Although the usefulness of apple cider vinegar in reducing excessive body weight is a well known fact, there has also been a lot of report from hemorrhoid sufferers that have tried this natural remedy as per its ability to cure bleeding hemorrhoids too.
How can you use apple cider vinegar to cure hemorrhoids?
1-To get rid of hemorrhoids, many recommend a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with a glass of water to be taken with lunch and dinner; it can also be taken with breakfast. Flavor the solution of vinegar with honey to reduce the sour and sharp taste of vinegar. The apple cider vinegar should be raw and unfiltered if possible and this form can be easily found at your local health food store.
2-Apply this fruit vinegar topically. To apply the apple cider vinegar topically, add several drops to a cotton swab. After bathing and drying the anal area, gently dab the hemorrhoid with the cotton swab. Don’t overdo it though; the area should remain dry.
The acidity of the solution may cause some initial stinging, but this should subside quickly. You can dilute the apple cider vinegar by mixing it with water before applying it topically if the full strength causes stinging. Many however, experience a cooling sensation and quick relief from pain after some time.
You can apply this natural cure this way topically 3 to 4 times a day to soothe the itching and pain of hemorrhoids that are in a state of thrombosis. Some also recommend applying it topically before retiring at night.
Within a few days, existing hemorrhoids will begin to shrink. Continue applying the solution until they disappear though it may take 2 to 3 weeks for them to shrink completely.
3- Apple cider vinegar can also be used to prevent hemorrhoids. It is also an effective natural hemorrhoid cure in preventing the recurrence of hemorrhoids. After your symptoms subside, you can continue drinking apple cider vinegar drink. This fruit vinegar mixed with a glass of water and probably some honey can be taken once daily after a major meal. A side benefit of this drink is that it aids fast digestion and weight loss.
However you have to take the following precautions if you want to use this natural remedy:
I-If you are suffering from osteoporosis or if you have low levels of potassium in your blood, you should avoid the use of this natural cure.
II-If you are suffering from diabetes or if you are suffering from heart diseases, you should consult your doctor before you use this fruit vinegar as it interacts with some of the drugs used to treat these chronic medical conditions.
Furthermore, you have to realize that there are also other good natural remedies apart from apple cider vinegar that are very effective in treating piles at home.