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6 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Treating Psoriasis

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6 Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Treating Psoriasis February 22, 2018

Psoriasis could be an embarrassing problem for most people. But lately, research has been talking about using apple cider vinegar for psoriasis treatment. We will discuss that (and a little more) in this post. Stay tuned.

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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For Psoriasis?

The fact that ACV has been used since the ancient times as a disinfectant says a lot about it. Doctors from the 18th century were known to have used ACV to treat skin conditions like poison ivy. Given its antiseptic properties, ACV can help get rid of the irritation associated with psoriasis.

However, the evidence we have is mostly anecdotal. But there is no harm in using ACV for psoriasis treatment (don’t use it on open wounds, though). Which is why you sure can give it a try. Just ensure the ACV is organic, unfiltered, and raw as it contains beneficial bacteria.

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How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Psoriasis Treatment

1. Isolated Apple Cider Vinegar

What You Need
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of ACV
  • 1 glass of water
What You Need To Do

Mix the ingredients and consume the drink before dinner.

How Often Should You Do This

Once every day, before dinner.

Why This Works

Apple cider vinegar is known to make the pH levels of the body more alkaline – this improves digestive functioning and kills the toxins that cause viral or fungal infections. ACV also contains vitamins A, B1, B6, and C, minerals like potassium and iron, and alpha-hydroxy acids – all of which exfoliate the top layers of the skin.

2. Baking Soda And Apple Cider Vinegar

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What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon of ACV
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • Water (as required)
What To Do
  1. In a small bowl, add the apple cider vinegar.
  2. Add the baking soda and water, and mix well.
  3. Apply the mixture to the affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mixture off with lukewarm water and gently pat your skin dry.
How Often Should You Do This

Twice a day for 2 weeks, or until the symptoms subside.

Why This Works

Baking soda helps heal the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. It also balances the pH levels of the skin.

[ Read: Apple Cider Vinegar For Treating Diabebetes ]

3. Olive Oil And Apple Cider Vinegar

What You Need
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of ACV
  • Water, as required
What To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients and massage the mixture over the affected areas.
  2. Leave it on overnight. You might want to sleep on a plastic sheet to avoid soiling your bed covers.
  3. Gently wash in the morning with lukewarm water.
How Often Should You Do This

Once daily, before bedtime.

Why This Works

Olive oil has emollient properties, which help prevent dryness and make the skin smooth and supple. And the oil’s antioxidant properties prevent further damage to healthy skin cells.

4. Glycerin And Apple Cider Vinegar

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon of glycerin
  • 1 tablespoon of ACV
What To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients and apply the mixture to the affected areas.
  2. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash gently with lukewarm or cool water.
How Often Should You Do This

Twice a day, every day.

Why This Works

Glycerin moisturizes the skin and helps ease the irritation.

5. Honey And Apple Cider Vinegar For Psoriasis

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What You Need
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of ACV
  • A pinch of cinnamon
What To Do
  1. Mix the ingredients and consume this mixture.
  2. Follow by a glass of water.

You can also apply this mixture to your skin and wash after 30 minutes.

How Often Should You Do This

Once daily.

Why This Works

Honey has antioxidant properties that help fight the infection. And the hydroxycinnamaldehyde in cinnamon helps reduce the inflammation.

[ Read: Apple Cider Vinegar For Eczema ]

6. Lemon Juice And Apple Cider Vinegar

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon of ACV
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of honey
  • A glass of lukewarm water
What To Do
  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Consume the mixture.
How Often Should You Do This

Twice daily.

Why This Works

The citric acid in lemon fights inflammation and can help treat psoriasis. And the antioxidants in cayenne pepper can combat the infection from within.

Caution

We suggest you don’t apply this mixture on the affected areas due to the presence of lemon juice and cayenne pepper.

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Conclusion

Psoriasis doesn’t have to be an embarrassment anymore. Try apple cider vinegar – because it has worked for many. Just ensure to dilute it as too much of it might cause a burning sensation.

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