Can you cure haemorrhoids at home?

If you’ve been suffering from the itchiness and discomfort that piles can cause, you’re probably wondering can you cure haemorrhoids at home? Wonder no more – there are many ways to cure haemorrhoids at home – some of which are more unusual than others, but all of which can prove to be very effective.
Haemorrhoids can occur for all kinds of reasons; from childbirth to constipation, from heavy lifting to sitting for prolonged periods of time. However you’re probably less interested in how they were caused and more interested in how to get rid of them. Whether you’re suffering from internal piles – the ones which are inside the anal canal – or external piles, those which bulge out of the anus, you’re probably suffering discomfort, itchiness and pain. If this is the case for you, the first thing you’ll want to know about curing haemorrhoids at home, is how to stop the physical symptoms.
One easy way is to take a bath in shallow warm water. Add in either a cupful of Epsom salts or apple cider vinegar and then lower yourself into the water. Stay there for up to 15 minutes, allowing the water onto the affected area by opening your legs wide. You’ll find this both relaxing and soothing and you’ll notice a difference in the size of your piles as the active ingredients in the salts or vinegar will help to shrink the veins.
Once you’ve bathed the area, you may want to continue your home haemorrhoid treatment by applying more cider vinegar onto a cotton ball or pad and applying it to the area. Do this at regular intervals until the swelling has subsided. If you don’t have any cider vinegar, try applying coconut oil, (with a clean finger) or a pad soaked in aloe vera or witch hazel. The latter is well known for shrinking piles and has been used for centuries for curing haemorrhoids at home. Other more unusual plant based treatments include Butcher’s Broom and Horse Chestnut, both of which are available in tablet form from a health food store.


If you do opt to try any of these plant based treatments, you should always consult your doctor as some, in particular horse chestnut, have occasionally been known to have some relatively bad side effects. In either case you should always consult a doctor if you have high blood pressure or are a pregnant or nursing mother.