Natural Hemorrhoid Remedies

Horse Chestnut

Horse chestnut extract is a common natural remedy for piles and varicose veins. The extract is taken from the seeds of the horse chestnut plant, Aesculus hippocastanum. 

Horse chestnut seeds contain a significant amount of the toxic triterpene saponin known as aesculin.

Therefore, only the commercially prepared horse chestnut seed extracts that have had this compound removed should be used.

The seeds of the horse chestnut contain a saponin called aescin. This chemical has an astringent property that helps to firm up veins. Aescin is also responsible for the anti-edematous, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties of horse chestnut.

Horse chestnut has also been shown to support capillary blood circulation.

For treating hemorrhoids, horse chestnut can be taken as a tea or applied topically to the affected area with cotton balls.

In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 80 people with symptomatic hemorrhoids, a horse chestnut product containing 40 mg of aescin was given to the participants 3 times daily. The results of the study showed that the use of horse chestnut produced noticeable improvements in pain, swelling and bleeding within a week; within 2 weeks, its efficacy was visible by visual examination.


Garlic also known as Allium sativum, is a common natural remedy for piles and digestive disorders.

It contains amino acids, minerals and enzymes such as allinase, peroxidases and myrosinase. Garlic is especially rich in sulfur.

This plant has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, astringent and detoxifying properties. This properties make it an excellent remedy.

Garlic contains an amino acid derivative called alliin, which has no medicinal property and is in fact odorless. But when garlic is crushed, alliin is converted to allicin by the enzyme, allinase.

Allicin is responsible for the smell of fresh garlic and it is also a potent antibacterial agent. In addition, it is also a strong antioxidant can mop up harmful free radicals from the body.

Garlic improves blood circulation, destroys various intestinal bacteria and protects the blood vessels.

When garlic is applied to the affected area it reduces inflammation and kills any harmful bacteria. These actions reduce irritation and pain as well as keep the piles uninfected.

To treat them, garlic can be applied directly to the affected area, and it can also be eaten raw or cooked.