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Homemade Remedies to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Naturally

Hemorrhoids, with other name, piles can have severe outcome on our daily life, manifested by clumps of swollen veins around the area of anal opening or the anal canal, which is characterized by severe pain at time of passing stools, bleeding occurs during bowel movements, itching and pain in anal area for a long time brings about distress, so these symptoms bring about uncomfortable feeling each time one visits the toilet, and feels embarrassed in sharing the problem and asking for help.

Hemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids develop within the anus or rectum. External hemorrhoids develop outside of the anus

Causes for Hemorrhoids-Possible factors include:

  • Straining during a bowel movement
  • Problem arises from chronic constipation
  • Sitting or standing for a long time and specially sitting on the toilet
  • A family history of hemorrhoids, where it can be passed on genetically from parent to child.
  • Risk also develops during pregnancy, where enlarged uterus presses on the vein in the colon, causing it to bulge.

Ayurvedic View for Hemorrhoids

  • Hemorrhoids called Arsha in Ayurveda, as per Ayurveda is caused due to vitiated Vata resulting in low digestive fire which leads to continuous constipation. Also accumulation of waste products in the body and varicose veins in the rectum promote the development of hemorrhoids.

Symptoms for Hemorrhoids

  • Irritation
  • Discomfort around anus
  • Pain and bleeding may occur during defecation
  • Itching
  • Pea-sized swellings

Homemade Remedies to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Naturally


  • It can be managed naturally using some home remedies. Here are some homemade remedies which are easy to apply in our daily routine to get relief from the discomfort caused by hemorrhoids.

Use Aloe Vera gel

  • Aloe Vera is natural way to heal different kinds of infections involving hemorrhoids. Aloe plant can used directly, by cutting its leaf and open to extract the gel, which can be applied twice a day at the anal area. Other way to get relief is drinking daily plenty of Aloe Vera juice to heal internal piles. These help in making the stools so much softer, causes ease in passing them.

Sitz baths

  • A Warm bath is very effective to get relief from pain associated with hemorrhoids. People with painful hemorrhoids should lay on their back in warm water for 15 minutes, several times a day — mainly after a bowel movement. It helps to relieve pain, itching and burning sensation. This remedy is even useful in cleaning the anus and lessen the bacteria. After this therapy, do dry that area with a hair dryer because moisture might further irritate the sensitized skin.

High Fiber Diet

  • There is need to bring a change in diet, consume high fiber foods and also drink adequate amount of water.
  • High Fiber Diet helps to soften the stool, thereby eases in passing out, hence lessens the pressure on the hemorrhoids. Besides they support to regulate bowel movements which is helps to manage hemorrhoids.

High Fiber Diet includes:

  • Whole grains: – Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Barley, Millets, Maize etc.
  • Fruits: – Banana, Apples, Pears, Avocados, Artichokes, Peas and Winter Squash, Prunes etc.
  • Vegetables: – Broccoli, Dark Leafy Greens, Beans etc.
  • Avoid consuming foods rich in saturated fats, refined flours, sugar and red meat as these can exaggerate the hemorrhoids.
  • Psyllium Seed Husks –Rich in fiber, which can make the stools much softer, making the stools to pass out easily through anus and it will help to relieve pain and bleeding that happen due to hard stools and thus providing time to hemorrhoid to get heal.
  • Ground flaxseeds are also high in fiber content, and good for hemorrhoid.

Turmeric (Haldi)

  • Turmeric has antiseptic and ant-inflammatory properties, helps in healing of hemorrhoids. So, have a teaspoon of ground, fresh turmeric root, to get relief from it.


  • Take 2 washed potatoes and cut them into small slices and then blend these chunks in a blender, till they get into liquid form. One can add little water, in case it is dry. Spread this mixture over clean handkerchief or a thin gauze bandage and folding it up in half. After this preparation apply it on the hemorrhoids for around 5-10 minutes, this relieves the symptoms of pain

Oils for Hemorroids

  • Coconut Oil – Direct application of coconut oil, mainly virgin coconut oil to hemorrhoids, after bowel movement, properly cleaning the infected area, then rinse it and repeat this therapy twice daily. It is very helpful to feel better because of its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-septic in nature.

Almond Oii

  • In a small bowl take some pure almond oil and then dip a cotton ball into this oil and apply it on the infected area. Repeat this similar procedure for a several times to get relief from hemorrhoids naturally.

Things to avoid:

  • Reduce the intake of salt and avoid spicy foods, red meat, fatty and over-processed foods. Stop the consumption of alcohol and tea in excess.

How To Cure Piles Naturally at Home-Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids

Don’t feel embarrass or awful if you have hemorrhoid/piles. Now this problem can’t make you suffer more because herbal remedies for hemorrhoids are the safest way to get rid from this problem. Herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Pippali (Piper longum), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), kachnar bark (Bauhina variegate), Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) and Bibhitaki  (Terminalia bellerica) which are quite effective in treatment of hemorrhoids.

