Witch hazel is an astringent solution. It helps shrink a dilated vein when applied topically. It also has some soothing properties to help relieve pain and itching. It is a plant-based solution, so it is a natural treatment for hemorrhoidal veins. It can be found in liquid form, wipes, soaps, cooling pads, and various other forms.
Instruction for how to apply witch hazel for hemorrhoids varies based on the product you’re using – be sure to follow instructions on the labeling carefully. You’ll likely find it as the active ingredient in a cooling pad or apply the liquid form on a pad of some sort and apply it to the affected area.
Witch hazel should be relatively safe to use but it may cause inflammation, though that is rare.