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Rutin for the Treatment of Hemorrhoids

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Rutin is a vitamin supplement that works for hemorrhoids. Rutin is inexpensive and can be found online or at larger pharmacies or health food stores. Rutin, a bioflavoniod, helps to strengthen the veins. It also reduces inflammation.

How Much Rutin Should I Take for Hemorrhoids?

Rutin supplements are usually sold in capsules that contain 450 to 500 mg of rutin each. One capsule is taken in the morning and one in the evening to treat hemorrhoids.

How Long Will It Take for Rutin to Help My Hemorrhoids?

Our readers have found that rutin works quickly. Some find relief in a couple of days. For others, it takes a week or two to see results. Rutin can certainly be complemented by other external remedies like castor oil or apple cider vinegar while you are waiting for the full effect of the treatment.

Rutin supplements should NOT be taken during pregnancy. While the rutin found in foods (citrus fruits, berries, buckwheat and asparagus) is safe during pregnancy, the large quantity found in supplements is contraindicated for pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are a common complaint in pregnancy, but there are plenty of other remedies that can be used in pregnancy for hemorrhoids.

Have you tried rutin? Please let us know how this treatment for hemorrhoids worked for you! Keep reading and you will find our reader stories about the use of rutin for hemorrhoids.

26 User Reviews

Posted by Geoff (Queensland) on 10/11/2017
5 out of 5 stars

More than 6 months ago ,I posted the relief given me by rutin in treating the scourge of hemorrhoids. after posting, it occurred to me that 1 month wasn't really a decent time line to tout the benefits of rutin for hemorrhoids, so here's my update 6 months on.

Total Relief. not one hemorrhoid, & no blood loss whatsoever. my deep, unexpressed fear that I had some type of colorectal cancer has vanished, my daily activities are completely normal & I can't sing the praises of rutin highly enough. I feel confident enough to say that rutin has truly turned out to be the magic bullet that I had searched for. All bow down before rutin, lord of the cosmos.

Replied by Timh
2072 posts

Geoff: Thanks for your Rutin report.

To extend the cardiovascular benefits, consider other Citrus Antioxidants/Flavinoids like Quercetin & Vit-C. A supplement containing natural Vit-C w/ Rose Hips, Rutin, and Quercetin would be ideal with the addition of 1 grm Lysine per day.

Hope this helps ya mate.

Replied by Geoff


Thanx for input. much appreciated.

Replied by Laura

Did the Rutin only eliminate the pain or did it also get rid of the swelling and, if so, did it eliminate swelling inside or out?

Replied by Geoff

Rutin caused external 'roids' to revert back to being internal 'roids'. so they continue to exist, but no longer cause any pain at all. if this applies only to myself & no one else, I do not know. in addition to the external 'roids', my entire anal rim was hugely inflamed, but this was also eliminated by the use of rutin. if rutin does not work initially, try increasing the daily dose 2 or 3 times the daily recommended dose- I have not read of any potential danger in doing so.

Posted by Hugo (Bremerton, Wa) on 06/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Rutin saved me!! I was ready for the doctor and found this on several forums. I took 2 pills daily and pain was better the next day - completely pain free 3 weeks later. Amazing!! Was in so much pain I was having anxiety over every bathroom trip. So happy I found this.

Posted by Diedra P. (Us) on 03/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Rutin has worked for me twice. I had my first hemorrhoid around 2 and a half years ago. I was able to shrink the hemorrhoid with the rutin within days and was completely gone in a couple of weeks. I have one again now so started taking the rutin again and it is almost gone after 5 days. I take 500 mg morning and night. I also used witch hazel to help ease the discomfort.

Posted by Geoff (Bowen, Qld.) on 02/27/2017
5 out of 5 stars

More than a month ago I posted the relief given me for the curse of hemorrhoids by the use of an Inversion Swing, an absolute godsend for me. I also mentioned how the use of Rutin had dramatically stopped my blood loss at every bowel movement. Now the amazing thing is that rutin seems to have also stopped my getting hemorrhoids in the first place.

As a sufferer of hemmorhoids for more than 20 years I am absolutely stunned by the effectiveness of this supplement. My hemorrhoids weren't severe, they were catastrophic!!! They dominated every aspect of my daily life. I am still in a state of denial that something as simple & cheap as rutin could have had this effect on me. I can't guarantee that it would have the same effect on others, but would plead with other sufferers to give it a try. one 500mg. tablet twice a day did it for me. Ended the bleeding in 5-7 days, & the hemmorhoids in about 2 weeks. Miraculous! What can I say other than Rutin for President!

Posted by Stephen S. (Ramona, Ca) on 01/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

In recent years I've been plague with very painful hemorrhoids. I've had them off and on since before I graduated from high school (1968) but hadn't suffered from them for years until about eight years ago. Nothing I tried worked. I would lay on the bed trying to find a position where I wasn't in pain. My girlfriend did a computer research and found that a supplement called Rutin has shown promise for relief from hemorrhoids. It took me close to two weeks for them the completely take care of the problem. At some point I quite taking the Rutin and nearly over a week they returned. I start the Rutin again and again a few days later my pain was gone. I did this pattern of stopping and starting taking Rutin and always with the same results. I finally got smart and take two tables a day and haven't had any problem since. Believe me when I say I had a bad case of hemorrhoids, AND, believe me when I tell you that Rutin works.

Posted by Zee9876 (London) on 01/02/2017
1 out of 5 stars

Hi I tried Rutin 500mg after reading all the positive reviews and it has made no difference. I have taken it for 2 weeks now morning and night. Should I persevere? I am also taking B6 with it as I read in some reviews that helps Rutin to work better. Please advise. Many thanks. Zee9876

Replied by Jac
(Yorktown, Ny)

Have you tried using garlic clove as suppository. It works! Look it up for user directions.

Replied by Geoff
(Bowen, Qld.)

If rutin hasn't stopped the 'roids', borrow an inversion swing. it won't stop you getting the nasties, but will get rid of them until the next attack. and it won't take 24-48 hours, like other miracle remedies, but probably in only 10 mins. or so. Not suitable if pregnant, heavily overweight or with weak ankles. Takes a little getting used to, as you hang upside down like a bat hanging from the ceiling of a cave. Mine has become redundant ever since I started using rutin, but before that the 'swing' was my lifesaver. if, after getting a swing, you have difficulties in using it or getting results, post back for further advice-I've become something of an expert on its usage.

Replied by Pat

How often and how long to you use the inversion swing?


You don't have to use the swing everyday as a preventative measure. yYu only use it once you get a 'roid'.

Some relevant points;

1. get on the swing immediately after getting the 'roid'-delay will adversely affect the cure time.

2. you must go a full 180 degree inversion, nothing less.

3. if you live alone, or are not very agile, make sure you have some means of returning to vertical i.e., attaching a rope to the ceiling or wall, or placing a large box near your hands to help pushing yourself back to vertical. most swings have an adjustment mechanism on the rear that you can adjust to alter the centre of gravity, thus making it easier to return to vertical.

4. at some stage you will get a 'puckering' feeling around your anus. don't resist it, just relax & let the roids be 'sucked' back inside your rectum.

While the swing was my lifesaver for 6-8 years, it was rutin that cured my hemorhoids- if you have tried rutin & did not get results, try doubling or even tripling the daily dosage.

The swing made my life close to normal, but rutin has completely eliminated roids from my life, and as mentioned in a previous post my roids weren't severe, they were catastrophic, the worst of the worst. I hope my post helps you, best wishes.

Replied by Geoff

as I got hemorhoids after every bowel movement, which was 1-2 times a day, I was using the swing that many times. after I used the swing, the hemorhoids would be gone until the next bowel movement when I would repeat the process. as stated, the swing does not prevent you getting hemorhoids in the first place, but when you do get them the swing can get rid of them in as little as 2-3 minutes with a little practise. initially, you may have to spend as long as 8-10 minutes until you get the hang of it. believe me, this device borders on the miraculous when it comes to the relief of hemorhoids when all else has failed. please note that most swings come with grossly inadequate foam protection for your ankles when hanging upside down-you will probably have to substantially the foam, or find a far better way of supporting your ankles. please give this method a good try- please reply back if you experience any problems. I speak from first hand experience.


Might be a dumb question but could you do a handstand instead of using an inversion swing? Is the idea of just getting 180 deg vertical the same? Thank you. Long time sufferer here and open to all good remedies.

Posted by Liz (Boston, Ma) on 12/10/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Months ago, someone here on EC recommended Rutin for hemorrhoids. Whoever you are (it was a name I was familiar with, but I don't recall which one), THANK you!

I've suffered with 'roids' off/on for decades. Thankfully, more off than on, but recently had something nagging me for almost a month. I say 'something' because I couldn't really see or feel anything there, but my behind was sore every day for an entire month.

I am a huge advocate of sitz baths, and for decades, they've taken care of any issues I had, but this time, despite the sitz baths, it continued to nag me every day.

I remembered reading about Rutin here on EC, so I ordered a bottle via Amazon, taking one 450mg capsule twice a day, as directed. Just a couple of days in, I felt relief. After a week, I was pain-free! Three weeks later, I continue to take the 2 capsules a day and continue to be completely comfortable. YAY!!

Now that I'm back to normal, I'm going to start taking one capsule a day to see if that's enough for 'maintenance'. If not, I'll return to two caps/day. They're certainly inexpensive enough at just under $10/bottle.

I cannot recommend Rutin enough! I was, and continued to be, amazed by how well it worked!

Thank you again to my EC family member who recommended it!

Posted by Dh (Gaithersburg Md) on 08/25/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 84. When I was 40, my family doctor recommended one 500 mg tablet of rutin daily for my hemorrhoids. On the 4th or 5th day, all symptoms were totally gone, and have not returned. I have increased the dosage through the years, and now take 4 tablets a day, because tissue weakens with age. I experienced no side effects.

Replied by Sarah
(Charlotte, Nc)
1 out of 5 stars

I bought a bottle of Rutin and took one a day until it was gone. It didn't help at all. Maybe I have a different kind of hemorrhoid. Mine are from inflammation (never was constipated) as a result of trying a low carb diet, in an attempt to lose 25 pounds. Low carb diets are dangerous.

Posted by Michelle (Virginia Beach, Va., Usa) on 07/11/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Rutin is ABSOLUTELY the best. I've never had the dread "H" until now and when it happened I was like HUH??? I immediately went on line to find out how to get rid of it. Most sites suggested ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) directly on the hemorrhoids, but that stung like the dickens and I couldn't bear it (parden the pun), Witch Hazel, and warm sitz baths. I would do a Warm sitz bath(2x daily) with 1 cup epsom salt, 1/2 cup acv, and 1/2 cup witch hazel which did bring relief to sore-ness, itching and pain... But not in the dissipation of hemorrhoids. Aften during further research, I found sites which talked positively about the supplement Rutin and the amazing results that it had with dissipating hemorrhoids. I immediately went to the health food store and bought a 500 mg bottle. I took 1 pill in the morning with my breakfast and another pill at night just before I went to sleep. 10 days later, my hemorrhoids are completely gone... Oh yeah... The most important part... before incorporating the Rutin into the equation, I've only had hemorrhoids for 4 days... so 6 days later... they were all gone!

Posted by Edgeworth (Freshwater, New South Wales) on 05/19/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Yea! This is the second time I've had Hemorrhoids, I'm male and 46 and read there are a lot of people over 45 who suffer. I had a great deal of discomfort around the anus but no bleeding. First I tried what worked last time: zinc sulfate monohydrate suppositories from the chemist. No dice. Tried for a week.

Then I tried the ACV bath suggestion here. Only once but no dice.

Lastly, I tried Rutin. Was difficult to find but worth it. I couldn't get it on its own but 400mg of Rutin mixed with 500mg Quercetin, 125Mg Bromelain and 50Mg Ascorbic Acid. Also took it with vitamin B6 as suggested.

Worked within 2 days - complete discomfort gone. Two weeks later now and no reoccurrence.

Thanks Earth Clinic! This is the fourth brilliant discovery I've made here for me, my family and friends.

Posted by Bobslo (Lexington, Ky) on 07/27/2011
5 out of 5 stars

So, its been officially two weeks of taking 500mg of Rutin and I have to say its working the best.

A long story short, I have had this one hemmoroid for almost eight months before trying anything to treat it. I was thinking it would go away on its own, but is was becoming a pain in the you-know-what.

I discovered that to really get rid of the problem I needed to do research. So, I have found out that the blood vessels are weak, and Bioflavoids were needed in an abundance.

After taking this supplement I got at Vitamin World for under 10 dollars that lasts like two months, I can say within two weeks now its almost completely gone. I'll post again when its all gone.

Posted by Bobslo (Lexington, Ky) on 07/19/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a hemmroid for almost a year now. Just last week I started taking Rutin 500mg twice a day, in the morning and one before going to bed. My hemmroid originally was the size of a pea but over time looked more like a inflated balloon that looked like three peas. But, taking Rutin for only a week the inflammation has gone down and my hemmroid thankfully is almost gone, it's less than a size of a pea today. I will continue to use Rutin and take hot/warm showers to reduce the swelling. And I hope by the next week it will be gone, if not I will then continue with Apple Cider Vinegar (the mother). But, so far I am very pleased how Rutin has made me feel and appearance.

Replied by Lonis
(Jacksonville, Nc)

I had bad hemmoroids after lifting heavy weights. I ate a bottle of Rutin from the health food store, and after that, all the pain went away. I no longer had to sleep on my left side or my stomache. I could sleep on my back w/out them getting swollen & painful. They were also less tight. The rutin helped a great deal. Then I bought another bottle of it & ate that. It didn't help. Nothing helped for weeks until I took Vitamin B6 (actually a b-complex). I was on a diet that doesn't allow B6 for a long time before I got the hemmoroids. I believe it was related.

I recommend B6 & Rutin, cause the rutin didn't do the job 100%, but it sure helped. The B6 made a major difference.

Posted by Special01 (Indianapolis, In, Usa) on 12/16/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Rutin works well for hemorrhoids.

Posted by Relieved (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 06/05/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Rutin, Vitamin E, Vitamin B cured my hemorrhoids

This is the first time I posted anything online but because I was so miserable from hemorrhoids and am now completely cured, I have to share the remedy that helped me.

My symptoms started after straining from having a bowel movement. I felt a slight swelling and itching on one side of my rectal area and eventually noticed a medium purple-like bump. I ignored it for several months and the swelling and itching only became worse. I was spotting blood on toilet paper and I have to admit scratching at times with toilet paper. I never wanted to sit and if I did, I had to lean toward the unaffected side. I feared having bowel movements because the pain and itch increased before I had to go. I tried "expensive" prescription creams, over-the-counter creams, anti-inflammatories, apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, baby wipes, increasing fiber intake only resulting in temporary and minor relief.

I read on this site about Rutin. I took Rutin 500 mg and I experienced SIGNIFICANT relief the very SAME DAY. I took it daily, but I still experienced annoying anal itch for 1 year.

