When it comes to home remedies, nothing beats vinegar!! Many of these treatments have been around for years–and with good reason. While many are old wives tales, it certainly can’t hurt to try them.
Age Spots: You can help your age spots fade by using a garlic and vinegar paste. Peel and crush 4 cloves of garlic an add just enough cider vinegar to make a paste. Apply the paste to your hands each morning and wear cotton gloves over it for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and a splash of cider vinegar.
Athlete’s Foot: Soak feet in undiluted cider, thyme vinegar, or garlic vinegar for 20 minutes. It may sting at first, but it will pass quickly. Soak your socks and hosiery in cider vinegar before washing. This will kill any fungas that is still present.
Bad Breath: Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before each meal with a glass of water.
Blisters: Cider vinegar immediately applied to a minor burn will prevent blisters from forming. Soaking a brown paper bag in cider and applying it directly to the burn also works.
Body Odor: Mix equal amount of apple cider vinegar and water in a cup and dab under your arms and elsewhere.
Cold Sores: Try equal portions of myrrh vinegar and water as a mouthwash.
Common Cold: To treat a cold and flu symptoms, sip 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar in a glass of warm water every 2-3 hours. Sweeten with honey. Note: Never give honey to children under 1 years old.
Constipation: Each apples soaked in cider vinegar.
Coughing: Make your own cough syrup by adding equal parts honey and vinegar to a bottle. Shake well. Take one tablespoon every 4 hours as needed.
Cuts and Scapes: Keep a bottle of diluted white, cider, or garlic vinegar on hand while working in the garden or garage. Spray any cuts or scrapes you may get. Wash when you come back inside.
Dandruff: Soak your scalp and hair with warm apple cider vinegar, then cover your head with a plastic shower cap and let stand for at least an hour. Rinse with warm water. Repeat two or three times a week until dandruff conditions is cured.
Diarrhea in Babies: Mild cases, dab white vinegar on the soles of the infant’s feet. The healing liquid will be absorb1ed through the pores of the skin. Repeat in a few hours if necessary.
Dirty Dentures: Soak your dentures overnight in glass of white vinegar, then brush with commercial denture cleaner.
Headaches: Mix a couple of teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with tea teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water and drink it down at the first sign of a headache. or soak a cloth in vinegar and wrap around your head.
Heartburn: If you know you are going to be eating something that will cause heartburn, add a tablespoon of vinegar to a glass of water and sip slowly.
Hives: Blend one ounce of white vinegar with three ounces of cornstarch and dab the homemade lotion on the lesions.
Insect Bites: Soak bandages in vinegar and place over the sting bite.
Indigestion: Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey in glass of warm water, and drink it down a half-hour before you eat.
Itchy Ears: Fill a medicine dropper with apple cider vinegar and use it to fill the irritated ear ( make sure your head is on its side when you do this.) Let the vinegar stand for a minute, the pour it out of ear.
Nosebleeds: Gently blow your nose to clear it out, then pack the bleeding nostril with a cotton ball or piece of gauze soaked in white vinegar. Gently pinch your nostrils, consult your doctor if persists.
Rectal Itch: Wash the rectal area with Apple cider vinegar instead of soap when taking a shower. Repeat daily.
Ringworm: Place a copper penny in a cup of white vinegar and let it stand until the penny turns green. Take the wet penny and rub it on the infected site. Repeat several times a day.
Sprains: Heat a cup of water and add a tablespoon of salt and three ounces of white vinegar. Soak a cloth in the liquid, wring it out, and wrap it around the sprain. When the cloth begins to dry, soak it again and reapply.
Sore Throat: Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water. Gargle with a mouthful and spit it out, then drink a mouthful . Repeat this sequence until the glass is empty. Continue the regimen every hour until your throat pain is gone. Usually eases after a couple of application.
Sunburn: Mix two cups of apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water, and sponge the liquid over the sunburned area. Be gentle! This treatment will ease the burning and help the skin to heal.
Swimmer’s Ear: This problem is similar to itchy ear, and results from getting pool water in the ear canal. To cure it, mix white vinegar with water and fill the ear using a medicine dropper. Tug at your earlobe, so the solution gets deep into your ear, then let it pour.
Ulcers: This treatment may sound strange, but folks practitioners swear it works. Immediately upon rising in the morning, rub apple cider vinegar on the soles of your feet and let it dry before putting on your socks or stockings. Apply still more vinegar before dinner. Relief should come in a couple of weeks if you follow this regimen.
Warts: Put a few drops of apple cider vinegar on the wart and dust it with baking soda before it dries. Remove the layer of baking soda 15 minutes later. Repeat procedure several times a day until wart is gone.
Weight Loss: Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of unsweetened grapefruit juice. Drink a 1/2 hour before eating as an appetite suppressant.