10 Unusual Medical Uses of White Vinegar

Like apple cider vinegar, white vinegar has tons of household, beauty, horticultural as well as medical uses. This indispensable cooking ingredient has become a popular home remedy for various illnesses, according to Health Digezt.

From treating sunburn to body cramps, here are some amazing reasons why you should always stock white vinegar in your pantry.


1. Treats sunburn

Rub some vinegar on the affected skin for a cooling effect. You may also apply it on the skin using a spray bottle.

2. Soothes rashes caused by poison ivy

If you have rashes caused by poison ivy or poison oak, you may use a vinegar as a compress to soothe the pain. Just put 1/2 cup vinegar in a one pint container and place it inside a refrigerator. Apply the chilled solution using a piece of cloth on your rashes.

3. A remedy for bug bites and bee sting

Use it as a remedy for bee sting or bug bites by turning it into a paste. Mix vinegar with cornstarch and apply the resulting paste on the sting or bite.

4. A remedy for sore throat

Sore throats can really ruin your day. Gargle a mixture containing a teaspoon of vinegar and 8 ounces of water to lessen the pain on your throat.

5. Treats facial pain due to sinus congestion

Facial pain due to sinus infection can be easily relieved by breathing in a steam of vinegar using a vaporizer. Just put 1/4 cup vinegar inside the vaporizer and breathe deeply.

6. Helps manage cough at night

Manage coughing at night by sprinkling vinegar on your pillowcase.

7. Brings relief to headaches and backaches

For headache, use a mixture of vinegar and water in equal parts and apply it as a compress. Backaches can be relieved by mixing 2 cups of vinegar into water for bathing.

8. A remedy for muscle sprain

Create a paste using vinegar, white wine and bran and apply it on the affected area. You may also soak a towel in warm vinegar and use it as a compress on the affected part.

9. Brings relief to body cramps

For relief of body cramps, use full-strength vinegar to make a compress and apply on the affected area.

10. A remedy for bursitis

Mix boiling vinegar with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and use it as a compress for affected areas. This solution will keep the affected area warm but prevent it from feeling like it’s burning.

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