Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

| Modified on Jan 26, 2024

Could a home remedy as simple as apple cider vinegar actually help with heavy menstrual bleeding? Many of our readers have found it to be so! Sometimes results are seen quickly. With others, improvement occurs gradually, over the course of several weeks.

How do I Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Heavy Periods?

Apple cider vinegar is generally taken as a tonic for a wide variety of health problems, including heavy menstrual bleeding. Some people need as little as a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water once or twice a day. Others will need a tablespoon in a glass of water twice a day.

The apple cider vinegar can be added to apple juice or orange juice instead of water. These juices handily mask the strong taste of the vinegar. Others will prefer to make a warm tea to drink. Add equal parts of apple cider vinegar and honey to a mug (in other words, 1 teaspoon of each or 1 tablespoon of each.) Add hot water and stir. A dash of cinnamon can be added for flavor as well.

Can I use Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules for Heavy Periods?

If you really do not like the taste of the apple cider vinegar tonic, or need a solution that is more convenient when traveling or at work, you can try the apple cider vinegar capsules instead. Many of our readers have found these to work as well for them as the vinegar tonic. Beware - they do smell very strongly of apple cider vinegar!

How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Control Heavy Bleeding?

First of all, apple cider vinegar, though acidic itself, helps to alkalize the body. Alkalizing the body helps to maximize countless processes in the body. If you begin to take apple cider vinegar for heavy bleeding, do not be surprised if other health complaints you have begin to heal as well. Apple cider vinegar helps with digestive problems, blood sugar issues, high blood pressure, and arthritis to name just a few.

Apple cider vinegar has many nutrients as well. Because these nutrients are in a natural form (a food form instead of a vitamin supplement) the body is able to use them more easily as the nutrients complement each other and work together.

Have you tried apple cider vinegar for heavy periods? Please share you story with us!

Continue reading to see how this simple natural remedy, either alone or in combination with other remedies like molasses and cayenne, has helped over 50 of our readers!

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Posted by Sasha J. (Sydney ) on 07/07/2023

It was by God's grace that I came across this thread whilst searching for home remedies for excessive bleeding. I tried 1 tsp in a mug of water thrice a day and miraculously the flow reduced by 80% and had a restful sleep 💤😴 What a relief! Just wondering if anyone here has found or has suggestions for naturally shrinking fibroids? If so please do let know🙏

Replied by Maria
(Poole UK)

Look up Black Strap Molasses (organic Unsulphured ) on here (Earthclinic) and elsewhere.

Replied by El
(Washington, DC)

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I don't see a way to ask questions; only post a testimonial.

Seems like so many of you have hit home runs with this remedy, and I'm so happy for you. I'd love nothing more than to be in that position soon. Currently, though, I'm feeling weak, lost and scared.

If you're able, I'd greatly appreciate feedback on the following:

1) Did your period get worse before it got better with this remedy? I'm hoping that I'm not one of the minority for whom the ACV makes me bleed more and that I “get over” this uncomfortable stage to the sweet spot you have experienced.

2) Do you ever add baking soda to offset the possible side effects some have reported here? If so, do I still take the remedy on an empty stomach?

3) Do you have any feedback on this remedy in relation to your dental health?

4) Is the remedy still working for you?

5) Have you been able to discontinue the remedy but still maintain the wonderful effects? I guess I'm wondering if it's more of a band-aid or a true remedy.

Thank you so very much.

Replied by Christy

Check out Barbara O'Neill. She talks about castor oil packs for shrinking fibroids. If you can't find her on YouTube check out Bitchute or Rumble. I love listening to her. Hope this helps you. : )

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Posted by Annie (Delhi) on 03/13/2023

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One more thankful person (43 yrs) for this site and the dear reviewers added to the list. ACV is truly miracle.

Whatnot had I tried! I had been facing a problem of heavy bleeding for 3 years, restricting me to home for most times. I was struggling with very low hb, taking IV, iron supplements and then many ways to manage the trouble my fibroids were causing.

When I bled, it bled like it's never gonna stop. I took all sorts of medicines.. mainstream, alternate but with very limited success.
And then as luck would have it as with so many others, I stumbled upon this site vouching for ACV. I religiously took 1 tablespoon everyday for a month and here I am. On the fifth day with very much regulated cycle when I was expecting it to be a big pain.

Minimal pain and no restriction at home. It was a bit heavy on the second day where I exerted a bit too much. Once I relaxed and resumed my daily routine, I was able to set out for grocery et al shopping and spent a few hours outdoors without any hassle. I did take it slow but no fear the way I dreaded leaving home in the past even for a couple of minutes.

Am so emotional that I can't even believe that it is working for me!! Go for it ladies!

