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Vinegar Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

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Homeopathic Name
Aceticum Acidum   -   Mother Tincture

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Vinegar is a sour tasting liquid.
It is a result of slow fermentation.
Vinegar can be made from any fruit or eatable.
Best for Acid Reflux.
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Vinegar General

Vinegar is rich in bioactive components. It is an Antioxidant, Antidiabetic and Antimicrobial in nature. Vinegar is of various types. Kurosu Vinegar is a type of Vinegar popular in Japan. It inhibits the growth of Cancer cells including Colon, Lung, Breast, Bladder and Prostate cancer. Vinegar inhibits the growth of Leukemia cells.
The Antidiabetic property helps in controlling Blood sugar level in Diabetic people. Vinegar contains Acetic acid. It prevents the complete digestion of Carbohydrates in the Body. It slows down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar. It then reaches the Bloodstream slowly. The Body gets more time to pull the sugar out of the Body. It thus prevents the sugar level from spiking.
It helps in maintaining Heart health, Brain health and Weight loss.
It helps in Weight loss. It increases satiety and helps in reducing weight. Red Raspberry Vinegar helps in weight loss.
Vinegar possess Antimicrobial property. It is a natural cleaning agent.
It possess Antioxidant property. Polyphenols and Vitamins in Vinegar wards off the oxidative stress.
It stabilizes the acid content of the Stomach.
Vinegar is rich in Acetic acid. It increases the Body's absorption of important minerals. It is good for women who are allergic to dairy products. It is difficult for allergic people to consume the sugar in milk and other Dairy products. Vinegar consumption is good for dairy deprived women and few men. Having Vinegar in salads helps to absorb valuable Calcium in the Body.
Vinegar mixed in water is used as a wash for food products. It removes harmful pesticides and bacteria from the fruits and vegetables. Do not use this for tender, fragile fruits as they may soak too much Vinegar.
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Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Cystorrhea

Add One tablespoon Vinegar in One cup of water. Add sugar to taste. Take two table spoon two times a day.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Frizzy Hair

Wash hair with Vinegar once in a week.

Apple Cider Vinegar ( Seb Ka Sirka ) for Excess Sweating

Dip cotton in Apple Cider Vinegar Or White Vinegar. Rub underarms with it.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Mosquito Bite

Apply Vinegar directly on the bump formed by mosquito bite.
Or : Add 3 tsp Vinegar in a bucket of water. Take bath with it.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Small pox

Take sponge bath by adding 3 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in 1/2 jug of water. Have bath once a day.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Muscle Cramps

Add 3 cups Vinegar in a bucket of warm water. Take bath with it.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Sore throat

Take two tablespoon of Vinegar in One cup of water. Gargle with it two-three times a day.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Burns

Dilute Vinegar by adding some water in it. Apply it using a piece of cloth on the Burns.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Chicken Pox

Add 100 ml brown Vinegar in bathing water while bathing.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Dandruff

Mix 5 ml Vinegar in 25 ml water. Apply this mixture on the scalp using cotton. Leave it overnight. Wash.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Head Lice

Add 2 ml Vinegar in a 50 ml water. Wash your hairs after shampoo.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Hiccups

Consume 1 tsp Vinegar to get rid of Hiccups.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Urticaria

Add 5 ml Vinegar in same quantity of lukewarm water. Apply it on the Hives.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Itching

Take bath with 20 ml Vinegar added water.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Joint Pain

Massage the painful Joint with warm Vinegar.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Yellow Teeth

Add 50 ml Vinegar in 50 ml water. Gargle with it.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Headache

Add 30 ml Vinegar in 100 ml water. Boil and inhale its steam.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Body Lice

Take one teaspoon Vinegar ( Sirka ) and 2 teaspoon any vegetable oil. Mix. Apply it on whole body twice a day. Wash after half an hour.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Osteoporosis

Vinegar is a good source of calcium. Better to add it in soup or you can put few drops over the salad.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Cuts

Dilute Vinegar ( Sirka ) with water in proportion of 1:3. Dab with cotton over cuts.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Body Odour

Soak a cotton ball in Vinegar ( Sirka ) and apply it under your arms. It will keep you odour free.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Diarrhea

Add 3 tablespoons of the Vinegar to a glass of water ( 400 ml ). Drink this 3 times daily while the symptoms persist.

