Q. When I first developed hemorrhoids I could hardly believe this was happening to me. I called my doctor and she suggested surgery, but I didn’t want to go under the knife. A favorite book about foods that heal suggested applying the inside of a banana peel to the affected area. It also recommended a pill, biorutin. I tried both approaches and within three days I had no sign of hemorrhoids. This may help someone else.

A. We were fascinated by your use of rutin, since this flavonoid is a constituent in many herbs, including chamomile, elderberry and hawthorn. Getting the banana peel to stay in position might be a challenge, but no more so than a cabbage leaf. We heard from another person:

“When I was in Italy, my mother-in-law used cabbage as a hemorrhoid relief. I guess cabbage has been used for years for relief from soreness, pain and swelling.”

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  1. Robs
    Australia
    Reply

    Fennel Seeds fantastic as a laxative. Better than anything a Dr. has advised me. Really goes into top gear after about an hour. Hemmeroids give terrible constipation, just plain blockage for me. Fennel is diuretic also. Will urinate a lot, need to watch fluids.

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