The sole caution..please make sure you start slow with ACV and then increase dosage gradually especially if you get acidity and take care to drink lots of water with it to protect enamel.

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Posted by Tessia (Burlington, Vt) on 02/01/2023

Thank God!!!

I found this website and read the posts here. I was very eager to stop my heavy period because I don't want to loose so much blood. I took ACV right a way and after 2-3 days my heavy bleeding stops. I still take it twice a day half teaspoon in a cup for more than a week now. Hope others will find this helpful.

Thanks everyone for all your posts!

It worked for me!

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Posted by Roselle (Malaysia) on 06/21/2022

I have started consuming Apple Cider Vinegar since 30 days ago (so happened one day before my menstrual started). Did not consume it at first due to heavy menstrual flow but just for the overall benefits of it.

To my surprise during my last menstrual which always have been crazy with heavy flow on second day (10-15 pads/day), my second day flow reduced by 70-80%. Menstrual was more constant in flow and ended in 5 days (which was my norm). Since then I have been consuming Apple Cider Vinegar approx. 2 teaspoon wt 150ml water in the morning on empty stomach and 2 tablespoons wt 200ml water half an hour before dinner. Now came the second month exactly 29 days since my first day of my previous menstrual. I always have 25 or 26 days of menstrual cycle but this is my first time to have it after 29 days. Throughout my menstrual I did noticed that I did not have my regular premenstrual headaches and bloatedness. I did not have my regular lower back pain which travels down to my feet during the second day. Due to the much lesser flow, I slept better. There was also no discharge before and after menstrual. Btw, I am 45 years old and have been having heavy flow for about 4-5 years. For the past 3 years I have been diagnosed with very low red blood count due to very low iron. Have been taking iron tablets but to no avail. Have taken my full blood test 45 days ago and will have it check again after this month's menstrual cycle. Curious to know if Apple Cider Vinegar helps in the aspect of my red blood count as I am not losing so much blood now. But definitely it has helped with menstrual flow and all the achy stuff that comes with it. So far happy bout it.

Replied by mmsg
(somewhere, europe)

Roselle, Black Strap Molasses replenishes iron much better than the pills. It absorbs into the body much better.

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Posted by S (Rome, GA) on 12/24/2021

I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss reasons. So I had been taking 2 tbsp 2x a day a week before my cycle. When my cycle started I noticed that my cycle was very light. So I looked it up and sure enough, it said it can help with heavy bleeding PCOS. What a difference that made!!! Plus I stopped drinking alcohol for that time...I read that alcohol causes heavy bleeding too. So with both of these changes, my cycle was enjoyable. I hope this helps others!!

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Posted by Alex (Latin America) on 07/14/2020

The problem began almost 2 years ago, it may have been a coincidence, but it was after I began drinking oregano tea.The menstrual blood was dark, thick and my periods changed. They became regular (had never happened) and they shortened but they were heavier. Went to several doctors, received no help and was diagnosed with various terminal illnesses that I ended up not having.

Fast forward to last month, the bleeding didn't stop. The periods arrived every 25 days and lasted for over a week. I was spotting and having clots as well. Of course, I was terrified. I couldn't see a doctor due to the pandemic, and so I decided to try remedies.

ACV worked immediately, but after 2 days, my stomach hurt a lot and I got acid reflux. I decided to stop and the bleeding came back.

I tried another remedy from here, cinnamon tea, and it worked magnificently for the bleeding (1/2 cinnamon stick boiled in 1 lt. of water, 1/2 a cup taken 3 times a day).

If I stop the cinnamon, the blood comes back. As for the stomach problems, I cannot eat anything slightly acidic or I get the pain and reflux again and it lasts for several days.

Replied by Anon

Hi Alex :)

Oregano essential oil seems to cause ovarian cysts in me, I get discomfort in that area. So the oregano oil may be the culprit.

Have you tried sage or vitex? They may be just what you are looking for. The sage would probably be taken only between periods or if the bleeding during your period is excessive. Just a few fresh leaves chewed and swallowed once a day may be sufficient. Check the produce section of the grocery store for fresh sage.

Dong quai is great right before your period starts to soothe the discomfort and mood.

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Posted by S Williams (Norfolk, VA) on 09/18/2019

You have no idea how much this post and comments from others helped me this week. I am 45 and this is the first time in a year that I have not had heavy bleeding and clotting after drinking the AVC.

I had a cup days before my period as I was clearing mucus from a cold.

On my 1st day of heavy bleeding this month, I found this article.

The following day, I had training for a new job and was having anxiety over having to keep getting up or possibly having a leak through accident. Needless to say, I was "normal" this first week of training with no heavy bleeding and not going through extra pads and tampons each hour! Saving me money as well. I have had such a pleasant experience this time, if that makes sense LOL..

