6 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Treating Psoriasis August 9, 2016

There are a large number of people in this world who are affected by psoriasis. Common, yet devastating – that’s what defines psoriasis the best. Psoriasis is a common, chronic, relapsing/remitting, immune-mediated skin disease. It is characterized by red patches, papules, and plaques. The person with this skin disorder not only suffers from the symptoms of the disease but also goes through emotional turmoil.

This condition is misunderstood for dermatitis and eczema in the beginning but reveals its true self gradually. There are no sure treatments for psoriasis, making it a difficult to deal with this disease. However, the recently conducted researches have revealed that apple cider vinegar (ACV) might be an effective cure for psoriasis, thanks to its ability to balance the pH factor in the body.

Use Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Psoriasis:

Is apple cider vinegar good for psoriasis? If you think that using apple cider vinegar to cure psoriasis is yet another fad, you are wrong. Apple cider vinegar was used by the Greeks to treat issues like obesity, hair loss, diabetes, high/low cholesterol level and various skin ailments.

People using apple cider vinegar for psoriasis have reported that the using ACV gives far better results than creams and lotions recommended by their dermatologists.

[ Read: Home Remedies For Scalp Psoriasis ]

How Should Apple Cider Vinegar Be Used?

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Now that you know about the benefits of ACV, it is important to know how to use apple cider vinegar. But before that one should know which kind of apple cider vinegar to pick up from the racks of the supermarket.

While buying apple cider vinegar, make sure that you buy one that has the ‘mother’ of vinegar in it. The ‘mother’ of vinegar is the grainy, muddy-looking object that stays afloat in the bottle of unfiltered, unpasteurized vinegar. The mother of vinegar carries the essential nutrients and enzymes, which treat psoriasis. Hence, buying clear, filtered vinegar would not do any good to you and your condition.

External Use:

How to use apple cider vinegar for psoriasis? Apple cider vinegar can be used either externally or internally to treat psoriasis.

  1. In order to use apple cider vinegar externally, you just need to take it in a 1:1 ratio with water and dab it on the affected part of the skin.
  2. Use a cotton swab or piece of cloth. It is important to dilute the vinegar to minimize its acidic effect on the skin.
  3. Wash off the vinegar from the skin after half an hour. You can apply this vinegar at least twice a day.

The antibacterial effect of apple cider vinegar helps to remove the harmful elements and free radicals from the skin in this method. It also restores the pH balance of the skin. But make sure to use this method on some hidden part of the skin first to check for any side effects.

Internal Use:

The internal use of Apple Cider Vinegar also treats psoriasis.

  1. Dilute ACV with lots of water.
  2. Now, mixing honey with it to improve its taste.
  3. Drink it regularly to get the best results.

The consumption of apple cider vinegar helps in removing toxins from the body. The removal of toxins helps in eliminating any internal causes of psoriasis from the body. It also helps improve digestion, burns fat and helps one lose weight.

Apple cider vinegar is beneficial in treating psoriasis and other skin ailments. But you should be careful to use its undiluted form as its acid content could harm your skin, and teeth enamel (on consumption).

Apple cider vinegar is a wonder ingredient that can treat a number of health issues. If psoriasis is what bothers you, then try this magic potion!

Do you have psoriasis? What treatment have you tried to treat it? Write to us in the comments section.

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