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Garlic Treatment for Hemorrhoids

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Garlic is an effective natural remedy for hemorrhoids. Garlic is simple, cheap, easy and may be already on hand in your kitchen.

Why Does Garlic Help Hemorrhoids?

Garlic is a strong herb with anti-inflammatory properties. It also fights fungi, bacteria and viruses! Some hemorrhoids may be caused by bacteria or candida. A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein and garlic is an excellent circulatory herb.

How Do I Use Garlic for Hemorrhoids?

You can use a store bought garlic gel-cap, or you can use a one clove of garlic. Separate one clove of garlic from the bulb. Carefully remove the thin paper peel. Avoid pricking the garlic. Coat the clove of garlic with olive or coconut oil and insert rectally at bedtime each night until your problem is resolved. The clove will come out during the next bowel movement. You can add another clove of garlic to your treatment plan first thing in the morning as well.

Have you tried garlic for hemorrhoids? Let us know how this remedy worked for you.

14 User Reviews

Posted by Jon (Ireland) on 06/10/2020
4 out of 5 stars

I had one hell of an episode a year or two ago with both internal and external piles, and tried the garlic treatment, cutting slits in a clove and shoving it up the pipe. Was very difficult finding the entrance (or exit), but managed to get it done. The first time it stung like hell, but I bit the bullet and kept it in there. After a few days, the external piles were gone, and haven't returned either. Unfortunately I still have the prolapsed piles though. They don't hurt, but are messy and will itch and burn if I don't keep myself clean. I wash after every bowel movement, but if I'm working hunched over or bending during the course of the day I have to stop and wash periodically. It's not painful, but it is embarrassing, and of course, any form of intimate relationship has been kicked to the curb.

Replied by Anon Canada

Hi Jon from Ireland - Have you tried rutin for your hemorrhoids? You can find it online or in health food stores. Some progressive pharmacies might have it in stock. There are food sources (apples, citrus fruits, figs, etc.) but you would have to eat a lot of them. There are people who take it in combination with Vitamin C and have had very good results with 500 mg twice daily with a glass of water. Others had to go up to 1,000 mg twice daily but everyone is different. Perhaps start with 500 mg and increase gradually. It isn't an instant fix but, if it does work, you may start seeing results within a week.

Also, it's important to stay hydrated (perhaps the people who had the best results were the ones taking it with a full glass of water). I hope it works for you and you don't have to put anything "up the pipe" again!

Posted by Hemi (New York, NY) on 02/02/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks so much for the post!!! The garlic poultice was the missing link for me. I've tried garlic suppositories before but they end up too far in the rectum to effect the hemorrhoids. As a note, I've found it easier to hold a longish clove of garlic in the anus sphincter rather than apply a poultice to my prolapsed hemms. Make sure to work over the clove with a fork and let sit for ten minutes before use to get the allicin converted. After just two days I'm finally seeing some relief/shrinkage.

Posted by Kathy (Fort Lauderdale) on 01/16/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Garlic clove suppository miraculously cures hemorrhoids in 24 hours.

Replied by Kola

I have had hemorrhoids for almost 15 years. In fact, I have only been managing it with different supplements, over the counter drugs as well as prescription from Doctors. I have used virtually almost all types of drugs and suppositories. I also go through the internet daily to read, but never came across this page. I am presently at work now, once I get home, I would try this method.....if it works for me, its going to be a testimony which I would broadcast to all....need I had, I have lost much blood from this which lead to me being admitted sometimes in 2014, got 3 pints of blood.....I would be bad once all is good.

Replied by K

Hello Kola - did you try the garlic to relieve the internal hemmoroids? Did you have any success? Would love to hear if you received any benefits or even if you discovered that it was not as effective as you hoped. Thanks. K

Replied by Ram

Can you elaborate please? Just the raw peeled garlic straight up there? I have been in pain for 3 months now.

Posted by Dr.p.prabhu (India) on 10/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars


An intro about myself, I am a board certified dental surgeon. Very interested in natural healing.

