Vinegar Benefits

Posted by on October 11, 2009 | No Comments

Vinegar is a solution derived from the fermentation of a wide range of bases like apple, other fruit juices, wine, beer, barley and rice. The health benefits of vinegar are wide-ranging and date back to ancient times. The ancient Babylonians embraced the benefits of vinegar and inscribed its virtues on stone tablets over 7000 years ago. Even Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used the medical benefits of vinegar for treating his patients in 400 B.C. In the Middle Ages, bands of thieves doused their skin in vinegar in order to protect themselves from germs before robbing dying or the dead.

Here are some of the benefits of vinegar:

1) Kill Bacteria and Cure Athlete’s Foot and Foot Fungus

Vinegar contains agents to help kill bacteria and fungus, so one of the medical benefits of vinegar is that it can help cure athlete’s foot and foot fungus. Soaking your feet in vinegar will change the PH levels in your skin so that fungus cannot grow.

2) Soothe Muscle and Leg Cramps

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Another one of the many medical benefits of vinegar is that it can relieve muscle or leg cramps. Muscle cramps are often caused by low potassium levels in our body. Orally taking one teaspoon of vinegar will cause your potassium level to rise and alleviate pain and cramps.

3) Relieve Sunburn Pain

Vinegar can also relieve sunburn pain. You can cool down a painful sunburn by gently apply the vinegar onto the affected area. It is more effective if you do it as soon as you are back from outdoor, before the burning sensation and pain starts.

4) Restore Shiny Hair and Eliminates dandruff

Apple cider vinegar has also been known to many to make hair shiny and healthy. It improves the health of our scalp. Apple cider vinegar not only eliminates dandruff but also slow hair loss. So, it is beneficial to rinse your hair and scalp with a solution of raw apple cider vinegar and water at least once a week.

Now that you are aware of the various medical benefits of vinegar, you will start to look at a bottle of vinegar differently today.


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