White vinegar comprises of acetic acid and water is processed by the method of fermentation. Found in almost all houses, a usual kitchen ingredient, white vinegar has a huge list of utilities. It’s common uses are of a marinade, for cleaning purposes, or in making paneer(home made cheese). Cost effective and handy, I feel it is more like the poorer cousin of the apple cider vinegar, as few know the super powers and healing properties of white vinegar.
A List Of Home Remedies Of Vinegar For A Number Of Ailments Are:
In a bathtub of warm water, add 2 cups of white vinegar. Soak yourself in it for 30 minutes.Tired and sore muscles start feeling good and back pain is relieved.
Add an equal quantity of vinegar to half a cup of water. Soak a compress in this liquid and dab on the forehead.The pain in the temples is eased and we start feeling relaxed.
Dabbing a vinegar compress on the legs provide immense relief from cramps and aches.For muscle sprains, dip a towel in hot vinegar and dab on the sprain for 20 mins. One should be careful while doing this activity as the vinegar is hot.
While inhaling vapors, we can add 1/4 cup of vinegar to the steam pot. Inhaling this steam deeply, opens up the airways of the lungs and sinuses. Congestion is relieved and the patient starts feeling better.
Sore Throat And Cough
Gargling with a glass of water in which 1 tsp vinegar has been added, is good for a sore throat. Honey, water, and vinegar mixed together and sipped at regular intervals, loosens phlegm and gives relief.Distilled white vinegar can also be taken as a tonic. It boosts our immune system and absorbs calcium. It is good for the bones, benefits arthritis, white vinegar intake also improves digestion.
Urinary tract infections- In a glass of water, add 1 tsp of vinegar. Drinking this tonic helps in maintaining the pH levels of the body so that the level of acidity is controlled and thereby the infection is gradually healed.
Insect Bites And Stings
Apply a paste of cornstarch mixed with vinegar on the affected area and let it dry. This provides relief to the inflammated area and itching or any other kind of irritation also disappears.
People suffering from this allergic skin condition often face problems like itching, dry skin, and inflammation. Mix equal quantities of water and vinegar and soak it on the inflammated skin. We can also soak in a bath of warm water in which 2 cups of vinegar has been added.Vinegar can be applied to cuts, wounds, and burns. Sunburn can also be cured using vinegar. We can just splash vinegar on the face or dilute it with water and make a spray out of it.
Dandruff And Head Lice
Rinsing hair mixed with water and vinegar helps in removing dandruff. For lice, apply vinegar to the scalp at night and cover your head with any head gear and sleep. Next morning, shampoo the hair and comb it well so that the bigger lice fall off. This routine has to be followed 3-4 times before getting results.
Vinegar fights and eradicates fungal infections.Fungal infections in the toenails can be cured by soaking the feet in a tub of diluted vinegar for 10 minutes. You can continue this every night till you get relief.Vinegar can trigger skin and scalp irritants at times and cause ill effects. Caution should be taken when using it with children and it should not go into the eyes. The above mentioned are home remedies so if problems are still not cured, please ask your doctor.