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Apple Cider Vinegar  

Posted by Melvin (New York) on 11/24/2014

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  My original hemorrhoid problem started when I was constipated pretty bad, and work I couldn't hold off from going to the bathroom, and just pushed out the hardened stool, that felt like a tear in my ass. This was just under 3 months ago.

Using all kinds of OTC creams didn't do much help, since I was applying them outer area. Finally I started using suppositories, which helped but didn't fully fix the issue.

Then I started using undiluted Apple Cider Vinegar by pouring it on the witch hazel hemorrhoid wipes, and it did work initially. I would sleep with the wipe tucked between my cheeks, I did this for 3 days or so, until I dropped the ball on my fiber intake and ate out two days in a row, consumed alcohol and lowered my water intake. This caused my stool to harden up a little, and the next bowl movement I had was a bad experience, I had blood in my stool, and the passage of the stool felt like I was passing glass. Since then I have lost my progress, and now my ass is on fire for the last 24 hours, I started using apple cider again the same way I have been using but this time it has been really stinging a lot more, and I have to wake up in the middle of the night to change the wipe because I find traces of blood. Mind you the traces of blood are from going to the bathroom before bedtime, and applying Apple Cider Vinegar on the wipe and leaving it in place.

Now I also started swallowing a teaspoon of vinegar followed by drink a glass of water twice a day.

I am also back on my fiber intake, and drinking water.

Any idea how long will it be before I get out of the woods? Any other suggestions are appreciated...


Replied by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
Hi Melvin (New York) ----

Couple of days ago I took the time to read on EC remedies for hemorrhoids. There are several pages full of good remedial options.

While I know myself how uncomfortable and painful this condition is, don't misunderstand me if I say that a small number of fellow sufferers had such incredible humour that I laughed really hard for a while, and others did too. This is also a remedy, which helps to keep on the path of recovery.

So peruse what is available. My try is four to six peppercorns morn and night for a few days. One has to start somewhere and try what works.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Timh Donate

The best remedy I have found for hemorrhoids is Magnet Therapy. Usually the stronger the magnet the better the results. A magnet bed pad should bring immediate relief. Sleep on the pad at night, and sit on the pad during the day (like say while watching tv).

Posted by Michael (Florida) on 10/20/2014

[YEA]  ACV for hemorrhoids...amazing. I'm a 57 yo healthy male. I suffer from internal and external. Tried numerous other methods over the last 8 years. Flare ups are kept mostly in check, but if my diet sways, or I overexert myself, I'm miserable for days on end, starting from discomfort felt in my anus. Not to mention, it's so embarrassing. I started treating with ACV yesterday after reading numerous posts on here and different treatment methods. The change has been incredible. Yes, is stings, but it doesn't last long and not as severe as the piles. I read about numerous people using cotton balls, but I will say, my method is pretty simple and not messy. I have a small narrow jar (from sesame seeds/spice) with ACV/Water 2:1 ratio mix that I keep next to the toilet, fold over 3 sheets of TP, place on top of the open jar, flip to soak, then place that up directly on the area, tuck up in gently and lean on one cheek for a few minutes to soak in. Remove that one and do once again. All flush-able. I'm doing that after every bowel movement and a couple other times during the day. The swelling has gone way down, the pain is gone and hardly any bleeding now. Keep in mind, I had a steady stream of blood come out for days while trying to go poo from the internal roids and external were bleeding also. I'm truly amazed. Not something fun to talk about, but why isn't this more widely know??? Please try ACV, you won't be disappointed.

