How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Heal Hemorrhoids
Depending upon the type of hemorrhoid condition you may have, apple cider vinegar can be an effective treatment for relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Vinegar contains many health benefits and is an effective remedy for treating a variety of health symptoms including hemorrhoids.
There are a lot of natural treatments for hemorrhoids that you can use as an alternative to over the counter treatments that you obtain in your local pharmacy. Many hemorrhoid sufferers opt to choose natural treatments as opposed to treatments that contain chemicals and other ingredients that can be potentially harmful.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of vinegar and how it can be an effective treatment for a hemorrhoid condition.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
The benefits date way back to 400BC when it was used as an energizer when mixed with honey. Over the years, it has become a popular ingredient in home remedies due to the many health benefits that it offers.
The vinegar is actually fermented apple juice which has been converted to hard apple cider and then to apple cider vinegar. It contains all of the health benefits of apples plus additional acids and enzymes that have many health benefits. Apple cider can be used internally or externally as a solution for relieving specific health conditions such as hemorrhoids.
WebMD discusses the benefits and uses of Apple Cider Vinegar.
It is important to note that the type of vinegar you choose will also have an impact on how beneficial it can be in treating a hemorrhoid condition. Many brands contain processing agents such as filtering and pasteurization to make the product more visually appealing to the public. The processing actually reduces the health benefits.
When you purchase the vinegar it should be free of any chemicals and preservatives and should also be free of filtering and pasteurization. This type you need can typically be found in a natural health food store or you can choose to make your own. If you brew your own, the process is fairly easy and you will be assured of preserving all of the ingredients that provide the necessary health benefits for treating hemorrhoids.
How Does It Help Hemorrhoids?
Apple cider vinegar is effective in treating both internal and external hemorrhoids as well as bleeding hemorrhoids. You can prepare remedies for internal consumption or you can use it as a topical treatment applied to external hemorrhoids.
When taken internally the acids that are present as a result of the fermentation process are quite effective in preventing the growth of bacteria in the digestive tract. The acids combined with the minerals of potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium are effective in the improvement of digestion which helps to provide relief from the symptoms of hemorrhoids.
It is important to note that if you plan to take it internally you should dilute it in an eight ounce glass of water due to the high acidity that is present after fermentation.
Vinegar is also effective in providing relief from the symptoms of bleeding hemorrhoids. When it is made from organic apples and is not filtered or pasteurized, it is an effective blood coagulant and will help to stop the bleeding that usually occurs with hemorrhoids.
When used externally for an external hemorrhoid condition, it can be used as a topical treatment for external hemorrhoids to provide relief from pain and itching as well as the bleeding that usually occurs with hemorrhoids that have become irritated. To treat external hemorrhoids you can simply place a dose of vinegar onto a cotton ball and place on the area that is affected by hemorrhoids. Repeat this process until the pain and swelling are reduced.
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