Thanks so much to all who posted, I hope this helps!

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Posted by Nickatnite (Houston, Tx) on 09/06/2017

I was so over the heavy period situation every month, I had to find a remedy so I've been drinking ACV two times a day and I have really noticed the difference it is definitely an acquired taste but its something you can get use to, especially if its going to help you.

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Posted by Msmona409 (Saginaw, Michigan) on 06/21/2017

I started using ACV 2 months ago. Originally I did this in order to help lose weight. But I noticed that my period dramatically decreased the first month. I thought it was just a good month that I had a normal period without all of the heavy bleeding. So 2nd month came around. I didn't do the ACV the 1st day, I had a heavy flow that night and that morning. I immediately decided to resume my ACV just to see if it actually worked. Within a couple of hours, the flow decreased drastically. Also, the benefit is that I am actually losing weight slowly, but I'm losing weight.

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Posted by Krystle (Wy) on 06/06/2017

I started using ACV a few months ago to lose a few extra pounds. My period was regular because of my birth control. 2 months ago I was waiting for my period, it usually came on Friday or early Saturday. All day Saturday I was in a panic because nothing had happened and I thought I was pregnant! Luckily later in the afternoon my period started and I was relieved lol! So I looked it up and learned that ACV can help with periods... cool! The next month the same thing happened... cool! This month, well it is now the Tuesday after the Saturday that I was supposed to start....and nothing!!! I had no period at all this month. Crazy but I am not complaining! (and no I am not pregnant :D ) This works! I only drink a small glass of OJ with a splash of ACV before dinner and it does the trick!

Replied by Angel Anna

can I know what brand of ACV is the best. I bought from a shopping complex or is all ACV gives the same result? am 45 and last month I was bleeding more than 14 day's . never experienced b4. am worried. please guide. thank you.


The most reputable brand is Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. You can find it in most health foods stores and many grocery stores.

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Posted by Chacha (Queens, Ny) on 06/05/2017

I was taking ACV for about 9 months--2 tablespoons in orange juice every evening. For my fibroids. Then I stopped for about 2.5 months. I just started again. ACV never really lightened my heavy periods. It just made my period shorter. That is, the 2 days would be very, very heavy. Then much lighter the next few days. And then gone after about 3 or 4 days. ACV has helped with other issues (lethargy, respiratory cough). But I still get heavy Days 1 and 2.

Replied by Fan B
(San Francisco)

Make sure you use bio-identical progesterone cream and magnesium citrate everyday. It will stop the heavy bleeding.

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Posted by Latoya (Ks) on 05/12/2017

Hi, this is my first time posting, but I just had to because of this change I've noticed. I've been drinking ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) and lemon mixture, for the last couple of weeks now for an diet experiment. And I've noticed that when my cycle came around, that it was VERY light. I'm usually a heavy bleeder, so I was shocked. That's why I'm here, looking for information about it. I wasn't sure if it's the lemon's or the ACV, but either way, I am happy to have some relief with it.

Replied by Yasmin
(New York)

Okay so maybe there's something wrong with me but my first menstrual since drinking ACV has been heavier than ever before.

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Posted by Dougngwen (Slidell, La ) on 03/26/2017

What a blessing!!!! I promised God if this worked for me I would write a review so here is my story, I always had somewhat heavy periods but, as I got older around the age of 43 I started getting heavier periods with flooding and huge blood clots . Here I am at age 45 and didn't want to have the heavy bleeding and clots because I was on a cruise last year that kept me basically in my cabin bc of heavy period . I am about to go on a cruise in three weeks and didn't want the same experience ( my period is due two days before I come home ) so I decided to experiment on this period some holistic cures. I stumbled across this thread and read that Apple Cider Vinegar would help me. I was skeptical but, said to myself what do you have to lose? So I started the regime on the second day of my period I took 1 tablespoon 3 times a day in water. My period was almost non existent I only had to change my pad once!!!! ( I usually use ten pads a day sometimes double up ), last night I was waiting to wake up from "flooding " nope!!!!! What a blessing!! Thank u God for this miracle and this news thread!!!!!!

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Posted by Renee (Stanchfield, Mn) on 02/16/2017

Woke up in a panic over menopausal "floods" this morning, jumped on my phone, looked up natural remedies and came across ACV. Took 2 teaspoons in a glass of water and flow was almost instantly ceased.

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Posted by Dd (Dayton, Ohio) on 11/13/2016

My cycles came twice a month and heavy each time. I start taking Apple Cider Vinegar everyday with one to two tablespoons added to one cup of water a day every day and throughout day drink plenty of water. It took about 2 months for the heavy flow to stop.

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