Apple Vinegar Remedies

Apple cider vinegar is made from the liquid of crushed apples. Yeast is added to begin fermentation that turns sugars into alcohol. The alcohol turns into vinegar when acid-forming bacteria are added. This acid is instrumental in giving vinegar its sour taste. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a remedy for many ailments. There have been limited scientific studies performed on humans to back up any significant health benefits. Apple cider vinegar should only be consumed in a diluted form (2 teaspoons mixed in water or juice). Pure apple cider vinegar is damaging to throat tissue.

Apple Cider Vinegar Health Remedies

Soak arthritic hands in a solution of hot apple cider vinegar for pain relief. Arthritic knees can be relieved by wrapping a warm towel soaked in vinegar around the affected area. Mild irritation caused by coughing can be relieved with 2 teaspoons vinegar and 3 teaspoons honey mixed in a glass of water. Cider and water can also relieve the discomfort caused by heartburn. Hiccups have been controlled by drinking a solution of apple cider vinegar and water. A sore throat can be alleviated by gargling with a mouthful of vinegar every hour. Adding a half pint of vinegar to bathwater can help people who suffer with dry itchy skin. A cool compress dipped in 1 teaspoon salt and ½-cup warm apple cider vinegar can relieve the pain of a bruise. Pure apple cider vinegar acts as a burn disinfectant and aids in the healing of skin.

Apple Cider Vinegar Beauty Remedies

Darkened age spots can be faded using 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of onion juice. Acne blemishes can dry out and begin healing from a daily dab of vinegar and water on a cotton ball. Daily washing of underarms with a cloth soaked in undiluted apple cider vinegar helps to fend off odor-causing bacteria. Foot odor can be controlled by soaking them three times a week in water and 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar. Control dandruff by applying pure apple cider vinegar to scalp and leaving in for a half hour before shampooing hair. The solution helps to destroy the bacteria and fungus that cause dandruff. Eczema itching can be relieved by mixing apple cider vinegar and water before applying to affected areas. Applying undiluted apple cider vinegar to varicose veins twice daily can help to reduce their unsightliness.