I was psoriatic for the past 20years, and through research healed myself through dietary changes and through supplements (multivitamin, fish oil capsules, EPA+DHA, EFA, Bone mineral formulas, Vitamin C, and magnesium)

I had internal haemorrhoids for the past 5 years, and after I started taking supplements it vanished, but last month symptoms started again, and it usually comes out during defecation and it could be reduced with finger pressure, that went on for a few months and all of a sudden I had a bigger prolapse and it couldn't be reduced. I consulted a general surgeon, who told me it was a grade 4 internal haemorrhoid and it needs surgical removal. I was not interested, opened you tube to hear many testimonials about garlic suppositories for healing haemorrhoids, as I believed in natural healing, but still being trained in conventional medicine did not have complete faith in it and decided to try it half heartedly-

NOTE: I never had constipation, because I usually eat natural diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I also drink sufficient water, never take milk and it's products, and never eat processed foods.

I placed a single clove of garlic as a suppositorie for ten days, ate 3 cloves of raw garlic every night, also placed garlic as a poultice (crushed garlic) with coconut oil in a gauze directly on the popped out haemorrhoid lesion. And sometimes aloe Vera gel as a poultice. I couldn't believe myself, 10days- my symptoms vanished and haemorrhoids completely gone! Amazing, what a miracle.

Replied by Lay
(Manila, Philippines)

Hi, I am suffering from internal and external hemorrhoids and already did lots of natural remedies at home. Aloe vera works for me, but I was just hoping that my hemorrhoids would be gone forever and aloe vera is just giving me some relief. So I came across this reviews and read all of it about the garlic suppository. I was desperate, so I tried it. The first and second nights were good. Then on the third night, I think I got a problem because my period came so I have to put some sanitary napkin. I still did garlic suppository that night, but the next day my hemorrhoids flared up. :( I dont know if it was just irritated from my period or because of the garlic? I still want to do this garlic suppositories. Or can anyone tell if boiling the garlic in a water and applying it on the external hemorrhoid is really effective? Thanks.

Replied by Grace
(Papua New Guinea)

Hi there,

I am amazed by your story. I suffer from this currently and sometimes find it so difficult at times. But reading your story I am willing to give it a try and hope it works for me too.

Posted by Ceri (Uk) on 04/14/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered with prolapsed internal hemorrhoids since the births of my heavy babies 10 years ago. They haven't hurt, were a cluster the size of one grape I guess, and rarely bleed but I find them unsightly and hugely embarassing. A few months ago I decided to try and seriously rid myself of them completely, not thinking it to be possible after so many years. I embarked on a number of changes.

I do the Edgar Cayce exercises daily which feel as though they work(see youtube) and tried his remedies (which didn't work brilliantly for me). I have a fruit and vegetable smoothie every day. I stopped drinking alcohol as I noticed when I did they would be bigger and sometimes bleed the next day. I cut down on sugar and quit white rice and white flour and meat. These steps eliminated constipation.

I changed the way I use the toilet, now I go using a small step which has been amazing. If I do get constipated I treat it quickly with a home enema.

I took Vitamin C, magnesium, Yakult, Butchers Broom, Diosmin, Horse Chestnut, Aloe Vera juice, Cayenne, Turmeric and Chinese Herbs daily (Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan). They made a slight difference.

However, the biggest difference has been simple old Garlic which I found whilst reading your site. Since using it as a suppository day and night for the last 3 days my hemorrhoids have never been so small! I cant believe it, I'm very happy :)

Also, what I have found is that I always have a flare up every time I am angry or stressed and so I started meditating and I believe that helped too. Good Luck everybody, but if I can do it after having them for 10 years then anybody can!

Posted by John (Ca) on 02/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I began having hemorrhoid issues in Jan of 2012.For the past three years I have had really bad case of bleeding. It turned out I have external and internal Hemorrhoids. I tried every natural cure, nothing worked. BUT, and thank God, here is how I cured my problem, both external and internal ones. I wiped with Apple cider vinegar for about a week, this completely cured the external ones.

For the internal ones, I sliced garlic and shoved up in my rear end. Garlic is like napalm against fungus and other bacteria. Within one day, all my internal hemorrhoids were gone. After three years of bleeding like a woman on her period, I am completely cured. 100 % gone. Side effect free.

I must say, at first when you wipe with ACV it burns, but keep at it, its temporary pain. and the garlic has a huge after taste in your mouth once you used it as a suppository. But it works :)

Posted by Kristinad (Utah, US) on 09/15/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I just read a post that said over the counter preparations for hemorrhoids work just as well, but I beg to differ. My step mom tried several of them and kept going down hill until a kind neighbor brought over some simple garlic capsules. She had been in excruciating pain for weeks. She immediately took the garlic, in the evening, and was hundred percent better by morning. I am convinced natural is definitely best.

