Hemorrhoids: 10 natural remedies to fight them

The main natural remedies for hemorrhoids to relieve aches and pains

Natural remedies for hemorrhoids. Each malaise has its own natural remedy. Fortunately, this rule also applies to an ailment as annoying as hemorrhoids can be, the cause of pruritus, painful and often annoying states in walking or sitting for too long.

I triggering factors of the phenomenon can be many: from an incorrect diet to circulation problems, from stress, to smoking, to hormonal changes. Sometimes hemorrhoids can particularly affect the pregnant women or the most heavy smokers.


Fortunately, they exist some natural remedies to prevent its appearance or aggravation or for relieve symptoms. The cure and prevention of hemorrhoids can go through one in particular more attention to nutrition.


If they have now appeared and cause discomfort, you can contact your doctor or herbalist to find out about them most suitable natural extracts to counteract the symptoms associated with them.

Here are some pointers to help you get started.


Horse chestnut

It is one of the natural remedies most used for the treatment of hemorrhoids, as the horse chestnut bark contains substances that are really effective for their treatment. It proved to be particularly suitable in the treat symptoms such as annoying itching and aches. Horse chestnut extract is sold in several forms, including ointments to be applied on the affected area for immediate action. Horse chestnut is also used for the preparation of homeopathic remedy in granules called "Aesculus hippocastanum 5 CH".

Vegetable fibres

In case hemorrhoids are caused primarily from constipation due to a deficient diet vegetable fibres, it will be necessary to supplement the diet with foods that contain it, to restore the proper functioning of the intestine. In this case, the foods rich in fiber that your doctor will advise you to take could include: prunes, cherries, beets and chestnuts. Sometimes a diet too rich in vegetable fibers could itself be a cause of constipation; the doctor will therefore evaluate the situation from case to case.


Cypress extracts are used for the preparation of herbal remedies for the treatment of hemorrhoids without side effects. They exploit their rich content of flavonoids and polyphenols, believed to be able to cause a significant improvement in blood circulation, with positive effects not only on hemorrhoids, but also in the case of varicose veins and heaviness in the legs caused by poor circulation.


Helichrysum is used for preparation of natural remedies for hemorrhoids, because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, as well as its effectiveness in reduction of edema. It is possible to find on the market ointments based on helichrysum of proven efficacy for the treatment of varicose hemorrhoidal syndrome (internal and external hemorrhoids) which perform a protective and refreshing action, as well as helping to relieve pain and itching.

Witch hazel and Centella

These are two plants with great vasoprotective virtues able to strengthen the walls of the veins that are compromised by hemorrhoidal inflammations. These natural remedies aim to protect the treated areas and also to rebuild damaged tissues, bringing relief and freshness. The astringent action of witch hazel gives elasticity to the tissues and therefore helps to invigorate them in a natural way. Consult your trusted herbalist to find out the quantities and methods of intake based on the degree of severity of the problem.

Derivative baths

The derivative bathrooms are natural remedies used for numerous ailments, which also include hemorrhoids and constipation. To make a derivative bath you need fresh water and a sponge. The groin area must be cooled for at least 10 minutes. The water must not be freezing and it is important to keep the rest of the body warm. Here all the instructions.

Aloe vera gel

In case of both internal and external hemorrhoids, a precious help comes from aloe vera and its fantastic gel that is possible to derive even simply by cutting a leaf. In case of external hemorrhoids to reduce irritation, but above all to relieve pain, just apply a small amount of aloe vera on the rectum by rubbing gently. In case of internal hemorrhoids you can use the aloe gel left in the refrigerator overnight and insert it into the rectum so that the sensation of ice and the particular soothing properties of aloe will act in a beneficial way on irritation and itching, as well as reduce swelling. and stop bleeding.



Lo psyllium, whose scientific name is Plantago psyllium, is a herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East. Its seeds in contact with water produce a mucilage that helps regulate the intestine and make evacuation less annoying in case of hemorrhoids.

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Bramble leaf poultice

The volume “Tisane, the taste of health” (Giunti Demetra) suggests preparing a poultice of bramble leaves to be applied on the part to be treated. You will need to blanch 30 g of fresh bramble leaves in 50 cl of water for 50 seconds, filter and then finely chop the leaves. Apply to the painful area with the help of a cloth and leave for 20 minutes.

Plum water

Here is a natural remedy from take in the morning in case of constipation, useful both to prevent the formation of hemorrhoids, and if they are already present, in order to favor the intestinal regularity. Plum water must be prepared by letting it soak overnight one night handful of prunes in a quantity of water equal to double their volume. It must be filtered and consumed as the first drink of the morning, on an empty stomach. Plums should not be thrown away, but eaten for breakfast or as a snack.

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