in this site and none have helped. I have had some relief but no cure. Please let me know if this is a good option for Hemorrhoids. Thanks, scaiken

Replied by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand

The old time remedy was a wet tobacco leaf, pressed against the offending item. The nicotine shrinks the blood vessels. You can get the plant at nurseries.

Posted by Sharon (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 12/29/2008

I believe in the natural remedies and so I am open to feedback. I have had constipation off and on for years, and bleed if I eat nuts or get constipated. I have hemorroids and really want to know how to heal them and get my body back to balance. I have been using the Essiac Tea to try to heal the sore rectal area. There is kind of a small scab. I may start using Apple Cider Vinegar. and I know that Castor Oil is good too. I have a tendancy toward candida and I have Epstien Barr and I really want to know what to do. I have dark circles under my eyes and am tired alot and have adrenal fatigue. I sound like a mess. I would love some suggestions.

Replied by Jc

Try eating coconut oil everyday sounds weird but it's good for balancing candida and gut health in general. You can also get it in veg capsules or make them yourself. I have also made my own suppositories by refrigerating coconut oil alone and sometimes with certain food grade essential oils both vaginally and the anal route. Helps me very quickly with flares

Hemorrhoid Surgery Recovery Remedies

Posted by Anna (Chicago,il) on 11/24/2013

Hello, My husband had hemorrids surgery( 2 cut completely) and he is suffering from pain and frustration, this is very painfull, he is staying home, little walks at home and sleep. Please anyone advice about your experience and let me know how can I help him to recover soon.He is taking stool softenera and he doesnt have any constipation thank God. Thank you, Anna from Chicago.

Replied by Ed2010

Drink 15 ml - 30 ml Noni Juice daily. This will soften the stool, relive constipation, minimize Hemmorhoid symptoms. Take HorseChestnut Capsules, this will strength the veins and cure Hemmorhoids. Good Health

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa

Dear Anna,

So sorry about your husband's troubles! I am wondering how long ago surgery was. The last time I had surgery ("routine laparoscopic surgery") I was surprised at how very bad I felt for a good two weeks. I had had similar surgery in the past and had seemed to bounce back more quickly. For me, I think it was partly a lingering effect of the anesthesia. It can take a while to leave your system and can just leave you feeling bad, low energy, dizzy, nauseated, etc. Hopefully, a little more time will help your husband a lot. Charcoal tablets can be taken internally daily for a time to help with this...4 per day, not within two hours of medication.

Comfrey and or Chickweed salve used externally are soothing and healing to hemorroid surgery.

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in 5 ounces of grape juice is spicy but a good "pick me up" drink. However, if food is moving through his system too quickly, the cayenne doesn't completely digest and can cause some burning for a short time on the other end.

I hope he feels better soon! Do let us know what you find helps his recovery.

~Mama to Many~


Posted by Toni (Oregon) on 02/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My problem is so bad I came close to bleeding to death a few times this year. I've bled for 8 years, progressively getting worse each year. Have had to have blood transfusion, iron infusions, etc. They scheduled surgery for the end of January. I had two weeks to turn this around (the surgery is nothing short of barbaric and has high rate of risks and long-painful recovery).

A natural-doctor friend told me about Collinsonia Root. I read the comments on Amazon and they were quite impressive. For example, a guy had problems for 20 years, started taking Collinsonia and has had no problem for the last 20. I did a progressive experiment. I first tried ingesting 5 black peppercorns in the morning and at night. Within 24 hours the bleeding was 3/4 less. I added Collinsonia Root and Fargelin (a chinese herb) five days later. Both are said to strengthen the colon wall to prevent hemorrhoids and to shrink the tissue. I've been doing all three for three weeks and the tissue has shrunk. I had massive amounts so it will take time.

But I have had bowel movements with no blood at all...THAT is a miracle. The Collinsonia Root is inexpensive and you take one pill 1-3 times a day. The Fargelin is little round, black pills. You take 4 three times a day. My doctors words were, "I'm astonished by the results." Surgery has been canceled :)

Replied by Jen

Hello Toni, I'm sooo glad to read your write up as we(my husband and I) are in deals need of a natural treatment. I would like to ask you though, which brand of collinsonia root you bought of Amazon, so we can try to get the exact same one since it worked for you. Also please let us know where you got the chinese herb. Please help. Thank you so much.

Replied by Diana

I have been doing research on Fargelin. I purchased some from Amazon because of all of the good reviews but was worried about the arsenic deal. I took it for the first time yesterday but did not do it three pills three times a day. I thought I would work my way up to that. I was curious about how long you took it and if you had any side effects.