Vinegar ( Sirka ) for Athlete's Foot

Dilute 1 cup of Vinegar ( Sirka ) in 2 cups of fresh water. Soak your feet for 30 minutes especially at night to get the relief. It protects the feet from any sort of fungal infection.

Vinegar for Callus

Soak a slice of Bread in half cup of White Distilled Vinegar. In the Meantime, soak your feet in the lukewarm water for 10 minutes. Wrap the soaked slice of bread over the affected area with a tape. Leave it overnight. The next morning, wash off with fresh water and apply moisturizing cream over your feet. Do this daily.
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Herbal Treatment For Headache 4

Extract the juice of Chicory plant. Take one teaspoon juice. Add half teaspoon each Rose oil and Vinegar. Have it once a day.

Herbal Treatment For Excessive Sweating 1

Take Vinegar and raw Apple Cider Vinegar in equal quantity. Take two teaspoons on an empty stomach.

Herbal Treatment For Arthritis 11

Mix half tablespoon Ginger ( Adrak in India ) powder with some Vinegar ( Sirka in India ) and take to get relief in arthritis.

Herbal Treatment For Swine Flu 2

Take two tablespoon of Vinegar by adding One tablespoon of Honey to it. Have it with lukewarm water.

Herbal Treatment For Gum Diseases 8

Take a piece of Alum and half tablespoon of Salt. Mix in 1/6th cup of Vinegar. Gargle with it twice a day

Herbal Treatment For Malaria 4

Dip Fig in Vinegar for 2-4 hours. Give it to affected person twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Stomach Ache 9

Take 2 pinches seeds of Emetic Nut Tree ( Maniphal ). Grind with Vinegar ( Sirka ). Heat. Apply lukewarm mixture on naval.

Herbal Treatment For Fungal Nail 5

Take equal amount of Vinegar and warm water. Put your affected nails into that solution for 20-30 minutes. Dry it with a towel.
Give a light massage with Almond oil.

Herbal Treatment For Abscess 14

Mix equal amount of Milk and Vinegar. Add a pinch of Turmeric in it. Apply it on the infected area. It helps the Boil to ripe fast.

Herbal Treatment For Tonsillitis 4

Boil 150 ml water with 70 g crushed Garlic, 10 g Sugar and 100 ml Vinegar. Cook until it gets half. Have one tsp with Honey. Use it thrice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Itching 9

Mix 2 tsp Baking Soda with Vinegar and water to make thick paste. Apply it over the itchy area. Its regular use shows good result.

Herbal Treatment For Vitiligo 1

Make a paste of 2 tablespoons of Radish seeds powder and Vinegar. Apply it on the patches. Wash when it gets dry.

Herbal Treatment For Wounds, Skin Diseases 1

Prepare a decoction of Carlina Acaulis root with White Vinegar.
Use it as a wash for Wounds and Skin Diseases.

Herbal Treatment For Acid Reflux 10

Mix Baking Soda, Vinegar and water in 1:4:2 ratio. Drink 10 ml of it.

Herbal Treatment For Gout 5

Add 5 g Rose petals in 10 ml Vinegar. Boil till the mixture become thick. Apply it over affected areas.

Herbal Treatment For Urinary Tract Infection 11

Peel an Apple ( Seb ). Cut in to pieces. Dip them in Vinegar ( Sirka ). Add little salt. Mix. Eat them.

Herbal Treatment For Dark Underarms 3

Take Glutinous Rice flour. Add Vinger to make a paste. Apply it over the underarms for 15-20 minutes. Wash with warm water.

Herbal Treatment For Dandruff 10

Take 5 to 6 tablespoons crushed leaves of Stinging Nettle ( Bichu Buti ). Add 2 cups of water and 2 cups of Vinegar ( Sirka ) in it. Boil it for 4 to 5 minutes on medium flame. Let it cool. Strain well. Use it to rinse your Hair after Shampoo.

