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Top Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids


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

Posted by Helper (Somewhere Soft, Ca) on 11/11/2012
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I was trying so many things to cure myself topically, until I finally got wise and tried this. All of the internet hemorrhoid cures being sold out there have ginger and cayenne. I decided to try making my own.

Mix equal parts ginger and cayenne, and then throw in a dash of turmeric. Fill large gel caps you can get a a health store or online.

I take two pills in the morning, and two at night. You can take one with lunch too.

Make sure to drink a glass or two of water when you take them. This prevents burning your stomach and also drinking lots of water helps soften your stool, not to mention it makes everything in your body work better.

I try to cook with ginger and turmeric whenever possible. I'm not so good with spicy, but if I was, I would cook with cayenne too.

The swelling of the hemorrhoids should start to go away as soon as a day, as long as a week. I think it took two days for me to feel results. I've been taking them a month and I'm completely pain free for weeks now. I can use dry toilet paper (though I never recomend it) and I couldn't even touch myself down there last month without intense pain. I also take magnesium to help keep stool soft since fiber and water weren't cutting it.

This mix also helps with other vascular issues like varicose veins, and joint inflamation.

Good luck!

Posted by Sunshine44 (Sarasota, Fl, United States) on 09/17/2012
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I have been having trouble with bleeding hemorrhoids for the past two years, with increasing frequency and pain. I have tried everything from steroid cream from the doctor, to drugstore cream, coconut oil, probiotics, etc. Then I realized that orange juice and other fruit juices, vinegar, fish oil pills and other vitamins were all making it worse. I have stopped most of them for months, and it helped a bit but not enough. On a hunch, I started drinking one cup of herbal Peppermint tea (tea bags bought at the supermarket) each night for the past 2 weeks and I haven't had any bleeding since and I have no more pain. I am now starting to slowly add some of the things that I have eliminated from my diet and have not had any problems.

I did find on the internet that Peppermint tea is good for hemorrhoids, but they said you need to be careful if you have acid reflux or blood pressure problems. Some sites said it could lower your blood pressure, others said it could raise it. I haven't found any difference but I don't have blood pressure problems. I am hopeful that the tea has healed my hemorrhoids for good and that the tea continues to help. I also hope this helps others with their problem, because I know how painful this can be. Make sure you get Peppermint tea bags and NOT Peppermint oil which will cause more irritation. It is certainly worth a try.

Posted by Mary (Austin, Tx) on 09/15/2012
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I feel so grateful for this site!!! I had a strange bad hemmorhoid issue that came on during a very stressful time at age 44. Never before had I ever had such a problem, and it was scary when I found that conventional medicine is all about nasty surgery.

Reading here, I learned about ACV applications, and started doing them and received immediate comfort and a small reduction in swelling. But after 2 weeks of not much change, I chatted with a friend and she raved about a Chinese herbal pill formula with a western name of "Fargolin". I went to a chinese pharmacy in my town and they had several brands - all for only $4-$5 a bottle.

Well, amazingly, after just a couple of doses, the hemorrhoid responded beautifully. My friend said, "yeah, that's normal - just a few days is all it takes. " I asked if I should finish the bottle anyway and she said no, just save it in case you ever need it again. 2 years on, and still hemorrhoid-free!

Replied by Elaine
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Hi Mary- to anyone who still has the Hems use this product that Mary mentioned it is called "Fargolin" it is a Chinese Herb. I thought what else did I have to loose I was reading all the comments and trying everything, and when I say everything I was.

The pain became so unbearable – I ordered it and it came the next day, I was a little uncomfortable and nervous but I was like what the hell – within a few min I can honestly say it eased the pressure and pain that I was feeling and the thing was I only used ONE, where as they tell you to take up to FOUR, I did not feel any after effects so I started taking TWO in the morning and TWO at night. So if anybody is down to their wit's end, try this. Oh I forgot the cream did not come yet, but I can see and feel the difference.

Replied by Elaine
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Update* Using the cream/pills has shrunk them to the point that I can sit down, I am in no pain, I have used the bathroom with no problem.

So I use two pills in the morning, put the cream on my bum, during the day regular water to keep clean. When I get home before I go to bed I take two more pills along with one White Oak Bark pill, then I cream up my bum.

Try it guys, a few days ago I was in tears could not walk, in bed all day, no energy, was afraid to uses the bathroom because I actually felt like I was passing Glass. Oh and no more bleeding.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Posted by Vanya (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 07/14/2012
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Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris for Hemorrhoids

This unique herb helped my husband to get rid of his inflamed and bleeding (on and off) hemorrhoids after 26 years of suffering. I bought him 3 bottles of it because they told us he needs to take it for 3 months with a week break in between. Well, he never even got to the second bottle, his hemorrhoids diminished after taking the herb for about two weeks, but he took the capsules for one month. It has been about two months after he stopped taking it, he still cannot believe they are gone, they are not coming back even after he has constipation or ate a spicy meal. Make yourself a favor, do not buy the most expensive product out there, they are not any better, just buy the cheapest one with the yellow label, I am not affiliated with any websites or anything like that, I am just a happy woman for my husband and want to share our success with other sufferers. The one I bought costs about $7 a bottle, and it worked wonders. I will not stop recommending this herb and spreading the word.

And one more benefit - improved libido! Just don't overdo it, because there is a warning for people with enlarged prostates and pregnant women! Do your research first and try it for yourself, you will be glad you did! God Bless this website!

Replied by Nick
Detroit, Mi

Thank you, Vanya. How many capsules he took per day?


Sorry for the late responce.

