Natural Remedies

Top Home Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Horse Chestnut

Posted by Amynmatt (Warrenton, VA) on 04/20/2009
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I have suffered from hemorrhoids for years. Even had the laser treatment. They no longer bled, but still came back at times. I had a particularly bad one a few weeks ago. I tried may cures on this site including ACV, Listerine, and tea tree oil. Nothing helped, and the Listerine HURT! I had read that Horse Chestnut was good for varicose veins so I thought I would try it for the hemorrhoid. I could feel it working within an hour of taking it. I continued to take it morning and night. The hemorrhoid was gone in a matter of days. I now take it daily as a preventative.

Posted by Dennis (Marshall, OK) on 02/19/2007
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I read on internet that taking horse chestnut orally will cure hemorrhoids, so I'm taking that right now and I think that it's working. Horse chestnut is also good for chronic venous insufficiency or swelling of the legs which was the main reason I was taking it in the first place. The swelling in my left leg is slowly subsiding but I think it's working for that also. Horse chestnut is good for also coughs, arthritis, and some other things I can't remember at this time.Pycnogenol is suppose to be better for hemorrhoids than horse chestnut, but I don't know, I'm just trying the horse chestnut for now, and if I'm not satisfied with the results, I will try pycnogenol instead, in which it's supposed to work better for leg swelling

Replied by Naga
Los Angeles, California, Usa
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Hi Kea,

After I read what you said about trying horse chestnut, and I gave it a try, and It worked charmedly, 2 days after using it, 3 times a day, I could feel it was getting smaller, 3 days I didn't feel it anymore. I will drink it for a couple more days to make sure it's really gone away...

I am very happy now... I had been so stressed out for almost 1 1/2 month, I did try the medicine from my country, It was working before, but this time it just didn't work... And I ate very healthy, juice, everything soft, went to the doctor.. Spent a lot of time and money... Thank God... The hemorroids is gone...

but my hemorroids was small, it was just getting worse, I tried ACV also, but it only took away the pain, then I realized that the hemorroids got a scar (wound), then I applied some cream from my warehouse for the cut/wound, It healed the scar fast.

Thanks Kea and earthclinic...

Hot Baths

Posted by chris (akron, ohio) on 12/15/2007
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Since giving birth to 3 childern, I have occasionally suffered from very painful hemorrhiods. The best relief that works for me is a very warm shower with a detachable shower head that you can aim the flow directly on the hemorrhoids. This works better that soaking in a bath because the bath water cools down too quickly. After the shower be sure to dry thoroughly, even with a hair dryer. Then apply some vaseline or any petroleum jelly (unscented) on the area. This is best done at night just before bedtime when you can lie down and be off you feet. Hope it helps for you.

Posted by Kayla (LaPine Oregon) on 04/21/2006
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I have had hemorrhoids for a few years. When I first started getting irritation it was just itching. Now that I had my baby (5 weeks ago), I get pain too. It can be unbearable. I like to soak in a hot bath it makes it go away for a while. Also if you wear sweats it helps. Something loose and baggy. Jeans make it worse. My Dr. also says to drink lots of fluids and eat more fiber. If it is a continual thing use stool softeners. I enjoy the Bath it goes away the whole time in the tub and it is also good me time!

Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Michael (North Carolina, US) on 10/03/2014
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Hydrogen Peroxide for hemorrhoids:

After 5 days my hemmorhoid was gone. Simple as that.

P.S. First, after my brother told me his hemmorhoid was cured in 2 or 3 days with ACV, I tried ACV directly on the 'roid and left it on overnight multiple times, and it stung so bad so I stopped using it.

So that's when I tried H202 (peroxide) and it worked!

Posted by Daniel (USA) on 11/23/2009
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About twenty years ago, I got rid of my hemmoroids by applying hydrogen peroxide directly on them with a cloth. I only did it a few times before they were gone. There was a fabulous warm sensation when it touched the open sore. It felt wonderful.


Inversion Swing

Posted by Geoff (Bowen, Qld.) on 02/02/2017
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hemorrhoid remedy- buy what's called an inversion swing. sort of like a kid's see-saw. cost approx. $150-$200 doesn't prevent piles, but gets rid of them generally in 5-10 mins until next bowel movement. greatest blessing of my life. if bleeding as well, give Rutin a try-worked for me.


Posted by Goodhealth (New Jersey) on 10/29/2015
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I know the unbearable discomfort and pain caused by having Hemorrhoids for I have it for 2 years now. Every recommended remedies I have tried, some have given me temporary help others not at all. The suffering of pain, itch, and bleeding has kept me in despair but I have not given hope. For me seeing a doctor is not my cup of tea. Being a spiritual person, I know that Someone up there sees and listens. One day, after my meditation, I went on-line and read an article written by a deceased person who for years have been suffering from an acute hemorrhoids and was cured.

