Will vinegar slow down the menstrual flow?

One of the more popular home remedies for excessive bleeding during menstruation is regular consumption of apple cider vinegar. Often excessive bleeding during periods is one of the symptoms of a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS.

Apple cider vinegar has been known to reduce insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a big factor in PCOS, which also leads to heavy bleeding. Consumption of about 1 to 2 teaspoons daily of apple cider vinegar can, in a few months, reduce the blood flow. While some women immediately notice the effect, some women take some time to notice the change in flow. Apple cider vinegar has also been known to reduce cramping during menstruation. It can also reduce excessive clotting and reduce incidents of anaemia. Diluting the apple cider vinegar is important and the dosage can differ with different women. Ideally, do not take over 10 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a day.

There are other benefits of drinking vinegar too. It can reduce toxins from your body, improve bowel movement and reduce hunger pangs too. Apple cider vinegar is often popular with dieters. Though this liquid‘s benefits are yet to be proven with scientific studies, many a home remedy promises great results with apple cider vinegar. It is believed to help diabetes, cholesterol, heart problems and even potentially prevent cancer.

If you are bleeding heavily and have determined that there is no other medical cause for it like fibroids or PCOS, then making some dietary changes can potentially control the blood flow. Increase your intake of carrots, apples, ginger along with increased vitamin A. Increase in intake of vegetables with beta carotene is also a good idea.

Long term undocumented use of apple cider vinegar can cause health problems including reduced bone density and low potassium levels. It could also interact with your diabetes or cholesterol medications. Apple cider vinegar is also known to alter insulin levels. It’s best to check with your health care worker before taking apple cider vinegar. Even the brand of apple cider vinegar that you choose to consume can play a role in the effect it has on you. Commercial brands tend to have fewer beneficial ingredients and it’s not always possible to source authentic apple cider vinegar.


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answered by M W

There are numerous benefits of apple cider vinegar including its curative role of regulating and normalizing excess flow. The dosage recommended is 2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 glass of water. Drink this mixture with meals. Vinegar protects the body from losing too much blood.

Diet Tips for Menstruation

Diet plays an important role in regulation of menstruation. A diet consisting of meat, poultry and fish might cause pain when the menses begin. Instead, a diet rich in raw fruits and salads is the best option. Also, ample of water must be drunk during your periods, as it assist it fast elimination. Eating parsley is very effective in regularizing monthly periods. Regular consumption of parsley juice along with beet and carrot juices help in relieving menstrual cramps.

answered by A W

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