The Most Effective Home Remedy For Hemorrhoids
This website is a nonprofit project that serves one purpose only: to teach people who suffer from hemorrhoids how they can cure them at home, without wasting time by trying the many ineffective remedies that can be found on other websites.
- What Are Hemorrhoids?
- What Causes Hemorrhoids & How To Prevent Them?
- How To Naturally Cure Your Hemorrhoids At Home
- Why This Hemorrhoid Remedy Works
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Notes & Disclaimer
If you’re reading this, chances are you suffer from hemorrhoids like I did for more than a year and you likely already tried different hemorrhoid treatments that worked only to a certain degree or not at all.
A Google search for hemorrhoid home remedies brings up results such as WebMD, suggesting sitz baths, soaking the affected area, witch hazel, olive oil, lemon juice, tea tree oil, not sitting for longer periods of time and drinking plenty of fluids (water, not soda).
While these suggestions may or may not relieve the symptoms of hemorrhoids, they didn’t help me get rid of mine. Some suggestions actually made them worse, such as applying Apple Cider Vinegar, which is the most popular hemorrhoid “cure” on Earth Clinic.
I’ve tried Rutin supplements as well as several other approaches without any results to speak of.
Finally, after months of research and trying different natural remedies that didn’t work, I stumbled upon a comment on a blog that made me curious.
The person who wrote the comment suggested a home treatment that consisted of only two ingredients that many of you already have at home.
I tried it, optimized the recipe and guess what? My hemorrhoids got better after just three days and were completely gone after a week!
I’m surprised that nobody seems to know about this extremely simple and effective hemorrhoid treatment that anyone can do at home.
That’s why I decided to dedicate this website to teaching people who suffer from hemorrhoids how they can get rid of them fast and naturally without having to see a doctor or buying any pharmaceutical products.
However, before getting into details, I want to make sure that you know what hemorrhoids are and what causes them. Because if you don’t work on their root causes, they’ll likely come back sooner or later, even with this treatment.
What Are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids (also known as piles) are blood vessels of your rectum. These veins can become swollen and irritated and cause symptoms such as anal itching, rectal bleeding (blood in your stool or on the toilet paper), inflammation of the anal area and sometimes pain.
There are internal and external hemorrhoids. While you’ll likely notice external ones, internal hemorrhoids aren’t that easy to spot. At first, you may not realize that you’ve got an issue with your hemorrhoids, but just wonder why your anus itches or why you see white or yellow secrete in your underwear.
While these symptoms can also be caused by different diseases, chances are you’ve got hemorrhoids. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, up to 75% of the population will be affected by hemorrhoids at some point in their lives.
There are plenty of other sources that explain the symptoms of hemorrhoids and what they are, so I’m not going to cover this in detail. If you’re reading this, you likely already know what hemorrhoids are because you or someone you know has to deal with them.
What Are The Causes Of Hemorrhoids?
This is the most important question to ask when dealing with any kind of disease or illness. If you can prevent whatever causes the disease, you’re able to cure it permanently, which should always be your goal instead of just treating the symptoms, which is what modern medicine mostly is about.
So what causes these swollen and irritated veins in your anus?
- Unhealthy diet
- Lack of exercise
- Sitting for too long
- Frequent constipation or diarrhea
Most of these can be avoided! Below are some suggestions how you can permanently cure your hemorrhoids.
Eat Healthy Food
Limit sugar and wheat flour in your diet, because these promote inflammation in your body and also cause constipation. You can easily replace sugar with Xylitol, which tastes the same but is actually healthy for your teeth and body! Also, avoid fried foods, alcohol, and caffeine. All of these can cause digestive problems and harm your body.
Add cayenne pepper to your diet. Don’t overdo it! Too much pepper can irritate your digestive system, but small amounts will promote blood circulation. One of the causes of hemorrhoids is bad blood circulation in your rectum.
Eat green vegetables and fruits. For example, kale is one of the best vegetables for your body. If you can’t get fresh kale, use deep-frozen kale and add it to a smoothie (recipe below).
Increase fiber intake. For example flax and chia seeds should be added to a smoothie that you drink in the morning.
