Home Remedies

There are an abundance of home remedies that people have used and are using to get relief from haemorrhoids.  Some of them are quite bizarre and some more commonplace.  What I am going to post is a list of the home remedies for haemorrhoids I found and an explanation as to the factors which could possibly make them work.


The most popular of the home remedies has to be witch hazel.  Keep a bottle in the fridge and apply it to your haemorrhoids with a soft tissue or cotton wool ball.  This will help to shrink your haemorrhoids and as it has been chilled, will offer a great deal of relief.  Another thing that witch hazel will do is stop any slight bleeding of the haemorrhoids if there is any.

Why witch hazel works.

The reason that witch hazel works is that it is a natural anti-inflammatory, and contains a high quantity of tannins.  These are found in certain plants and are astringents and an astringent can dry and tighten tissue therefore stopping blood discharge and reducing swelling, which all helps to relieve the discomfort of haemorrhoids.


The second most common remedy has to be the humble radish.  Taken orally, grate one radish and mix with milk, honey or salt and take it a couple of times a day.  A recommended dose is approximately 80mls.  To use externally, mix the grated radish into a paste with milk or honey and apply.

Why radish works.

Taking radish orally will help aid digestion and therefore relieve constipation which is a cause of haemorrhoids.  Radish, like witch hazel, has excellent astringent properties that can shrink and tighten tissue.  Applying this externally can reduce swelling and help relieve the discomfort.


The use of ginger as a home remedy is quite abundant.  Many report that it has a very beneficial reaction when ingested to the relief of haemorrhoids.  This remedy is for oral use only.  Mix half a teaspoon of ginger with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of lemon/lime etc. juice (the choice is yours for taste purposes).  Take this once a day for between one and two weeks.

Why ginger works.

Ginger has a main compound which is called gingerol.  This has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the swelling in haemorrhoids.  It also improves and calms the digestive tract which will relieve the pressure on the lower abdomen.  There are conflicting opinions on the use of ginger with pregnant women.  It is also not recommended for people with stomach disorders and should not be taken for longer than a couple of weeks as it can then have an adverse affect, so please consult a medical practitioner before using.


Taken orally, mix a quarter teaspoon of cayenne pepper with about eight ounces of water and drink.  Taken externally as an enema, mix four pints of warm water with half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

Why cayenne works.

Cayenne contains a high quantity of an ingredient which is called capsaicin.  This ingredient is used to reduce inflammation and is also used in pain relief, though with an enema, do not retain the mixture for prolonged periods as its main characteristic is heat and this could make the condition more uncomfortable.

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For a complete comprehensive guide to haemorrhoids I recommend you take a look here.


  1. the best remedy for constipation is high fiber diet or psyllim husk capsules~:,

  2. there are really lots of ways that you can do to avoid constipation such as drinking lots of juice~:’

  3. you can always avoid constipation by engaging in high fiber diet’::

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