How to Cure Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) With Apple Cider Vinegar?

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For centuries, apple cider vinegar has been a part of our households. Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid which has the ability to kill dangerous “bad” bacteria hence acts as an antibiotic, and at the same time to foster the growth of beneficial “good” bacteria. Let us read to know how to use apple cider vinegar for bacterial vaginosis cure.

What Is Bacterial Vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis causes the natural balance of both good and bad bacteria gets imbalanced. The imbalance causes bad bacteria to increase and good bacteria to decrease, which causes mild infection. Healthy bacteria thrive in a slightly acidic environment. One of the things that can cause an outbreak of BV is if the pH levels in your Female genitalia become less acidic than they should be.(1)

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Cure BV?

  • Healing compounds such as potassium, probiotics, enzymes, acetic acid, etc., are what makes apple cider vinegar so beneficial.
  • Acetic acid can kill bad bacteria and promote the building of good bacteria.
  • It balances the pH levels.
  • Apple cider vinegar also provides a number of skin related benefits.
  • Does not interact with anti-biotics.
  • Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and helps increase Female genitalia acidity. Bad bacteria cannot survive in acidic environment  whereas good bacteria thrives.(2)

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for BV

Apple cider vinegar is one of those miracle cures that is present in most of the kitchens. It is claimed that it can cure anything from hiccups to dandruff. Besides beneficial to cure acid reflux, lower blood pressure, improve diabetes, it also aids in reducing the symptoms of BV. Below we have mentioned various ways to use Apple cider vinegar for bv bacterial vaginosis, that could help cure the problem with ease and at home.

Apple Cider Vinegar Douche for BV

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to do:

  • Mix two cups of water with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • Perform the douching with this mixture.
  • It can take anything from one to two weeks to heal.

Best time to do: before bath.

Repetitions: Once in a day.(3)

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Apple Cider Vinegar Bath for BV

You’ll need:

  • 100 to 200 ml water
  • 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

Preparation time: 3 minutes.

How to do:

  • Fill a clean bathtub with 100 to 200 ml of water and add 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Soak in it like you would do in a normal bath.
  • Soaking in the tub for more than 20 minutes can cause an increase in pH levels of your Female genitalia.

Repetitions: Daily once or twice.

Best time to do: Once in morning, and before going to bed.(4)

[ Read: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Bath ]

Apple Cider Vinegar Tampon for BV

You’ll need:

  • apple cider vinegar
  • water
  • tampon

Preparation time: 3 minutes.

How to do:

  • Prepare a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar and soak a tampon in it.
  • Insert soaked tampon in your Female genitalia
  • Leave the tampon in your Female genitalia overnight.

Best time to do: Before gong to bed.

Repetitions: Repeat till symptoms disappear.

[ Read: How to Use Coconut oil for BV ]

Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for BV

You’ll need:

  • organic apple cider vinegar
  • water

Preparation time: 2 minutes.

How to take:

  • Mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar
  • Drinking apple cider vinegar concoctions
  • Best time to drink: morning.

Repetitions: Consume this apple cider vinegar drink till bv cure.(5)

How it works: It help in keeping bacterial vaginosis at bay.

Tips and Precautions:

  • Always buy pure and organic apple cider vinegar.
  • Always dilute apple cider vinegar before using. Since the Female genitalia has delicate tissues, a strong concentration of the vinegar can damage the tender tissues.
  • Do not overdo the application of this vinegar in your Female genitalia as it can lead to an imbalance of pH levels.

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