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Apple Cider Vinegar
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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!

Posted by Knk25 (Willis, Texas) on 05/30/2013

[YEA]  Ever since the birth of my daughter two years ago I've been battling hemorrhoids. Once I was unfortunate enough to get one during labor with her it was like they would come on at the smallest provocation. Usually they last a few weeks, while I use witch hazel to try to get rid of them. Well I was 3 days in with one today, and this one was much less bareable than the previous ones I've had. Witch hazel just wasn't cutting it. I got on here and looked to see if ACV would help, because it seems like that stuff helps with everything. Sure enough, I read tons of posts saying that it would help, so I tried it out. 3 hours later and the pain and irritation are mostly gone, and the hemorrhoid has already shrunken considerably! I can hardly believe it. I just applied some ACV to a paper towel and then pressed it up against the hemorrhoid and left it there. It didn't even sting all that much, for which I was very thankful. I would definitely recommend to anyone using ACV for hemorrhoids!

Replied by Trudyg
You can also take serrapeptase--an enzyme that digests tissue such as scars, hemi's, etc. I take one first thing in the morning, no hemi's since then. Also, no knee pain from old injury.

Posted by Sunita (Markham, Ontario) on 01/21/2013

[YEA]  I just want to thank everyone on this site for their feedback on the ACV for hemorrhoids. I am a hemorrhoid sufferer for over 30 years.. I came back hoping I might help some one too.. My hemorrhoid was the size of a small potato a week ago. I was sent for emergency surgery by my doctors which terrified me.. So I start searching the net for any help I could get and I came across this site... I started the remedy rite away after reading a few comments.. Been a week now must say it burn for the first 10-15 mins but it works ppl.. Give ACV a try first before going to surgery.. I apply it with aloe gel mix together because it's too strong for me pure.. You can apply other ointment after too to help with the pain /burning which I did.. Long story short ACV works for hemorrhoids it can save you the horror of surgery and everyday annoying pain in the ass!! For the first time I can sit with out twisting, whining I have been in bed most of the time this passed week.. I drink 2 tbs in a glass of water too.

Replied by Ms. T
California Usa
Thk you for hope "TM" and your personal experiences. I've a rectal tumor. And now a hemorrhoid 3mos old. size of 1/2 med mushroom. Numb, attached to 1/3 of anal lip.Took a picture with my cell...well curious one...wanted a close up look :) It's doubled in 3 mos.....1- 3/4 "? ?????? My question how far has your lil buddy (((( shrunk ))))???? How much more to go? Again thks much to you and all of us and for honestly speaking. Ms.T~ Lil ones sound easy to rid . But biggy ones??? I wonder about

Posted by And73w (Sydney, Nsw, Australia) on 01/13/2013

[YEA]  I've had rather small roids for ages, not really worried about them as they've mostly been painless. Unfortunately, for the past 2 years they started to itch, went to the doctor straight away, got an steroid cream that he recommended me to use *for months* which of course didn't work. Then I tried pretty much everything else similar, nothing worked at all, and the itch became 24x7, very very annoying. Then, the miracle. Got to this page, thought "don't lose anything", tried the Apple Cider Vinegar with cotton buds, burned like hell but after 5-10 minutes peace again. I'm on the 4th day, doing this only in the mornings after the daily shower, and the itch is GONE. Of course the Apple Cider Vinegar burns a bit but it's a completely different thing, very tolerable unlike before. I wholeheartedly recommend this remedy, just make sure it's not bleeding down there, that's it. Take care and hopefully you get better soon too!!

Replied by Cured
Baltimore, Maryland
Miracle Cure for Hemorroids: Brown Rice Bowl w/ Fajita Chicken, Tomatoes, Red Chili, Guacalmole and Lettuce.This fiber and protein conconction packs only 625 Calories. Delicious also. Cured me year long ailment in 3 days. I eat it four times a week and so far so good.