Gut-healing Digestive Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie helps your bowel movement and reduces inflammation of your colon and body. Drink this once or twice a day, but at least once in the morning to avoid constipation.
- 2 cups sugar-free almond milk
- 1/2 cup kale or spinach
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon raw organic honey
- 1 teaspoon wheatgrass powder
- 1 teaspoon psyllium
Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth (1-2 minutes).
Tip: You can add a splash of lemon juice for additional health benefits.
This smoothie isn’t only amazingly healthy but the flax seeds and psyllium help your bowel movements to go more smooth and also reduce gas, which helps your hemorrhoids heal faster.
For additional health benefits, you can add chia seeds to this smoothie too. Please note that the turmeric has a unique taste. If it’s too much for you, just reduce the amount of turmeric.
Exercise & Don’t Sit Too Much
Apart from a healthy diet, this is probably the most important advice to follow if you want to permanently cure your hemorrhoids.
To keep the blood flowing in your body, you should exercise on a regular basis. Please note that lifting heavy weights and running can worsen your hemorrhoids, so you should avoid these activities if you got severe hemorrhoid issues.
If your job, like mine, requires you to sit all day, the chances of suffering from hemorrhoids increase dramatically. To get some balance, you should stand up and walk around or go for a walk for at least 5 minutes every 30 to 60 minutes. The more often you’re able to do this the better. You can also consider using a standing desk if you’re unable to leave your desk that often.
Additionally, you should exercise to keep your body healthy. If you’re as lazy as me or simply don’t have much time to work out, I recommend using the 7 Minute Workout app by Johnson & Johnson, which is free and guides you through every exercise. Even just 10 minutes of exercise a day can make a huge difference.
Squat, Don’t Sit
Another cause of hemorrhoids is that most people are straining when sitting on the toilet. That’s because sitting actually isn’t a natural position during bowel movements. You should squat, not sit!
For more details about why you should squat and not sit, watch the below video that explains the issue in a super funny way.
Just use a footstool to put your feet on when sitting on the toilet. This helps reduce straining during bowel movement and not making your hemorrhoids any worse than they already are, as well as preventing them in the future.
How To Naturally Cure Your Hemorrhoids At Home
After discussing the causes of hemorrhoid problems and how to avoid them, I’ll get to the part that you’re here for: how you can rid of your hemorrhoids within a week or less. Naturally and at home, of course without a surgery, seeing a doctor or buying any pharmaceutical products.
What I describe now is the single most effective home treatment for hemorrhoids. I tried countless other so-called “cures” and remedies, but none of them were as effective as this one.
To put it in one sentence: it’s suppositories made of garlic, witch hazel and coconut oil!
Using garlic suppositories out of a whole clove isn’t new, but that didn’t work well for me. Using coconut oil also isn’t something new, but its effects also weren’t great. However, if you mix both into your own homemade suppositories, you can cure your hemorrhoids in no time.
Hemorrhoid Suppository Recipe
This is the short version, for detailed instructions keep on reading.
- 3 organic garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 20 drops witch hazel
- Use a garlic press to crush the garlic
- Mix it well with the coconut oil and add 20 drops of organic witch hazel
- Mold small suppositories about half the size of your pinky and put them on saran wrap or baking paper placed on a cutting board
- Now put the cutting board with the saran wrap and suppositories on it in your fridge
That’s it! After letting them cool down for about 20 minutes you can use them. You put them in your anus and don’t eat them (although you can eat them too, they’re healthy!). I recommend doing this overnight, just one suppository a day.
Tip: You can add pure Aloe Vera gel to the mixture or lubricate the suppositories with it to enhance its tissue healing properties.
Homemade Hemorrhoid Suppository: Step-by-Step Instructions
While the above recipe will already help you get an idea of how this works, I want to explain this in as much detail as possible and make every single step crystal clear.
Hemorrhoids are extremely troublesome and it is my goal to guide everyone who suffers from them through each single step of successfully using this amazing natural cure to get rid of them.
Step 1: Crush The Garlic Cloves
Step 2: Mix With Coconut Oil
Use about 1 part garlic and 5 parts coconut oil. I use Dr. Goerg’s coconut oil, but any other brand should work too as long as it’s high quality.