What are Hemorrhoids?

In hemorrhoids there are swollen blood vessels in, around the anus and rectum. Hemorrhoids mainly occur due to the increased pressure on these blood vessels due to constipation, prolonged sitting, pregnancy and obesity. Hereditary factors, ageing, over indulgence during sexual intercourse, low fiber diet or eating the excess spicy foods are also the factors which contribute to piles.


Symptoms of Hemorrhoids?

In some cases people don’t have hemorrhoids symptoms. But symptoms may include

  • Redness, soreness and swelling around anus.
  • Painless rectal bleeding.
  • Lump formation around anus, which may be painful.
  • Itching and irritation in anal region.

Herbal Remedies for Hemorrhoids

In Ayurveda piles are called as Arsh, it has pain like pricking needle. There are three doshas – Vata, pitta and kapha in the body which represent a healthy body. Imbalance of any of three energies result in the health issues. Hemorrhoids are due to the vitiation of all the three energies. Aggravation in the pitta dosha causes the digestive problems like impairment of jathargni (digestive fire) and ama (toxins) accumulation in digestive gut. Vitiated vata dosha causes the piles (arsha).

These herbal remedies for hemorrhoids help to balance all the vitiated doshas in body without causing any side effects on health.

Products list

  • Sanjivani Vati
  • Kachnaar guggul
  • Pile off
  • Vara churna.


1. SANJIVANI VATI:  Sanjivani vati is one of the effective herbal remedy   for hemorrhoids. This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various herbs which are listed below-

Ingredients of Sanjivani vati:

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amlaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Guduchi herb (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Shuddh Bhallataka (Semecarpus anacardium)
  • Shuddh vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox)

USES: Above mentioned herbs used in the formulation of sanjivani vati are quite effective to treat piles in a natural way. These herbs help to improve the digestion Furthermore these herbs also help to provide relief in the symptoms of hemorrhoids like irritation, itching, redness, soreness and swelling around anus.

DOSE: 2 tablets thrice in a day with water after meals.

2. KACHNAAR GUGGUL: Planet Ayurveda offers the Kachnaar guggul which is also among the one of most effective herbal remedies for hemorrhoids. This herbal product is the combination of various herbs which are listed below:

  • kachnar bark (Bauhina variegate)
  • Amlaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula
  • Bibhitaki  (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Varuna (Crataeva religiosa)

BENEFITS- Herb used in formulation of kachnaar guggul help to balance the tridosha in the body which are major cause of hemorrhoids. These herbs formulation helps to provide the relief in the symptoms of hemorrhoids.

DOSE: 2 tablets thrice a day with water after meals.

3. PILE OFF- As the name of this herbal product describes that it is good to eliminate the hemorrhoids/ piles from root.    Pile off is quite good for both internal and external piles. It also helps to reduce rectal bleeding and swelling around anus. This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients which are given below –

Ingredients of PILE OFF

  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Trikatu (ginger, long pepper, black pepper)
  • Sajjikshaar (Sodium bicarbonate)
  • Nagkeshar (Mesuaferrea)
  • Chotiharar (Terminalia chebula)

BENEFITS:  Pile off is beneficial to treat both internal and external piles. It helps to treat the piles from root without causing any side effects. It helps to reduce the rectal bleeding and swelling around anus.

DOSE: 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

4. VARA CHURNA: Vara churna is prepared by the combination of three herbs named as Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bhibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) and Amlaki (Emblica officinalis). Combination of these three herbs quite effective to treat the hemorrhoids. These herbs also help to improve the impaired digestion.

USES:  This herbal product helps to resolve constipation and removes accumulated toxins from body. Thus vara churna is also one of effective herbal remedies for hemorrhoids.

DOSE: 1 tablespoonful twice daily with warm water after meals.

Diet for hemorrhoids

  • Consume Whole grain (rich in roughage) like wheat pasta, brown rice, bran cereal, oats and bagels.
  • >Eat   fibre rich fruits like oranges, papaya, apple, berry (only ripened), pears, cantaloupe and watermelon.
  • Include the vegetables like spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, onion, cucumber, carrot, beans, celery, peas, black eye beans, asparagus, legumes and sweet potatoes. These vegetables are rich in the fibres and antioxidants thus good for hemorrhoids.
  • Include these products in your diet like milk, yogurt, walnut, almonds, hazelnut, honey, sesame, aloe vera, cow ghee and buttermilk.
  • Drink plenty of water daily.

Foods to be avoided in hemorrhoids:

  • Spicy food
  • Junk  food
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Pepper
  • Excess salty food
  • Sweet meat
  • Tea
  • Oil food