Replied by Cari
Lake Almanor, Ca
[YEA]   I'm just sorry I never knew about this before. I have external hemorrhoids and they are so much better. Thank you for telling your story. Cari
Replied by Alex
Nj Usa
How many days would it bleed for you? I read online and it says that if it's been a week then you have to go see a doctor. I am not sure I want to do that because I am using ACV and its helping but my stool is still hard resulting in bleeding. I think if I get it soft and continue ACV I will be out of the woods in a couple of days. Any suggestions as my problem is exactly same as yours? Thanks.
Replied by Sherimn
San Diego
I'm just trying ACV for the first time...I sure hope it works. I suppose if you have medical insurance and it has been profusely bleeding for more than a week I might be inclined to go to Dr. Most of the time they will give you cream and tell you to add more fiber which you are probably already doing. I prefer homeopathy. I have a LARGE internal roid. I have been taking Magnesium Citrate to aid in regularity. Everything else is too harsh for me. It says to take 2 and most of the time I take 1. Afraid to strain at all anymore..Also got a squatty potty. UGH!!

Posted by Ella (Hastings, East Sussex) on 10/07/2014

[YEA]  Apple Cider worked first time. I have been trying tea tree oil, garlic, honey and witch hazel to no avail. Yesterday morning my potruding pile became quite raw and sensitive. I put some apple cider vinegar on cotton wool and left it between the cheeks. It was hurtful at first but over the next 24 hours the pile has reduced and is not raw anymore. Magic! Thank you all for your time to let me know how this works.

Posted by Ben (Papamoa, New Zealand) on 09/10/2014

[YEA]  The apple cider vinegar for hemmorhoids worked perfectly. I'm 15 and had exams the next day so I needed a quick fix. I left a peice of toilet paper by the area and left it for 30 mins ( forgot about it) stung abit but decreased in size half way did it few hours later then again in the morning and had no irritation.

Posted by Kat (NC, US) on 08/27/2014

[YEA]  I have suffered on and off with hemorrhoids that bleed. Not all the time, but when they do, I immediately apply ACV neat (no dilution) on a tissue and let it stay for a few minutes and no more bleeding! No stinging either! Thank you EC and to all of you for your contributions!

Posted by Rebecca (Palm Beach, FL) on 08/21/2014

[YEA]  Apple cider vinegar worked on my hemorrhoid in just two days! I read through the interwebs like a mad woman looking for anything to help with this pain in the butt I had.... nobody's seemed to match mine.. idk where it came from. I am 32, no kids, vegetarian, very healthy, active etc etc... so when I had something that was like an almond poking out.(wtf?! ?) omg omg.... I freaked, it was sore and itchy and I was really afraid/embarrassed to say anything, so TO THE INTERNET!!! I never thought I would be walking around with a cotton ball shoved up me arse, but there I was, the apple cider vinegar I used was from the dollar store (it's all I had) so I didnt dilute it, just put it on a cotton ball and let it simmer... it stung a tad but it was a relieving feeling. and what do you know? in five min I felt better!!! Kept it up every few hours, maybe 3 times a day? and I'm on day three and its practically gone. can't feel it anymore, I only know it's there cause I peeked in disbelief. ACV could actually be a cure. IT IS!!!!! It is it is do it do it do it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Relief. aaaaaahhhhh.

Replied by Tiernimarie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
[SIDE EFFECTS]   OMG. Just tried this natural remedy because I read all the testimonies if applying ACV to hemorrhoids. I used a cotton ball and applied the vinegar right to the hemorrhoids. I HAD SUCH EXCRUCIATING PAIN!!! I just vomited it hurt so bad. I know others are swearing by it, maybe I have severe hemorrhoids. I know they've been there for years. But I don't think I can stand this treatment. Anyone else experience this SEVERE pain??!!

Posted by Jarron (Ocala Fl) on 08/19/2014

[YEA]  Apple Cider Vinegar for Hemorrhoids: So far so good. I have never had issues with hemorrhoids, that I am aware of, and can't figure out what changed, but I woke up Sunday feeling strange 'Down There' and by Sunday night -after some research- realized what it was. By monday morning it was raging and I could not sleep or sit. No otc products seemed to work and I found this site. I'm so glad I did. I have used a mixture of black tea and vinegar, applied as needed and have noticed a marked difference.