Herbal Treatment For Colic 7

Take equal quantity of Cumin and Caraway seeds. Add a pinch of black Salt in it. Add it in Vinegar. Take half tsp of it after regular interval of time.

Herbal Treatment For Frizzy Hair 10

Mix Fuller's Earth, Vinegar and Chickpea flour in 4:1:4 ratio. Apply this mixture on your Hair. Wash after 1 hour.

Herbal Treatment For Stings 3

Make a thick paste of Baking Soda with Vinegar. Remove the Sting. Apply the mixture over Sting affected area.

Herbal Treatment For Dental Diseases 1

Take the following herbs :
Vinegar : Sirka : 1 tablespoon
Alum : Fitakari : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Black Pepper : Kali Mirch : Powdered : 1/2 teaspoon
Mix all ingredients. Add one teaspoon Honey ( Shehad ) in the mixture. Stir. Rub it on your teeth before sleeping daily.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 9

Use Solanum Xanthocarpum ( Kantkari ) mixed with some Vinegar ( Sirka ) as a mouthwash.

Herbal Treatment For Ringworm 6

Finely chop some fresh Garlic cloves ( Lehsun ) and mix with one teaspoon each of White Vinegar and Tea Tree oil. Keep it away for a whole day. Then apply on the affected skin two times a day for 10-14 days.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 10

Mix 1-2 tablespoons of Vinegar ( Sirka ) in 1/4 cup of Solanum Xanthocarpum juice. Use as a mouthwash twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Sore Throat 10

Add Solanum Xanthocarpum juice and Vinegar (Sirka ) in equal amounts and use for gargle.

Herbal Treatment For Toothache 13

Make a paste of Box Myrtle ( Kaiphal ) bark powder by adding some Vinegar ( Sirka ). Apply over the inflammed teeth.

Herbal Treatment For Dull Skin 7

Mix 4 to 5 drops of Vinegar ( Sirka ) in 2 tablespoons of Yogurt ( Dahi ). Beat the mixture for 5 minutes. Apply it over the affected area and leave it for 10 minutes. After that, massage the area for further 10 minutes. Wash with water.
Note : Use Organic Brown Vinegar for this purpose.

Herbal Treatment For Stings 5

Wasp Stings :
Vinegar ( Sirka in India ) helps to neutralize the venom of the Sting. Lavender Essential Oil reduces the pain and swelling.
Take one teaspoon of Vinegar. Add 5 to 6 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in it. Mix well. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and dab it on the affected area. Repeat this 5 to 6 times a day to reduce the pain.

Herbal Treatment For Spider Bite 1

Vinegar ( Sirka in India ) soothes the Skin and provides relief from the pain associated with Spider Bite. The antiseptic property of Lavender Essential Oil fights Infection and reduces Swelling . Tea Tree Essential Oil neutralizes the effects of Venom due to the Spider bite.
Take the following :
Vinegar : 1 teaspoon
Lavender Essential Oil : 2 to 3 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil : 2 to 3 drops
Mix Lavender Essential Oil and Tea Tree Essential Oil. Add a teaspoon of Vinegar in it. Stir well. Soak a cotton ball in the solution. Dab it on the affected area. Repeat it 6 to 7 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Conjunctivitis 3

Fill the water into a tub. Add some amount of Vinegar ( Sirka ) and Salt. Mix the water well. Dip your face in that water for 15 to 20 secs. Repeat this procedure once a day. It shows an instant effect on Conjunctivitis.

Herbal Treatment For Onycholysis 2

Fill a small tub with water and add one cup of Vinegar in it. Soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. Pat dry with washcloth. Then add 4 tablespoons of Baking Soda in it. Again soak your feet in it for 20 minutes. Pat dry with washcloth. Repeat the process 2 times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Bad Breath 12

Prepare a mouthwash with Vinegar, Wine, and Alum. Rinse your mouth daily with this mouthwash.
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