Still looking for the answer on how to treat eczema naturally? You may want to take a good look at apple cider vinegar (ACV) as it may just be the eczema treatment that you’ve been looking for.
Using ACV as a “medicine” is certainly not a new phenomenon. In fact, Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used ACV in 400 BC as a natural remedy for detox cleansing, energizing, and overall healing. Later in 1958, Dr. D.C. Jarvis touted apple cider vinegar’s amazing curative abilities in his published book, Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health. So what makes this golden vinegar so potent, especially for eczema?
Properties of apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is made from fermentation of fresh ripe apples, in which sugar in apple cider broken down by bacteria and yeast. ACV contains a myriad of essential vitamins and minerals including, pectin, beta-carotene, sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, sulphur, and iron. ACV also contains lactic, acetic, and malic acids, giving it powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Why apple cider vinegar is a good treatment for eczema
Apple cider vinegar is beneficial for eczema because of its immune boosting abilities due to the host of vitamins and minerals it contains. Strengthening the immune system is one of the cornerstones to healing eczema. Beta-carotene is a particularly important antioxidant which helps to improve the skin’s cell renewal process, firmness and overall skin health. Potassium is important for alleviating the effects of allergies
The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties are especially beneficial for combating dry skin and skin infections, relieving the skin from inflammation, itchiness, and dryness.
Apple cider vinegar may also provide indirect benefits by promoting regularity and improving digestion and elimination. Pectin, the fiber in the vinegar helps to regulate blood pressure and reduce cholesterol. It also helps the body maintain a healthy natural weight by breaking down fats.
Alternative medicine suggests that apple cider vinegar helps to restore a healthy alkaline/acid balance. The theory behind alkaline/acid balance is our blood is slightly alkaline, with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45. Our diet should reflect this pH level and be slightly alkaline. A body too acidic may manifest illness and disorders, including eczema.
Using apple cider vinegar as a natural treatment for eczema
You can receive the benefits of apple cider vinegar internally and externally. To use ACV to treat eczema, do the following: