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Medic for Hemorrhoids (Piles)

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Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, affect as many as 75 percent of people in the United States at some point in their lives. They most frequently strike when people are between ages 45 and 65.

This common problem occurs when veins in the anus and rectum become swollen and inflamed. A number of factors contribute to them, such as gravity, family history, constipation, a low-fiber diet, heavy lifting, obesity, food allergies, lack of physical activity, pregnancy, and prolonged sitting or standing.


Hemorrhoids are mainly of two types – internal or external. As the terms suggest, internal hemorrhoids develop inside the rectum and external hemorrhoids lie just below the skin around the anus.

Some common symptoms of hemorrhoids are blood clots or lumps around the anus, bleeding during bowel movements, irritation near the anal region, and the urge to have a bowel movement even when there is no stool.

If left unchecked and untreated for too long, hemorrhoids may also lead to complications like chronic blood loss, strangulated piles, tissue death and even anal or colorectal cancer. Fortunately, it is not difficult to treat hemorrhoids and alleviate symptoms with simple, natural ingredients.

hemorrhoids home remedies


Here are the top 10 home remedies for hemorrhoids.

1. Ice

The first home treatment that is highly recommended is ice. Ice will help constrict the blood vessels, reduce swelling and give you immediate pain relief.

  • Apply an icepack or a partially melted piece of ice wrapped in a cloth directly on the affected area for about 10 minutes. Do this several times a day until the hemorrhoid goes away.
  • You can even use a small pack of frozen vegetables such as peas or corn. Wrap the pack in a tea towel and then apply it on the hemorrhoid. Do this for 20 minutes at a time, three times a day.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of nature’s best ingredients for treating hemorrhoids. The anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties of aloe vera help reduce the irritation of hemorrhoids. Aloe vera can be used for both internal and external hemorrhoids.

  • For treating external hemorrhoids, apply a little bit of aloe vera gel to your anus and slowly massage the area. This simple remedy will give relief from the pain and soothe the burning sensation.
  • To treat internal hemorrhoids, cut aloe vera leaves in strips. Make sure to cut off the thorn-like parts of the plant. Place the slices in a container and freeze them. Apply the icy cold aloe vera strip to the painful hemorrhoid to relieve the pain, burning, and itching sensation.

3. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice contains various nutrients that can give you relief from hemorrhoids by strengthening the capillaries and blood vessel walls.

  • Saturate a cotton ball with freshly squeezed lemon juice and apply it on the hemorrhoid. Initially there will be some mild tingling or a burning sensation, but relief from the pain will soon follow.
  • Alternatively, squeeze half a lemon into a cup of hot milk and drink it. Do this every three hours for best results.
  • Mix one-half teaspoon each of lemon juice, ginger juice, mint juice and honey together. Take this once a day.

4. Almond Oil

Almond oil, known for its emollient and deep tissue absorption properties, is used mainly for external hemorrhoid treatment. Dip a cotton ball in pure almond oil and apply it on the affected area. It moisturizes and eases inflammation, and will relieve the burning and itching sensation in and around the anus. Do this several times a day.

5. Olive Oil

Olive oil has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is used primarily to treat external hemorrhoids. It will help increase the elasticity of blood vessels, which in turn will help reduce inflammation and shrink the size of swollen blood vessels in the anal canal.

  • Consume one teaspoon of olive oil daily. It will help reduce inflammation and the monounsaturated fats will improve the functionality of the excretory system.
  • Crush the juice out of some plum leaves and add it to olive oil. Apply this mixture on your hemorrhoids. It will give you relief from the pain and swelling.

6. Whole Grains

Start eating whole grain products if you suffer from hemorrhoids. Whole grain products contain a good amount of fiber, which is highly effective in relieving hemorrhoid symptoms and bleeding.

This nutrient helps clean out the gastrointestinal system, preventing constipation and allowing the colon to work more efficiently. Fiber-rich foods can soften stool and increase its bulk, which helps reduce straining during bowel movements. Some of the best whole grain products are oats, barley, maize, brown rice, millet, quinoa and buckwheat.

Medic for Hemorrhoids (Piles) was last modified: October 9th, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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68 thoughts on “Medic for Hemorrhoids (Piles)”

  1. Excellent advise but I personally think in an article about natural remedies also surgeries and procedures for the removal of hemorrhoids should always be mentioned. Many people come here because they want to avoid surgery but there are cases in which it can’t be avoided and those people should know that there are great new minimal invasive procedures around that are much less painful and very effective I had mine removed with THD and I’m glad I did. So my advice is: Try home remedies but if they don’t work for you, take a look at options!

    1. Drink plenty of water,dont eat food rich with oils and spices,avoid sour flavoured food,instead eat food rich in fibre .Try a cold or hot pack on the piles area that may suit you and use a good external piles pain relief cream.Eat Figs soaked in water overnight.These are some of the things help me control my piles.This is my personal experience as I am no doctor but just a common man suffering with piles

    2. Had surgery before second baby 29 yrs ago.. did pretty well.. until the other day.. from a new medication and pain meds, tumeric powder.. I was in deep shit literally, huge, hard, dry mass.. sorry.. strained pushed for hours.. thought I was going to stroke out and die, almost called 911.. lol.. everything was pushed, flipped inside out. Sorry but where else can you share such fun stuff. Lol. Sounds like great home remedies though.. worth a try for swell I no for sure. Not much pain thankfully. Anyway.. I’m already in the, drinking tons of water, habit and I found some stool softening powder in the cupboard. Yippee. . Good times ahead! Merry Christmas everyone! Lol.. Awe this is great! Thanks for letting me share!

  2. I’ve suffered two, three times a year from hemorhoids that would last for a little over a week but back in the late fall, I had them so bad I couldnt move. I was seriously contemplating going to the ER knowing I was gonna be in pain for more than a week. So out of desperation I grabbed the coconut oil I use for cooking and as a moisturizer , put some on a cotton pad and wiped it on my hemorhoid and within a half hour the pain was gone. Done! When they came back a few weeks ago I used the coconut oil again, and again the pain was gone. So it wasn’t a fluke. I would love to know if anyone else tried this and if it worked! I’m thrilled because I was thisclose to having the surgery.

    1. I am about to try this my surgery is scheduled for tuesday sept. 8th I am about to postpone it and try this to see if it really works thank you for the info I really appreciate it I had a surgery already do not want to go through that again the pain is excrutiating thanks again

      1. Hi Dinero,

        How’d you go with the Coconut oil? Please update if possible.

        I’ve had 3 surgeries and I’ve resolved not to go for another one. I have a bit of IBS and some food intolerance which aggravate my bowel movement and as a resulting domino effect, aggravates mypiles again and again. And lately now, I’m on my feet all day, all week and so at my worst of piles ever. But controlling food + water has helped. However will need some more help. So any idea here is worth an effort for me.

        Please share how you went with the coconut oil therapy? 🙂

        Thank 🙂

    2. Yes, I have used coconut oil for hemmeroids and it works. I use unrefined organic. I will mold a long string of cocnut oil also, put in fridge, and cut into suppositories when hardened. You can insert them while they’re cold and also get internal hemmeroids this way in addition to rubbing it on externally. I believe cocnut oil will rid them permanently if you continue to apply.

    3. yeah, massaging using coconut oil is good, it soften and smoothens the dedicate skin there. But, be sure the coconut oil you use is natural, not a processed one.

    4. I too use the coconut oil that comes in solid form. I mix a little witch hazel into it & apply. It works better then anything else.

    5. Mary I was in a lot of pain and I must say between the aloe and coconut oil I feel a lot better. Thanks for the info

  3. usefull article.The majority of hemorrhoids sufferers rely only on expensive surgery and creams but these only have temporary results. Thankfully, nature herself has provided us with everything it takes to eliminate the problem.

  4. I m really greatful to u that u r telling us abt these home remedies that r really helpful.i like these nd i always try these nd it really works

  5. I got hemorrhoid after pregnancy n it’s a really painful situation lol….. N pregnant again ! N got them ..should I ask my doctor if I can take pain pills because I been in a lot of pain for a week ! I been doing ice but it seems that’s not working

    1. Try flawseeds on salad and in yogourt this helped me
      And éat alot of fruit and Veggies, stay away from Red méat.
      I hope this Will Help you

      Wait to hear from you. Sharon

  6. add brown or red rice to your daily meal.
    The side hulls and brans provide “natural wholeness” to the grain and are very rich in fiber which make it easier to digest as it’s much “lighter” in the in the stomach.

  7. Many thanks for home remedies,once a colleague told me to drink aloe vera mixture and it worked.It took me over two yrs though mixture was too bitter but fearing suggery i took it.

  8. I have suffered with these for about 15 years now and they are huge and hard and uncomfortable. But 3 years ago a read about a home remedy that completely shrinks them in just a weeks time. 3 ingredients….. Organic cocoa butter (in block form) powered Comfrey root and white oak Bark. Heat up a chunk of the butter in a small bowl in the microwave until it turns liquid. place in freezer for just a few min’s. when the butter cools and is still a liquid mix equal amounts of the Comfrey and Oak bark together. Now there is a small window as the cocoa butter starts to change back to a solid, with clean hands form suppositories for rectal insertion. I make enough for 6-8 bowel movements. when possible take a sits bath (Epsom salt) for a few mins. While draining tub insert your homemade suppository far enough it does not slide back out. This makes the next bowel movement easier. Check it out on the web! do a search on it you will find more info on it. I know its hard to take baths after every bowel movement but do it as much as possible. you will see results in a matter of 3-4 days keep doing it until the piles are gone. Then get on a good diet and try not to sit longer than 3 hours. If you work in an office get up and move around sitting to much is bad especially on a toilet. Eat a lot of fruit try to stay away from a lot of sugar and baked goods

  9. Last week I have gone through painful and burning sensation in piles. I was very restless not able to move. Then I took a lemon n a cup of chilled milk. Cut n squeeze the lemon in one cup n take another cup chilled milk. When you try this home remedy, after mixing it. Take it instantly otherwise it will not helpful. Seriously its works a lot. ?

  10. Recently I was in too much panic condition due to piles,
    it was so restless & unable to move anywhere.
    I was unable to stand once I sit & vice versa.
    But after taking the therapy of ice I got relief immediately, its really works
    I advice the people who are in same condition to experience how ice works
    after taking it two three day the problem will be removed permanently but it takes some time to be completely removed, you just need to avoid spicy food, junk food, chilly food.

  11. Well I also got in it but .. to be honest I got an advise from a person n it realy works … use olive oil and ispaghol husk …. how to use .. take one spoon of olive oil and two spoon of ispaghol husk mix it and eat it slowly slowly …. take it two or three time a day …. u deff will feel the diff with in three days …. it’s realy work for extra hamoroide ….

  12. Take a tub half filled warm water.put two spoon of detol and sit in the tub twice a day for 20 mins. You will get good relief with three days. Drink plenty of water and urinate in tub only.this works out wonderfully

  13. thanks for the information. though my stool is not hard but feel pain when ever i passed it. please help me with advise.

  14. I have suffered from this since my first pregnancy in 1998 till to date. I even went for sugery in 2006 after giving birth to my 3rd born and restricted myself from eating chilly stuff and drinking more water to keep my digestive system running well. But the pain i’m suffering denies me t8 enjoy my life. I will try to use the remedies I’ve read about because the medical ointments are not helping me.

  15. 100% pure refined emu oil is also an excellent home remedy. It eliminates the burning, soothes the area, and over time shrinks the piles.

  16. boil 2 liters of water adding 2 tsp of triphala churn we get it in any ayurvedic pharmacy
    after boiling it well ,try to cool it for 30 min keeping it in refrigerator .that water has to be taken in a tub and take a sitz bath for 15 to 20 min evry night before bed time . morning triphal tablets 2 times a day has to be taken. ice cube therapy after sitz bath and isabgol in water to be consumed before going to bed.

    1. Fastest remedy is the boil pomogranate leaves for about half an hour and then drink the water words within a few hours pain is gone repeat for a few days and good by hemeroids

  17. Thanks guys iam suffering since a long period from piles.
    3 dry figs soaked in water all over night and taken before breakfast also reliefe al lot. i also will try coconut oil.

  18. I suferd internal piles with fissure. There have lots of home remadies for reduce pain. Finaly I did surgery. Is that cure piles forever.

  19. Use apple cider vinegar…. Best for internal and external … Apply using cotton on external and drink with water for internal one…

  20. Thanks a lot for very useful & natural remedies.
    I am also victim of the Hemorrhoids…Surely I will try that effective & simple remedy to get rid of it…
    ….Again….Thanking you

  21. Joe here , I tried using ice pack for the last two weeks, and I found the pain subsiding and felt better. I changed my eating habits , and felt 80% better, then ..the last two days, I got little naughty and had some spicy foods. Wola, my world came crushing down. I crapped and crapped , like there was no tommorow. Now I have to start the process all over again. Pain started again internally , severe as two weeks ago. Today , I bought a full ice pack and sat on it half the day. Feeling better now, and tried additional , Apple juice, feeling much better now . Moral of the story, if your condition is improving, don’t, I repeat don’t , mess with your body. Look at me, the pain came back , hard. We don’t need that…..I am going to get better from now……good puishment punishment it was. GOOD LUCK AND HE WILL HEAL YOU.

  22. Suffered like he’ll, for two year , last month was the final straw. Heavy pain, and seems like a ball is stuck in side the anus. Very uncomfortable. Changed my curry diet, took the ice packs as per the shoe article, and , lots of Apple juice, Wola, two days, everything subsided. Just continue for few more weeks, to completely eradicate the inflamation.

    I feel like a new person already. Good luck, and speedy recovery.

  23. The website was interesting and educating, I will try the optional home remedies you guys tested and recommended, keep enlightening please.

  24. Joe here, liquid paraffin, best remedy for piles. One table spoon, at evening. It solves the problem in few days. I feel great after three days.

  25. Raw papaya vegetable
    Raw papaya is very poweful and completely heals piles and haemorhoids. Cook it like a vegetable stew without spices. Avoid spices and avoid meat and alcohol for a month. Drink lots of water . Total healing . My guarantee . I tried it after suffering unbearable pain . Healed me completely. Good news is after the diet’avoiding meat, alcohol. Junk food’ I also lost unnecessary fat and looked better too?

  26. Hi, I tried dollar store coconut pure oil box which looks like a Vaseline box and it is also sticky enough to apply after every bowel movement. It definitely relieves from burning and could be applied internally too since safe and easy to apply. I have a fissure / fistula and a vein protruding almost from last 3 ys which is probably good to go with surgery but I am trying all market products since it doesn’t bother too much if I am doing well with diet and constipation. Hemrid was one of the product which gave some relief by taking capsules. I also take triphala powder in warm water when I have too much of constipation issues. Looking for home remedy help still for my permanent cure.

  27. Mary, I have been in a lot of pain and I must say between the aloe and coconut. The coconut helped more. Thanks

  28. Hi

    do try cumin (jeera ) powder … make a paste & apply ..to cure hemorrhoid(external internal),fissures,piles.. use aloe vera gel as base preferably ..also had added “arjun” & “jyeshthamadh” powder to it… miraculously by next day external hemorrhoid & pain etc had reduced greatly & next day it was gone

    my friend’s mom had tried this
    wishing all a great health

  29. just experiencing them now..very painful and I have had three sleepless nights. Thanks of the information. I will try some and hopefully the help

  30. Soak 1tsp of mustard seeds in a small cup of water by crushing them at night. Drink it early morning in empty stomach. Do it regularly. Good to piles. Try it!!

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