home remedies for anal fissures

Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in healthy fats that will lubricate your bowel system, allowing the stool to pass easily. In addition, its anti-inflammatory properties can help reduce pain caused by anal fissures.

A 2006 study published in the Scientific World Journal showed that patients with anal fissures noticed reduction in pain, bleeding and itching after using a mixture of olive oil, honey and beeswax.

Mix equal amounts of olive oil, honey and beeswax in a bowl.
Warm it in a microwave until the beeswax melts completely.
Allow it to cool, then apply it on the affected area.
Repeat a few times daily.

Aloe vera has natural healing powers and pain-relieving properties that can ease symptoms of anal fissures and help repair damaged skin tissue.

aloe vera for anal fissures

A 2014 study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences found that a topical cream containing aloe vera juice was an effective treatment for chronic anal fissures.

Cut off one leaf of an aloe vera plant. Slice it lengthwise and use a spoon to scrape out the gel.
Apply some of this gel on the affected area.
Do this a few times a day.

Hot Sitz Bath

To alleviate the discomforts and promote healing, try a hot sitz bath. It will help increase blood flow to the anal area, which aids healing of minor tears or splits in the tissue. It also helps reduce pain, swelling and itching.

Fill a large bathtub with warm water.
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil and stir well.
Sit still in the bathtub up to your waist for 15 to 20 minutes.
Take this sitz bath 2 to 3 times a day.


Comfrey is a popular herb that can promote healing and relieve pain when suffering from anal fissures. Both the root and leaves have medicinal properties that help regenerate skin tissues and promote rapid cell growth. This accelerates the healing process.

Add 1 tablespoon of dried comfrey to 1 cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and allow it to cool. Use the solution to clean the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.
Also, use warm comfrey tea as a compress for the affected area.
Another option is to apply an over-the-counter comfrey ointment on the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.