Posted by Sett (Boise, Id) on 05/04/2014

[YEA]  I tried ACV after suffering from hemorrhoid for about a week. It will sting for about 2 minutes and then it's gone. I did this in the morning and at night. After about a week of treatment, my hemorrhoid was completely gone.

I soaked a cotton pad with ACV and left it there while I was brushing my teeth, washing my face, cleaning up in the bathroom. Now there was not even a trace of it, like it was never even there before.

Replied by Anonymous
That's great to hear. Were you suffering from external or internal hemorrhoids?

Posted by John (Trang, Thailand) on 04/08/2014

[YEA]  Piles/Hemorrhoids. Had some fish with very dry rice.

Didn't go to the toilet for two days and when I did, one uncomfortable devil reared it's ugly little head. Used a cream for a day then tried ACV 2 tbs plus 1tbs water, dabbed on with a cotton ball after success in the toilet, kept doing ACV + H20 for 5 days. Ugly little head disappeared. Also used 6” high plastic boxes under my feet, just like Thai toilets and no more pushing. Whoopee! and Whoopoo!

Posted by Cindy_lu (Taunton, Ma) on 01/19/2014

[YEA]  I have not been bothered by hemmoroids for YEARS, and out of the blue... ugh! I could not imagine what triggered this episode. After a couple days of treating with OTC ointment I BINGED remedies and found your website. I have bookmarked you!

After reading the reviews, I am using the Apple Cider Vinegar. One of the replies stated that the person had eaten dry white rice and thought that is exactly what I had eaten the day before at a Mexican restaurant. I did attempt to moisten it because it was extremely dry rice with vegetables. I guess I did not hydrate it enough.

I diluted the ACV after reading about the burn many experienced, but went back and strengthened the batch I mixed up so it is about 2/3 ACV, because it really did not burn at all. I do feel a slight itch and for me that is a healing itch.

I can already feel the relief and I am thrilled.

Posted by Auntymildred (London, Uk) on 12/10/2013

[YEA]  All I can say is thank goodness for straight talkers and clear instructions. I searched YouTube hoping to find help with my piles which over the past month got so bad, I was in more pain than I could ever remember. I noticed that I had a pile six months ago and didn't really have to do anything as it protruded slightly but there was no pain at all. Sometimes it would get itchy, or feel as though it was leaking (don't ask me with what). It was then I realised that I needed to do some research on it, as in my head it was nothing to worry about and would go when it was ready.

Oh how wrong was I. After the last few months of itchiness and feeling uncomfortable, I ordered some cream from the internet which claimed to soothe and stop itchiness. It didn't really. Oddly it seemed to become more sore and itchy. So I began to use sudo cream and it worked for a while to stop the itchiness and soreness. But for some reason, in the last month it began to flare up. I eat huge amounts of veg and fruit, I juice and now and again have relapses of too much dairy so I assume as I grow older this is having a bad effect on my system and my piles.

I then found a cream from the chemist having spent a week of pure pain, it was obviously getting much worse and felt raw as well as harder to go to the loo without screaming or clutching my fists. I never knew piles would create this much hassle.

I used the cream and it seemed to calm it down, but then after a week, flared up again. I stupidly added sudo cream to the pile cream and int he morning, two days ago, I was in tears. I could no longer sit properly or walk without pain. I was shocked, really shocked at the pain and discomfort. The creams obviously mixed and caused a bad reaction. Left feeling sorry for my self and my bum, I started to look for answers on the internet again. I found videos on youtube that only explained halves, tried to sell you their nonsense so overtime I thought I had found a solution, I hadn't, just another person trying to sell something or home remedies that I really didn't have the ingredients for.