Reading that hemorrhoids are a form of Candida makes a lot of sense, as all of these are anti-fungal, antioxidant and antibacterial cures. I have had success in many different ways with all of them. Blessings.

Posted by Zbaev (Bulgaria) on 01/12/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I'd like to mention another good use of garlic, I didn't see it here. If you have hemorrhoids, take one clove of garlic pill it carefully and put it up your rectum at night time. It will go out naturally in the morning when you go to the bathroom you won't even notice anything. Do this every night till symptoms are gone. Mine where gone in only 3 applications. I don't remember where I read it. The guy was claiming that if you do it for a month or two you can even cure hemorrhoids for good this way. All I know is that I had the hemorrhoids for about a month on and off and it was killing me and it was GONE in 3 days. There is a site explaining why taking garlic from the other end is a lot better than eating it. It works faster; it gets absorbed better from the body without the side effects. You don't get your blood pressure lowered ( I have this problem when eating it) and the most important one - no nasty smell ;-)

Posted by Violetto (Atlanta, Ga, United States) on 07/24/2012
4 out of 5 stars

Thanks to the person who directed us to this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH7wKQTc4f4&feature=plcp I have seen plenty of doctors in different specializations in 3 countries, tried many creams, antibiotics, I tried apple cider vinegar in many ways, oils, molasses, cayenne pepper, boatloads of garlic pills, bottles of anti parasite pills, tinctures, baking soda, changed my undergarments to different fabrics, I am a very hygenic person, I have ocd. I feel like I'm still not naming a bunch. Anyway, I burnt my throat, burnt my a-hole, you name it, I have a 99% chance of trying it already. Nothing worked. I'm probably broke because of hemorrhoid. I spent a lot of teen years scratching my butt bloody. I suffered having hemorrhoid for more than 10 years and the past 2 days were the best days of my hemorrhoid life.

At this point I don't care if it's still there and if I had to shove a garlic up there everyday twice a day. It makes me feel like I'm sitting on clouds. I woke up this morning fissure-free. :. ( I'm so happy. It itches when the garlic is no longer in there but I just put one back in there and I'm set. Coat it with some coconut oil, it doesn't even have to be a large one, it came out the way I put it in so I guess the size won't matter. It's not perfect, I itch sometimes still, but compared with the past 10 or so years, it's a lot to me. It makes me want to cry writing this. I hope it helps someone.

I don't know what's going on with my body. I'm only 25, people talk so positively about oil pulling, acv, molasses and all that. My body has no response to all of that. And I just cannot afford to go to the doctor and it's not like they helped. Usually when stuff like that happens to me, I'm basically on my own. I have 10 bottles of pills just on my desk. Nothing makes any difference. I have 2 dry rash spot on both arm on about the same location and it's been there most of my life. I lose hair like crazy, tea tree oil, Hemaplex, folic acid, flaxseed, whatever u name it, tried it (like I said, I'm broke already). Nothing works, docs can't even help me. Sorry to have gone off-topic. But this is how much garlic that cost less than 20cents have helped me feel anew. Now I'm off to treat my anxiety. :) Thanks EC.

Replied by Heather

Anxiety... I can help you there. My anxiety story is much like your hemorrhoid story. I've tried everything, endured horrible side effects. Never really felt good. In fact, over time, I got worse.

Here's what works: double the package recommended dose of lavender oil capsules - just oil, not herb. Plus double dose of Gaba and HTP. It took three months to really be positive it was working, but you can take it with dr.'s meds, so who cares, right?

I do these as extras: long baths in lavender oil & epsom salts, and a swig of magnesium with calcium and K2 at bedtime. Magnesium is a calmer and this gives two ways - absorption through the skin and swallowing. Lavender in bathwater - well, you can smell it and over time it seems to calm me. After a few weeks of these baths, I really don't like to go without. They really do make a difference. It just takes a while of doing it before you notice the difference without.

Posted by Christine (Cape Town, South Africa) on 11/26/2011
5 out of 5 stars

After my son's birth I suffered from haemorrhoids and tried every remedy I could find. One day I read about garlic and I thought I might as well try this as well.... Never looked back. Never had another problem. Ever. Just use a garlic clove as a suppository. Pointed side up. You may coat it in oil first. Replace it every time you use the toilet. Within 24 hours you will see the difference. It is amazing.