He took 2 capsules of Bulgarian Tribulus Terrestris on empty stomach every morning and 1 capsule in the evening.

Posted by Scaiken (Aiken, Sc) on 04/02/2012
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I have had very painful hemorrhoids for four months and have tried a lot of the home remedies mentioned on this site. ACV, Molasses, garlic, witch hazel, Rutin, Vitamin B6, suppositories, etc. To no avail.

Nothing worked until I tried 200 mg. Horse Chestnut Leaf, 800 mg. of Witch Hazel Leaf, and 100mg. Ginger Root. After three weeks of this mixture I am 90% cured and hope to be 100% soon. You can either get this mixtured from Hem-Relief or buy your own individually a lot cheaper.

Posted by Graham (Adelaide, Australia) on 08/14/2011
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I have had problems with sore and bleeding hemaroids for many years and I have almost instant relief using Swedish Bitters everytime they flare up..

I halve a cotton wool ball soak it in swedish bitters make into a bullet shape and wipe the affected area, then insert just slightly.. It really stings though but well worth it as within a minute or so all pain has gone.. I hope this helps someone..

Posted by Erin (Tampa, Fl) on 07/21/2011
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For hemorrhoids - 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.

Posted by Ricardo (Portland, , Oregon) on 06/28/2011
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I just wanted to add to the post of a home remedy that was given to me recently. Golden seal and Vaseline. Last week I had the worst case of "roids" I have ever encountered. It was so painful to just sit down, and I sit down at work all day long. I told a friend, and he suggested that I take Goldenseal Powder and mix it with Vaseline, and apply it to my infected area. I took it a step further and put the mixture in the freezer to make it nice and cold so it would help reduce the inflammation. Within 2 minutes I notice a dynamic decrease in pain. I have also goldenseal with over the counter Hemorrhoid cream, which I put in the freezer. It works wonders compared to hemorrhoid cream by itself.

I will try the AVC remedies I have read over this post to see how they work.

I just wanted to say, "Thank you, " to all the people who post on this webpage for all their input on holistic and natural home remedies.

In the last 15 years I have lost faith in modern medicine and have found it true in my personal experiences', that common sense and knowledge of TCM can go a long way for maintaining one's personal health. Good luck you all of you and thank you for all of your insights.

Replied by Ken B

Ricardo, I would be very careful about putting Vaseline, which is a Petrol based product on any area of sensitive absorbing skin, or internally. Have a look on Youtube on how to make homemade "vaseline" from Olive Oil and beeswax. This is much safer and the Vitamin E in the Olive Oil will help the skin heal.

Just my thoughts amigo.

Posted by Mama D (Elm Grove, La) on 05/25/2011

I learned this from an obscure magazine artical which I now cannot find in a doctors office.

At least 60 mg Gingko Biloba twice a day for five days to a week. Should start feeling almost complete relief on day three. If they come back in a few months just repeat the regimin.

Posted by Maria (Silver Spring, Usa) on 12/16/2010
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I read that hemorrhoids show up when your liver is unable to process all the toxins, as it is overloaded by them. To help your liver take milk thistle capsules of 250 mgs with each meal, and take one capsule of Alpha Lipoic acid every day. When the liver is OK the hemorrhoids will be gone. It took me about a month, but it worked.

Replied by Geo Phil

Thank you Maria for this. Though I have hems for the last few years I did not have any flare ups. However, last few days I got a rather bad thromboses hems and I was wondering what was the cause of this! Now by seeing your post I realised that past few months, probably a year, I did not take any milk thistle. I just ran to my medicine chest and grabbed one. Hope I should be back to normal soon! Thanks again. God bless you.

Posted by Sal (East Haven, CT) on 01/29/2007
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I discovered that fresh Jewelweed stopped the itching in one application so for winter I made a tincture of jewelweed and ethyl alcohol 2:1. This worked well better than the raw plant and it is also an anti pruritic better than cortisone.


Posted by Rosalie (Huntingdon Valley, Pa) on 03/04/2015
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The best treatment for hemorrhoids I have ever used is a homeopathic ointment called avenoc: it contains aesculus hippoastanium; collinsonia Canadensis and hamamellis virginiana. Buy it at health food store. It's a homeopathic remedy. Cured my problem..no surgery!

Posted by Nonni (Usa) on 11/01/2013
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After trying several different home remedies for an external hemorrhoid, I decided to try the homeopathic remedy, Calc. Fluor. in the 6 x potency. I read that you should take 4 doses a day as well as apply it topically. I dissolved about 3 or 4 of the tablets in water and put some on a cotton ball. I squeezed out any excess water and placed the cotton ball on the hemorrhoid. I did this every night leaving the cotton ball on until morning. I never did take the Calc. Fluor. internally, but after 12 nights of applying it topically the hemorrhoid had shrunk and was healed. I kept the mixture in the refrigerator and made a fresh batch every 4 or 5 days.

Horse Chestnut

Posted by Kea (Austin,Tx, Us) on 06/30/2010
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Horse chestnut tablets, 3 times a day for 3 days and no more hemorrhoids!!! Guaranteed. It worked for both my sisters and my mother. They tried all the OTC products and nothing worked. I knew that Horsechestnut tablets worked for vein health and also know that hemorrohoids are a cluster of veins so I did a few experiments with family and 100 percent success rate everytime. You can buy horse chestnut tablets at a health food store (not to be confused with horsetail tablets) Try it, it works!

Replied by Geo Phil
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I have tried, but did not work for me. Now I am trying Collinsonia root and liver cleansing with Milk thistle. Hope this would work.

Replied by Sheila

How many milligrams does it have to be?