3. Homemade hemorrhoid relief
The leaves and bark of witch hazel contain tannins that have the ability to reduce inflammation and slow down bleeding. These tannins also provide anti-inflammatory qualities and tighten the skin. For all of these reasons, witch hazel is a great natural remedy for treating the swelling and pain that is associated with hemorrhoids.
To use witch hazel to treat hemorrhoids, simply soak a cotton pad in the liquid (you can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil), freeze the cotton pad, and apply it to the affected area. The pain, itching, and even any bleeding that is associated with the hemorrhoids should reduce significantly within a matter of minutes.
Though there isn’t any scientific support to back up the reasons why witch hazel is an effective way to treat hemorrhoid discomfort, many people claim that it is a highly effective home remedy for them.