If your hemorrhoids are bleeding, you might want to use 1 part garlic and 10 parts coconut oil during the first couple of days and later increase the amount of garlic depending on how you react to it.
Tip: You should add about 20 drops of witch hazel as well as aloe vera gel to the mixture to increase its effectiveness.
Step 3: Form Paste Into Suppositories
Step 4: Refrigerate
Step 5: Insert
Sorry, no picture for this step. Your hemorrhoid suppositories are ready now and you can insert them into your anus. Do this once a day in the evening so they can do their magic overnight when your body recovers.
Please note that it might burn a little, but the burning should decrease after about 20 minutes. If it still burns 30 minutes after you applied it or the burning doesn’t stop after the first couple of days of this treatment, you should consider reducing the amount of garlic you use for your suppositories.
Why This Hemorrhoid Remedy Works So Well
To be honest, I’m not exactly sure why this works so much better than other hemorrhoid remedies, but it does. It must be the blend of the extraordinary healing power of garlic and coconut oil.
Below is some more insight on what this compound does.
The Effects Of Garlic On Hemorrhoids
Garlic has been known for its healing effects for thousands of years. It’s one of nature’s most powerful antibiotics. Next time you catch a cold, just slice a clove of garlic into a few pieces and swallow them. You can also keep a whole clove in your mouth for a couple of hours. Your cold will be gone in no time if you repeat this twice a day.
But why does garlic work so well for hemorrhoid treatment?
- It has strong antibiotic effects and kills harmful germs
- It reduces blood pressure
- It increases blood flow when applied directly
- It is an antioxidant that binds to harmful free radicals
- It reinforces blood vessels
- It reduces skin inflammation
The Effects Of Coconut Oil On Hemorrhoids
Coconut oil is a wonderful oil that can be used for many things. If you don’t use it already, you should definitely add it to your diet. It will keep your body healthy and even help you lose weight if you want to.
You can also use it for skin care, mix it with baking soda and Xylitol to make your own toothpaste, and a lot of other things – just do some research.
Why coconut oil helps heal your hemorrhoids:
- It has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties
- It has antioxidant properties
- It promotes healing of your skin
- It lubricates your rectum, which makes bowel movement easier
- It’s rich in lauric acid, vitamin E, and vitamin K
The Effects Of Witch Hazel On Hemorrhoids
Witch hazel (hamamelis virginiana) is in fact one of the main ingredients of many commercial hemorrhoid creams and suppositories. You can use it to reduce pimples, blemishes, and rashes. It’s also a fantastic aftershave.
Not only does witch hazel reduce inflammation and disinfect wounds, but it also stops bleeding, tightens skin, reduces itching and shrinks swollen blood vessels.
Why witch hazel helps heal your hemorrhoids:
- It shrinks swollen veins
- It stops bleeding
- It tightens skin
- It disinfects
- It reduces itching
Tip: If you suffer from external hemorrhoids, I recommend applying witch hazel directly.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Does this work for internal and external hemorrhoids?
It should work for both, yes. While I only treated my second-degree internal hemorrhoids with it, it should also work for external hemorrhoids. If you’re suffering from external hemorrhoids, I recommend to additionally take regular sitz baths with chamomilla and a small amount of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of lavender essential oil. You can also apply the mixture of coconut oil and garlic to your external hemorrhoids using a compress or apply witch hazel directly.
How long does it take to successfully treat hemorrhoids with this?
It depends on the severity of your hemorrhoids and if you take their causes into account as well. Mine got better after just two to three days and they were completely gone after a week. If this cure has no effect after a month or two, you should go see a doctor.
Are there any risks involved with this method?
This treatment is completely natural and shouldn’t have any side-effects apart from your gas smelling like garlic. If you got anal bleeding and it doesn’t stop after a few days, reduce the amount of garlic you use. Please note that I’m not a doctor and can only speak from my own experience. Of you got any concerns, please consult your doctor first.
How often should I use this remedy?
Once in the evening has been sufficient for me. You can do it in the morning and in the evening if you like, but once a day should normally be frequent enough.
Notes & Disclaimer
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