I just can't believe I hadn't given any thought to Apple Viniger Cider. I bought a book on how it heals ailments in many different ways, but totally forgot about it. I came across this website, thank God! I cringed at the thought of putting vinegar on my pile, imagining it to sting like hell, but anything at that time was better than what I was feeling. If I had fresh wheatgrass int he house, I would have used the pulp from that, but didn't so reached for my handy large bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar and tested out what everyone here already seemed to know. Thank you all. I am still not out of the woods having left them so long using crap creams, but it is only day two. I can tell you I am now sitting with no pain, I am still uncomfortable in going to the loo but am using the raise your legs six inches (using my box set of Roald Dahl books) so that it eases any movement. The stinging is still a little bit there, but no screaming or tears. I am pretty convinced that in a week this will be either so much better or gone but will keep you updated.

I have followed what others mentioned here re the application. First beginning with showering (can't bath as I don't have one), adding the Apple Cider Vinegar onto a thick piece of kitchen paper (half) folding and putting it directly onto my bum/pile. It did sting a little at first (well, second and third) but, it does go after about five minutes of the Apple Cider Vinegar being applied. I am on day two now, it's evening and the last two applications I have added water to as I didn't fancy having skin removed from down there. Hasn't happened but I imagine that the Apple Cider Vinegar is pretty potent. It is definitely working. No itchiness, no burning (nothing like it was). I can pass wind without fear of the pain, I hope tomorrow I can have a bowl movement with NO pain rather than some but we shall wait for that. I have to give it time, as I did leave it for a while and not treating itt as I should have.

I did recently before this website spend twenty pounds on more medication for my piles, which I now regret as I won't be using it. I just can't believe I didn't pay more attention to the book I bought on what Apple Cider Vinegar can help treat. But I do thank you all for sharing and for giving a full run down and NOT selling anything from some medicine company at the end of it. I shall keep this updated. :D

Replied by Auntymildred
Well it is around five days later. Three days since I left my feedback. I continued to use a diluted solution of acv. The odd thing is, it didn't seem to get any better after the first few days of success. I am at the point now where I did have to revert to using a suppository as even though the external pain died down, the internal pain was still and is still present. It's not as awful as it was, so no more fist clenching or tears. But I think I left them for so long it will take some time for them to heal completely. The outer pile is gone, but there is certainly something inside the anus either a sore or open pile. On going toilet it still feels as though something is scratching the wall of the anus when I pass a stool. It doesn't burn a lot, or feel completely like passing glass anymore, but it does still hurt a little.

I used some coco oil as the rawness caused by the full strength Apple Cider Vinegar became pretty painful and so I then tried the suppository.

I think I was over enthusiastic and should have watered the Apple Cider Vinegar down from the start which would have meant not getting the raw skin which just caused more irritation. The anus is itchy again but I suspect that is because it continues to heal. Using the Apple Cider Vinegar and suppositories has helped, but again I think it will take a while. I think the trick is, when you first feel them, don't leave it for weeks as I did, use a diluted solution of Apple Cider Vinegar and I'm pretty sure it will do a very good job at getting rid of them without the use of anything else.

Replied by Mt
Ottawa, Ontario
Try to drink an infusion (3 to 4 cups/ day) of either St. John Wort or Yarrow for at least 7 days.
Replied by Toufik
Hi Auntymildred, I read your article and it seems that you still suffer from internal roids, is that right? Well, I'd like to give you a treatment which you have never heard about! But believe me I tried it and it cures internal roids defenately. You need to buy this plant called "Capparis spinosa" or "caper" in English. Find the fruits of this plant preferably they should be green I mean fresh. Dry them under shadow not under the sun for 7 to 10 days . When they are dry ground them using a vetamix container. Mix the powder with pure honey bee . keep stiring and mixing 7 to 10 times a day for about 10 to 12 days until you get one substance or one mixture. Now you medicine is ready eat 1 big spoon of the mixture in early morning for 7 to 10 days. If you suffered from roids for a long time you have to prepare another mixture for a second time after 3 or 4 months. if you have any question please email me at : tmdrad (at) hotmail (dot) com. Best Regards

Posted by Jps (Oklahoma) on 11/22/2013

[YEA]  After 3 days of swelling and discomfort tried OTC cures for my "roids." Nothing was working and just getting more uncomfortable. Read the posts on here and tried it. First day had some relief, by second day swelling down by half and pain is minimal. So far I've spent $50 on OTC junk. Found the ACV in my pantry because I always stock for Kidney Stones. Why don't I look on this site before running to the pharmacy? Thanks guys. I think a few more days and I'm out of the woods.

