Herbal Remedies For Hemorrhoids

Butcher's BroomHemorrhoids are a common condition that no one likes to talk about but everyone afflicted with them wants relief from.

Typical at home hemorrhoid treatments consist of warm sitz baths, over the counter ointments and creams, witch hazel and Tylenol.  Often overlooked are herbal remedies for hemorrhoids such as:


Butcher’s Broom


Butcher’s broom is an herb native to Europe.  It has been shown to improve circulation and vein health.

The active ingredient contained in butcher’s broom is a substance called ruscogen.

Ruscogen has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to shrink the inflamed hemorrhoid veins, in turn providing relief from the pain.

Butcher’s broom can be purchased at local health stores.  The most common way to take butcher’s broom is via capsule form or tea.


Horse Chestnut


Horse Chestnut has been used as a healing herb for centuries.

It is particularly known for improving conditions related to poor vein health such as venous insufficiency and hemorrhoids.

Studies have shown that horse chestnut improves vein health by strengthening veins and improving circulation.  It also contains properties which help reduce inflammation in the body.

You can obtain horse chestnut in pill form or as a topical ointment.

Applying horse chestnut topically will provide immediate relief from hemorrhoid pain and irritation.




Triphala is a combination of three healing herbs that have a myriad of benefits including hemorrhoid relief.

Triphala helps with hemorrhoids by alleviating constipation and keeping your bowels regular.  It is also effective at removing toxins from the body.

You can purchase triphala in powder or capsule form in health food stores or online.


Aloe Vera


Aloe Vera has many healing properties and has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive disorders, eczema, burns, itching, inflammation and constipation.

Applying aloe vera gel directly to the hemorrhoids will provide soothing relief on contact. 

For cases of internal hemorrhoids, you can still find relief with aloe by peeling an aloe leaf and sticking it in the freezer.

Once frozen, use it as a suppository and insert in the rectum.  It will provide soothing relief on contact and help reduce the pain and swelling.

To prevent hemorrhoids from returning be sure to exercise regularly, eat foods rich in fiber and take a probiotic to improve intestinal health.

These herbs are considered safe to use for most people.  However, they can possibly have side effects.

Prior to using any herbal hemorrhoid treatment contact your doctor to be sure the product is safe for you based on your current health situation.

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