The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Eczema Healing
Author: Audrey Lynn
Most of us are familiar with apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has been commonly deemed as a "cure all" solution. Apple cider vinegar, or simply known as cider vinegar, is made from cider or apple must, and is often sold unfiltered, with a brownish-yellow color; it often contains mother of vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar ingredients: apple vine, apple cider from wild apples and water extract from herbs. Many who have used apple cider vinegar testifies positive results in bring relief to various health conditions. How can apple cider vinegar help those with eczema?
Firstly, apple cider vinegar is extremely rich is vitamins and minerals which can give the immune system a good boost. A strong immune system is the key to eczema healing. If you have a good immune system, half the battle is won. One of the main vitamin which is extremely beneficial to those with eczema is beta carotene. Apple cider vinegar's beta-carotene is said to be in a "natural, easy to digest form. Apply cider vinegar is also very rich in potassium which is helpful in easing the effects of allergies. Other immune system boosting vitamins in apple cider vinegar includes amino acids, bioflavonoids and antioxidant.
As appple cider vinegar contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is beneficial for people with skin infection and dry skin conditions such as eczema. To relief itch and dryness of the skin, try applying a mixture of 50/50 of apple cider vinegar and water on the affected areas. If you use this on a child, make it more diluted as the mixture can be quite stinging.
A diet lacking in fiber and enzymes can lead to constipation. Constipation cause accumulation of toxins in the body can this can cause eczema flare ups. Apple cider vinegar contains insoluble fiber which aids digestion and elimination, promotes regularity, and contributes to bowel cleaning. To avoid constipation , in addition of more fruits and vegetables in your diet, try adding a daily dose of apple cider and honey (optional).
For those who suffer from seborrheic dermatitis, try applying apple cider on the scalp and slowly massage it into the roots of the hair. Leave the vinegar to stand for a full hour before rinsing your hair. Apply cider vinegar can effectively destroy the bacteria and fungus which cause dandruff and itchy scalp. For extra strength, you can add tea tree oil, which is another powerful hair tonic with antibacterial properties.
For those with mild asthma, you can try taking apple cider vinegar with water daily as well as applying a vinegar soaked compress to the inside of your wrists.
Now that you know the benefits of apple cider vinegar for treating eczema, what is stopping you from enjoying its benefits? If it is the taste, try this. Instead of adding it to plain water, add it into fresh fruit or vegetable juices. It taste great and gives your juice an extra zing. Do take note that when you are buying apple cider vinegar, make sure it is unfiltered, unpasteurized and not distilled. Next time when you think if the phrase "an apple a day keeps the doctor away", think of apple cider vinegar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Eczema Cures - Lemon? Apple Cider Vinegar? Onion pickled in White Vinegar?
Does anyone know if any of these natural remedies work? I am afraid to just try them just in case they make it worse.
LEMON - is it ok to apply directly if the skin is cracked?
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR - is it ok to consume on an empty stomach?
ONION IN WHITE VINEGAR, leave it for 3 days and then apply directly to the skin.
Don't know about these, but it has been suggested that baths with diluted bleach can be helpful.
By the way, either lemon or vinegar directly on cracked skin sounds very painful indeed.
What is this on my foot?
I got this small cluster of rash on top of my left foot after wearing my new leather boots. I thought I was allergic to it so I stopped wearing them for awhile. I applied Peroxide on the rash and it went bigger the next day. I then suspected that it must be eczema. Since I always go for natural cures, I checked it out on earthlink.com. I applied apple cider vinegar on the rash using a cotton ball. The next day, it looked better and less itchy. I also applied olive oil on it cause it was drying my skin. The rash is no longer itchy but it looks very ugly. My daughter saw it for the first time this morning and she went "Mommy, it looks like a strawberry gone bad". lol It does kind of look like it. I'm so embarrassed. It's definitely healing from the apple cider vinegar and olive oil but my skin turned dark red. It's so noticeable. I am embarrassed to wear flip flops because of this but I can't wear my boots either cause I'm afraid it's going to come back.How do I make my skin look better?
Maybe try to leave it alone and not bother it, That works for misquito bites, poision ivy and things like that
If its Really bothering you then call a doctor or get some medicine from a pharmacy.
But until then put make-up on it, =)