Posted by Pio (New York City) on 09/06/2013

I can attest to the fact that ACV will get rid of hemorrhoids. I just dabbed a bit on with a paper towel after my morning shower. Stung a bit. Gone in a week.

Posted by Blueyed Baby (Missouri) on 08/11/2013

[YEA]  I took a small syringe of ACV and washed my hemorroids and then inserted only the tip into my rectum and it did burn for awhile but after 10-15 minutes, wow what a relief finally. After that I took cotton pads soaked in ACV and left them as a compress. I've been doing this now for about 6 hours and geesh what a relief.

Posted by Sunder (Bangalore, India) on 06/08/2013

I live in India. I have three hemmorids for sometime (almost year) and anal papilla. I started drinking ACV and directly putting ACV 2-3ml using syringe. Not sure the mild pain is due to Hemmorids or papilla. Had gone to different Doctors and surgery is the only option given since they say it is Grade4.

Please help. Any of you had papilla and you have any other suggestions for cure? Thank You, Sunder

Replied by Sunder
Bangalore, India
In continuaton to my mail:

When many of you are saying applied ACV through cotton balls. Do you leave the ball inside anal area for internal hemmroids? Also, for those from India : Only ACV available seems the one from "American Gardens". Were you able cure Hemmroids using this ACV?

Thank You. Sunder

Replied by Farha
Sunder, I live in Pakistan and hence I think I can help. I am extremely obese with an irregular schedule (12 hour sitting job at night) and would eat a lot of fast food/processed food (don't cook myself, always order delivery or takeaway) hence I suffer from both internal and external Hemorrhoids,

I have found a way to help myself by some very simple dietary changes. I try to incorporate some of the following items in my daily diet to keep hemorrhoids away, hope they can help you also.

  • papaya
  • psyllium (ispaghol)
  • Flax Seeds Powder(alsi k beej)
  • Garlic powder
  • prunes (idrak or bari kishmish)
  • figs in water (injeer)
  • onion
  • Barley water (jau ka pani)

If I continue with my routine of including any two of these items, I stay okay but if I mismanage my diet, I am again confronted with these hemorrhoids from hell. When these painful devils appear, the following things have worked for me.

1- Mix one table spoon of turmeric (haldi) with equal quantity of mustard oil (sarsoon ka tail) and heat it over direct fire, let it cool slightly and apply on a cotton pad and apply on the hemorrhoids, this is one of the best. Do this many times a day along with good fiber and within 24 hours you will be cured.

2- Yes American Garden Apple Cider also works nicely, though I would prefer an organic saib ka surqa more. I keep a small bottle of apple cider vinegar and coconut oil in my office drawer also for emergencies.

3- Coconut oil, slightly warm can also be helpful

4- vicks are also offered temporary relief

5- a portion of prickly heat powder mixed with a portion of rash cream (have tried it only once when I had a sudden appearance of a worst hemorrhoids at works and had to complete the shift (12 hours shift in a call center, standing is not permitted). This provided temporary relief.

Replied by Dave Donate

Fountain Inn, Sc
Hello Sunder and Farha,

Re hemorrhoids...

Very informative post by Farha....

Another topical application of Castor Oil is leaving tissue with ten drops of CO on for at least thirty minutes. See if after five applications the condition has not improved.

Replied by Hussain
Dear Farha and others,

Thanks for your tip. Could you tell me how the ACV is applied. I applied it and it burnt my anus. Maybe I am doing something wrong.



Replied by Anita
South Carolina
Hey the ACV I bought says "unfiltered", "with the mother" and "Raw-unpasteurized" is this the right one I am using? please suggest..

EC: Yes, that is the right one!