Replied by Chipo

Thx for sharing, after the birth of our third child who weight 4.3kg I have been in constant pain, so much that I could not even go for work.

Posted by Angelo (Jersey City, Nj) on 06/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi All,

A month back I had Hemorrhoids. I was quite not sure what it was. First I thought I had some kind of STD but didn't have sex for a long time so this possibility was ruled out.

Then I thought I had cancer but I am too young for that and workout regularly. so couldn't accept that thought either.

Looked for online review and found that I have Hemorrhoids/piles. Ok, this is very painful and started affecting my life. I was miserable. Found this site. I tried apple cider vinegar it didn't work. I was disappointed. Finally after one week of research I thought I would try this.

Garlic suppository. Take Garlic clean it and put it on the effected area. I saw the result in 1 Hour. Trust me this guy works.

Do these 3 days a week. Also apply witch hazel and aloe vera gel pads. I got it from Amazon.

Hope this helps who have got Hemorrhoids. No Doctor, No OTC Medicine, No Surgery. I believe Nature is powerful and the best medicine are free or inexpensive.

Thanks, Angelo

Posted by Desigirl (East Lansing, Mi, United States) on 05/28/2011
4 out of 5 stars

Hello Everyone,

I have suffered from a very painful external hemorrhoid for more than a year now. I've tried all possible home, OTC and Rx remedies, but nothing really worked. I tried ACV which seems to be really popular on this site, but that didn't work either.

One day I randomly came across an Ayurvedic blog which claimed that garlic suppositories work wonders. At this point I was ready to try anything and I didn't really have a lot of faith in something so simple. Well I was proven wrong!!! It was the best remedy so far! I basically peel a garlic clove and cut off the tips and rub it on my cutting board to get the juice flowing. Then, I coat it in olive oil and insert it as high as I can (I use finger cots available at any pharmacy). The first couple of times, the pain was extreme and it burned like crazy too! I also couldn't keep it inside for more than 20-30 min due to the pain. But, I kept at it and inserted a pod every few hours until I could finally insert it all night with very little discomfort. The garlic is discharged when you have a BM the next morning. I have done this for 4 nights so far and the relief has been immense! The sharp pain during a BM has been by reduced considerably and the itching/pricking after the BM has also lessened by a great degree. I am not 100% ok, but I intend to continue using it for as long as it takes. It's cheap, easy and safe.

Obviously, I have continued to watch my diet and eat healthy, drink lots of water and exercise. Nothing will work unless you address any underlying bowel issues like constipation, irregularity etc. But, I am truly delighted and hope this can help others out there like me who just can't seem to get any remedy to work for this cursed affliction. I'll update my progress in 7-10 days. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Posted by Blanche (Iberia Parish, Louisiana) on 07/06/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hemorrhoids - I wasn't getting relief from the excruciating pain with the commercial ointments I had been using, and it was the middle of the night. I concocted this on the fly with what I had handy, and it gave me relief within a couple of hours, both from the constipation and the really bad pain of the hemorrhoids.

I punctured about a dozen or so of garlic oil capsules and squeezed it out into two tablespoons of coconut oil in a little condiment container. Then I added two drops of tea tree oil. I only guessed at the amount, but I knew I didn't want the tea tree oil to burn.

Took a little square of clear plastic wrap and dropped a spoonful of the mixture onto that and put it in the freezer. When it was partially hardened, I shaped it as best as I could through the plastic into a suppository shape. It took a little practice. Then I put it back in the freezer a little while, and inserted it the best I could. You have to hurry because it melts at skin temperature.

About an hour and a half later I had a bowel movement which was much less painful than the day before, and later not hurting at all.

Replied by Blanche
(Iberia Parish, Louisiana)

Here it is the next day and I am back to normal. I am thinking now that I could put the oils into a store bought suppository in some way. Would be easier

Posted by Brenda (San Antonio, Texas) on 06/30/2010
5 out of 5 stars

For hemorroids - Take a small garlic clove, cover with olive oil or any non toxic oil, and insert up the anus overnight. Yes you might feel a burning sensation, but I have tried this on many people with success. Usually one or two times is all that is needed. In the morning the clove is expelled when you use the restroom. The burning does not damage tissue. And the worst bleeding hemorrhoids will get better. I also suggest any kind of bioflavinoids, rutin, citris or grapeseed daily to keep them away. No, it does not cause garlic smell on the body.