So I briefly touched upon the topic of apple cider vinegar in this previous post, but have gotten requests to do another article focusing on it in more detail. We know that eczema can attack the skin of babies, children and adults alike. And for all of these people, apple cider vinegar (ACV) can act as a great natural treatment. It’s widely reported to reduce the effects of eczema and decrease discomfort. Apple cider vinegar is a natural astringent made from distilled apples; the end-product has a brownish-yellow color and contains a lot of beneficial phytonutrients. Many people with eczema talk about its amazing benefits for a host of different ailments, including eczema.
ACV has a few beneficial components:
- vitamins and minerals
- amino acids
- antibacterial and anti-fungal elements.
The benefits of apple cider vinegar are many. Apple cider vinegar is rich in vitamins and minerals that balance the immune system. Vitamin B12 found in ACV is beneficial to those with eczema, and highly bioavailable. Apple cider vinegar is also rich in potassium which can help in easing allergenic effects. It’s also a natural astringent and acts to balance the PH of the skin.
How To Use It
Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar is a popular go-to brand for eczema, and you can find it in most stores for a few bucks. ACV can be used topically in addition to taken orally.
For topical use:
Mix apple cider vinegar with an equal amount of water and apply it on the affected areas on the skin a few times per day with a clean cotton swab. Be patient; the results may take at least a week but can be very impressive! When applying the solution on a child or if you are just starting out, it is advisable to dilute the solution with more water (1:3 or 1:4 instead of 1:1).
For oral use:
Mix 1 tablespoon ACV with 1 tablespoon water, and drink several times daily, or use as a salad dressing. For children with discriminating tastes, you can mix with honey to make it more palatable.
I really recommend giving this remedy a shot! It’s cheap, and has worked for many eczema suffers.