I started to take Vitamin E for a different ailment in March. Within 2 weeks, the itch was completely gone. I no longer have symptoms. I have been symptom free from hemorrhoids for 3 months. I stopped using rutin and decided to use it if I ever experience hemorrhoids again. I still take vitamin B and vitamin E with selenium for a different ailment. I truly feel like I never ever had hemorrhoids before and have returned to a normal life without anxiety from hemorrhoids.

The remedy that helped me in a nutshell is:
Rutin 500 mg a day
Vitamin E with selenium, started twice a day and tapered down to once a day
Vitamin B once a day
Increasing leafy green vegetables(Kale is my favorite)
Increasing fiber in my diet
Baby wipes, no toilet paper

Posted by Shannon (Littleton, Co) on 01/24/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Rutin for Hemorroids

I had the WORST hemorroid attack and was really suffering. I tried ACV, burned like none other and tried all the OTC creams. They seemed to make everyting worse! I couldn't sleep and was at my wits end, becoming desperate and depressed with the severe stinging, pain and itching. 3 nights ago I sent my hubby out to get Rutin and took a 500mg tablet before bed along with Ibuprofin and a Benadryl. I slept fairly well and didn't have to get up to take a bath at 2AM like usual. I took 500mg the next morning, along with a B6 vitamin and some Ibuprofin, and then again at night, minus the B6. So, with this routine, I am now sitting here 3 days later in ZERO pain. I have a minor amount of itching, NO stinging and slight discomfort I would say. My hemorroids are still there and still bleeding, but I have hope with a high fiber diet, these will be gone in a few weeks. My main concern was the constant pain, and that is gone! Thanks Earthclinic, I do not know what I would have done without you. :)

Replied by Treadcarefully

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Cayenne Pepper (CP) have been recommended by many websites for hemorrhoid and its bleeding.

I say be very careful about these 2 so-called remedies. ACV might work for some but it is pretty harsh stuff for the colon and hemroid. It can cause blistering around the butt which is very painful and slow to heal as one user reported on this site.

CP powder aka Chili powder is a circulatory herb but it is well known among physicians - TCM and Homoepathic - to aggravate bleeding hemroids. For this reason these physicians often warn hemroid patients to avoid taking Chilli. So why are so many websites saying otherwise.

The only reason I can think of is as with other remedies, ACV and CP might help some but would worsen the problem for others. The latter category of users probably did not bother to report their negative experience.

I can tell you that I myself have used ACV and CP and found out that they are not safe for hemroids. CP for instance causes my hemroid to bleed again after 7 months of non-bleeding through the consumption of White Oak Bark powder.

Instead I would suggest safer herbal supplements like Rutin, White Oak Bark and Resveratrol. Even for some users these may also be counter-productive. For example some users might find Resveratrol constipating. However their effects are not so radical as ACV and CP.

Replied by Suanne
(Newcastle Upon Tyne, Uk.)

In answer to 'Treadcarefully from Singapore' I would totally agree with their posting on Cayenne Pepper. I took CP in tea form for 11 days (by mouth) 3 times a day after hearing of the amazing benifits for hemmorroids (internal and external). After about 3 days of the treatment the burning round my anus was intolerable, this of course in addition to the pain I was already in from the hemmorroids. Being someone not to give up easily, I kept going till I could stand it no longer... Ceased the CP and within two days the dreadful burning subsided and in four days it was gone. Wont be trying that again!! Not sure though if the CP capsules would have the same bad effects? Not for me though - have put myself through too much agony already.

As for the ACV, I have certainly found that using it externally (diluted 50/50 with water) and bathing the external area after each BM and before bed to be quite benefical. Still got my hems, but no where near as painful as they were, but am trying all sorts of various remedies and concocting my own from them. My latest being, Butchers Broom tincture (3 times daily), a small mug of 2 tbls ACV, 1 tbls honey, 1 tbls lemon juce, and 1 clove of garlic grated or cut up very small, mix all together and top up with warm to hot water. Take twice a day.... Will post again if I have found that magic potion which we all need....

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