5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and is an effective natural treatment to help decrease hemorrhoid symptoms. Not only can aloe vera reduce swelling, but it feels soothing on the skin and can decrease discomfort associated with hemorrhoids. Usually, aloe vera works quickly, which is also a plus when itching and pain from hemorrhoids flare up. You can either extract the gel from an aloe vera plant or buy a prepared gel at any pharmacy. For external hemorrhoids, massage a generous amount of the gel onto the affected area to soothe the swollen veins. Aloe vera can also be used for internal hemorrhoids. Consider placing the gel in the freezer for about 10 minutes. Applying cold aloe vera gel to internal hemorrhoids will not only decrease swelling, but it may help reduce pain.