How to Treat Hemorrhoids With Herbal Remedies

How to Treat Hemorrhoids With Herbal Remedies

Hemorrhoids are a painful condition that can interfere with your daily life. Herbal treatments are a natural, inexpensive alternative to conventional medicine that can offer relief from pain, itching and swelling. Here are some herbal remedies that can be used to treat hemorrhoids at home.

Things You'll Need:



Witch hazel

Aloe vera

Butcher's broom

Horse chestnut


Moisten powdered comfrey with vegetable oil and apply as a paste. Comfrey stimulates the immune system, speeds the formation of new skin and is rich in allantoin, a wound-healing substance.


Take psyllium internally in capsule form or mixed with water to ease bowel movements, resulting in less pain, itching, bleeding and discomfort.


Wipe with a cotton pad soaked in witch hazel. Witch hazel is the active ingredient in many over the counter hemorrhoid treatments. It is a cooling, soothing astringent that helps relieve pain and itching.


Take aloe internally as a stool softener, and apply it directly to the hemorrhoids. Purchase powdered aloe for internal use from a health food store and use as directed. Use bottled aloe vera gel or break open a leaf from an aloe vera plant to apply externally.


Drink butcher's broom tea, sweetened to taste with honey. Butcher's broom has strong anti-inflammatory and vasoconstricting properties.


Moisten powdered horse chestnut and apply it to the hemorrhoids directly. Substances found in this tree bark strengthen the blood vessel walls and are anti-inflammatory. Do not take it orally, as the tannins can contribute to constipation.