I followed this for the first time and I felt a very significant relief. This for me I will call a "Miracle Cure". I will continue applying this until my hemorrhoids is completely gone and I hope, someone who applies this and felt the same way as I have, will spread this remedy to all sufferers:

10 drops of SSKI mix with 1/2ml of Organic Flaxseed oil. Apply with a cotton swab before bedtime.

Posted by Sarat-d (Germany) on 08/25/2015
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Yes, Lugol's has worked. I am in great health, but do suffer from mild varicose veins. I eat a lot of raw food, am mainly vegan, normal weight, not stressed and not constipated. I take around 10g Vitamin C per day plus alkalising salts, look 15 years younger than my true age and always considered myself in great health. However, recently I got a little pea size pile and was shocked! Earth Clinic is brilliant - we always refer to it for problems so I went down the list of suggestions! First, I tried the ACV but it stung so badly and didn't do anything, then I tried chilli powder in water over a few days; that nearly made me sick everytime I drank it. I tried Essential Oil of Frankincense that seemed to help a little and experimented with Tea Tree Oil but I intuited the Frankincense was more effective, so stuck with that. Ice cubes helped but only temporarily. What seemed to be most effective has been taking Horse chestnut extract 3 times a day, plus Vitamin B complex inc. B6 100g and turmeric twice a day - the little pile seems to have been reducing very slowly. I also tried witch hazel that felt nice but didn't do anything. At the same time, I tried Arnica extract that stung horribly and seemed to have no impact. It's Day 6 and I got fed up of waiting for this thing to go completely so I put some Lugol's and in a few hours it reduced already. That is the first dramatic effect I have had in almost a week. The other thing I am doing is exercising the muscles to encourage rebuilding the pelvic floor - that also seems to be helpful - plus walking around more as I work long hours at my desk.

Replied by Geo Phil

Did you use Lugol neat or mixed with oil?

Posted by Don (Charleston, Wv) on 05/14/2012
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Hemorrhoids will sometimes disappear literally ovenight, when SSKI Iodine (20 drops) mixed with Castor Oil or flaxseed oil (one ounce) is rubbed in them at bedtime. It was also found that SSKI alone will do the same job, although it really stings when applied to a hemorrhoid by itself it's better to dilute it.


Posted by Sara (Miami, Florida) on 08/07/2008
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I read in a book that lecithin 1200 helps with hemorrhoids. I was desperate and depress so I gave it a shot. I worked wonderfully. After two days it shrunk 90% and no pain whatsoever. You can buy Lecithin 1200 in any Walgreens or CVS. I have to say, though, that the doses in the package says 1 capsula per day (you know as a dietary supplement) but I had 2 capsulas every four hours. Everytime I noticed that I was going to have an episode I had Lecithin 1200 for a day and It was gone.


Posted by Jim (Gary, Indiana) on 10/29/2007
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I suffered with hemmorrhoids for years till I tried lecithin in liquid form. Just apply a little when ever they are sore and hurting,and soon they will quit hurting and quit being sore. I have used it for years, and everyone I have shared this with has been helped by it. I give thanks to the Lord for showing it to me many years ago

Listerine Gold

Posted by Lyra (New York, New York) on 01/23/2009
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I have hemorrhoids for years, on and off. Been using all kinds of natural remedies which helped- olive oil, Rosemary oil, butcher's broom pills, calendula and hamamelis paste. tonight I had such pain I couldn't sleep, got up and found this wonderful site. Thought about buying ACV tomorrow, but eventually tried Listerine (cause I have it at home...) and the relief was almost immediate.Thank you so much for the advice and for this site!

Posted by C (PD, FL) on 01/18/2007
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The golden Listerine or the equate brand, i have used for 10 years to shrink hemorrhoids.

Magnesium Chloride

Posted by Self (Ny) on 11/08/2010
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I bought some nigari at the health food store. Nigari is used as a tofu coagulant and is mainly magnesium chloride. I diluted it with an equal portion of boiling water and store it in a glass spray bottle. When my friend had a hemorrhoid, when there was a time he'd be resting, we sprayed and saturated a small square of paper towel and he applied it to his droid and repeated the next day. One droid was old and raw and it stung a lot Another was new and small. After two days they seemed gone, no longer bothered him.

Now he'll have to change his lifestyle, particular diet and exercise to stop the cause of the droids in the first place. Besides a processed food diet, he sits for long times in his work van and then a long time surfing the net and doing computer art in the evening. So he's going to adopt a more vegetable diet and take breaks to move and circulate his blood better. After all, the body was made to move so move it!